'Star Trek: Sons of Star Trek' alternate dimension miniseries coming in 2024

illustration of two humans and two humanoid aliens, with a ring-shaped space station in the background.
Portion of the cover of "Star Trek: Sons of Star Trek #1." (Image credit: IDW)

During a panel earlier this month at New York Comic Con 2023, IDW Publishing announced that a new, kid-centric "Star Trek" comic is coming next year.

"Star Trek: Sons of Star Trek" is a four-part miniseries hatched from IDW’s Eisner-nominated flagship "Star Trek" series and "Star Trek: Defiant" title.

Written by Morgan Hampton ("Cyborg") with artwork by Angel Hernandez ("Transformers," "Star Trek Resurgence") and a main cover courtesy of illustrator Jake Bartok, "Star Trek: Sons of Star Trek" centers around Jake and Alexander, the spacefaring sons of Benjamin Sisko and Wolf, as they encounter a curious dimension of unexplored possibilities populated by offspring of other "Star Trek" luminaries.

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Cover for "Star Trek: Sons of Star Trek #1." (Image credit: IDW)

Here's the official synopsis:

"In the aftermath of Kahless' harrowing Day of Blood, Jake Sisko struggles to find his place in the universe now that his family has been reunited and his father, Benjamin Sisko, has once again saved the galaxy.

"Meanwhile, Alexander Rozhenko is recovering mentally and emotionally from his time as one of Kahless' devout followers. Although his father, Worf, was able to break him away from the Red Path cult, Alexander is haunted by his actions during the bloody coup and is unsure of his ability to atone for the devastation he caused.

"Jake and Alexander find their stories intertwined as they're thrust into an alternate universe where they followed their father’s footsteps into Starfleet stardom. As officers aboard the U.S.S. Burton, Jake and Alexander encounter alternate versions of other children of Starfleet legends who show them they all may have a bit more in common than it would seem."

Writer Morgan Hampton was one of the participants in the Milestone Initiative Talent Development Program, which led to his first major DC project rebooting Cyborg.

"'Star Trek' is a franchise that has rewired my DNA and provided me a sense of comfort amongst its characters and stories," said Hampton in a statement. "I'm so excited to pour some of that energy back into this world. Angel and I are creating a story full of shock, excitement, and wonder led by characters not usually in the spotlight. Fans new and old will find that familiar 'Star Trek' charm at the heart. It's a dream come true to be able to add a wrinkle in the fabric of this incredible universe!"

"Star Trek: Sons of Star Trek #1" kicks off the alt-dimension action on March 13, 2024.

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Jeff Spry
Contributing Writer

Jeff Spry is an award-winning screenwriter and veteran freelance journalist covering TV, movies, video games, books, and comics. His work has appeared at SYFY Wire, Inverse, Collider, Bleeding Cool and elsewhere. Jeff lives in beautiful Bend, Oregon amid the ponderosa pines, classic muscle cars, a crypt of collector horror comics, and two loyal English Setters.