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Space... The final frontier. These are the voyages of the I.S.S. Enterprise . Its continuing mission: to conquer strange new worlds, to enslave new life and new civilizations... To boldly go where no one has gone before!

Return to the Mirror Universe with the Next Generation crew in a way you've never seen them before! Captain Jean-Luc Picard will stop at nothing to get his hands on the Terran Empire's newest starship, the Enterprise. And no one had better stand in his way… In this special prequel to the all-new miniseries out in May, Lt. Barclay makes some surprising decisions… and finds himself facing unexpected enemies and allies. But in a world where murder is a means to power, are allies merely enemies lurking in the shadows?

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Stepping Through the Looking Glass— But Where to Start? When we started thinking about how to introduce readers to the Mirror Universe from a specifically Star Trek: The Next Generation perspective, one of the first things we realized is that we had to take our time. There’s such a temptation to roll out the entire ensemble all at once, because exploring everyone’s new “evil” character is so much fun, but that way lies madness. With that in mind, we thought a good way to go about it would be to “tour” the ship and crew with a relatively low-ranking crewman, and watch him advance in the only way you can in this reality: assassination. But we still felt like that crewman had to be a familiar face to readers, which made Lieutenant Barclay the perfect choice. The Reg Barclay of the Mirror Universe is stronger than the Barclay we saw on the television series; he’s had to be, in order to survive. Some people mistake the Mirror Universe for something like the Bizarro World; it’s not that people here are the opposite of the characters we know. Rather, they’ve been altered by their environment, and so the question of how much of that person’s gifts and liabilities are inherent, and how much is learned behavior, is what makes it interesting. We also liked the idea (and we’re venturing into SPOILER TERRITORY here, so consider yourself warned —although this is in the back of the book, so what are you doing back here if you haven’t read the comic?) that some things, some people’s fates, remained static between the universes, and accordingly that led us to the notion that Tasha Yar was fated to have a career cut short no matter which reality she was in. And moving Barclay into that security/tactical position instead of Worf, who is by definition absent from this ensemble due to the realities of Mirror Universe politics (the Klingons remaining sworn enemies of Earth here), gives us a chance to see Barclay in a whole new light, with more responsibility and potential to achieve than he ever had in the universe we know. Will Barclay be able to take the pressure? Or is there someone else behind him, looking to advance in the same manner he did? So many questions, so many familiar faces yet to be revealed. Where are Will Riker or Geordi La Forge? What about Dr. Crusher and her son Wesley? Is there even a Wesley in this reality? And how will this crew come together, under a very different, diabolical, manipulating Jean-Luc Picard? Only one way to find out, folks. Come on back later this month and we’ll show you. --Scott Tipton and David Tipton Somewhere in Southern California January 2017

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DARK REFLECTIONS: DESIGNING MIRROR BROKEN Artist J.K. Woodward and writers Scott Tipton and David Tipton discuss J.K.'s initial character and costume designs for Mirror Broken: DATA, UNIFORM 1 ST: I like the heavier sleeveless jacket here with the lapels; it has a bit of a Wrath of Khan vibe to it. It does seem a little bulky, though. JK: This was a very early design, and I absolutely loved it. The only problem was I kept seeing Guy Gardner's Green Lantern from the '90s. I know for a fact that I'm not the only Star Trek fan that also loves comics. In fact, there is actually a Star Trek/Green Lantern crossover out there now. If I saw Guy Gardner, so would others. DT: I actually like the Guy Gardner look here; while Gardner did come to my mind a little, I think this design has its own unique style to it.

DATA, UNIFORM 2 ST: This one is a cool combination of the Next Gen look and the “Mirror, Mirror” style. I especially like the Klingon Disruptor tucked into the belt. DT: I like the rumpled heavy boots. Seems like you’d hear this Data coming down the corridor.

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DATA, ACTION SHOT ST: It looks like you were going with a more “patchwork” feel to Data here, with Borg implants on both arms. This was something you came to us with, the notion of a more “Borgified” Data. JK: Absolutely right. Definitely more patchwork. The idea was to get a Data that still looks like Data. The other arms felt "too Borg" to me, so I tried this and everyone seemed happier with it. DT: The patchwork design also seems to suggest more strongly that Mirror Data is fully in control of the Borg augmentations he has applied to himself.

DEANNA TROI ST: I love your “femme fatale” take on Mirror Troi. Since she occasionally had some… shall we say, unfortunate wardrobe choices in the series, it’s going to be so cool to see what you come up with for her as the series goes along.

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CAPTAIN PICARD, UNIFORM 1 JK: Here's another early design that seemed like a great idea, until I saw it. It felt like it was crying out for a Stetson. I just couldn't take it seriously. ST: I have to admit, I’m glad you didn’t stick with the sleeveless long coat for Picard. It kinda says “2000s lady wrestler” to me. DT: I thought of Count Chocula. Kidding aside, I think this is a good example of J.K. running through different iterations of these in order to get the look consistent and on track with what we’re expecting. It’s hard to get these Mirror characters just right.

PICARD, CAPTAIN’S CHAIR ST: This. This was the first piece of art I saw for the concept, and when I saw this, I knew we had a series. JK: With only minor exceptions, this design was stolen from (CBS licensing exec) John Van Citters’s modified 9" Picard action figure. He showed it to me when I was at the CBS offices. He painted a goatee, cut off the sleeves and used a gold sash from a Dark Phoenix action figure. It was absolutely brilliant. DT: I thought it was interesting that original designs got distilled into a modified action figure and that then in turn influenced J.K.’s new designs.

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POTESTAS IN TERRA ST: Wow. I’m a sucker for a good “propaganda”-style poster, and you nailed it with this one. Where did the slogan come from? JK: Thanks. The slogan was modified from a Google translation of "Power To Earth" in Latin. DT: The style here reminded me very much of some of the Soviet Union propaganda posters I have seen.

UNIFORM DESIGNS DT: Here we have sleeved and sleeveless versions of the Next Generation uniforms. J.K. was very much influenced by the designs from the original series episode “Mirror, Mirror”—the first appearance of the Mirror Universe in Star Trek. ST: It just doesn’t look like “Mirror, Mirror” to me if there’s sleeves, even though it was really only Kirk who was going sleeveless in the original episode. It gives it that “pirate” look that I love. What was most important to you when redesigning the uniform? JK: I'd have to say the same thing: the pirate feel. It’s something I tried to be aware of when designing each individual character, beyond just the uniform. I tend to add scars or jewelry, anything that will give them a rougher and less organized look… and because sleeveless isn't always practical, they do have 3/4 leather-looking jackets that go over the uniform if needed for away missions, etc. Barclay wore one in this issue, but don't be too surprised if we don't see them too often. These people spend a lot of time in the gym and they want us to see it.

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Enjoy a look at the new ongoing Star Trek series, Boldly Go, with the first three pages of issue #1. Set in the Kelvin timeline, the series follows Captain Kirk and his crew immediately after the events of Star Trek Beyond! The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise has been re-assigned to new ships and new roles. Some have chosen to spend time away from Starfleet. Others have embarked on new opportunities. The Galaxy enjoys a fragile peace. It will not last. Star Trek: Boldly Go is written by Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott, with art by Tony Shasteen. Coming soon! Issues by special guests artists Chris Mooneyham and Megan Levens on future issues, with variant covers by some of today's top talent!

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Star Trek: Boldly Go #1 preview: written by Mike Johnson Art by Tony Shasteen Colors by Davide Mastrolonardo Letters by AndWorld Design

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boldly go #1 Continued in Star Trek: Boldly Go #1 in stores now!


The best-selling miniseries returns for a second volume with Star Trek/Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds! This six-issue series sees the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise and the Lanterns working together to defeat Sinestro and his plans for universal domination—along with the return of enemies long thought defeated. Before you read the first three pages of issue #1, here’s a reminder of what occurred previously in Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War: The Black Lantern Nekron conquered the universe. Thanks to Ganthet, the last surviving Guardian of the Universe, a small group of survivors escaped to an alternate reality. Here, the survivors of the various Lantern Corps encountered Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise. Nekron followed them, intent on conquering this reality. The combined might of the Enterprise crew and the surviving Lanterns succeeded in destroying Nekron once and for all. But Sinestro, last of the Yellow Lanterns, escaped to continue his own quest for power...

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Star Trek/Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds is written by Mike Johnson, with art by Angel Hernandez, colors by Mark Roberts, letters by AndWorld Design.


Star Trek/Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds #1 preview: Written by Mike Johnson, art by Angel Hernandez, colors by Mark Roberts, letters by AndWorld Design

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Celebrate Star Trek: The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise in this bimonthly anthology series written by today’s top writers and illustrated by today’s top artists! A “waypoint” is a stopping place on a long journey. Over the past 50 years, some of the most exciting journeys in all of entertainment have taken place in the Star Trek films, TV series, novels, and of course - - comics. Star Trek: Waypoint offers us a way to stop and reflect back on what’s come before, and look ahead to the next 50 years of Trek. Each issue offers multiple stories from different iterations of Trek. Join us on the journey, and enjoy the first three pages of issue #1!

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Star Trek: Waypoint #1 preview: “Puzzles” written by Donny Cates, art by Mack Chater, colors by Jason Lewis and Dee Cunnife, letters by AndWorld Design

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Space... The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the I.S.S. Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to conquer strange new worlds, to ensla...

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