A Star Trek Discovery comic book series is coming your way tomorrow from IDW Publishing. A lead-in prequel to the events of this year’s new television show, this four-part limited series delves into the warrior culture of the Klingons, and hones in on T’Kuvma, the Klingon leader played by actor Chris Obi, who stands apart from the other members of the Klingon Empire.
The series is written by TV series episode writer Kirsten Beyer and IDW Kelvin timeline story writer Mike Johnson. Artwork is supplied by fan favorite cover and interior artist Tony Shasteen, well known for his work on several Star Trek series. All three are recent veterans of the popular Star Trek: Boldly Go monthly.
The Star Trek Discovery universe begins in comic form with “The Light of Kahless,” a story that will ring familiar for fans of Klingon-centric episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation like “Redemption,” “Birthright,” “Rightful Heir,” and “Firstborn.” Tony Shasteen’s artwork and the color work by J.D. Mettler provide a striking recreation of the newly updated Klingons from the television series, with clear cultural callbacks to the Klingons of past series. So expect to see some bat’leths and d’k tahgs along the way.
Check out this preview of Issue #1 of Star Trek Discovery, “The Light of Kahless,” courtesy of IDW Publishing:
Look for the main cover by Shasteen, with an alternate photo cover and variant covers by J.K. Woodward and Declan Shalvey with Jordie Bellaire.
Get your copy of the first issue of Star Trek Discovery’s new comic book series Wednesday, November 29, 2017, from Elite Comics, or your local comic book store.