July Star Trek Comics To Feature TOS/TNG/Who Crossover + New Tribble Story For Ongoing Movie Series

IDW has announced solicitations for all of their July comics and the two Trek comics are pretty exciting. First up the second issue of the Doctor Who/TNG crossover hints at a TOS/Classic Doctor flashback. And the ongoing Star Trek movie universe comics will feature another brand new story featuring tribbles. Details below, plus covers.



IDW’s June solicitations are out, including first details on the 2nd Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who comic and the 10th issue of the ongoing Star Trek series set in the new movie universe. Here are the blurbs and covers.

Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #3 (of 8) [32 pages • $3.99]
Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • Woodward,
Elena Casagrande (c)
The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! The true horror of the Borg-Cybermen alliance has been revealed, but what course of action will Captain Picard and the Doctor agree upon? And will the Doctor’s recently resurfaced memories shed new night on the dilemma?

Variant Cover: Black & White cover by Elena Casagrande

Assimilation2 #3 (Regular Cover)

Star Trek #11 [32 pages • $3.99]
Mike Johnson (w) • Claudia Balboni (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)
"The Truth About Tribbles!" Part 1! The countdown to next year’s blockbuster STAR TREK sequel continues here, as the crew of the Enterprise encounters the classic alien species in an ALL-NEW story! Inspired by the fan-favorite episode "The Trouble With Tribbles," this new two-part adventure is overseen by STAR TREK sequel writer/producer Roberto Orci!

Variant Covers:
Tim Bradstreet sketch cover &
Variant Photo Cover

Star Trek #11 (Regular Cover)

Also due in June is the Collection for the "Star Trek Legion of Super-Heroes" Crossover series. Here is that cover.


Star Trek, Vol. 2 [Trade Paperback • $17.99 • 104 pages ]
Mike Johnson (w) • Joe Corroney (a) Tim Bradstreet (c)
The voyages of the new crew of the Enterprise continue in this re-imagining of the original series using the altered timeline from the 2009 movie. Contained in this volume is the re-telling of the classic episode OPERATION: ANNIHILIATE! And an all-new two-part story that takes place soon after the events of the first film!

Star Trek TPB Collection Vol. 2


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April 13, 2012 1:17 pm

Terrible. Absolutely terrible.

April 13, 2012 1:17 pm

Two great tastes… that taste great as is.
Fun idea, but I think I’ll stick with my Trek and Who on separate plates.

Robin Raianiemi
April 13, 2012 1:40 pm

I love that Kirk-centric cover!

Kor the Klingon
April 13, 2012 2:00 pm

What’s Kirk doing on the cover if it’s a Next Generation crossover??

April 13, 2012 2:14 pm

Can’t say I’m excited about the re-production of tribbles–too much fluff.

Oh well, guess it’ll appeal to some:]

Sebastian S.
April 13, 2012 2:17 pm

Kirk would probably talk the Cybermen into self-destructing somehow. ;-D
It’s really neat that they have him paired up with Tom Baker. I can’t think of a greater polar opposite to Kirk’s personality (even more so than Spock) than Tom Baker’s ‘teeth and curls’ Doctor (still my favorite Doctor; with Christopher Eccleston a close second).

I read vol 1 of the New Trek comics (it did “Where No Man Has Gone Before” and “Galileo Seven”). Familiar yes (one of the reasons I was reluctant to try them out), but also with enough alternate timeline business to make them seem fresh again (including a nice twist at the end of Galileo 7). Kind of like the remastered TOS sets in that way.

I look forward to Vol. 2….

Bugs Nixon
April 13, 2012 2:20 pm

Tribbly wobbly…

I hate Twilight
April 13, 2012 2:29 pm


Uhura and Chekov…I ship S/U but that is a cute pic.

TOS ones are perfect

Herb Finn
April 13, 2012 2:31 pm

Wasn’t there a well known Fan Fiction with The 4th Doctor jumping dimensions and meeting up with Kirk and Company?

April 13, 2012 2:35 pm

Very early art with TOS Kirk under the ST:TNG banner….

April 13, 2012 2:47 pm

I will own this Trek/Who crossover. Coolest thing I’ve read about since the full-size 1701-A in Vegas.

April 13, 2012 2:47 pm

I’m sorry, but remaking the Trouble with Tribbles in the new comic series just strikes me as WRONG and smells like a cash grab.

April 13, 2012 2:48 pm

Can’t wait for the Who/Trek crossovers. It’s about time. Pun intended.

April 13, 2012 2:50 pm

Maybe they should do a zombie tribble issue.

April 13, 2012 2:52 pm

@13. And throw in travel and integrate it with Archie and Jughead.

Orb of the Emissary
April 13, 2012 4:02 pm

So if “The Trouble with Tribbles” takes place during the 2nd season of the Prime Universe, does that mean we’re already into the second year of the Alternate Universe’s Enterprise mission?

porthoses bitch
April 13, 2012 5:20 pm

Well….if paramount tell IDW what thet they can and cant do…what episodes that they can do or cant..and we haven’t seen Khan in the comics yet…..not to hard to fill in the rest.

April 13, 2012 6:37 pm

@17 BTW, Porthose just said for you to wash my car and get me a beer.

April 13, 2012 6:46 pm

12 – No way!

April 13, 2012 7:08 pm

@17 Porthose and I love you in that wet T-shirt. Now get us another beer, right now…chop chop!

April 13, 2012 7:12 pm

What part of “ALL-NEW” story don’t you guys get? Yes, it involves tribbles, which happen to NOT be “new”, but the STORY is.

April 13, 2012 7:18 pm

@21 And what part of “RIP-OFF” are you not getting?

April 13, 2012 7:21 pm

@17 Hey Bitch, what is it taking so long to get MJ and I that beer? I expect more from you than this crap. Now drop down and give me twenty.

April 13, 2012 7:23 pm

23 – gripe gripe gripe, let it go.

April 13, 2012 7:25 pm

sorry meant 22, no offense to Porthos or his bitch…. move along.

April 13, 2012 7:28 pm

Ah great, rm10019 is stalking me again. He just bitched about me on another topic here today on another board on this site.

It is pretty cool to have stalkers on these boards! Thanks rm10019 for bringing me a small measure of fame.

April 13, 2012 7:29 pm

@25 “sorry meant 22, no offense to Porthos or his bitch…. move along.”

Like a poor marksman, he keeps missing the target?

Red Dead Ryan
April 13, 2012 8:19 pm

These are just comics, guys. Take it easy. It could be a lot worse. It’s not like Spock and Uhura are getting married and having kids or anything.

April 13, 2012 8:29 pm

Archer’s dog, Porthos, is named after one of the musketeers from the Dumas novel.

Notice the lack of an “e.”

And if you were his “bitch,” it would be Porthos’ — not Porthoses — bitch that you were.

April 13, 2012 8:36 pm

@22 “How do you define…ripoff?” Not sure how you’d justify calling it a ripoff knowing absolutely nothing about the story except the presence of tribbles, although I will admit I’d love to know that David Gerrold was involved in this new tribble story…

April 13, 2012 9:27 pm


I can’t believe my own initials are against me.

1) It’s not a remake of “Trouble”. It’s completely different from page one, showing the crew’s first encounter with Tribbles in this timeline.

2) I never “grab” cash. I “politely take”.

Have a lovely weekend everybody!

April 13, 2012 9:50 pm

#30 and others in support. I agree… people need to take a deep breath. To see a tribble and yell rip-off is unfair. I didn’t hear anybody yelling rip-off at the new movie when I was in the theatre watching it and it had the… wait for it… ENTERPRISE in it!!! I know they totally could have done something new but they decided to go with a tried and proven thing and made it even cooler. Now as far as I know tribbles have only been used twice extensively in cannon once in TOS and once in DS9 both of which are awesome eppisodes. So now you have the BORG all over the place… First Contact is said to be the best TNG movie in fact but hey maybe they were just ripping off the eppisodes of TNG and should have done something new. So just calm yourselves down with the whole rip-off thing. If you want to read it and judge it on its merits after that as being awful please do. Until then stop proving that to many people just log onto the net to look for things to whine and compain about. Because that’s sort of how you look. Happy friday the 13th.

I'm Dead Jim!
April 13, 2012 9:50 pm

MJ, you sound like a mean drunk today.

April 13, 2012 9:52 pm

P.S. The animated series is not cannon. =)

Red Dead Ryan
April 13, 2012 9:53 pm

Tribbles were also seen in an episode of “The Animated Series”.

April 13, 2012 9:57 pm

@33. “MJ, you sound like a mean drunk today.”

You know, you have a point there!


Mike, thanks for the explanation and please excuse my excesses here. 3 straight days of rain in SoCal has me down.

April 13, 2012 9:58 pm

@35. Plus that famous DS9 episode.

April 13, 2012 9:59 pm

@32. OK, I am calming down — message received!

Red Dead Ryan
April 13, 2012 10:07 pm


MJ, #32 mentioned the DS9 episode. But thanks anyway!

P.S., I don’t feel sorry for anybody complaining about rain in L.A. I live in Victoria, B.C. and we average about fourty inches of rain per year. Most of it coming during the winter months. Sometimes we get more rain in one day than you guys in Sunnyville get in a whole year.

Sebastian S.
April 13, 2012 10:37 pm

# 39.

I live in southern California and the rain’s been great here! Won’t have to water my yard for awhile, and it keeps my neighbors’ noisy dogs indoors. But I know how you feel; I’m not native here, and it always makes me laugh a bit when I here native Californians complain about the weather here (which on average, ranges from good to perfect most of the year!).

And # 31.
Mike Johnson?

Look forward to your Tribble story. It’d be nice to see the new timeline have a more lighthearted story. The two I’ve read so far (“Where No Man Has Gone Before” and “Galileo Seven”) have both been a bit ‘sturm und drang’. It’s time to have a little fun in the new timeline.

Can’t wait! ;-)

April 13, 2012 11:34 pm

Yes, after nearly 20 years out here in SoCal, I am completely spoiled by the usually great weather.

April 13, 2012 11:55 pm

The rain wasn’t much fun for the owner of the house that caught fire after being hit by lightning.

April 14, 2012 1:00 am

Oh how I wish I was back in SoCal again! LOVE it when it rains! Won’t be back till July though,to go to Comic Con again. Can’t WAIT to be back in the US!

And since I love both Trek and Who I just really have to get this crossover,lol!

Have fun y’all! J-R!

April 14, 2012 1:01 am

Just ran across this viral marketing “advertisement” this is related to the ultra secret “Elysium” hard sci-fi movie currently under development by Neil Blomkamp (to be released March 2013):


Jim Nightshade
April 14, 2012 1:50 am

We visited my aunt in socal round dec 19 n when our plane landed from rainy seattle guess what it was raining….my aunt only lives bout 20 min from dizzyland…borrrowed her car…n after spending a day at the amazement park…i was driving back to my aunts it started raining with lightning on the horizon…
me…my luv tribbles…more please..this is what comix n books can do best–give us more adventures with our fav characters..i even like the dr who crossover ideas…

Jim Nightshade
April 14, 2012 1:58 am

However….Gilligans Island meets trek…bad idea….the professer n scotty make a transporter from coconuts n gilligan trips on a vine causing the transporter to break n blowup before they can use it but Porthos does finally reappear when Scotty is testing the machine…but sadly hes a weiner cuz hes on fire n a real hot dog….Skippperrr!

April 14, 2012 6:17 am

It’s interesting that they are doing another original story so soon. I could certainly live with the dynamic of alternating re-telling and original stories.

The fact that they are doing a new tribble story might mean that they don’t think the original version was worth re-telling? Maybe this could be a trend as we go forward, where only the barest plot elements are used so the story is considered original. Would Khan’s first appearance need to be called Space Seed if it doesn’t involve him being rescued by and taking over the Enterprise? I can see turning Khan into a recurring thorn in Kirk’s side if maybe he and his augments hook up with klingon mercenaries or orion pirates… or both!

April 14, 2012 9:28 am

When I was a little kid, PBS used to show Doctor Who episodes late at night… if I could make it to 10pm without falling asleep, I was allowed to stay up and watch them with my dad. So that cover, with an old-school Doctor and old-school Cybermen, mixing it up with old-school Trek… you don’t even understand how much it’s pressing all my nostalgia buttons. I want to go over to IDW and give hugs to everyone there!

April 14, 2012 11:37 am

Wouldn’t it be intriguing I the Enterprise crew meeting Tribbles early leads to them not meeting them later on and the Klingons succeeding in murdering all those colonists with poisoned grain… ;)

Keachick - rose pinenut (F)
April 14, 2012 12:40 pm

So it’s raining in Southern California and what’s more, when it is at the tail end of winter, going into spring! Wow! You should be awesomely grateful for this blessed rain because it keeps ground water levels up and the ground soft enough, so that if there is major rainfall, a good part of that will be able to seep into the ground and not just wash away. Besides, that means I can look forward to enjoy eating more of those sweet, juicy California oranges!

Of course, NZ has just had its summer and we have seen more rainfall in the last few months than I suspect California has seen throughout its entire winter and now we have the winter to look forward to… We have already had some quite bad summer flooding up in Northland and in a rural area and township (Gisborne) on the East Coast (middle of North Island).

A story involving tribbles sounds great, so long as those fluffballs are kept sweet and innocent… Of course, you are aware that we have tribbles here on earth now. They come in the form of puffles and large numbers of the original space fluffballs have been stashed in the outback somewhere in an old car by none other than “my captain” Chris Pine/Kirk himself…:)! Better believe it. Perhaps JJ Abrams/Bob Orci… might like to have a little chat to that beautiful conifer on the Trek set about his intentions…