WildStorm Comics Preview

By Christian
January 7, 2001 - 10:48 PM

Over at the official Star Trek site, they've put up a new article on WildStorm's Star Trek comics line, which has now been in publication for well over a year. As well as looking back at the comics that have been published over the past month, it also includes information on several new publications:

  • First of all, there's the 'Star Trek Special', a 64-page anthology featuring six short stories from all four series, including for instance a TOS/TNG cross-over and a Benny Russell story. Wildstorm editor Jeff Mariotte had the following to say to StarTrek.com about the special: "We were given the opportunity to do a project reaching out to a lot of writers and artists. [...] Writers with time constraints to do even a prestige-format book were invited to come play in the sandbox. There is no overriding theme; just a group of excellent stories. We're using a wide variety of artistic styles from traditional to experimental. There's something here for everybody." The Star Trek Special is on sale now.

  • Going on sale this month is a Voyager three-part mini-series entitled 'The Planet Killer', written by well-known Trek novelists Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Here is how Smith describes the novel: "One of the last lines of [the TOS episode 'The Doomsday Machine'] — one that no one has ever picked up on — always intrigued me. They decided that if someone had built one of these planet killers, they probably built more. [...] People make a lot of comparisons between Kirk and Janeway. I thought it would be interesting to see how they might deal with the same problem. The only catch is that Janeway doesn't have an old starship handy to toss down its throat."

  • While 'The Planet Killer' runs from January through March, in February Wildstorm will also be publishing 'Enter The Wolves', a one-shot prestige comic written by A.C. Crispin and Howard Weinstein, and drawn by Carlos Mota. This comic, as could be expected from one written by Vulcan-expert Crispin, tells the story of the Spock-Sarek relationship as it developed in the era of the later Star Trek movies. One of the things the comic will show will be the wedding of Sarek and Perrin.
The actual article has much more information on these comics, but also on a few older ones. In addition, it contains a few hints from editor Mariotte on Wildstorm's plans for the future - including a project involving a "well-respected science fiction writer who has never before worked in the Star Trek universe", but also projects involving upcoming Star Trek series and films.

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