Star Trek Ongoing #1 goes on sale this week from IDW Publishing. As previously detailed, Star Trek Ongoing is a new comic book series based on J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek. IDW describes it as a set of "re-imaginings"of the classic adventures of the 1960s Star Trek TV series. Ahead of tomorrow’s release (Wednesday, September 21) of issue #1, IDW has released a 7-page preview.
The first issue is written by Mike Johnson with illustrations by Stephen Molnar. The first issue, an adventure based on the episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before" will feature two covers from Tim Bradstreet and David Messina:
Here’s IDW’s description for the comic, followed by the 7-page preview [via Comics Alliance]:
Star Trek Ongoing #1
Mike Johnson (w) • Stephen Molnar (a) • Tim Bradstreet, David Messina (c)
The adventures of the Starship Enterprise continue in this new ongoing series that picks up where the blockbuster 2009 film left off! Featuring the new cast of the film, these missions re-imagine the stories from the original series in the alternate timeline created by the film, along with new threats and characters never seen before! With creative collaboration from STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci, this new series begins the countdown to the much-anticipated movie sequel premiering in 2012. Join Kirk, Spock and the crew as they boldly go into a new future! Up first, a drastic new envisioning of "Where No Man Has Gone Before."
2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 Tim Bradstreet, 1 David Messina)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variants: Four different free variant photo covers! The four covers will be distributed evenly, making each one a unique 1-in-40 variant!
Star Trek Ongoing #1, autographed by writer Mike Johnson, and STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!
– Fully sanctioned by J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot and Paramount pictures, with direct ties to the new movie in 2012!
– The new adventures start here! Classic Star Trek episodes updated in the new mythology!
– Each issue features a unique "Golden Ticket," a lottery with amazing prizes! Details coming soon!