Good news, everyone!
For those of you who haven’t yet partaken of IDW Publishing‘s bi-monthly Star Trek: Waypoint mini-series (and really…what’s up with that?), you’ll be pleased to know that the entire 8-issue run will be collected into a trade paperback and officially made available for your reading pleasure on November 28th.
This means that the story Kevin and I wrote for issue #2, “The Menace of the Mechanitrons” (and which was gloriously illustrated by the great Gordon Purcell), will be able to annoy the people we missed the first time around last fall, or perhaps irritate you all over again if you went in on the individual issues.
While this will be mine and Kevin’s first time having a comic story collected in such a manner, longtime readers and supporters may recall that it’s not our first time being in such an anthology in any capacity. Au contraire! Indeed, our short story “First, Do No Harm” from 2006’s Star Trek: Constellations anthology was also included in Tokyopop’s Shinsei Shinsei, the first edition of their Star Trek manga collections. One of their manga stories was also included in the back of Constellations, as part of a marketing crossover in observance of Star Trek‘s 40th anniversary in 2006.
Holy crap….2006? My, how time flies.
Speaking of time flying, I know November sounds like it’s a ways off, right? Particularly when you consider that the fourth Waypoint issue only came out yesterday and with the remaining four issues in the pipeline for (presumably) May, July, September, and November releases. But, if 2017 is anything like the last couple of years, November will be here before I know it or I’m ready for it.
In the meantime, pre-order links are already active at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You an also take the book’s ISBN, 978-1684050178, to your local independent bookseller and have them set up a pre-order for you. I’m betting your hometown merchant would love you for that.
Besides, it’ll be out just in time for Christmas, and I’m betting copies of this will make great presents. No, really.