Everyone’s favourite Klingon is placing collectively a “Star Trek” dream workforce.
As a pivotal element of IDW Publishing’s efforts to construct out their increasing world of “Star Trek” comedian books beginning with a brand new flagship “Star Trek” collection coming later this month, the primary daring enlargement of that initiative is streaking in the direction of comedian retailers for a March 2023 premiere.
Written by Chris Cantwell (“Iron Man,” “Namor,” “Star Wars: Obi-Wan”) and injected with absorbing art work from Ángel Unzueta (“Iron Man,” “Star Wars: Poe Dameron”), “Star Trek: Defiant” might be an ongoing collection the place fan-favorite character Lieutenant Commander Worf recruits a hand-picked crew to cease an evil intergalactic menace.
Here’s the official IDW synopsis:
In “Defiant,” somebody is killing the gods … however whereas Benjamin Sisko and the united statesS. Theseus have been going through the threats within the increased cosmos, very actual casualties are rising on decrease floor. The true enemy is a person, not a god, and Worf of House Martok has put collectively his personal crew aboard the united statesS. Defiant within the hopes of defeating the harmful messiah behind a genocidal cult. Pulling from all eras of “Star Trek” canon to create one thing wholly distinctive and surprising, “Star Trek: Defiant” unites a few of the strongest personalities within the franchise — together with Spock, B’Elanna, Lore, and extra—on a mission with little or no assure of success!
“Ever since I made my dad take me to my first “Star Trek” convention when I was ten, I have been waiting for this moment,” says Cantwell. “When Heather Antos, Jackson Lanzing, and Collin Kelly reached out to me about writing the first book to spin out of their flagship ‘Star Trek’ title, I wanted the quality to match my massive wells of enthusiasm; I knew this book needed to be undeniably ‘Star Trek’ first and foremost, but also something new and complex that would have readers leaning forward as they engaged with a more unexpected journey to the stars.
“Whereas the brand new ‘Star Trek’ guide carries ahead the grand custom of Starfleet’s saga of discovery and exploration, ‘Defiant’ instantly units out to interrupt the principles of the Federation and go on a fugitive run from Starfleet with a forged of Trek’s finest iconoclastic heroes and ne’er-do-wells, every of them straddling worlds of their identities and calibrations of their ethical compasses as they embark on a high-stakes galactic manhunt … the Prime Directive be damned.”
Spanish illustrator Ángel Unzueta admits his great excitement over joining the “Star Trek” universe and considers it a huge challenge, but one he’ll gladly undertake.
“It might be very thrilling to indicate how far our crew can go to avoid wasting the universe, what number of guidelines they’ll break simply to make issues proper, how badass these guys might be when in comparison with the extra clean-cut crew of the Theseus from the continuing collection,” says Unzueta. “Also, I’m working with a terrific author, pal, and companion from our Iron Man days, and with my favourite editor, who’s pushing me to the celebrities as soon as once more. I’m so excited and able to make this guide a brand new expertise for the Trek viewers!”
IDW’s “Star Trek: Defiant #1” drops into Earth orbit in March of 2023 accompanied by a number of special variant covers courtesy of series artist Ángel Unzueta, Malachi Ward, Declan Shalvey, David Aja, and Daniel Warren Johnson.