Tuesday 2 June 2020

Year Five #11: The Mission Who Walks Like a Man, part 1 preview

Star Trek comics are back! After a couple of months hiatus IDW have resumed shipments of new comics, with Star Trek Year Five #11 the first to emerge from the Trekverse. This is the start of the latest two-parter in the series, with the rather delightful Bond-esque title The Mission Who Walks Like a Man referencing interstellar Aegis agent Gary Seven stepping into the spotlight.

The book is written by Year Five showrunners Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, with art by Stephen Thompson, partially inked by Maria Keane, and coloured by Charlie Kirchoff.

The book is offered in two covers; I think a couple of best in the series so far (which hasn't been short on great covers!). The main cover, prominently featuring Gary Seven's cat Isis, with a clever play on her shadow, is as ever by Stephen Thompson, with colour by Charlie Kirchoff. And there's a retail incentive cover from JJ Lendl, who has wholly embraced the spy movie poster style, and also features Isis, and Seven.

Continue below to check out the covers and a five page preview, plus a little comics update.

You can continue reading the rest of the book by picking up a copy at your local comic book shop (if they're open right now), or from online retailers like these: AmazonThings From Another World, EbayBarnes and NobleForbidden PlanetiTunes.

Meanwhile, issue and cover artist Stephen Thompson has shared some behind the scenes from this issue on Twitter. Here are a couple of sketches for the cover, including a variation of the design that replaces the clever Isis shadow idea with Gary Seven instead:

And here's the final art without the titles. You can also see it before colouring, on Twitter.

Finally, in other comics news, IDW have posted an amended release schedule for comics up until August. This confirms most of the recently updated released dates; that Year Five resumes from now, and the new DS9 series Too Long a Sacrifice starts in July. They also give a new release date for the Khan focused TOS mirror universe one-shot, Hell's Mirror, which is now expected in the last week of August.

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.

Find Star Trek comics, toys, statues, and collectibles at TFAW.com!

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