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Anthony Rapp & Wilson Cruz Featured on Covers of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Comic

Over the past half century, the Star Trek franchise has grown accustomed to boldly going where no one has gone before. That’s why it makes sense that Star Trek: Discovery has introduced us to the TV universe’s first queer characters. Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz star as Lt. Paul Stamets and Dr. Hugh Culber, the first gay couple in a Star Trek TV series – John Cho’s Lt. Hikaru Sulu had a husband in last year’s Star Trek: Beyond, a nod to George Takei, who originated the role.

Now, Trekkies are rejoicing over the announcement of multiple new comic books. One of which, Star Trek: Boldly Go is releasing its 18th and final chapter, in which Captain Kirk faces his greatest challenge while infinite realities are at stake. Volume five of Star Trek: The New Adventures follows the USS Enterprise in a timeline based on the new movies.

But the title that has our nerdy gay asses on the edge of our seats is the inaugural, Star Trek: Discovery annual. Not only do we get to see more of Lt. Stamets as we learn how he started to develop technology based on an unstable mycelial network, in order to win a war against the Klingons. We also get to see how he met his bae, Culber.

That’s right, the first in the new Star Trek comic book series is a gay love story. Not only that, but two covers (one by Angel Hernandez, another by George Caltsoudas) feature Stamets and Culber front and center, in all their illustrated glory.

We’re not the only ones who are ecstatic over this new development. Rapp himself tweeted an adorkable reaction to being on the cover of a comic book. Be still, our nerdy gay hearts.

Star Trek: Discovery annual is expected in stores by March 28, 2018.

Now, Trekkies are rejoicing over the announcement of multiple new comic books. One of which, Star Trek: Boldly Go is releasing its 18th and final chapter, in which Captain Kirk faces his greatest challenge while infinite realities are at stake. Volume five of Star Trek: The New Adventures follows the USS Enterprise in a timeline based on the new movies.

But the title that has our nerdy gay asses on the edge of our seats is the inaugural, Star Trek: Discovery annual. Not only do we get to see more of Lt. Stamets as we learn how he started to develop technology based on an unstable mycelial network, in order to win a war against the Klingons. We also get to see how he met his bae, Culber.

That’s right, the first in the new Star Trek comic book series is a gay love story. Not only that, but two covers (one by Angel Hernandez, another by George Caltsoudas) feature Stamets and Culber front and center, in all their illustrated glory.

We’re not the only ones who are ecstatic over this new development. Rapp himself tweeted an adorkable reaction to being on the cover of a comic book. Be still, our nerdy gay hearts.

Star Trek: Discovery annual is expected in stores by March 28, 2018.