IDW Publishing announced this week a second run of their What If?-style DEVIATIONS alternate universe comics, which first debuted in early 2016 – and this time around, they’ve included Star Trek in this trip around the multiverse!

Star Trek: Deviations imagines a galaxy where the Romulan Star Empire got its talons around Earth before the Vulcan ship T’Plana-Hath could make first contact with humanity – and now the planet is an intergalactic prison world!


Star Trek: Deviations—SPOTLIGHT
Donny Cates (w) • Josh Hood (a & c)

In a world where the Romulans discovered Earth before the Vulcans, Earth is now a brutal penal colony. Resistance fighter William Riker has uncovered a vast conspiracy, and together with his band of prisoner outlaws (you just might recognize a few!), must fight to rescue a mysterious prisoner in the darkest level of the Romulan dungeons. The only man on Earth that still holds the key to humanity’s return to the stars!

Coming in March 2017, the one-shot Star Trek: Deviations will also feature a “mash-up variant” from Cates, Hood, and colorist Rachel Stott, along with an additional variant cover from artist David Malan.

Watch for our review this Spring!

  • M33

    To quote Captain Kirk: “Sounds like fun!”

  • Christopher Roberts

    I think it would’ve made more sense to place the deviation around the Romulans winning the war in ENT era myself.

    • Newdivide1701

      I recall from the comic book series “The Mirror Universe Saga” where the mirror universe took place because Romulus won the Earth/Romulan war. Earth was once again a brutal penal colony for the conquered, Earthmen rose up and resisted the Romulan, but instead of disbanding it became a political power that eventually became the Terran Empire. Saavik said it was similar to the rise of Hitler after Germany’s defeat from the Second World War.

  • Locutus

    I always find it a little silly when we see so many familiar faces when there is such a drastic change to the timeline. I mean, would Riker and LaForge even exist? Also, it would have been kind of cool if they portrayed LaForge as completely blind with no visor. What are the chances that Romulan captors would design him a visor? It might have added some grit to the story and been an opportunity to show what it is like to have such a disability under such dire circumstancing.

    Despite ALL of my whining though, I am still stoaked about this series. Ultimately, I’m pretty good at suspension of disbelief, particularly with my Star Trek love goggles on. And yes, “Sounds like fun!” to quote M33 quoting Capt. Kirk.