IDW Publishing will release a quartet of Star Trek comic-book adventures in June and StarTrek.com has the details and exclusive First Looks at art from the titles.
First up is Star Trek: Countdown Collection, Vol. 1, written by Mike Johnson & Tim Jones, with art by David Messina and a John Watson cover. The graphic novel gathers together stories leading up to Star Trek (2009). In that movie, audiences were introduced to Nero, the mysterious Romulan who ultimately threatened the survival of the entire universe. Find out his origin story and what drove him to perform such heinous deeds as well as what he did in those cold, dark, lonely years he spent waiting for his nemesis to arrive. Vol. 1 will run 184 pages and cost $24.99Star Trek: Countdown Collection, Vol. 1 will be followed by – what else? – Vol. 2. Mike Johnson penned the tales, while David Messina, Claudia Balboni and Luca Lamberti handled the art and John Watson once again provided the cover. The stories in Vol. 2 led straight into the movie Star Trek Into Darkness, as the crew of the Enterprise becomes embroiled in a decades-old conflict between two factions of indigenous people on a remote planet. The flames of their conflict have been fanned by the unexpected presence of a former captain of the Enterprise, long presumed dead. Plus, witness the shocking origin of Khan Noonien Singh from his earliest years through his rise to power during the epic Eugenics Wars and behold the events that led to his escape from Earth aboard the Botany Bay. Vol. 2 will run 200 pages and cost $24.99.
Then there’s Star Trek #58—Legacy of Spock, Part Four, written by Mike Johnson, with art and cover by Tony Shasteen. Part Four represents the stunning conclusion of “Legacy of Spock,” as the fate of the Vulcan people hangs in the balance while Spock tries to prevent all-out war with the Romulan Empire. Will the Vulcans find a new homeworld on which to rebuild their civilization… or does this spell the end of their species? Legacy of Spock, Part Four will run 32 pages and cost $3.99. Fans should be on the lookout for a subscription variant with a cover by Alberto Silva.Lastly, there’s Star Trek: Manifest Destiny—SPOTLIGHT, by Mike Johnson & Ryan Parrott, with Angel Hernandez handling the art and cover. This all-new adventure is set at the edge of explored space, as Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise come face to face with a new Klingon threat… with the fate of the galaxy at stake. Bonus: this issue also includes the Klingon Language version of issue #1! Manifest Destiny will run 136 pages and cost $19.99.
For additional details, contact your local comic book retailer or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you. Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional news about the IDW’s upcoming Star Trek adventures, as well as exclusive First Looks at covers and preview pages.
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