Friday 14 June 2013

September IDW Star Trek comics

IDW have released their solicitations for September, which for the fifth month in a row includes just one wholly new Star Trek comic, the latest issue of the ongoing series.Still no sign of that John Harrison prequel! It appears August's Gorn comic is a one-shot, with this latest issue picking things up with Klingons and Romulans again. Here's the solicitation blurb for Star Trek ongoing #25:
War breaks out across the stars as the Klingon and Romulan Empires fight for supremacy, with the Enterprise caught in the middle! Don't miss this epic all-new story set after the events of the blockbuster movie STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!
As usual, it's written by Mike Johnson, while Erfan Fajar returns to do the artwork again. Fajar will also be doing the cover, including a sketch version.

There is also to be a photo cover, offered as "subscription variant", which will be available "only for loyal subscription box customers". IDW released this photo with the solicitations, one of the existing promo photos for Into Darkness, although it doesn't seem to have been formatted as a cover yet:

Also listed in the September solicitations is the second book in the comic strip omnibuses series, the first time the US comic strips have been reprinted since they were first published in the early eighties! Amazon currently suggest this will actually becoming in early October. The cover is unchanged from the previously released version. Here's the slightly different blurb from the solicitations:
Collecting the second half of the rare daily and Sunday newspaper strips. Ten complete missions from October 26, 1981 through December 3, 1983. Stories by Sharman DiVono, Larry Niven, Martin Pasko, and Gerry Conway; art by Ron Harris, Padraic Shigetani, Bob Myers, Ernie Colón, Dick Kulpa, and Alfredo Alcala. Edited by Dean Mullaney with an introduction by Rich Handley.
Looking further ahead, Amazon now have a listing for the sixth ongoing omnibus, which they expect to arrive in November. Judging by the page count, and previous books in the series, this will probably include four issues; the three-part After Darkness story, and the Gorn one-shot.

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