Looking At IDW’s Free Comic Book Day Titles – Star Trek: TNG And TMNT Take Us To The Stars

by Staff

 

IDW will be releasing two titles for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, May 6th, and while both are all-ages appropriate, they set you up for very different adventures in comics. One will take you into the darker corners of space exploration, and the other might convince you to order a pizza, well maybe after some adventures.

The first will feature Star Trek: The Next Generation in “Mirror Broken”. Written by Scott Tipton and David Tipton, and drawn by J.K. Woodward, the comic returns to the “mirror universe” where a grim crew explores the stars to capture and enslave on the I.S.S Enterprise. This comic is a  prequel to the upcoming Star Trek: The Next Generation miniseries, Mirror Broken. In this dark reality, Captain Jean-Luc Picard will “stop at nothing to get his hands on the Terran Empire’s newest starship, the Enterprise-D”.

Here’s a look at the interior pages of this comic:

IDW’s second Free Comic Book Day title is also a prequel to the upcoming TMNT: Dimension X 5-week event happening this August.

Written by Tom Waltz with art by Cory Smith, this comic explores the events after Krang was defeated by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and while he now awaits trial in Dimension X. Krang, however, has hired an assassin to destroy “everyone who might testify against him”, including the Turtles. This issue promises to introduce “a deadly and weird new villain”, and starts off a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles adventure in space.

Here’s a preview of the interior of this comic:

So, both titles from IDW are taking to the stars, and both are likely to make you see these characters in a new light. Both also set us up for big developments in these properties in upcoming IDW books, a smart move from the publisher to get us thinking about the possibilities of these plotlines.

Find both these books at your local comic shop on Free Comic Book Day, this Saturday, May 6th.