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Khan’s Origin Story

Monday, October 14th, 2013


The Star Trek: Khan comic debuts this week, and writer Mike Johnson explained what fans can expect in the six-issue story of the genetic superman.

Writing a comic book story about Khan was a way to show more about the character. “…in terms of the comic, Bob Orci has always talked about the comics being an opportunity to expand the world and show things we didn’t have time to show in the movie,” said Johnson. “And it sort of became a natural idea that we would eventually do the Khan origin in a comic, so over the last year, we kind of knew it was coming.”


Trek Comics Hint At Star Trek 2

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

As the IDW Publishing Star Trek comic series chugs along, classic TV episodes are being retold and the series of comics bridges the gap between Star Trek XI and Star Trek 2.

Trek fans looking for clues about the next movie will find hints in those comics, but nothing that will spoil the movie.


Star Trek Ongoing Comic #8

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

In April, fans will be able to buy issue #8 in the Star Trek ongoing comic series, featuring the crew from the rebooted Star Trek.

In Star Trek #8, Kirk and crew must “race against time to thwart a renegade Vulcan plot to destroy Romulus.”

Sarek of Vulcan, Spock’s father, will make a guest star appearance in Star Trek #8.

Written by Mike Johnson, Star Trek #8 will feature art by Joe Phillips, with a cover by Tim Bradstreet. There will be two variant covers, one a Bradstreet sketch cover, and one a photo cover.

Star Trek #8 will be thirty-two pages in length and cost $3.99.

Comic Review – Star Trek #5

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Star Trek #5 will release tomorrow, but fans can see a preview of the issue today.

IDW Publishing describes the issues as follows: “The voyages of the new crew of the Enterprise continue in this re-imagining of the classic episode Operation: Annihilate! Captain Kirk comes face to face with the ghosts of his past when a rescue mission reunites him with the last person he expects to see: his brother.


Star Trek 2 Comics Clues

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

For fans waiting for Star Trek 2, reading the new Star Trek comics might provide some hints as to what will happen in the J.J. Abrams sequel.

According to, one of the writers of the new series admitted in the latest issue of Star Trek Magazine that clues could be found in the comics.


Orci And Johnson: New Trek

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Writers Mike Johnson (Star Trek #1 comic) and Roberto Orci (Star Trek XI) share their thoughts on the new Star Trek production; including Star Trek XI, the comics based on the Abrams’ Star Trek crew, and Star Trek 2.

Once Star Trek XI hit the movie screens, co-writer Orci found out that the reaction to the film was diverse – with some loving the new take on the original series and others not happy with some of the events of Star Trek XI. “I’d like to say I was surprised [by the reactions], but as a fan I was going through all of those reactions myself as we came up with the story and how to revisit the characters for the new movie,” he said. “The only surprise was how well-received it was.”


Star Trek #2 Comic To Release This Autumn

Friday, August 5th, 2011

IDW Publishing has announced that the second issue of a new comic book series based on Star Trek XI‘s alternative timeline will soon follow issue #1, which debuts in September.

Star Trek #2 is billed as a “lead up to 2012’s eagerly awaited Star Trek sequel” and revisits an episode from the original series.


Star Trek Movie Adaptation Comic Preview

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Issue six of the Star Trek Movie Adaptation comic from IDW Publishing arrives in stores today and fans can have a preview before heading out to purchase it.

Star Trek Movie Adaptation #6 was written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Mike Johnson and Tim Jones, with art and cover by David Messina.


Star Trek Movie Adaptation #4 Comic

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

The fourth issue of the Star Trek Movie Adaptation comic series will be in stores tomorrow, but readers can see a preview today.

The latest of the Star Trek Movie Adaptation comics is published by IDW Publishing. This issue was written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Mike Johnson and Tim Jones. Art and cover are by David Messina.

First Look: Star Trek XI Movie Adaptation 2

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

On Wednesday, March 17, IDW Publishing’s Star Trek Movie Adaptation issue #2 will arrive in stores.

Written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Tim Jones and Mike Johnson; with artwork (and cover) by David Messina, this second issue of the Star Trek XI movie adaptation includes some cut scenes.


Jones And Johnson Talk Star Trek Comics

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

At the Comic-Con IDW panel, Tim Jones and Mike Johnson discussed their forthcoming comics such as Nero and the Star Trek XI adaptation comic as well as future comics including one based on a sequel to Star Trek XI and one set in the Star Trek: The Next Generation era.

As reported by, the Nero comics were meant to fill in the missing twenty-five years between Spock and Nero’s first encounter, and after they went back in time and met again. “…there is a huge story sitting right there in the middle of the movie that, obviously, they didn’t have a lot of time to go into on-screen with everything else going on,” explained Jones. “So we get to fill in a little bit of that in graphic form.” (more…)

New Star Trek XI Comic In The Works

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

A comic book adaptation of Star Trek XI is in the works, according to IDW.

As reported by, the six issue Star Trek XI comic series will include scenes cut from the final version of Star Trek XI. (more…)

Johnson And Jones Talk Star Trek: Nero

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

New comic to explain Nero’s activities while waiting for Spock to arrive in the alternate timeline.

As reported by Comic Book Resources, the success of Star Trek: Countdown has made possible Star Trek: Nero, in which fans will finally get to know what Nero was doing during those twenty-five years while he was waiting for Spock to arrive. “We were planning for this series even before Countdown was written,” explained co-writer Mike Johnson. “We wanted to wait to see how Countdown did as a gauge for the audience’s appetite for new Trek comics, but luckily Countdown has done really well so that encouraged us to go ahead with our plans for Nero.” (more…)

Star Trek: Countdown Goes Into Depth

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Some elements in Star Trek XI are explained in Star Trek: Countdown, the comic prequel to Star Trek XI, including how Nero went from normal guy to villain.

As reported by, Star Trek: Countdown, a four-issue comic prequel to Star Trek XI is a must-read for fans who want more details on the events of Star Trek XI or who are Star Trek: The Next Generation fans. (more…)