Star Trek The Next Generation: Through the Mirror #1

May 2, 2018

Star Trek: The Next Generation | Through the Mirror #1
IDW Publishing

Written by David and Scott Tipton
Art by Marcus To and J.K. Woodward
Colors by Brittany Peer
Letters by AndWorld Design
Release date May 2, 2018

The Mirror Universe: a seriously dark, barbaric, aggressive version of the universe that we know of from our Federation. The Terran Empire rules over Earth with an iron fist and a sharp blade. This is where we venture to in this newest release from IDW with the crew from the Enterprise D.

A supply facility that is showing some missing items, a suspicious Worf, and a beard (it’s always about the beards with the Mirror Universe). The first issue of this weekly run has two running storylines, one that is running in the time of the television series and the other months earlier in the parallel universe. The first has the Enterprise crew running down leads to missing resources at a Federation Supply base while the other has the crew of the ISS Enterprise discovering a secret that someone important to their universe is still alive.

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