Wednesday 25 March 2015

IDW June titles, and other comics news

A few updates from IDW's Star Trek line today, starting with their June solicitations, which includes the start of a new story in the nuTrek ongoing series, and an omnibus. Continue below for full details of those, and more, including news of a new Gold Key story!

Star Trek (nuTrek ongoing) #46: 5 Year Mission- The Tholian Webs, Part 1
Written by Mike Johnson, with art by Rachel Stott (returning to Trek shortly after finishing up on the Planet of the Apes crossover series).
In “The Tholian Webs,” Part 1 of 2, The FIVE-YEAR MISSION of the Starship Enterprise continues! In this epic re-imagining of a classic Star Trek episode, the crew of the new movie timeline encounters a mysterious and deadly alien force... and not all of the crew will make it out alive!
There are two covers for this one, the regular by Joe Corroney, and a subscription variant photo-cover:

New Visions, Volume 2
By John Byrne.
John Byrne presents all-new, feature length tales set in the Star Trek: The Original Series universe, done in a unique, photomontage style. Collects the stories “Cry Vengeance,” “Made Out of Mudd,” “A Scent of Ghosts,” and “Memorium,” plus a special bonus: an all-new “Gold Key” crossover story you never expected with an ending you won’t believe!

John Byrne just recently posted a preview of that Gold Key bonus story, on his forums, which looks like it's going to be an absolute delight:

And finally, there's news of another omnibus, the tenth book in the nuTrek ongoing series, which Amazon now list for August release. They also have this blurb:
The lead up to the next movie begins here! Following their encounter with the extradimensional entity known as "Q", Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise continue their five-year mission into unexplored space. Contains the stories "Behemoth," "Eurydice," and "The Tholian Webs" from issues #41-46.

...which surely has to be wrong: Unless they plan to split The Tholian Webs between two omnibuses, the issue count here is off, as the six issues would include the two-parter Behemoth, the three-part Eurydice, but just the first half of the two-part The Tholian Webs. The last two omnibuses in the series have been six-issue books, but before that all the rest contained four issues, so it would seem an odd decision to split a story when they could just release a five-issue omnibus and bump The Tholian Webs into the eleventh omnibus in the series. Hopefully by the time we get the August solicitations this will be have been altered!

For full listings of all the upcoming Star Trek comic releases, and links to my previous coverage, hit the comics button on my 2015 schedule page.

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