The Wing Commander SciPubTech poster is a great success story for Wing Commander fans. SPT was responsible for some incredible Star Trek cutaway posters that hit it big in the '90s. A TCS Tiger's Claw representation was first announced in 1999 and teased in a tiny postage stamp thumbnail. Years went by and repeated requests for status updates went unanswered. As a decade passed, WC fan NinjaLA made contact with one of the original artists, Christopher Cushman. And it turned out that his brother Michael was the person who made the WC poster! They were happy to support their fellow fans and released the gorgeous image below.
If you're like most of the CIC Staff and were a Trek fan growing up, these SciPubTech cutaway posters were the coolest. You now have a chance to own one of the most popular designs of all and help the Cushman family out at the same time! Christopher is actually selling one of his original pieces, including a framed press proof, the hand drawn first draft and a final inking copy. Most people don't have $3500 just laying around, but something like this would be priceless to the right sci-fi fan! Details are below.
First off, happy birthday to Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts! He turns 47 today, which means he was knee-deep in the very first WC game at the tender age of 22. Incredible! For reference, Origin founder Richard Garriot (whose birthday is the Fourth of July) was only 29 in 1990 when WC1 was released.
Today also marks more than 12 years of continuous front page updates at the CIC! We don't always have earth-shattering news each day, but I continue to be genuinely impressed at the community's unwavering commitment to the series. 2015 is really hitting its stride with a number of fantastic fan projects in high gear. You can take a trip down memory lane in our news archives here.