This involves the discovery of faster-than-light technology so that man can travel further in space. A new planet is discovered in our Solar System with alien life forms. Further exploration in search for potential allies brings the crew of the Discovery into contact with more alien races, some less trustworthy than earlier thought.
The artwork is not totally my cup of tea and it is not always easy to identify which character is which. The story, though derivative at times, is relatively engaging and there may be further volumes.