The omnipotent Q, a fan-favorite character from the Star Trek universe, is making his way to the JJ Abrams 2009 alternate timeline for a 6-issue run in IDW Publishing’s ongoing Star Trek comic book series.
Titled The Q Gambit, the 6-issue arc begins with Star Trek #35 and will see Q (who was played in Star Trek: The Next Generation by actor John de Lancie) together for the first time with the Captain Kirk (played on film by Chris Pine) of the recent films.
“Part of the fun of the new STAR TREK movie franchise is seeing how beloved characters are different in the new timeline,” says writer Mike Johnson, “But one iconic adversary remains unchanged: Q. His fascination with humanity and his penchant for mischief remain the same across the multiverse, and now he’s come to take the Enterprise crew on an adventure that will bring new meaning to the phrase “˜no-win scenario!'”
Along with Star Trek series writer Mike Johnson will be Tony Shasteen (Vampire Diaries, Batman: Arkham Unhinged] on art.
“Like so many fans, Q captured my attention as soon as he appeared on the deck of the Enterprise,” said Star Trek comic editor Sarah Gaydos, “We’re excited to explore just how Q will react to our Captain Kirk”¦and how Kirk will handle one of the most powerful, witty characters ever to appear in the Star Trek universe. We’re also very eager for everyone to see the stellar work Tony Shasteen is doing!”