Spoilers Picard: COUNTDOWN! - Comic is available, spoiler discussion within

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  1. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    I thought I had read that "Sky's the Limit", the IDW TNG mini comic that comes as an exclusive in the just-released "Picard Movie & TV Collection" boxed set of Blu-Rays (four movies and two two-parters), was also intended to tie in with the new "Picard" TV series and "Picard: Countdown", but it seems to be a seventh season Maquis story that simply takes its title from Picard's last line in "All Good Things..."

    (Pocket Books already had a short story collection "The Sky's the Limit" some years ago).
     
  2. The Wormhole

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    Is it possible they might include it with the Picard Countdown TP collection? Or is the one-shot about Picard and Jack Crusher on the Stargazer more likely? Could they include both?
     
  3. WarpFactorZ

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    Does anyone know the release date for issue #1? The IDW website doesn't show this info.

    Also, in what formats will it be available? The last Countdown series I bought was for Into Darkness (and before that it was the original Countdown in '09, which I had on my phone!).
     
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  4. JD

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    According to Comixology #1 is out November 27, #2 is out December 25, and #3 is January 29.
    As for formats, it's at least being released in a individual paper issues, digital comics, and I don't know if it's been officially announced yet but I would assume it'll also come out a paper Trade Paperback collection, and a digital collection.
     
  5. David cgc

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    I recall hearing somewhere that in the real world, rank becomes less of a progression at the Admiral/General level, with the position they're assigned to at any given time dictating their degree of admiral-ness, so it's not uncommon to bounce around a bit.
     
  6. thribs

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    Got it on my pull list. I hope it isn't that bad.
     
  7. JD

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    What makes you think it won't be good?
     
  8. thribs

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    Not really a fan of Star Trek comics. Most have pretty poor story telling
     
  9. C.E. Evans

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    I actually proposed this in another thread about PIC that unlike other officer & enlisted ranks, admiral ranks are by appointment, and that one could go straight from captain to a three- or four-pip admiral to fill a particular position.
     
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  10. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Roddenberry himself said once, about Starfleet, in an interview, "Rank is more like a job description".
     
  11. JD

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    That doesn't really make sense since we saw tons of people with the same rank doing different jobs.
     
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  13. ryan123450

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    Wow that is incredibly bad. Really looking forward to the story though.
     
  14. BuckBokaiLondonKings

    BuckBokaiLondonKings Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    That looks...horrible? I’m surprised they accepted that as a cover. But I suppose it doesn’t matter—I’m still buying.
     
  15. JD

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    Picard's face looks weird.
     
  16. The Wormhole

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    Could just be a placeholder. I'm hoping it's just a placeholder.
     
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  17. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

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    Boy, five bucks an issue is kinda steep.
     
  18. JD

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    A lot of comics are at least $3 or $4 these days. We've come a long way from when they were just $0.10.
     
  19. Dayton Ward

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    The Picard comics will be longer than the “regular” monthly comics, hence the slightly higher price point.
     
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