The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of STAR TREK: PICARD COUNTDOWN #1 from IDW Publishing. The story is written by Kirsten Beyer & Mike Johnson; with art by Angel Hernandez, colors by Joana Lafuente, and lettering by Neil Uyetake.

 It is 2385, and Admiral Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Verity is assisting the relocation of Romulan worlds before the impending supernova. His mission is to travel to the Yuyat Beta, a colony that lies just on the edge of the impact zone. Jean-Luc already knows that dealing with the Romulans will make this already challenging task that much harder. When he and his first officer Raffi Musiker beam down, Picard slowly realizes things aren’t what they seem. Things just got more difficult the legendary admiral…

This book is a lead up to the upcoming CBS All Access streaming series that see the return of Sir Patrick Stewart to the STAR TREK universe. Both Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson are no strangers to worlds of STAR TREK (especially the comics); they present a great script that grabs you right from page one. The art in this book is wonderful; the actors’ likenesses are near perfect and the color scheme is great. Overall it’s an intriguing start to what could be a very interesting series. Check it out.

STAR TREK: PICARD COUNTDOWN #1 is in stores now or available at www.idwpublishing.com.