IDW Announces ‘Star Trek: Day Of Blood’ Comic Book Crossover Event For 2023
by Olly MacNamee
Expanding on its Star Trek comic book line, IDW has announced a Star Trek crossover event, Star Trek: Day of Blood.And it all launches on Free Comic Book Day (May 6th, 2023) with a short introductory interlude ‘Prelude to Day of Blood‘, to be included in IDW’s Star Trek: Day of Blood Free Comic Book Day special.
Then in July, Star Trek: Day of Blood will continue across the flagship Star Trek title as well as in the recently announced Star Trek: Defiant series, launching in March. Prelude to Day of Blood will be co-written by veteran Trek comic creators Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and Christopher Cantwell with art by Mike Feehan.
“In Prelude to Day of Blood, the U.S.S. Santa Cruz travels to the Korvat colony for Kot’baval. But what was supposed to be a simple observation of the sacred Klingon festival quickly turns into a bloodbath when the cult of the godkiller reveals themselves to the universe.”
“I’ve been nothing short of ecstatic to be a part of this new, larger Star Trek initiative at IDW. There were moments in our writers’ room with Jackson and Collin where I couldn’t believe we were really doing this—not just telling one Star Trek story but weaving together multiple Trek stories at the same time, with plotlines from Star Trek and Star Trek: Defiant converging. We threw all our boldest ideas and best character pairings into a story of pure chaos, starship battles, and real epic dramatic resonance you can only achieve in the scope of comics.” Christopher Cantwell.
“It’s time for Benjamin Sisko to face the past and for readers to finally get a look at the true fallout of the Dominion War. Deep Space Nine is the inspiration for this entire line, so it feels only right that the crew of the U.S.S. Theseus come back to where it all started.” – Jackson Lanzing
“Star Trek: Day of Blood is what this last year of comic book planning has been all about. It all leads to this moment. Was Sisko the correct choice of the Prophets? Will Worf’s Klingon honor serve him well? Or will the two remain in the crossfires of the godkiller? Jackson, Collin, and Chris are asking some of the biggest questions we’ve ever seen in Star Trek comics, and it’s time to answer them in the franchise’s first-ever classic summer crossover event.” – Heather Antos, editor
Star Trek: Prelude to Day of Blood will be available as a Free Comic Book Day exclusive on May 6, 2023 and will feature cover art by Malachi Ward.
- Star Trek: Day of Blood #1 (July 2023)
- Star Trek: Defiant #6 (August 2023)
- Star Trek #11 (August 2023)
- Star Trek: Defiant #7 (September 2023)
- Star Trek #12 (September 2023)