It’s been a long year for Trekkies waiting for Discovery. After a nine month delay, the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery is right around the corner.

Now more information related to a new comic series and novel has just been released. News of the new comic series broke at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. The series will be written by Star Trek: Discovery series writer Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson. Johnson previously worked on a comic series set in the Kelvin Timeline of the J.J. Abrams’ Trekverse called Star Trek: Boldly Go.

Also joining the team will be Tony Shasteen. He collaborated with Johnson on the Star Trek: Boldly Go comic book series. Shasteeen worked on the illustration in that series. In this comic tie in, readers get to explore the backstories of important Klingons related to Star Trek: Discovery.

The comic series will be published by IDW Publishing. It is expected to release sometime this October. The cover of the first issue of this series was revealed at the convention and online as well.

Take a look below:

Star Trek Comic

The novel tie in that was announced today at the 16th Annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention is called Star Trek Discovery: Desperate Hours. It is authored by David Mack and will be released by Simon & Schuster in September. Check out the cover below!

Star Trek Discovery: Desperate hours

Star Trek Discovery: Desperate hours

The publisher synopsis reads:

Aboard the Starship Shenzhou, Lieutenant Michael Burnham, a human woman raised and educated among Vulcans, is promoted to acting first officer. But if she wants to keep the job, she must prove to Captain Philippa Georgiou that she deserves to have it.

She gets her chance when the Shenzhou must protect a Federation colony that is under attack by an ancient alien vessel that has surfaced from the deepest fathoms of the planet’s dark, uncharted sea. As the menace from this mysterious vessel grows stronger, Starfleet declares the colony expendable in the name of halting the threat. To save thousands of innocent lives, Burnham must infiltrate the alien ship. But to do so she needs to face the truth of her troubled past, and seek the aid of a man she has tried to avoid her entire life — until now.

The novel, Star Trek Discovery: Desperate Hours will be released September 26, 2017.

Star Trek: Discovery debuts on CBS All Access on September 24, 2017.

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Jorge Arenas
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Jorge Arenas is a Governmental Affairs Director working in the Southwest. If Starfleet were real his career would be in a much different place. Currently, he specializes in all things Star Trek. He loves DC but has a soft spot for Deadpool. When not writing you can find him on World of Warcraft. Battle.net, ID-PassStage6#1707

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