Tuesday 23 April 2019

Waypoint 2019 Special preview

Out this week is IDW's 2019 Waypoint Special, which brings the quirky anthology series back with some enjoyable new era-spanning stories. Included in this issue are:
  • Hearts and Bones - A TOS TV-era story focused on Doctor McCoy's romantic woes. Written, illustrated and lettered by Stephen Mooney, with colour from Len O'Grady.
  • Unfathom - An early TNG TV-era story featuring Doctor Crusher and Tasha Yar and an encounter with a fun new technical mystery. Written by Corinna Bechko, with art and colour Daniel Irizarri.
  • The Swift Spoke - A Voyager prequel, featuring young Kathryn Janeway and Tuvok on an away mission to a very alien world. Written by Malachi Ward and Matt Sheean, with Ward also providing art and colour.
  • The First Year - A post-finale DS9 story featuring Ambassador Worf and Ezri Dax. Written by Thom Zahler, with art by Any Price, and colour from Mark Roberts.
It's an enjoyable collection which explores some interesting corners of the Trekverse. I particularly enjoyed the imaginative world featured in The Swift Spoke.

The book has just one cover, from Stephen Mooney. Continue below to check out a more generous than usual six page preview!

A further preview of the book has been shared by one of the issue's artists, Malachi Ward, who introduced her new alien designs for the Voyager prequel:

UPDATE: Here's another sample from Ward, of something even more alien!

And from Daniel Irizarri, several pages previewing his work on the TNG story (before text was added):

You can continue reading the rest of the book by picking up a copy at your local comic book shop, or from online retailers like these: AmazonThings From Another WorldBarnes and NobleiTunes. And if you enjoy the anthology format, you should also check out last year's Waypoint special, and the miniseries that preceded it, which deliver a huge variety of Star Trek comics.

You can find reading lists for several Star Trek comic series on my Trek Collective Lists site. To keep track of all the latest Star Trek comic releases, hit the comics button on my 2019 schedule page.

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