Star Trek is returning to the Mirror Universe with Captain Picard and The Next Generation crew in Star Trek: The Mirror War, a year-long comic book event.
Star Trek: The Mirror War is the next chapter following the previous series Mirror Broken, Through the Mirror, and Terra Incognita. Veteran comic writers Scott Tipton and David Tipton return to write the series with art by Carlos Nieto.
In August, Star Trek: The Mirror War #0, will go deep into the lore of the Mirror Universe when “Mirror Picard” is summoned to Earth to answer to the Terran Emperor, weaving threads from past Mirror Universe tales that should please new and old fans alike. The series will kick off properly with Star Trek: The Mirror War #1 on September 9th.
The series will build a year-long tension with issues #1-8 and four interspersed tie-in specials, each highlighting a different member of the Next Generation cast. The first spin-off one-shot, slated for December, will focus on Data. Once complete, the 13-part saga will chart Mirror Picard’s path of conquest across all of the Mirror Universe, stoking the wrath of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance along the way.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to return to the Mirror Universe. 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!” Scott Tipton
“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. The Enterprise crew will find themselves in positions of potential power and wealth like never before.” David Tipton
“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.” Editor Megan Brown