Comic Book Cover Art, DC Comics, STAR TREK. Pencil, Ink, Brush, Pen, Opaque gouache.
DC regained its license to publish TREK after the success of THE VOYAGE HOME, something I had anticipated. There was the rumor of a Star Trek 5, directed by William Shatner, but thankfully, Paramount decided never to let that proposed film ever get to the screen. LOL!!
My idea for the first issue return was to render an image reminescent of the LAST issue cover, which I had illustrated years before. This was very "inside," and I didn't really expect anyone to get it except my editor, and the more observant Trek comic fans.[link]
Inspiration also came from George Pérez's first-issue cover for Trek long ago, with the one-point perspective space-warp streaks, and I used the image of Enterprise from the conclusion of the first motion picture, where the beloved starship slowly sails majestically toward the viewer. Endings, and new beginnings. I was mindful to update the ship's new serial number, appended with "A."