IDW has just released a five-page preview of the first issue of "Star Trek Countdown." the official comic prequel for the new Star Trek movie, which is coming out this
month week. Check it out below
The four issue ‘Star Trek Countdown’ comics series will show the progression from the Next Generation era to the new Star Trek movie. The series is ‘presented’ by Star Trek director JJ Abrams with a story by Star Trek co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The series will primarily deal with (elder) Spock and the film’s villain Nero, including interactions with other characters from the TNG era. The series is written by Tim Jones and Mike Johnson with art by David Messina.
Cover and 5 page preview (click to enlarge)
As reported, the comic series starts off after the events of Star Trek Nemesis. The Stardate given is 64333.4, around eight years after Nemesis (Stardate 56893.5). Issue one starts off with Nero and his crew, including his second Ayel, on a mining operation (looking for something called ‘decalithium’) when something seems to go wrong. Also of note is that Nero and his crew have hair and no tattoos (as seen in pre-release images), and although the drilling platform appears the same, Nero’s ship looks different than seen in the Star Trek trailer and press previews.
UPDATE: Countdown coming THIS week
Although the comic is listed at some online retailers as coming out on January 28th, IDW tells TrekMovie that Countdown #1 will be released on Wednesday the 14th.
Pre-order Star Trek Countdown now
Issues 1-3 are available now for pre-order at tfaw.com and the Trade Paperback is available at Amazon.
Star Trek Countdown
You can also order a subscription to all four issues at IDW.com ($15.96 or $3.99/issue).