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:
Comic Book Resources has more images from Star Trek: Infestation #1.
And here is the full Infestation Schedule:
INFESTATION #1 ($3.99, 40 pages, full color) will be available in stores on January 19, 2011.
TRANSFORMERS: INFESTATION #1 and #2 will be in stores on February 2 and 16, 2011, respectively.
STAR TREK: INFESTATION #1 and #2 will be in stores on February 9 and 23, 2011, respectively.
G.I. JOE: INFESTATION #1 and 2 will be in stores on March 2 and 16, 2011, respectively.
GHOSTBUSTERS: INFESTATION #1 and 2 will be in stores on March 9 and 23, 2011, respectively.
INFESTATION #2 will be available in stores on April 6, 2011.
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.