In an article posted to the official Star Trek website on Monday, December 20th, 2021, an upcoming comic anthology series from publisher IDW was announced: Star Trek: Discovery – Adventures in the 32nd Century, the first issue of which will arrive in March 2022 and spotlight Grudge the cat.

Grudge the cat. Photo Cr: Michael Gibson/Paramount+ © 2021 CBS Interactive.

Adventures in the 32nd Century 

The series will be co-written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, who have previously collaborated on DISCO comics like The Light of Kahless and Succession, and feature interior art by Angel Hernandez (Star Trek: Manifest Desitiny). The series will feature main covers by Hernandez and Retailer Incentive variants by Aaron Harvey.

A glimpse of the main cover for issue one!

Each of the four issues will highlight a different supporting DISCO crew member, with the first spotlighting Queen Grudge, revealing the fateful first meeting between the feline and her forever companion, Cleveland “Book” Booker.

Blu del Barrio as Adira and Ian Alexander as Gray. Photo Cr: Gibson/Paramount+ © 2021 CBS Interactive.

Subsequent issues will focus on fan favorite characters like Ensign Adira Tal (and their relationship with Gray), Lieutenant Keyla Detmer, and Saurian science officer Linus.

Doug Jones as Saru and David Benjamin Tomlinson as Linus. Photo Cr: Gibson/Paramount+ © 2021 CBS Interactive.

Discovery’s arrival in the 32nd century opens up a whole new universe of adventure for the crew,” said Johnson in a quote included in the article. “It’s a blast telling stories eight hundred years in the future of Star Trek, where we really have never been before, exploring different facets of their lives.”

Sonequa Martin Green as Burnham and Emily Coutts as Lt. Keyla Detmer. Photo Cr: Gibson/ViacomCBS © 2021 ViacomCBS.

“It’s no secret that Star Trek: Discovery’s television series has an amazing cast of characters, and being able to translate those characters and their stories into the comics is a real treat for not only the fans, but also us as well,” editor Heather Antos was quoted as saying.

More Trek Comics

In addition to Adventures in the 32nd Century, IDW will also be continuing the ongoing Star Trek: The Mirror War event in 2022.

Plus, we can always cross our fingers and hope that the publisher has some Lower Decks comics on the way! And Prodigy is ripe for adaptation into some all-ages graphic titles, don’t you think?

David Ajala as Book and Grudge the cat. Photo Cr: Gibson/Paramount+ © 2021 CBS Interactive.

Which one of these four Adventures in the 32nd Century tales are you most anticipating? What other DISCO crewmembers would you like to see appear in future issues of the title (Lt. Commander Owosekun fans unite)? Let The Beat know, either here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat!