Comic Review: Star Trek: Discovery #1 (IDW)

IDW’s Star Trek Discovery’s first issue puts the spotlight on the Klingons. The Light of Kahless, written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, with art by Tony Shasteen and colors […]

IDW’s Star Trek Discovery’s first issue puts the spotlight on the Klingons.

The Light of Kahless, written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, with art by Tony Shasteen and colors by J.D. Mettler, is a look inside the Klingon characters of the new Star Trek Discovery TV series.

It begins with: “The battle of the Binary Stars is over. T’Kuvma is dead. His great flagship is crippled.” Starring Voq, L’Rell, The Klingon homeworld of Qo’Nos, the story delves into the young days of T’Kuvma and his big brother J’Ula, as they uncover hidden secrets of their ancestors.

The story will interest true Trek fans, but might not be compelling for people like me; casual watchers of the Discovery TV show. There is no mention of the Discovery ship or its crew in this first issue. Perhaps in the future?

This issue is available in standard and variant covers and has an interview with Josh Hood by Sarah Gaydos, the Star Trek Group Editor.

IDW, Star Trek Discovery #1, $3.99 approx 25 pages of content.

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