IDW Revisits The Mirror Universe In The Year-Long ‘Star Trek: The Mirror War’ Comic Event
by Olly MacNamee
The Mirror Universe has long held a special place in Star Trek fans’ hearts and so the announcement that IDW are to revisit this parallel dimension in a year-long comic book event must be great news!
Starting on Star Trek Day 2021 – September 8th – IDW will launch Star Trek: The Mirror War, featuring Jen-Luc Picard and the rest of the Star Trek: The Next Generation crew, but not as we know them:
Witness what the galaxy could be like at the mercy of a Captain Picard whose greatness is measured in cunning and cruelty, courtesy of an all-new event, Star Trek: The Mirror War.
“Celebrated Star TrekTM comic writers Scott and David Tipton delve deep into the lore of the Mirror Universe, a perennial favorite concept amongst fans, in August’s Star Trek: The Mirror War #0, illustrated by Carlos Nieto. This zero issue features a new story of “Mirror Picard” as he’s summoned to Earth to face the wrath of his emperor, deftly weaving threads from past Mirror Universe tales in a way entertaining to newcomers and the initiated alike.”
Then from September onwards IDW publish an eight-issue series of Star Trek: The Mirror War 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.
All in all, and over 13 issues, readers will witness “Mirror Picard’s path of conquest across all of the Mirror Universe, stoking the wrath of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance along the way.”
“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,” – Megan Brown, editor.
Star Trek: The Mirror War #0 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by series artist Carlos Nieto, Cover B by Ejiwa “Edge” Ebenebe, and a Retailer Incentive edition by Bex Glendining. Starting with issue #1, J.K. Woodward will be providing cover artwork for every issue.