IDW Publishing has unveiled the first look of Star Trek: Defiant, the upcoming Star Trek series which is darker and edgier featuring a unique cast. At New York Comic Con, IDW Publishing unveiled Star Trek: Defiant, a series written by Christopher Cantwell and illustrated by Angel Unzueta. The fan-favourite figure Lieutenant Commander Worf will gather a carefully curated crew in the ongoing series Star Trek: Defiant to combat an evil intergalactic danger.
Cantwell said, “Ever since I made my dad take me to my first Star Trek convention when I was 10, I have been waiting for this moment. 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 new Star Trek book carries forward the grand tradition of Starfleet’s saga of discovery and exploration, Defiant immediately sets out to break the rules of the Federation and go on a fugitive run from Starfleet with a cast of Trek‘s best iconoclastic heroes and ne’er-do-wells, each of them straddling worlds in their identities and calibrations in their moral compasses as they embark on a high-stakes galactic manhunt…the Prime Directive be damned.”
The official synopsis of the comic reads: In Defiant, someone is killing the gods … but while Benjamin Sisko and the U.S.S. Theseus have been facing the threats in the higher cosmos, very real casualties are growing on lower ground. The true enemy is a man, not a god, and Worf of House Martok has put together his own crew aboard the U.S.S. Defiant in the hopes of defeating the dangerous messiah behind a genocidal cult. Pulling from all eras of “Star Trek” canon to create something wholly unique and unexpected, “Star Trek: Defiant” unites some of the strongest personalities in the franchise — including Spock, B’Elanna, Lore, and more—on a mission with very little guarantee of success!
Star Trek: Defiant will be launched in March. Check out the preview: