Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to get a new comic series.
Are you a fan of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds but you’re tired of the year-plus turnaround on new seasons? Well, IDW, one of the world’s biggest comic book companies, has decided to help out the fandom by releasing a brand new comic book about the show.
A new book called, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds – The Illyrian Enigma is being launched, and will be set between the first and second seasons of the show. The comic will see Captain Pike trying to prove Una Chin Riley’s innocence after being arrested for being genetically modified.
The book will be written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, the same pair who have written all of the live-action Star Trek shows that have been brought to IDW as tie-in comics. Joining the duo will be artist Megan Levens, who just finished doing the art for Star Trek: The Mirror Wars – Troi tie-in.
The book will debut on Dec. 21, 2022, and will retail for $3.99 at your local comic book stores.
"Star Trek: Strange New Worlds – The Illyrian Enigma #1(W) Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson (A/CA) Megan LevensJourney to new reaches in this exclusive comic tie-in set between seasons one and two of fan-favorite Paramount+ series Strange New Worlds! With Una accused of unlawful genetic modification by Starfleet, Captain Pike sets out in search of evidence that could prove her innocence.From the mighty pens of Trek duo Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson (Picard-Stargazer, Discovery-Adventures in the 32nd Century, Light of Kahless, and more!) with art by Megan Levens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Star Trek: The Mirror War-Troi).In Shops: Dec 21, 2022SRP: $3.99"
Don’t expect the comic book to spoil season two of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
While the book will help tie some events together, it’s very much unlikely to spoil the season two premiere of Strange New Worlds. This book, for all intents and purposes, is a filler series designed to help satiate fans while they wait for new content.
It’ll likely just explore the characters as they stay in a holding pattern of sorts, meandering about and maybe doing some simple missions just to help flesh out their character backstories.
Paramount+ wouldn’t risk spoiling such an important episode that will likely cost tens of millions of dollars to make, just to give a comic that cost a few hundred dollars to make an important hook.