Some of you who visit this space from time to time may recall that, last year, Kevin and I got to cross a pretty cool item off our respective Bucket Lists: Write a Star Trek comic. This took the form of IDW editor Sarah Gaydos inviting us to contribute a story to Star Trek: Waypoint, the six-issue comics mini-series she was developing as part of the celebration for Star Trek‘s 50th anniversary in 2016.
Because Kevin and I are a bit insane, we decided to pitch to Sarah our idea of doing a story in the style of the old 1960s/1970s Gold Key Star Trek comics. Sarah liked the notion to pull us aboard the IDW Trek ship, and partnered us with comics veteran Gordon Purcell, who contributed the art. Our story, “The Menace of the Mechanitrons!,” is what we hoped would be a love-letter to those wacky Trek comics of old, and was one of two stories included in Waypoint #2. Indeed, each of the series’ six issues contained two 10-page stories, spanning the various Star Trek series over its 50-year history.
As is common in comics, and particularly with limited run projects such as this, the entire Waypoint series will be collected and made available for purchase in a sparkling new trade paperback format, complete with a new cover! Check it out:
Star Trek: Waypoint – the collected mini-series – is slated for publication on Tuesday, November 28th. You’ll be able to get it from your local comic shop or bookstore, or order it via IDW’s website or the usual online book haunts. For example:
Just in time for holiday gift shopping. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat a coincidence, amirite?