Friday, 17 June 2011

IDW Star Trek returns in September with a new movie timeline ongoing series!!

After a more than half a year drought of Star Trek comics they are finally returning in September with the start of Star Trek Ongoing. Here's the blurb from Previews:

The adventures of the Starship Enterprise continue in this new ongoing series that picks up where the blockbuster 2009 film left off! Featuring the new cast of the film, these missions re-imagine the stories from the original series in the alternate timeline created by the film, along with new threats and characters never seen before! With creative collaboration from STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci, this new series begins the countdown to the much-anticipated movie sequel premiering in 2012. Join Kirk, Spock and the crew as they boldly go into a new future! Up first, a drastic new envisioning of "Where No Man Has Gone Before."
This first issue is to be written by Mike Johnson, who with Tim Jones wrote all the previous IDW new timeline comics. The art will be by Stephen Molnar, who previously illustrated the Mission's End series. Covers will be by Tim Bradstreet and David Messina.

UPDATE: have now posted an article on this, and reveal the issue will also have four "rare photo covers" (which I assume to mean retail incentives). There will also be even rare issues signed Orci and Johnson. They have images up of two, I'd expect the other two photo covers to complete the image:

Exciting times! I hope IDW don’t forget that the new timeline is currently several years earlier than the original TV series, and make sure the re-envisioned stories take that into account!

Also listed in the solicitations for that month is the "Star Trek Movie Universe Box Set". No blurb for it yet, but my guess would be has confirmed it will be a collection of the trade-paperback editions of Countdown, Nero, and the Movie Adaptation. also posted this image:
UPDATE: The full solicitations are now out, here's the blurb for the box set:
Relive the Star Trek franchise re-launch on the comic book page with this collector's edition slipcase containing all three Star Trek movie-related trade paperbacks. Find out how and why Nero and Spock have such a tenuous relationship in Countdown! Learn about the dark years Nero spent plotting his revenge against Spock and the Federation in Nero! And finally, experience the motion picture all over again in the strikingly stylish Official Motion Picture Adaptation!

PS. Any Jurassic Park fans will also be happy with September, as IDW are starting their third Jurassic Park series then too!

Thanks to DecepticonsRule on the IDW Forums for pointing out this news!

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