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EXCLUSIVE: Announcing the new Star Trek: Discovery comic series, Succession

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Jan 23, 2018

The Star Trek franchise returned to TV screens in triumph last fall, as the first season of Discovery aired on CBS All Access. Now, we can exclusively announce that that IDW will publish the comic book series Star Trek: Discovery: Succession, which will tie in directly with events in the second half of the hit series’ first season.

Succession will be co-written by Mike Johnson, who has a long history of writing Trek comics, and Kirsten Beyer, who is on the Discovery writing staff. The two previously collaborated on the first Discovery comic series (more on that below). Each issue will also feature a “ships of the line” cover by renowned comic artist Declan Shalvey and colorist Jordie Bellaire, which will provide your first look at Discovery’s new ships. Additionally, George Caitsoudas will draw a variant cover for the first issue. The series will launch in April.

Star Trek: Discovery: Succession #1—Cover A: Angel Hernandez—SPOTLIGHT

Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (w) • Angel Hernandez (a & c)

In this, the second Discovery miniseries from IDW Publishing, your favorite characters from the hit CBS All Access series dive into an adventure tied directly into the second half of the first season!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: Discovery: Succession #1—Cover B: Photo—SPOTLIGHT

Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Photo (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

In addition to the announcement of Succession, IDW will also publish the first Star Trek: Discovery trade collection in May, which collects all the issues from the current limited-series run. It delves into the secrets of the Klingon Empire.

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Star Trek: Discovery—The Light of Kahless—SPOTLIGHT

Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (w) • Tony Shasteen (a & c)

Journey back in time to a decade before Captain Kirk and the Enterprise set out on their five-year mission, when the United Federation of Planets is locked in conflict with the mysterious Klingon Empire. But just who are these formidable foes? Delve into the shocking world of the Klingons in a story you can only find in this miniseries, which ties directly into the show.

TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-989-9


The first season of Star Trek: Discovery is currently airing on CBS All Access, and you can catch our recaps and interviews with cast members here at Fangrrls.

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