Cadet Jean-Luc Picard has everything to lose in the new Academy preview

The fourth issue of IDW’s ongoing Star Trek: Picard’s Academy is out this week. Following the adventures of a young Jean-Luc Picard during his time in Starfleet Academy, issue #4 sees the future legendary Captain put to the test as he must learn to trust friends and foes while vying for an early graduation spot.

Here is the synopsis for issue #4:

Time’s up! It’s Evasive Maneuvers exam day, the only shot Picard has at graduating early… and getting off Earth and far away from home. He’s as ready as he can be and actually feels like he can trust some of his group partners. But little does he know, their first test in space will bring an unexpected challenge-one the cadets would never find in their textbooks!

Star Trek Picard’s Academy was launched last year following Star Trek Picard’s third and final season. The comic series takes the young Picard back to school, exploring his days at the Academy and events that ultimately lead to him becoming the man we know now. Each issue is written by New York Times best-selling author Sam Maggs, with artwork by Ornella Greco and colors by Charlie Kirchoff.

Star Trek Picard’s Academy #4 is out now. Digital editions are available to buy via comiXology and Amazon.