Monday, 4 August 2014

Comic bits: Q, Pike, and zombies

A few bits of comics news. First up, from Tony Shasteen, the artist for The Q Gambit, the current six-part DS9 crossover story in the nuTrek ongoing series, we have his cover art for the fifth issue in the story (issue thrirty-nine in the series). This comes via Shasteen's galleries on Candence, where he has the original cover art for the first five issues of the story available for sale (and is where you can see all five pre-colouring too).

This issue hasn't been solicited yet, but it should be this month, due for November release.

In December there will be another nuTrek ongoing release, Star Trek: New Adventures Volume 1, an omnibus of the first twelve issues of the series. Amazon has the blurb:
The adventures of the Starship Enterprise continue in this series of stories that take place between the first and second movies! Featuring the new cast of the film, these issues feature re-imagined stories from the original series in the alternate timeline as well as brand-new missions, all with creative collaboration with Star Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci. Collects the first 12 issues of the new ongoing Star Trek series.

Meanwhile over in John Byrne's photo-comic world, it appears Captain Pike will be turning up in a forthcoming New Visions story. As Byrne explained when he posted this preview image on his forums:
Here's a peek at the current issue-in-progress. In a flashback, Captain Pike takes a cautious ride down an anti-gravity shaft. Not a spoiler. Pike and his Enterprise are on the first page of the issue!
Finally, something that escaped my notice when it was solicited. This month will see the release of a new Infestation omnibus. The more than five-hundred page book will contain both the original Infestation series which saw crossovers with various universes into a zombie invasion, and the sequel series which featured Lovecraftian Elder Gods. A two-part Star Trek story featured as part of the original zombie series, with Motion Picture era Kirk and the gang finding a zombiefied colony.

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