IDW is taking Star Trek’s Mirror Universe where it’s never been – a year long comic event. Get ready for The Next Generation tale unlike any before.
Star Trek’s “Mirror Universe” has a pretty interesting history. Originally debuting in the classic, original 1960’s show, the MU presents an alternate timeline to the one that fans know and love.
In this “Mirror Universe” the Federation is an empire, one bent on galactic conquest. It’s ranks are ruthless and cutthroat, and it’s nature warlike. The mirror opposite of Trek’s standard Federation.
The theme never appeared on screen again, though it did pop up in other Trek tales. One of the most recent was from IDW, and imagined a Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover with the alternate realm. Apparently it was a hit too, because IDW is going very big on the Mirror Universe this fall.
September will bring The Mirror War #0, an opener to an event that will run for a full year. The main series will run for 8-numbered issues, with 4 one-shots interspersed between releases. Those will feature a different member of the Enterprise’s crew, with the first being a Data story. Look for that one to land in December.
Writers Scott and David Tipton will be onboard for the writing task, while the art will come from Carlos Nieto.
xxxHere’s bit from that creative team:
“We’re absolutely thrilled to return to the Mirror Universe,” says Scott Tipton. “What’s in store for our Mirror Jean-Luc Picard and his Enterprise crew? New faces, new places, and old grudges. Picard’s ambitions are grander than ever, and nothing short of the throne itself will satisfy him!”
“In The Mirror War, we’ll be seeing what happens when Picard gets hold of information that can change the fortunes of the debilitated Terran Empire,” says David Tipton. “The Enterprise crew will find themselves in positions of potential power and wealth like never before.”
“With Mirror Broken, Through the Mirror, and Terra Incognita, Scott and David Tipton — along with our Mirror War series cover artist J.K. Woodward — crafted a compelling and wholly original corner of the Star Trek universe. We’re excited to continue that tradition with The Mirror War, all while bringing new artists and storytellers into those Trek landscapes that fans love,” says editor Megan Brown.IDW