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Preview of Star Trek: Infestation #1 + IDW Promises ‘Several’ New Trek Comics For 2011 January 5, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Comics , trackback

This year comic book publisher IDW is going zombie crazy with a big crossover event called "Infestation", which includes two Star Trek: Infestation comics for February. We have some preview images of issue 1 below, plus some exclusive comments from IDW on the future of Star Trek with the publisher.

 

Preview of Star Trek: Infestation #1

In February IDW releases the two issues of Star Trek: Infestation, part of their zombie crossover event with standalone Infestation comics and other issues tied to Transformers, GI Joe and Ghostbusters. The Star Trek Infestation comics are written by Scott and David Tipton with art by Casey Maloney.  Here is the synopses for issue 1:

The first-ever event in IDW Publishing’s history crosses over into the Star Trek universe with this two-part, bi-weekly series! A routine visit to a colony world takes a horrifying turn when Admiral Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy find themselves surrounded by hordes of the undead! Spinning out of the pages of last month’s INFESTATION, this series takes the crew of the Enterprise into a dark and deadly new direction!

And here are some new preview images:


Star Trek: Infestation #1 Cover & Page 5


Star Trek: Infestation #1 Pages 6 and 14

Comic Book Resources has more images from Star Trek: Infestation #1.

And here is the full Infestation Schedule:

IDW promises more Star Trek for 2011

After “Star Trek: Khan Ruling in Hell #4″ (released next week), the two issues of “Star Trek Infestation” in February are IDW’s only confirmed Star Trek comics for 2011. The publisher has recently announced their solicitations for March 2011 and besides a trade paperback collection of last year’s “Star Trek: Captain’s Log”, there are no new Star Trek titles. That means that March 2011 will be the first month without any Star Trek comic titles since IDW started publishing Trek back in January 2007.

TrekMovie checked in with IDW’s Marketing Director Anna Maria White who assured us that regardless of there being no Trek titles in March, the company remains committed to Star Trek. In an email White stated:

IDW is not moving away from Star Trek. We’ve included it in our company-wide event, INFESTATION, and are working on some big things to start in the spring. There are several Star Trek books in the works.

White also confirmed that within the "several Star Trek books", IDW is planning comics in both the traditional "prime" Star Trek universe and the new movie universe. TrekMovie will continue to update on any new titles coming from IDW.

 

Comments

1. D. P. McGuire - January 5, 2011

I can’t think of anything I would like to see less than a Star Trek Zombie anything

2. StevenPDX - January 5, 2011

@1: Couldn’t agree more. Seems like a (very bad) way to fill a void of new Trek material. I wish CBS/Paramount would put all that creative energy into a new TV series in addition to a once-every-few-years movie. I’m just sayin’…

3. Phil - January 5, 2011

This just seems like a really bad idea. Has “Star Trek on Ice” been greenlit yet?

4. Richard Dawson's Ruffled Shirt - January 5, 2011

2

If they put the same creative energy into a new series that they put into that Star Trek: Zombies funnybook, God help us all!

5. Phil - January 5, 2011

Okay, does anyone else have any really bad ideas that CBS/Paramount might pay us millions of dollars to develop? Lets try…

Star Trek romance novels
The Star Trek Christmas Special
Star Trek: Turn off the Warp Drive (Broadway, kiddies…)

6. Richard Dawson's Ruffled Shirt - January 5, 2011

They did do that Voyager pseudo-Christmas one where Neelix wanted to kill himself.

Aah, the gift that keeps on…

Never mind. I’ll be flamed for bashing.

7. I'm Dead Jim! - January 5, 2011

@6

I don’t remember that one. What stopped Neelix?

8. Crusade2267 - January 5, 2011

#7 Naomi needed someone to check for monsters under the bed. No joke… thats how it ended.

9. the Kirk-Doctor - January 5, 2011

# 5 a Star Trek Christmas special wouldnt be too bad after all it works for Doctor Who. By the way if IDW is going to cross over Star Trek with anything it should be Doctor Who after all they do have the rights to both. Imagine the two longest running sci-fi franchises in history of tv coming together in my mind that would be awsome.

10. Nuallain - January 5, 2011

I see they seem to set up the inevitable “He’s dead, Jim” joke,

I do wonder how the zombies are supposed to be a threat in the 23rd century of Trek… with the weaponry all being capable of total bodily disintergration. Hell total bodily disintergration over sweeping areas, not just targeted on individual.

Enterprise crewmembers vs zombies = short fight, I would have thought.

11. They call me Stasiu - January 5, 2011

Not a zombie fan myself, but as long as the story is done well, it should make for an interesting read.

12. Ian K - January 5, 2011

Ahhh..dammit… this is going to upset my timetable for Star Trek The Musical!!!

At this point break out the TOS Phaser rifles, and just sweep them all them zombies on vaporize.

13. I'm Dead Jim! - January 5, 2011

@8

OMG! Sounds like a Voyager After School Special. I dare say zombies could have helped that one.

14. Captaingoesdownwiththeship - January 5, 2011

I’m actually all for it and I’m a diehard star trek fan. It is an intriguing plot. From what I saw on previews of the Ghostbusters infestation, those proton packs don’t exactly vaporize them either and they can do as much damage as the phaser. It’s a new take that uses the TOS crew which in the 60s was about fun and exploring, with tense situations.

Plus its a breath of fresh air. I’m all for keep Trek the way it was, but I like the new Trek too. All in all an interesting story keeps one interested and satsified.

15. Browncoat1984 - January 5, 2011

I love zombies – Left 4 Dead, 28 Days Later, The Walking Dead, but zombies in Star Trek? NO.

16. Desstruxion - January 5, 2011

What’s with all the fascination over zombies these days? I don’t get it.

17. StevenPDX - January 5, 2011

@4

Well said! I just miss Trek on TV and something new every week.

18. Scruffy the vampire janitor - January 5, 2011

#9
there was a fanzine that ran for 6 issues back in the mid 80s that explored a Trek-Who story. “The Enterprise and the Doctor” I think.

I only bought the two issues that showed how to build a Reliant from the AMT ERTL Enterprise A and mount it and light it.

I never did it, but damn I miss all my old fanzines.

19. Scruffy the vampire janitor - January 5, 2011

http://www.scirev.net/2010/06/the-doctor-and-the-enterprise-part-1/

20. the Kirk-Doctor - January 5, 2011

thanks 18 I never heard of that I read some seems good so far Ill finish the rest tomorrow

21. Ensign RedShirt - January 5, 2011

Not really into the whole zombie thing, but I’ll probably have a look…love how they’re using the Gold Key Star Trek logo!

22. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - January 5, 2011

You see one Zombie you have seen them all. Now they want to re invent Zombies into Trek. In that one the solution is simple. Lock Torpedoes onto the Planet and Fire. Zombies taken care of. End of Story.

23. Khan was Framed! - January 5, 2011

I’m okay with the Zombie thing for a brief stint like this, but really Trek has already had them in the form of the Borg or those toxified Vulcans in the expanse.

I thought we were going where no man has gone before.

We’ve been here, done zombies, killed their queen. Thrice.

Can we please get an Enterprise season 5/Romulan war series already?!

This is by far the most exciting missing chapter of the saga.

With all the hype about the nx refit in the ships of the line calendar this year, I’d like to see the ship & crew in action again.

We know many fans want to see a Kelvin TV series, so why not fill the void with a series about it?

And finally, if we’re going to do some Trek mash ups, can we talk to Dark Horse & do some that fans have been anticipating for years like:

Klingons vs. Predator

TOS vs. Aliens

or

TNG vs. Terminator

24. Red Dead Ryan - January 5, 2011

23

“Star Trek” and “Star Wars” crossover would be awesome. Never going to happen though.

25. TJ Trek - January 5, 2011

alright, did anyone hear forget the ENTERPRISE episode that had Vulcan zombies. That worked. I don’t know about this, but zombies and TREK can work. give it a chance peeps.

26. Brett Campbell - January 6, 2011

Horta zombies and Gorn zombies would be scarier and more fitting that zombie zombies.

27. Brett Campbell - January 6, 2011

Salt vampire zombies!

28. Brett Campbell - January 6, 2011

Even a Losira zombie!

29. Brett Campbell - January 6, 2011

Or an “Obsession” cloud-vampire zombie!

30. Holger - January 6, 2011

I love these IDW Trek comics, in particular the TOS ones.
But zombies in the Trek universe – no thanks! I’ll wait for the next round of comics. I’m hoping for some new Number One adventures by Byrne.

31. The Riddler - January 6, 2011

We have Zombies in Star Trek already. Except we call them Borg.

32. Christopher_Roberts - January 6, 2011

23. “Can we please get an Enterprise season 5/Romulan war series already?!”

Preferably on TV.

Seriously… an Enterprise comic, coming up to ten years without a single one. Haven’t we waited long enough?

33. Holger - January 6, 2011

I like the Gold Key-style title, though.

34. The Geek that Gets Laid Often - January 6, 2011

I’d be up for an Enterprise Year 5 comic.

35. Polly - January 6, 2011

oh my lord.

Please, no. please.

36. Dr_Beckett - January 6, 2011

I too am all for an Enterprise season 5 comic. They can also have an ‘episode’ where Sam Beckett leaps into Jonathan Archer to prevent the atrocius events depicted in ‘These are the voyages.’ That would be a crossover event worth buying! ;)

37. Brett Campbell - January 6, 2011

31 – Good point.

38. Paulaner - January 6, 2011

I actually like this.

39. Holger - January 6, 2011

Let’s say Borg have some features in common with zombies (as they are commonly depicted in horror movies).

40. Phil - January 7, 2011

25. TJ Trek – January 5, 2011
Forgot about that episode….which probably explains why a ST/Zombie comic is a really bad idea. What’s next, rapping ghost lawyer clowns….oh, wait, ST did that too….

41. Rick James - January 7, 2011

Wow there really are no original ideas left period. Zombies and Star Trek .. again.

As for Season 5 Enterprise or USS Kelvin tv show not going to happen as long as Les Monves runs Viacom/CBS/Paramount. Les hates Sci-Fi and therefore isn’t interested in developing any new Star Trek tv series. The only reason there was a ST2009 movie was because the studio wanted to see if they could still make money on Trek. If the next Abrams Trek movie bombs at the box office, there probably won’t be anymore Trek movies ever.

Besides a Kelvin tv show would be extremely boring. Nothing major is going to happen to the main characters (Captain, George Kirk, Kirk’s wife, USS Kelvin), getting killed off, until that fateful encounter with the Narada in 2233. Any contrived situation placing the Captain, Kirk, Kirk’s wife or the Kelvin in peril would be a ‘yeah right .. like they are going to kill them off’ LOL.

42. wi-kiry-lan - January 7, 2011

#18

That fanzine was “Enterprise” by James van Hise. I have issue 2. Notably there is a William Rotsler interview in it. He was a sexploitation director / SF fan / Star Trek novelist who happened to coin the name Nyota for Uhura’s first name in star trek biographies.

There’s usually a copy on ebay.

43. Stewie G - January 7, 2011

Zombies and Star Trek, not the biggest fan, but it is cool it’s set in the TMP era. I always thought the security armor was a good idea, it’s too bad it never went past the TOS movies.

44. Richard Dawson's Ruffled Shirt - January 7, 2011

Security armor = good idea, but what is the point of the football helmets. This was brought up in the commentary for Star Trek 6 I think, but it bears repeating.

45. Trekboi - January 7, 2011

does anyone know if there will be any more omnibus editions?
Old classic comics or recent IDW?

anyone?

46. ClayPidgeon - January 8, 2011

How is it that no one sees opportunities for a Star Trek/Shaun of the Dead crossover here? Someone has a bottle of very, very, very old Scotch whiskey just waiting to be broken out.

47. Captain Jerome Leo Picard - January 8, 2011

The concept is interesting. I think its cool when someone does something different and who is to say that the writers of trek never thought of a similar idea. Of course in Star Trek it always ends with some scientific rationale to explain the phenomenon. I see all the negative comments and I am shaking my head like come on, its a comic book. Star Trek has its purists and they are the reason why the franchise had some many issues. I mean I am almost embaraced to be a fan sometimes when I hear the comments. Its entertainment. Its not real life. I am adding it to my list at the shop. its going to be interesting.. I love Trek and I like where JJ is taking it. Berman almost killed it. It needs a shot in the arm. This is going to be interesting.

48. Holger - January 9, 2011

Security armor won’t be of much use when a phaser is set on disintegrate.
But perhaps the thing generates a personal deflector screen.

49. gingerly - January 9, 2011

@12

Ahhh..dammit… this is going to upset my timetable for Star Trek The Musical!!!

I would watch the hell out of this.

50. Phaser Guy - January 10, 2011

Can we please get a new monthly series of Trek comics set after the new movie. How many issues about Khan do we need? We’ve seen that already.

51. Paul - January 10, 2011

@50 – While the new movie was a welcome distraction, I’d prefer them to stay in the “alpha timeline” in comic books and novels for now… there isn’t much “new timeline” lore to build on yet.

I agree, however, there was more than enough Khan. I don’t need any more Khan stuff for ten years at least. Same goes for “mirror” stuff and “early years” stuff and “time travel” stuff and “one more adventure before we head to retirement” stuff. Oh, and “never-before-seen aliens-of-the-week cause a major crisis” stuff is becoming a tad tired as well. But since that one pretty much sums up the whole premise of classic Trek, I’m afraid it’s not going away anytime soon.

52. Andy - January 11, 2011

Enterprise had Vulcan Zombies in one episode. Why so much dissing this new comic series?

53. =A= - January 11, 2011

Haul!!!!!!!!!!!! pls stop selling for everyone also child. oh that gross.. i not buy for my son! ohh geez ….

54. Peter N - January 13, 2011

“He’s undead, Jim.”

“Dammit, I’m a doctor, not a corpse reanimator.”

55. PEB - January 14, 2011

@1 …right, because if Star Trek First contact & most of the TNG Borg episodes taught us anything, its that the Borg ARENT zombies…

56. trynda1701 - January 22, 2011

@16

“What’s with all the fascination over zombies these days? I don’t get it.”

Isn’t that because the last ‘fad’ of everything having vampires (Twilight movies, True Blood etc) has FINALLY run its course? lol

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