The Gorn are coming! IDW Publishing’s August 2013 solicits include the return of a familiar adversary to the ongoing Star Trek series, a trade paperback collection of classic Klingon tales, and more. Details after the break.
Coming August 2013 from IDW Publishing
Star Trek #24
Mike Johnson (w) • Claudia Balboni (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)
The adventures of Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise crew continue in an all-new adventure that follows the events of the hit film STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and the new STAR TREK video game! A classic enemy returns in this story overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci. Beware… THE GORN!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 8/14/13
• Order 10 copies, get one free variant Tim Bradstreet sketch cover!
• Order 20 copies, get one free variant Photo Cover!
Star Trek: Best of Klingons
Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Mike W. Barr (w) • David Messina, Tom Sutton, Ricardo Villigran (a) • Sharp Bros. (c)
Sharpen your bat’leth and prepare for war in this collection of unforgettable Klingon tales from the Star Trek universe. Including the original 4-part DC start to The Original Series as well as the 6-issue Klingons: Blood Will Tell series by Scott and David Tipton, this volume is fierce and loyal to the Empire. Heghlu’meH QaQ jajvam!
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 234 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-725-1
Expected in-store date: 8/14/13
Star Trek: 100-Penny Press
Mike Johnson (w) • Stephen Molnar (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)
The Hundred Penny Press returns! One dollar versions of crucial IDW books! First up, STAR TREK #1! The ongoing series that picked 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!
FC • 32 pages • $1.00
Expected in-store date: 8/7/13
Roundup of Star Trek comics news
Wired has a preview and details about Star Trek After Darkness. The updated release date of Star Trek #21 is May 29.
All IDW digital Star Trek comics are half price thru May 19. IDW has also posted an interactive temporal chart showing the prime and alternate timelines from the latest films. Clicking on the image below will take you to IDW. Once you’re there, click on Sale.
Amazon UK has a listing for the trade paperback collection of Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness from Titan Books, with a photo cover featuring John Harrison.
And Bob Orci tweets more Harrison is coming!
Ask and ye shall receive.@idwpubishing IS going to do a 4-issue John Harrison miniseries this fall!
— roberto orci (@boborci) May 17, 2013
StarTrek.com has a first look at IDW Limited Star Trek editions.
Amazon has three new listings for Star Trek comics in hardcover scheduled for release this winter. Cover art isn’t available yet.
- Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimilation2: The Complete Series
- Star Trek: The Stardate Collection, Volume 1
- Star Trek: The Newspaper Strip, Volume 2
The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time crossover for the first time! Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise have joined forces with the Doctor and his companions to combat an unholy alliance between the Federation’s most terrifying enemy and one of the Doctor’s greatest antagonists. But once the Cybermen turn on their Borg allies, the Doctor and Picard find themselves at odds over how to proceed against the threat, with the fate of the universe hanging in the balance! ISBN 978-1613777824
The comic book tales of Star Trek have roamed the universe and spanned publishers, but now Star Trek: The Stardate Collection collects the many iterations of Trek in order… by stardate! Helmed by Trek experts Scott and David Tipton, and featuring special commentary and creator interviews, volume 1 starts at the beginning to reveal the motives, machinations and decisions that shaped the intrepid crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. For new and old fans alike, there’s never been a Star Trek collection like this! ISBN 978-1613777114
Edited by Dean Mullaney with an Introduction by Rich Handley. Collecting the second half of the rare daily and Sunday newspaper strip. Ten complete missions from October 26, 1981 through December 3, 1983. Stories by Sharman DiVono, Larry Niven, Martin Pasko, and Gerry Conway; art by Ron Harris, Padraic Shigetani, Bob Myers, Ernie Colon, Dick Kulpa, and Alfredo Alcala. ISBN 978-1613777763
Sequart Research & Literacy Organization celebrated Star Trek Week with a series of articles on Star Trek comics.
That’s all for now.
Mark Martinez is an obsessive-compulsive Star Trek comics reader and collector. You can visit his website, the Star Trek Comics Checklist for more than you ever needed to know about Star Trek comics.