Star Trek Comics
A brand new announcement breaking from New York Comic-Con has licensed Trek comic book publisher IDW launching a prequel comic to the upcoming J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness. Comic Book News reported that IDW will be launching "Countdown to Darkness." sometime before the May 17, 2013 movie premier. As an added bonus, Bleeding Cool snapped the above blurry pic of the cover at NYCC. Does this tell us much about the new films possible villian, played by Benedict Cumberbatch? Not really... I still think he's going to play Landru...
Current Star Trek comic book publisher IDW is set to launch a new hardcover book comprised of the late 70's & early 80's Star Trek newspaper comic strips. Launched in December 1979 and originally written and inked by Thomas Warkentin, the news paper strips ran for four years in newspapers across the country. Set during the Star Trek: The Motion Picture timeframe, readers could follow the Enterprise crew 7 days-a-week with a special color version released on Sundays.
New IDW Star Trek: The Next Generation Comic Series Featuring The Borg & Penned By Brannon Braga Heading To Stores
Star Trek scribe & producer, Brannon Braga, returns to the Trek universe to write a new chapter in the Borg saga. IDW Publishing is set to release a new series of comics featuring Picard and company as they face down the dreaded all consuming enemy. Brannon joins forces with fellow Trek scribe Terry Matalas and artist Joe Corroney to create STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: HIVE for IDW. The new series focuses on the galaxie's fight against a full out Borg invasion. Taking the crew of the Enterprise on what IDW is calling a "dynamic new journey" that's "packed with mind-bending twists, time-jumping action, and revered, genre-defining characters", the new comic series will debut in September.
In it's first ever crossover comic series with DC Comics, IDW publishing (the current Star Trek comic licensee) will team up with the Superman / Batman publisher to produce a unique comic series featuring the original crew of The Enterprise and The Legion of Superheroes. Set in an alternate universe Kirk & and his crew will beam down to a planet only to discover that the planet isn’t their intended destination, or even in the right universe. At the same time, a group of “Great Darkness Saga” Legionnaires inside a time sphere find themselves cast into the 23rd century, but it’s not the 23rd century as they know it, either. The new comic will see both teams pulling together to fight Klingons, Khunds, Borg, and similar nasty and evil elements that the alternate universe can conjure. The egalitarian United Planets in one universe and a United Federation of Planets in another is now the Imperial Planets of Terra, a dark empire focused on war and conquest, and that’s just the beginning for the series.
“Nothing like kicking off our first foray into the DC Universe with a story that spans dimensions and centuries,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief and the lead editor on this crossover. “As a huge fan of both of these teams and the eras we’re playing with here, as well as an admirer of the talents involved with this tale, I couldn’t be happier. ”
Ruling in Hell begins with Khan's crew being left on Ceti Alpha Five and Khan reflecting back on the events that led to them starting a new life on this planet. This recap was, of course, detailed in the ST:TOS episode “Space Seed”. The early part of the story details a month by month look at Khan and the group's struggles to adapt to the planet and its environs. As the four-issue mini-series progresses, events alluded to in Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan fall into place. Highlights include the explosion of Ceti Alpha Six, the death of Khan's wife and the story of a power struggle within Khan's group. The mini-series concludes with the arrival of Captain Terrell and first officer Pavel Chekov from the U.S.S. Reliant
A brand new comic featuring our favorite space statoin occupants was just released from IDW Publishing. We covered the announcement of Deep Space Nine: Fool's gold back in October and now you can get your hot little hands on a copy. Check out the story summary below from IDW.
Deep Space Nine is quickly becoming our favorite Star Trek series. Not that we didn't love it before, but since we've been revisiting the series again lately it's creeping it's way to the top.
We just got wind of a new series of comics that will be released by IDW this December focusing on DS9. Naturally we're excited. Who doesn't want more adventures with Sisco and the gang. Sure, he's a non-corporeal being now, but we don't discriminate.
Check out the deets and artwork below.
IDW is set to release all of it's Star Trek Movie adaptation comics in one book, and it's set for warp in November. Called the Star Trek MovieOmnibus, the release will include the following:
The three-part Star Trek: The Motion Picture
The one-shots Star Trek: The Search for Spock, StarTrek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: The FinalFrontier, Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country
And finally the newly created, three-part Star Trek: TheWrath of Khan from IDW.