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Don't miss Part 1 of the 2-part SERIES FINALE! It's the penultimate chapter in the latest Five Year Mission of the USS Enterprise, as Captain Kirk and the crew encounter… themselves? Celebrate the 50th anniversary of STAR TREK with this all-new story that brings two timelines together!

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Background informationEdit

  • To tie into the upcoming IDW Publishing line of ROM comics beginning in July 2016, Drew Moss and Adam Guzowski were tasked to design a variant cover featuring ROM the Spaceknight on a Star Trek cover. [1]
  • This was originally solicited as "Altered Encounters", but renamed to "Connection" by the time of publication.
  • There is a tribute page to Canadian comic artist and writer, Darwyn Cooke, at the end of the issue stating "Brilliant storyteller, cherished husband, loyal friend. Taken from us too soon. Rest in peace, Dar." Cooke died 14 May 2016 at the age of 53.


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