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January IDW Comics Include New Movie Prequel

Posted by T'Bonz - 23/10/12 at 10:10 am


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Three new comics by IDW Publishing will be released in January, and one of the comics will be a prequel to the Star Trek into Darkness movie.

The three comics are Star Trek The Next Generation/Doctor Who Volume 2, Star Trek #17 and Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #1.

In Star Trek The Next Generation/Doctor Who Volume 2, “When the Federation’s most terrifying enemy strikes an unholy alliance with one of the Doctor’s most hated antagonists, the result is devastation on a cosmic scale! Spanning the ends of space and time itself, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise find themselves joining forces with the Doctor and his companions, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance!”

Written by Scott and David Tipton, with art and cover by J.K. Woodward, the one-hundred-and-four page issue will sell for $17.99.

Star Trek #17 is the story of the “never-been-seen origins of the Enterprise crew in the new movie timeline! First up is Doctor Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy: find out how the cantankerous miracle worker found himself on a shuttle to Starfleet Academy with James T. Kirk! With a story overseen by Star Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci, this all-new tale sets the stage for the upcoming film!”

Thirty-two pages in length, Star Trek #17 was written by Mike Johnson, with art by Claudia Balboni, and art by Tim Bradstreet. Star Trek #17 will sell for $3.99.

Finally, the prequel comic to Star Trek into Darkness will make its debut with Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #1, the first of a four-issue prequel mini-series which will “set the stage” for the May 2013 film.

Written by Roberto Orci and Mike Johnson, with art by David Messina, the thirty-two page issue will sell for $3.99.

Source: Comics Continuum

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  • Didier Thiene

    And there’s also this!

    http://www.libraryofamericancomics.com/catalog/series/2419/

    Coming Soon
    Star Trek The Newspaper Strip, Vol. 1: 1979-1981
    by Thomas Warkentin, Sharman DiVono, and Ron Harris
    Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney.
    Introduction by Rich Handley.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    My goodness. I had mercifully, blissfully forgotten that this ever existed. I would make an acerbic comment about reviving things that should remain dead, but I’m too busy pounding new lumps into my head to drive this evil thing back out again.

  • Didier Thiene

    You didn’t like the strips? I thought they were great–well, at least the Warkentin years were. I just think it’s amazing that these are finally being reprinted after being forgotten about for so long.

  • BlueThunder

    http://www.libraryofamericancomics.com/catalog/series/2419/

    This and Countdown To Darkness are going to be exciting and dazzling Star Trek adventures.

  • FatMat426

    What’s the exact date in January when IDW’s issue #17 will be available?