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Explore the final frontier that is IDW's Star Trek comic plans live from NYCC '22, featuring Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Liana Kangas and more

Follow along with the Star Trek: Where No Comic Book Has Gone Before panel at New York Comic Con 2022
Star Trek #1
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Since the show debuted on television in the mid-1960s, comic books have been an essential part of the Star Trek mythos — a legacy currently being proudly carried by IDW Publishing, which is preparing to launch a new ongoing series drawing on all versions of the show to date with none other than Benjamin Sisko at its center.

Saturday morning’s Star Trek: Where No Comic Book Has Gone Before panel at NYCC has writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly sharing some secrets about that new series, along with additional panelists Chris Fenoglio, Liana Kansas, JK Woodward, and editor Heather Antos talking about other comic book incarnations of the Final Frontier, including the Mirror Universe, Star Trek: Lower Decks and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds!

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Hi everyone! We're here for the IDW Star Trek panel on Day 3 of NYCC!

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Here is the panel description: In October, IDW will debut a brand-new Star Trek ongoing series, pulling the best elements from across all iterations of Trek lore to create something wholly unique and unexpected! Join writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly to discuss this cornerstone of a new Star Trek continuity, featuring an Enterprise helmed by Benjamin Sisko! Also, additional IDW special guests will provide behind-the-scenes looks at comics based on Lower Decks, the Mirror Universe, and more!

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We are still waiting on a couple of panelists but we will be getting started soon.

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They're here so here we go!

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First up is Star Trek #1 from Kelly and Lanzing with art from Ramon Rosanas and Lee Loughridge.

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Issue comes out October 26 and will follow a brand new crew on a brand new ship.

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Antos started brainstorming a new Star Trek with Lanzing and Kelly and they wanted to create a story that encompasses so much of what Star Trek has been across the various series to date.

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Kelly explains that there is a space between the return of Voyager and Nemesis that is ripe with storytelling potential and that's where this book lives.

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This book is canon to what has happened on the shows and what will happen on the shows in the future.

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Big cheers from the crowd as the Francesco Francavilla variant cover featuring Sisko comes on screen.

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Lanzing says that this book is designed to be a great jumping on point for new fans because it is a love letter to everything that Star Trek is and can be.

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The heart of this story is Sisko's relationship with his son as well as with his command.

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"This isn't a stright up Deep Space Nine sequel but Sisko did say that he would return," - Lanzing

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The first iteration of the new ship the Theseus appears in Star Trek Year Five, Lanzing and Kelly's previous book.

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"It is an experimental ship for an experimental mission" - Kelly

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There will be some returning characters such as Tom Paris as well as a number of new ones. There is a secret character in engineering that the panel will not reveal.

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Issue 2 will see Worf join as tactical officer.

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Kangas says that she has really enjoyed diving into the world of Star Trek. Woodward says that his only regret is that he only came on to do an issue 2 cover but that he loves the world of Star Trek.

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Announcement time! A SECOND ongoing series: Star Trek Defiant by Christopher Cantwell and Angel Unzeta.

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It will be spinning out of Star Trek in MArch of 2023 so 5 issues of Star Trek will be out by then.
Worf's crew will include Spock, Lore and B'Elanna Torres.

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Lanzing and Kelly originally pitched this book along with the book that they are doing. Cantwell adjusted the crew from their original pitch once he joined the team. He is the one that added Lore.

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"One of the neat things here is finding out what splits Sisko and Worf up...it's not amicable." - Kelly

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"This is not a section 31 mission. This is their own thing." - Lanzing

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Lanzing confirms that Worf steals the ship he'll be captaining in Star Trek Defiant.

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Antos teases a crossover between the two titles as well.

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But she quickly moves on to Picard Stargazer which takes place between seasons 2 and 3 of the show.

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The interiors for Picard Stargazer are by Angel Hernandez who also designed the first version of the Theseus in Star Trek Season Five.

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Next up is Star Trek Lower Decks, written by Ryan North with art by Chris Fenoglio.

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"I always loved Star Trek and I've been campaigning for this for a while and it's been really great." - Fenoglio

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Fenoglio is also painting a Star Trek Lower Decks mural at the IDW booth this weekend.

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Antos asks Fenoglio what its like to work on a book based on such a popular show as its coming out.

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"Being able to play in [this] generation has been really great," - Fenoglio

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The actors who voice the characters on the show have been very supportive of the book as well.

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"I keep on saying 'is this real life?' because I can't believe this is happening." - Fenoglio

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Star Trek Resurgence will be released in November. It is a prequel to the Star Trek Resurgence game.

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"Let's just say not everyone gets a happy ending but check it out." - Antos

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Antos moves on to Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: The Illyrian Enigma and also mentions that IDW will be announcing even more Star Trek books before the end of the year.

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The Illyrian Enigma is a rescue mission that takes place between season 1 and 2. Antos says that fans can expect some "fascinating" developments.

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Next up is The Mirror Universe Collection. Woodward explains that the mirrorverse is an alternate universe where all of the characters we know and love are evil.

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Woodward explains that the first story Mirror Broken kind of happened by accident spinning out of a Free Comic Book Day story that he worked on.

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Woodward explains that his Mirrorverse stories take place before Deep Space Nine.

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There will be a Mirrorverse Omnibus as well!

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Kelly jokes that it's so big that fans can do curls with it to get as "swole" as Riker is in the Mirrorverse.
And that's the panel! Thank you for following along!

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