Skip to main content

New 'Star Trek: Discovery' Comic Book Miniseries Will Go Boldly Into Spock's Past

"Star Trek: Discovery - Aftermath" is a new comic book miniseries that will explore Spock's past.
(Image credit: IDW)

Good news, "Star Trek: Discovery" fans! As you process last week's weird finale for Season 2, you'll be able to learn more about Spock's past in an upcoming comic book mini-series from IDW Publishing.

The new three-issue miniseries will be written by writers Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, and artist Tony Shasteen — the same team that worked on 2018's "Star Trek: Discovery — The Light of Kahless."

Without getting into series spoilers, let's just say that Spock has a lot to think about at the end of Season 2, particularly with regard to his adopted sister Michael Burnham. The comic book series will follow up with some of the loose ends.

"To be able to follow up on the huge status-quo shift presented in that finale is a dream come true, especially with a team as talented as Kirsten, Mike, and Tony," said editor Chase Marotz in a statement. "In terms of fitting into the broader universe presented in 'Discovery', this new series is perhaps our most essential yet, and I can’t wait for everybody to see what we’ve got in store for them."

Cover art for "Star Trek: Discovery - Aftermath" from IDW Publishing. (Image credit: IDW)

While IDW has greenlit the new Trek miniseries, you'll have to beam into your local comic book store (or find one near you at to inquire how to order the series once its available. 

And for those who want to catch up on "Star Trek: Discovery", the series (Seasons 1 and 2) is still available on the streaming service CBS All Access in the United States, on Netflix in 188 countries, and on Bell Media's Space channel and streaming service CraveTV in Canada.

Follow Elizabeth Howell on Twitter @howellspace. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom and on Facebook 

Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at:

Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell is a contributing writer for who is one of the few Canadian journalists to report regularly on space exploration. She is the author or co-author of several books on space exploration. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota in Space Studies, and an M.Sc. from the same department. She also holds a bachelor of journalism degree from Carleton University in Canada, where she began her space-writing career in 2004. Besides writing, Elizabeth teaches communications at the university and community college level, and for government training schools. To see her latest projects, follow Elizabeth on Twitter at @howellspace.