The Star Trek Original Series cover for the new Star Trek Waypoint title from IDW, out September 2016

IDW announces new Star Trek anthology title, launches in September

The Star Trek Original Series cover for the new Star Trek Waypoint title from IDW, out September 2016
The Star Trek Original Series cover for the new Star Trek Waypoint title from IDW, out September 2016

To celebrate 50 years of Star Trek, US publisher IDW Publishing, under license by CBS Consumer Products, will launch a new series in September which honours the legacy of the various Starfleet crews which have inhabited the Star Trek universe over the past five decades – and the first issue will feature art by British artist Mack Chater and covers byMark Buckingham and UK-based artist Marc Laming.

From Captain Kirk to Archer, and everyone in between, each issue of Star Trek: Waypoint will feature brand-new stories starring fan-favorite characters written and drawn by some of today’s top talents.

The debut issue will feature contributions by Donny Cates (The Paybacks, Interceptor), British artist Mack Chater (The Fuse, Briggs Land), and Sandra Lanz (Prophet, House Girls) with more exciting stories by all-star creators to be announced soon.

The Star Trek: The Next Generation cover for the new Star Trek Waypoint title from IDW, out September 2016
The Star Trek: The Next Generation cover for the new Star Trek Waypoint title from IDW, out September 2016

Cates and Chater will team on the lead story set during Star Trek: The Next Generation era which sees Geordi La Forge and Data put their scientific minds together to decipher a mysterious ship’s coded message. Their discovery may alter the course of scientific human history as we know it!

Lanz will write and illustrate the back up taking place during Star Trek: The Original Series and shines a spotlight on Uhura as she navigates a strange planet. Stranded, she attempts to make contact with a bizarre alien creature.

Star Trek: Waypoint will feature cover art by acclaimed artists Marc Laming (Planet Hulk) and Mark Buckingham (Fables) with future variant covers planned featuring Star Trek artists from the last 50 years of Trek comics. (Let’s start a petition for a Mike Noble cover!)

Set a course for your local comic shop and prepare to engage this September when issue one of this thrilling new series arrives…

• More on IDW’s Star Trek titles at www.idwpublishing.com/star-trek

 

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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