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IDW Announces New Star Trek/DC Superheroes Crossover Comic Series

In advance of their panel at San Diego Comic Con, IDW Publishing has announced a brand new Star Trek series coming in October – and this time they are headed to the 30th century with “Star Trek/Legion of Super Heroes” – a crossover with DC comics! More details and the first cover for this exciting new series below.

 

Star Trek comics crossover  with DC’s Legion of Superheroes

press release

Star Trek® and the Legion of Superheroes Pair Up in July

The 23rd century and the 30th century collide in IDW’s first-ever crossover with DC Comics’ Super Heroes

San Diego, CA (July 21, 2011) – The original Starship Enterprise has traveled across time and space on its five-year mission, but it will be entering the DC Universe for the first time this summer. IDW Publishing is proud to announce its first-ever crossover with DC Comics’ Super Heroes in STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPERHEROES, a six-issue monthly series beginning in October 2011.

STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPERHEROES tells the tale of the original crew of the Starship Enterprise, who beam down to a planet only to discover that the planet isn’t their intended destination, or even in the right universe. At the same time, a group of “Great Darkness Saga” Legionnaires inside a time sphere find themselves cast into the 23rd century, but it’s not the 23rd century as they know it, either. STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPERHEROES is a galaxy-spanning adventure that draws both teams together to face a menace that includes Khunds, Klingons, Borg, and other threats that aren’t quite as they should be. The egalitarian United Planets in one universe and a United Federation of Planets in another is now the Imperial Planets of Terra, a dark empire focused on war and conquest, and that’s just the beginning for this special series.

“Nothing like kicking off our first foray into the DC Universe with a story that spans dimensions and centuries,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief and the lead editor on this crossover. “As a huge fan of both of these teams and the eras we’re playing with here, as well as an admirer of the talents involved with this tale, I couldn’t be happier.”

Weaving these disparate universes and characters into a dark, foreboding and mysterious saga is Eisner-nominated writer Chris Roberson (iZombie, Superman), with art by Jeffrey and Philip Moy, both of whom have tackled the Legion and Star Trek in other forms. Phil Jimenez, will provide covers for the entire series, while each issue will also feature variant covers from classic Legion of Superheroes artists such as Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, and Mike Grell, as well as IDW mainstay and Best Artist Eisner-nominee Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key) and others.

“We’re thrilled to be joining such iconic characters together in an exciting adventure that spans space and time,” said Bob Harras, DC Comics Editor-in-Chief.

The STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPERHEROES series also offers a note of nostalgia for DC Comics and Star Trek, as that publisher produced the popular sci-fi comics under both the DC Comics banner in the ‘80s and the Wildstorm banner in the ‘90s. Now, under IDW’s auspices, both the 23rd and the 30th centuries might never be the same after this new series is complete.

“Chris Roberson, who’s incredibly knowledgeable about both series, managed to not only weave both teams together into a clever story, but he also found a way to tie both universes together through a shared villain that fans will never expect to see,” added Ryall. “And the Moys bring a sense of dynamism and energy to not only the characters we know but also in the designs for some special merged-universe characters, too. Add to that the chance to work with guys I greatly admire on the series’ covers and you’ve really got the makings of something special here. I’m really happy that DC has been such a welcoming partner on the crazy things we’re going to do here.”

STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPERHEROES #1 (of 6, $3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in comic stores in October 2011.


STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPERHEROES Cover #1

 

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Ben
July 21, 2011 2:20 pm

Huh… that’s a bit odd, but depending on how they connect it… it might be good.

zperk
July 21, 2011 2:20 pm

worst.idea.ever

VorlonKosh
July 21, 2011 2:22 pm

Nice cover… however, this has already been done with X-Men if I recall…

July 21, 2011 2:23 pm

Here’s hoping this lead to seeing Batman on the bridge of the Enterprise. *nerdgasm*

Shannon Nutt
July 21, 2011 2:26 pm

Yeah, as VorlonKosh noted, both TOS and TNG crews have already been crossed over with X-Men. So I guess this is the second-worst idea ever. :)

July 21, 2011 2:29 pm

Pass.

MHB
July 21, 2011 2:31 pm

That’s OK, but wake me when they do a Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover. (IDW has both licenses!)

July 21, 2011 2:35 pm

4. 60’s West incarnation, with fist-clutching youthful ward by his side… maybe.

WVTreker
July 21, 2011 2:37 pm

@3 Yes, they did it with the X-Men. It was okay but all gimick. Pass on this.

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire.
July 21, 2011 2:38 pm

Well. I think it can be kinda fun. Looks like they are going to have one big bash. Maybe one day they can get the Aliens fro the Greatest America Hero to give Kirk the Super Suit.
But. I would love to see a Battlestar Galactica Star Trek Crossover, Now that would be fun.
Or how about a Star Trek Dr Who and Quanton Leap.

VorlonKosh
July 21, 2011 2:51 pm

I’m up for a Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover or a Battlestar/Star Trek crossover.

VorlonKosh
July 21, 2011 2:51 pm

Or Star Trek/Babylon 5 =)

MikeTen
July 21, 2011 2:54 pm

Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover would be perfect. Captain Kirk’s Enterprise did a lot of time traveling in the original series and would fit in nicely with the TARDIS.

kc
July 21, 2011 2:56 pm

I’m looking forward to the Trek/Love Boat crossover, where Kirk (prime) comes out of retirement to dedicate the Enterprise A to pleasure cruises.

Of course after that Ricardo Maltabon (sp?) can do the Kahn/Fantasy Island crossover.

dr_beckett
July 21, 2011 2:58 pm

#10. I like the idea of a Star Trek/Quantum Leap crossover. Sam Beckett leaps into Jonathan Archer, who could be a future descendant of his. Now THAT would be a nerdgasm of note!! ;)

Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar
July 21, 2011 2:58 pm

They should do a Next Gen crossover where Darkside is going to destroy the Universe and Superman asks the Enterprise for help then they make Superman attend a violin solo and hippe poetry reading while they spew endless technobabble (mostly tachyion related) and finally let the ship psychiatrist make the combat related decision after a long boring conference.

July 21, 2011 3:13 pm

15. I assume there’s a likeness issue, which is why we’ve never had Star Trek Enterprise comics. I mean seriously, what is it with the lack of licenced products from that series? TNG, DS9, TOS, I’ve even seen VOY in panels at one time. Who’s stopping this? CBS? Screen Actors Guild? Just no interest among the current generation of writers and artists?

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire.
July 21, 2011 3:15 pm

I want to see a Crossover of Star Trek and Termanator and Battlestar Galactica. All with the Borg and Cylons and Termanators. Hmm Who would win.

Erik Parrent
July 21, 2011 3:16 pm

Roberson’s very, very good. Moy is the perfect artist for either series. I’ll be there.

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire.
July 21, 2011 3:17 pm

Or. Have the Termanators and Cylons and Borg Team up against babylon 5 and Star Trek and Star Wars with the Stom Troopers on Standby.

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire.
July 21, 2011 3:18 pm

Hmm. B5 with Star Trek. Hmm Bester and Checkove come face to face.

Ensign RedShirt
July 21, 2011 3:26 pm

ummmm….why?

Pass.

Spock
July 21, 2011 3:42 pm

Is this like the odd Xmen-Star Trek book/comic?

PEB
July 21, 2011 3:44 pm

these trek crossovers dont do anything for me except give me headaches. it never sounds good on paper and doesnt translate too well either. crossovers within the trek realm really are the only ones that work well. time travel, dimensional travel, lets keep it at that. people always wanted to see ds9 and voyager together, or voyager and tng, etc so go that route. i remember thumbing through pages and seeing spock and wolverine together and not understanding just how that worked at all. im not a downer, and i LOVE comics, just giving my honest oppinion.

Adrick
July 21, 2011 3:53 pm

Doctor Who, please. I don’t generally buy comics, but I would buy that in a heartbeat.

jorDe'
July 21, 2011 3:59 pm

I never read the ST/X-men cross over. I will give this a try. Looks promising.

Dr. What
July 21, 2011 4:00 pm

Or a Lost in Space/Bouncing Boy crossover. That would rock. :\

Jerry Modene
July 21, 2011 4:10 pm

#8 – that’s been done; “Star Trek vs. Batman”, a three-parter, may still be available on the internet.

Jerry Modene
July 21, 2011 4:11 pm

A quick google search shows it to be available on Youtube.

DoomsdayMAN
July 21, 2011 4:11 pm

Would love a TOS Trek/ Who crossover over this. But I guess Paramount and the BBC would never agree on the particulars to allow such a possibility to commence.
Or maybe even a Godzilla/ TOS Trek crossover ( IDW has that property as well ). That would be hilarious.
And I remember the X-Men crossover. Meh! Hopefully this one will be more engaging.

Jerry Modene
July 21, 2011 4:12 pm

Oh – and before I forget – Mr. Spock made a cameo in the 30th century some years ago; he appears in a crowd scene in the LSH story in Superboy #200, circa 1975 or so.

Chuckunit
July 21, 2011 4:17 pm

Doctor Who vs. Dr. Smith from LOST IN SPACE

Shazam101
July 21, 2011 4:27 pm

Lighten UP! Wow, as a Legion fan and a Trekkie, this is a total geekgasm! Roberson is passionate about what he does, met him in Seattle. So let the adults boo and hiss and let us with the Peter Pan syndrome enjoy the heck out of it!

July 21, 2011 4:34 pm
nate
July 21, 2011 4:41 pm

This could be fun. Moy’s art is a bit cutesy for me, and Robison isn’t familiar to me. It’s not out of line for the crew to meet aliens who have super powers like telekinesis and extra strength. Like to see the NG crew meet the JLA with Peter David or Scott Tipton writing and Gordon Purcell or Jerome Moore drawing it!

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire.
July 21, 2011 4:48 pm

Ok. Gary Seven and Sherlock Holms and Wild Wild West with Dr. Who.

FACTCHECKER
July 21, 2011 4:51 pm

How about Gary Seven, and Sean Connery’s Bond?

MJ
July 21, 2011 5:06 pm

dumasss — worthless — horrible idea — what were they thinking

July 21, 2011 5:06 pm

Sorry, I’ll pass…call me when they do the Star Trek/Smurfs crossover ;)

The Bear
July 21, 2011 5:15 pm

Why don’t they just do Star Trek/ Archie crossover. This is just stupid juvenile crap.

MJ
July 21, 2011 5:26 pm

“More details and the first cover for this exciting new series below. ”

Trekmovie.com staff — I don’t mind you providing the press release here and reporting on this. But your rubber stamping this as an “exciting new series” is laughable. On something like this, which it seems 90% of us are against (and you should have seen this coming, right?), please don’t try to spoon feed us that this is a positive development. :-)

MJ
July 21, 2011 5:30 pm

Also, who in the heck are those superheroes on the cover — I don’t recognize even one of them? It figures that they would bring in the “backup superheroes” for the Trek comic series. Lame!!!

Browncoat1984
July 21, 2011 5:32 pm

Yeah, would much rather see a Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover. Cybermen & Borg together = scary.

Joe
July 21, 2011 5:54 pm

I don’t know if this would interest any of you but if you look on the Wold Newton Universe website I believe there are Star Trek/ Dr. Who crossovers there.

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire.
July 21, 2011 6:18 pm

Ok. Star Trek and Hercules the Legendery Journeys and yes. Apollo can be there as well.

rm10019
July 21, 2011 6:19 pm

43 THIS!

Amorican
July 21, 2011 6:28 pm

Crossovers? I think they’re silly . . .

But they remind me of life in the 80’s, playing with He-Man and Transformers action figures AT THE SAME TIME because I didn’t have enough of either set to make a good war without the other.

Semtex030
July 21, 2011 6:44 pm

Farrah Fawcett-Majors is a DC superhero? (No doubt most of you will have to ask your parents to explain that one. Show them the cover.)

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire.
July 21, 2011 6:45 pm

Ok. Superman Vs the Termanators.
The Greatest American Hero joins the Justice League.
Mighty Mouse also joins the Justice league.
The Star Ship Enterprise Joins the Rebellion of the Republic.

TrekkerChick
July 21, 2011 7:11 pm

#15

The ‘real’ Jonathan Archer was sitting in the waiting room through the all along. Dr.Beckett had to set right the founding of the UFP, however, Trip had to die this time..The Evil Leaper was disguised as a Romulan Senator!

LOL

See?! You too can do improbable cross-over stories!

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