Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Captain Sisko is returning in IDW Publishng’s new comic book series.
So many Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fans have been asking the same question since Star Trek: Picard debuted. Where is Captain Sisko? We know at the end of Deep Space Nine, he stayed with the Prophets, but he promised his wife, Kasidy, that he would return. That hasn’t happened yet, either in animation or live-action. But it is going to happen in the comics.
IDW Publishing is bringing Sisko back to a time period set between the end of Deep Space Nine and Star trek: Nemesis in an ongoing Star Trek series. According to information provided by Trekmovie, Sisko returns from the wormhole to stop someone who is “killing the gods.” He’ll be captaining a new ship—the USS Theseus—and he’ll be joined by some familiar characters like Dr. Beverly Crusher and Data.
Captain Sisko had unfinished business when he left with the Prophets.
Before Sisko left behind his wife, who was pregnant, and his son, he promised her he would be back. Avery Brooks requested that line be added because, according to one of the comic book writers, Jackson Lanzing, he didn’t want to abandon his son (and wife.) Brooks felt like it didn’t look right for the first black Starfleet captain to just leave his son. And since that happened, Lanzing felt there needed to be a moment where Sisko does return.
This new series is Siskos’s mission from the Prophets, but it’s very much a human mission, according to writer Collin Kelley, who co-wrote the comic with Lanzing.
"The story is going to start with him coming back from the wormhole. And The Prophets have a specific task for him. And what you’ll slowly discover is it is a human task. He needs to very specifically approach this not as a god but as a man, which is why they’ve sent their Emissary. So narratively it’s going to work. But yes, you cannot have a god-level character at the center of your book."
Lanzing added a little more explanation about Sisko’s evolution.
"From the minute that he exits to the wormhole, Sisko starts to lose godhood. And every minute that passes, his omniscience is fading. And as that withdrawal extends, and goes further and further you’re going to see a Sisko become more and more human, to his own frustration. And that’s a big part of why we picked him as the protagonist as it is an exciting journey to take a character on. “I reached full apotheosis. I reached Nirvana. And now to save the galaxy, that has been taken from me. And I have to instead find my own way of living forward and engage with my humanity again.”"
For more details on the comic book series, the first of which releases on October 27th, and to see the various (amazing) covers, visit Trekmovie.