The quality of Star Trek shows is only rivaled by the quality of the IDW comics.
Star Trek is in a big ol’ renaissance for the fandom. The shows are doing better and better with each new installment, with Strange New Worlds launching the uptick in fan engagement, followed by Prodigy and now most recently Picard’s final season. The three shows have done great numbers for Paramount+, but the shows aren’t all that’s driving the franchise. Merchandise, like action figures, and especially comics have been a hot commodity. IDW has been doing great work with the most recent line of books.
Even if they are a bit oversaturated at this point.
Despite the number of titles getting released, IDW has found itself in a position that no other Trek comic publisher has found itself in; a nomination for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award. According to Daily Star Trek News, the comic publisher has seen two of their books for the brand get nominated for the Will Eisner award, one of, if not the most prestigious awards in all of comic-dom.
The two titles that were nominated for the award were Star Trek #400, which saw the line of Trek books end its current storyline. The other was the relaunch title, that replaced the prior Trek line, Star Trek #1.
Star Trek #400 was nominated for Best Single Issue or One-Shot, while Star Trek #1 was nominated for Best New Series.
IDW Star Trek comic books have raised expectations for the brand
The IDW brand of comics has been a pretty big hit as of late, and it doesn’t hurt that the folks at Trek consider these books canon, as opposed to prior ones released. The line of books goes all the way back decades ago. At one point, the brand was published by Marvel Comics, and most of the earliest books featured the original series cast.
Now, they’re all over the place. They focus on the mirror universe version of Jean-Luc Picar, various one-shots featuring iconic Trek aliens, the return of Benjamin Sisko, and many, many team-up books.
There is something for everyone, including a newer series that focuses on the immediate aftermath of the first film, aka The Motion Picture.