Fans of Harlan Ellison‘s original teleplay of The City on the Edge of Forever will soon see it in comic book form.
Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever: The Original Teleplay will be released as a five-issue mini-series.
“Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever: The Original Teleplay will be written by Scott Tipton and David Tipton, with interior painted art by J.K. Woodward. Each issue of the series will feature a cover by Juan Ortiz, whose artistic interpretations of every episode of [the original series] were recently published in an oversize hardcover collection, Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz. Variant covers will be provided by movie poster artist/Star Trek: Khan cover artist Paul Shipper.”
The comic book mini-series will be overseen by Ellison.
“Presenting Harlan Ellison’s brilliant original script for City on the Edge… has been a goal of ours since IDW first began publishing Star Trek comics in 2007,” said series editor and IDW chief creative officer/editor-in-chief Chris Ryall.”
“It was a superlative joy of my long life to have worked with Leonard Nimoy, who became my friend, and many others at Star Trek,” said Ellison, “and an equally heart-happy joy to be working with J.K. and the Tipton Bros. and Chris Ryall on this long-awaited visual of my — humbly, I say it — brilliant original City.”
Expect the first issue of Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever: The Original Teleplay this June.