Friday 25 April 2014

Comic bits: July releases, photo-comic preview, and I, Enterprise excerpt

A few bits of comics news. Starting with the July line-up from IDW. There are three Star Trek title's in IDW's July solicitations. That's one less than I was expecting, as John Byrne's New Visions photo-comic series was in line for a release this month too, after the first issue in the bi-monthly series coming in May - Evidently it's not quite perfectly bimonthly! The three titles that are coming have already been previewed, as the two crossover titles, and classic bit of TOS, are all quite high profile. If you've missed all the news about them, here are the solicitation summaries:

Star Trek (ongoing) #35: The Q Gambit, Part 1
Written by Mike Johnson, with art and cover by Tony Shasteen, or a subscription photo-cover.
"The Q Gambit" begins here! The crew of the new STAR TREK film franchise encounters the classic Trek villain Q for the first time, only in this all-new 6-part galaxy-spanning adventure developed in associataion with screenwriter/producer Roberto Orci! The mischievous Q sends James T. Kirk on quest that will see the Enterprise joining forces with familiar faces from Star Trek lore, beginning with the crew of a certain space station…
Harlan Ellison’s The City on the Edge of Forever, The Original Teleplay #2
Written by Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton and David Tipton, with art by J.K. Woodward. Cover by Juan Ortiz, or subscription cover by Paul Shipper.
Harlan Ellison’s Hugo and WGA Award-winning teleplay, visualized for the first time! Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Yeoman Rand return to the Enterprise following their first encounter with the Guardians of Forever, only to find a darker, more vicious crew of renegades awaiting them! Can they return the timestream to its proper state? And will they even survive long enough to try?
Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone
Written by Scott and David Tipton, with art and covers by The Sharp Brothers.
When a Starfleet medical conference is crashed by a deadly metamorphic virus, Doctors Beverly Crusher, Julian Bashir and Katherine Pulaski have to race against find a cure. The answers lie in the distant past, deep within the files of Dr. Leonard McCoy! All of Star Trek's medical officers team up for the first time ever!
While there is apparently not a photo-comic coming in July, John Byrne is still busy working on future issues, and has posted another preview from one of them on his forums. Here's the Enterprise encountering a newly created alien ship:

Finally, out this week is issue thirty-two of the nuTrek ongoing series, the second part of the Science Officer 0718 origin story, I, Enterprise. Here's a seven page preview (continues after the jump):

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