UPDATED (9/25): Star Trek: Discovery beamed on to TV screens last night, serving up a (best-served-cold) dish of Trek goodness on the small-screen for the first time in 12 years. If that only got you hungrier for more Trek, then you’re in luck, because IDW Publishing is serving up a prequel comic based on the new TV series. Back in August, details were unveiled for the series, in addition to a first look at issue #1’s cover ahead of its October release. Plus, a prose novel based on the show is hitting bookshelves tomorrow, September 26.
The cover for the comic, featuring Klingon leader T’Kuvma (played by actor Chris Obi on Discovery), was first revealed by The Hollywood Reporter. Both the comic and novel will be set in the main series’ canon, fitting into the events of the CBS All Access show’s timeline.
The comic, from Star Trek comics scribe Mike Johnson, Discovery series writer Kirsten Beyer and artist Tony Shasteen (Star Trek: Boldly Go), will focus on the backstory of several key Klingon characters that appear on the series.
Take a look at the cover for the first Star Trek: Discovery tie-in comic below.
Meanwhile, the tie-in novel by David Mack, Star Trek Discovery: Desperate Hours, goes on sale tomorrow. An official synopsis reads:
“Aboard the Starship Shenzhou, Lieutenant Michael Burnham, a human woman raised and educated among Vulcans, is promoted to acting first officer. But if she wants to keep the job, she must prove to Captain Philippa Georgiou that she deserves to have it.
She gets her chance when the Shenzhou must protect a Federation colony that is under attack by an ancient alien vessel that has surfaced from the deepest fathoms of the planet’s dark, uncharted sea. As the menace from this mysterious vessel grows stronger, Starfleet declares the colony expendable in the name of halting the threat. To save thousands of innocent lives, Burnham must infiltrate the alien ship. But to do so she needs to face the truth of her troubled past, and seek the aid of a man she has tried to avoid her entire life — until now.”
Star Trek: Discovery is currently streaming on CBS All Access in the United States, Crave TV in Canada, and Netflix internationally.
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