Saturday 25 April 2020

Star Trek comic covers, and other updates

IDW have been busy releasing cover art for several forthcoming releases - Quite when they'll be forthcoming remains uncertain, while we await the rescheduling of Star Trek comics releases beyond the current Covid-19 publishing pause - Continue below to check out the latest TOS, Picard, TNG, and DS9 comic updates:

First up, a vividly brutal Klingon cover  by Stephen Thompson for issue fourteen of the TOS Year Five series. This will be part-two of the Klingon-focused story Guide of Fire.

Another recently revealed cover is J.J. Lendl's retail incentive cover for issue twelve, the latest in the series of travel poster variant covers:

In other news from Year Five, artist of several issues, Silvia Califano, has shared some of her character design work recently, giving us an interesting look at possible directions considered, including the TOS TV-era Klingon Bird of Prey seen in issue six:

You can see more of Silvia Califano's work on her blog and DeviantArt portfolio.

Further newly revealed covers are for the new DS9 miniseries, Too Long a Sacrifice. Ricardo Drumond's A covers for issues one and two build upon the noir stylings of the series, and both feature Odo. Interestingly the first issue features Odo in his Occupation era outfit.

Another new cover seems to be on the way for the Picard: Countdown omnibus. Online retailers are now showing this new cover featuring the older Picard. A curious choice, as the prequel series is set entirely in the period before Picard left Starfleet, and this seems to be brand new artwork just for the omnibus, replacing the various other Picard-in-uniform covers used for individual issues. The vagaries of marketing eh? This is currently due to arrive late June.

Finally some artwork from another Picard themed project, the bonus comic TNG comic Sky's the Limit, from the Picard Movie and TV Collection bluray set released last year. Artist Carlos Nieto has shared his artwork from the book, on his ArtStation portfolio (see previous report for preview pages from the book):


Order links for mentioned books:
Year Five #14TOS comic, by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, and artist Angel Hernandez.
Year Five #12, TOS comic, by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, and artist Stephen Thompson.
Year Five Volume One (issues #1-6), TOS comic omnibus by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Brandon Easton, and Jody Houser, and artists Stephen Thompson, Martin Coccolo, and Silvia Califano.
Year Five Volume Two (issues #7-12)TOS comic omnibus, by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and Jim McCann, and artists Stephen Thompson, Angel Hernandez, Silvia Califano.
To Long a Sacrifice #1, DS9 comic, by David and Scott Tipton, and artist Greg Scott.
To Long a Sacrifice #2, DS9 comic, by David and Scott Tipton, and artist Greg Scott.
Picard: Countdown, Picard comic omnibus, by Mike Johnson and Kirsten Beyer, and artist Angel Hernandez.
Picard Movie and TV Collection, TNG bluray set, including a comic by Thomas Zahler , and artist Carlos Nieto.

To keep track of all the latest Star Trek comic releases, hit the comics button on my 2020 schedule page. You can also find reading lists for several Star Trek comic series on my Trek Collective Lists site.

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