Sunday 3 January 2021

Year Five #17: Weaker Than Man preview

This week brought Weaker Than Man, issue seventeen(ad) of IDW's TOS comic maxiseries Year Five(ad), which is a special one-off story filling in the back story of Gary Seven. The book is written by Jackson Lanzig and Colin Kelly, with JK Woodward dropping into the series to provided painted artwork.

This issue is offered in two covers, either the main one(ad) , featuring Gary Seven and Isis (in both human and cat form), by Mark Laming, or a rarer retail incentive(ad) design by JJ Lendl, also featuring Seven and Isis, in a cool poster-style design, with them surrounded by Tholian ships.

Continue below to check out the covers, a five-page preview, plus a look at some other artwork from this series.

Before that just one other comic update of note: IDW recently released their March solicitations, which unusually featured no Star Trek comics at all! Looks like we're having a little break soon. But not super soon, as their are two books out next week, including the net Year Five issue already! Before then, here's issue seventeen:

You can continue reading the rest of the book by picking up a copy at your local comic book shop (if it's open at the moment!), or from online retailers like these: Amazon(ad)Ebay(ad). This issue will also be part of the third omnibus in the series, also titled Weaker Than Man(ad), which is due out in May 2021, if you'd rather wait for the collected edition.

For a little more of a preview, you can also check out some art pages. Writer Jackson Lanzig shared this awesome spread, which he acquired from artist JK Woodward:

Dipping back an issue, Charlie Kirchoff shared the cover artwork from issue sixteen:

And the artist Stephen Thompson, shared the line-art on Twitter, along with this cool alternate concepts for the cover:

And also from that issue, interior artist Silvia Califano shared several of her pages from the book, pre-colours:

To keep track of all the latest Star Trek comic releases, hit the comics button on my 2020 or 2021 schedule page, or have a look back through my comics tag for the latest posts. You can also find reading lists for several Star Trek comic series on my Trek Collective Lists site. 

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