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Preview: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #4

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #4

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)

The Enterprise-D is finally under the command of Jean-Luc Picard, and he’s on the hunt for enemy warships, looking to strike back for Earth! But Picard’s crew will find themselves under attack from both sides, as the Empire will stop at nothing to regain its secret weapon!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #3

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #3

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)

The heist is on! Jean-Luc Picard and his cadre of mutineers set their plan into action, with the spoils the greatest prize of all: the Empire’s only Galaxy-class starship, the U.S.S. Enterprise!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #2 (of 6)

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #2 (of 6)

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)

In the sinister Mirror Universe, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is determined to get his hands on the Terran Empire’s new secret weapon, the Galaxy-class warship known as Enterprise, by any means necessary. Unfortunately, one obstacle stands in his way—and his name is William T. Riker!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #1

I love Star Trek and among my favorite episodes are the Crossover episodes, you know the ones where they go to the Mirror Universe and interact with their evil counterparts. “Evil” Spock has a beard and the Federation is the opposite of the benevolent society we’ve all come to know.

And now IDW Publishing is taking us through the looking glass again to explore the Next Generations crew in this alternate reality with Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken. This is the second trip to the Mirror Universe for the writing team of Scott and David Tipton. Their previous IDW series Star Trek Mirror Images gave us the tale of Kirk’s rise to power along with a single issue dedicated to a young ensign Picard.

For Free Comic Book Day they jumped to the NextGen era for a preview of the new series. Told from the character perspective of fan favorite Reg Barclay, this standalone gives the lay of the land aboard the ISS Stargazer, under the command of a buff Jean-Luc Picard and the state of galactic affairs. I’m not sure how theses voyages fit into the standard Trek universe as by season 2 of Deep Space Nine the Empire has been completely crushed. ST:TNG-MB retools the Mirror-verse so the Empire hasn’t been fully dismantled or subjugated by the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance, just pushed back to the Sol system with a ragtag fleet holding the line. Still the tactician, Picard decides to further his fortunes and rundown the rumors of the Empire’s newest warship the ISS Enterprise.

The Tipton’s write a tight story with the dark elements we would expect from the side of the mirror and artist J.K. Woodward brings the story to life with a moody palette that helps reinforce that this isn’t the Trek we’re used to. He also has a great eye for this eras character designs. Besides a steroid cocktail and beard for Picard, his goth/vixen look for Inquisitor Troi fits with her mischievously cold character and subtle nod to her casual dress during most of the NextGen run. Just as distinct is Woodward’s creepy look for Lt. CMDR Data, with his modular limbs of torture and near Borg-like appearance, this Data is more likely to examine the human experience from the inside by dissecting his fellow crew mates.

An entertaining read for the fans of Star Trek’s dark side, I recommend setting a course for your local comic book shop and engaging at maximum warp speed.

Preview: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #1 (of 6)

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #1 (of 6)

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)

The Star Trek mini-series event of the year kicks off! Captain Jean-Luc Picard will stop at nothing to get his hands on the Empire’s newest warship, the ISS Enterprise, be it lies, deception…or murder. With enemies and allies around every corner, Picard’s quest to help the Enterprise and restore the Empire to glory will not be an easy one. Good thing he has a crew onboard who will also stop at nothing to ensure total victory — at any cost.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #1 Sells Out

The Next Generation crew of Star Trek are boldly going to The Mirror Universe! Enter a sleeveless, jacked Captain Jean-Luc Picard, sporting an “evil” goatee, and you have a decidedly new fangled take on the classic Mirror Universe concept made popular by the original Star Trek series.

Over 100,000 copies of the Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken FCBD prelude issue were given away on Free Comic Book Day and caused a stir among both the media and fans. As a direct result, the debut issue of the “Mirror Broken” limited series has sold out at the distributor level in advance of the on sale date.

Fans can still head to their comic shop on launch day to snatch up a copy before they are gone or purchase the issue digitally, but for those who miss out on a first edition and would like to collect this groundbreaking issue in print, a second printing has been issued to meet the demand of this highly anticipated debut.

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #1, written by Scott and David Tipton, with art by J.K. Woodward, goes on sale on May 17, 2017 with the “shattered cover” second printing following on May 31, 2017.

Preview: Mickey Mouse Shorts: Season One #4 (of 4)

Mickey Mouse Shorts: Season One #4 (of 4)

Based on the animated series by Paul Rudish (w/a) • Scott Tipton (adaptation) • Andy Suriano (c)

No shirt, no shoes… “No Service!” That’s the law at Goofy’s new beachside diner. Shirtless Mickey and shoeless Donald are in violation—so how can they buy Minnie and Daisy the picnic lunch of their dreams?

FC • 40 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Mickey Mouse Shorts: Season One #3 (of 4)

Mickey Mouse Shorts: Season One #3 (of 4)

Based on the animated series by Paul Rudish (w & a) • Scott Tipton (adaptation) • Andy Suriano (c)

“Ghoul Friend!” In the dark, spooky woods behind Mouseton, a desperate Mickey faces the not-quite-living terror of… Goofy’s zombie cousin! Hyuck! Plus three more stories!

FC • 40 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Mickey Mouse Shorts: Season One #2 (of 4)

Mickey Mouse Shorts: Season One #2 (of 4)

Based on the animated series by Paul Rudish (w & a) • Scott Tipton (adaptation) • Andy Suriano (c)

The big billboard by the highway says “Potatoland!” While it’s really just an ad for potatoes, Goofy thinks it’s the theme park of his dreams—and he’s going to make Mickey and Donald build it in real life!

FC • 40 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Mickey Mouse Shorts: Season One #1 (of 4)

Mickey Mouse Shorts: Season One #1 (of 4)

Based on the animated series by Paul Rudish (w & a) • Scott Tipton (adaptation) • Andy Suriano (c)

Join Mickey, Minnie and all their pals in a comic adaptation of the celebrated, multi-Emmy and Annie Award-winning shorts from Disney Television Animation! In this issue, Mickey battles his way through a Tokyo bullet train during rush hour, an unlikely character competes in a dog show, and Donald suffers from….Flipperboobootosis?! And that’s just the start!

FC • 40 pages • $3.99

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