It really has all the mirrors, at least as far as Star Trek: The Next Generation is concerned–the TV series that never got around to an official Mirror Universe episode–although a few episodes came close. For fans of Jean-Luc Picard, Data, Worf, Riker, Troi, Crusher, and LaForge, few efforts have come as close to original episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation since the series finale aired 27 years ago as IDW Publishing’s continuing adventures of the crew in the pages of the comic books. J.K. Woodward painted a brilliant new story of the Star Trek: The Next Generation era with writers David Tipton and Scott Tipton in IDW Publishing’s nostalgic Mirror Broken series, and Woodward’s work is among the best of the past decade. Known already for his beautiful illustrations in the Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover miniseries Assimilation², the IDW adaptation of Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever, also with the Tipton brothers, and the covers of the Star Trek/Green Lantern crossover miniseries, Woodward brought his jaw-dropping photo-real paintings to Mirror Broken–providing poster-worthy interior artwork for every page of the series. Woodward not only gave fans their first look at the ships and places in the Mirror universe of the TNG years, he created the never-before-seen look of each character for the franchise.
Now you can get the three thrilling parallel journeys to a darker timeline in the Star Trek: The Next Generation Mirror Universe Collection. You can order it today through Elite Comics, your local comic book store, and via Amazon here.
But Picard and his crew don’t stop with Mirror Broken. The Brothers Tipton continued the Enterprise-D adventures in the Mirror universe with Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through the Mirror. Chris Johnson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) took over the main story arc artwork and Woodward provided back-up art. The crew is looking for new worlds to conquer, and they’re crossing over to the Prime Star Trek universe to find them. Readers will learn how the Mirror universe crossover began, and fans will see an old friend again as Emperor Spock enters the picture.
But that’s not all. Just when you thought it was safe to return to the Prime universe, a member of the crew is not what he seems to be in the IDW series Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita. Again David and Scott Tipton took on the writing duties, but this time artist Tony Shasteen (Star Trek, Star Trek: Boldly Go, Star Trek: Discovery: Light of Kahless) took over as illustrator.
Take a look inside Star Trek: The Next Generation Mirror Universe Collection, including some of the reproduced covers included in its 400+ pages:
One of the best Star Trek comic book compilations you’ll ever read. Order the Star Trek: The Next Generation Mirror Universe Collection today through Elite Comics, your local comic book store, and via Amazon here.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg