Look out Kirk, Spock, and McCoy; the mischievous Q is coming your way next year!
IDW Publishing has announced The Q Gambit, a six-part adventure featuring Q and the crew of the Abrams-verse USS Enterprise.
In The Q Gambit, “…Q sends James T. Kirk on a quest that will witness the Enterprise joining forces with familiar faces from Trek lore, beginning with the crew of a very familiar space station.”
“Part of the fun of the new Star Trek movie franchise is seeing how beloved characters are different in the new timeline,” said Mike Johnson, who is penning the series. “But one iconic adversary remains unchanged: Q. His fascination with humanity and his penchant for mischief remain the same across the multiverse, and now he’s come to take the Enterprise crew on an adventure that will bring new meaning to the phrase ‘no-win scenario.'”
According to Johnson, “a beloved Trek character from the original timeline makes a cameo appearance at the beginning of the story (issue #35) and tries to convince Q to leave the new timeline alone. But Q can’t resist a new sandbox to play in and cool new toys to play with: toys like Kirk, Spock and the rest of the Enterprise crew. Ultimately we’ll learn that there is something unique to the new timeline that affects Q directly, although he would rather the humans not know what it is.”
How will Q react to Kirk and his crew? “Q is intrigued by Kirk’s refusal to accept no-win scenarios. It drives him a little crazy, actually. Spock is more of a puzzle for Q given that he is only half-human. For Kirk and Spock, Q presents a challenge on an order of magnitude beyond what they’ve encountered in their still-young careers. Nero and Khan were dangerous, but neither had control over space and time the way Q does.”
The first of six issues, written by Johnson and illustrated by Tony Shasteen, will debut July 2, 2015.