Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Starfleet Academy #1 preview and character profiles

Out this week is the first issue in IDW's new nuTrek Starfleet Academy series, a five-issue run which will feature both the Enterprise crew in their Academy days and a groups of cadets from the nuTrek "present day".

The series is written by nuTrek regular Mike Johnson, and Ryan Parrot, who wrote a couple of the previous Academy flashback issues in the nuTrek ongoing series. The book is illustrated by Derek Charm, who also made the main cover. A subscription cover comes from Jen Bartel, and a further retail incentive cover is by Elsa Charretier.

Continue below to check out all those covers, plus a five page preview of the issue, and character profiles for the new cadets:

You can read a few more pages from later in the issues thanks to the previous preview IDW released a couple of months ago. And you can read the whole story by picking up a copy at your local comic book shop, or from online retails like these:, Things From Another World, Forbidden Planet, iTunes.

IDW have also released these character profiles for the five new cadets featured, a pleasing diverse bunch:

For full listings of all the upcoming Star Trek comic releases, and links to my previous coverage, hit the comics button on my 2015 and 2016 schedule pages. You can also find further comics series reading lists on Trek Collective Lists.


Inexplicable DeVice said...

I knew I'd seen Kirk's jacket somewhere before...

8of5 said...

Nice catch! I'm loving this series already, and one of the reasons is the art is PACKED full of stuff from the wider Trekverse!

Sean Tourangeau said...

What ever happened to Spock being the first Vulcan in Starfleet???