Boldly go where (and when) no man has gone before with IDW’s “Star Trek: The Q Conflict”
For decades now, the question has been presented and the debate has raged on: “Kirk or Picard? Who is the better captain of the Enterprise?” There are fierce supporters on either side of the debate, and it’s so well known that “Weird Al” Yankovic mentioned it in his timeless classic “White & Nerdy.”
“Weird Al” is always worth a listen. I know what I’m about.
While the Kirk/Picard debate may never come to an end, IDW have decided to take a different route with the characters: they’re teaming them up.
With Janeway and Sisko, too.
Yes, the four most popular captains in Star Trek canon will all be featured in the upcoming Star Trek: The Q Conflict, a six-issue miniseries that stretches across time and space to tell one epic story. Frankly, I prefer this to arguing over who’s better.
Because Picard is clearly the superior captain. No contest.
Captain Kirk Crosses Paths With Fellow Captains Picard, Janeway, and Sisko in Star Trek: The Q Conflict
The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and VoyagerCollide for the First Time in Six-Issue Comic Book Crossover
SAN DIEGO, CA (October 5, 2018) – For the first time ever, the beloved crews of four Star TrekTMincarnations – The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager – will be pitted against one another in IDW’s mind-blowing comic book miniseries, Star Trek: The Q Conflict. Debuting in January, this epic six-part event features the writing team of Scott and David Tipton (Star Trek: The Next Generation – Mirror Broken) and art by David Messina (Cloak and Dagger, Star Trek: Countdown).
When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet’s best captains to stop them. James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko must go head-to-head in a competition rigged by the arrogant Q and his nigh-omnipotent cohorts.
“This is it – the biggest Star Trek series ever, spanning starships, centuries, and galaxies!” says Scott Tipton. “All of Starfleet’s most legendary officers join together for the first time against some of the greatest threats they’ve ever faced. It’s like nothing you’ve seen before!”
David Tipton adds, “But it wouldn’t be Star Trek if it wasn’t also about character, and with so many Starfleet legends crossing paths for the first time ever, The Q Conflict will give readers the opportunity to see all their favorite characters in a brand-new light.”
“Being at work on Star Trek: The Q Conflict is like coming home after a five-year mission away,” says David Messina. “To draw characters like Spock and Picard at a time that’s so exciting for the Star Trekfranchise? It’s awesome.”
Star Trek: The Q Conflict #1, under license by CBS Consumer Products, will be available with multiple covers: connecting regular covers by David Messina, and retailer incentive variants by George Caltsoudas and J.K. Woodward.
For information on how to secure copies of the Star Trek: The Q Conflict miniseries, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
Star Trek: The Q Conflict #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers January 2019.