Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, IDW Comics will be relaunching their Star Trek comics in October. The new series will continue to chronicle adventures of the Kelvin Timeline Enterprise post-Star Trek Beyond.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, IDW Comics will relaunch its ongoing Star Trek comic as Star Trek: Boldy Go in October. Current writer and artist, Mike Johnson and Tony Shasteen, respectively, will continue crafting new stories set in the Kelvin Timeline, with a stardate that follows the third motion picture produced by J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot.
Primary license holder for the Star Trek comic book universe since 2007, IDW launched its Final Frontier efforts with the Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Space Between and kicked off its Kelvin Timeline ongoing monthly title in 2011. Next month, issue #60 concludes the comic series five-year run, completing with a two-issue arc titled Connection, which bridges realities to bring both the prime-timeline The Original Series and Kelvin Timeline crews together.
Highlights from the five-year run include the six-issue arc, The Q Gambit, where the omnipotent being throws the Kelvin Timeline crew into another reality where they meet an alternate take on the Deep Space Nine crew, as well as the just completed Legacy of Spock, which poignantly concludes the Prime Spock’s story arc in the Kelvin Timeline.
Roberto Orci served as creative consultant on the monthly comic series, which have been penned by Johnson since the beginning of the run. In addition, there have been tie-in tales to both the 2009 and 2013 films, including stories that set up the movies in Star Trek: Countdown, Star Trek: Nero, Star Trek: Spock Reflections, Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness and Star Trek: Khan. IDW did not produce a tie-in for the latest feature Star Trek Beyond, rather publishing the weekly miniseries Star Trek: Manifest Destiny instead.
Placing their distinct mark on the Star Trek Comic Universe, IDW and Johnson join publishers and writers such as DC Comics, Peter David, Marvel Comics, Wildstorm Comics, Malibu Comics and of course the original Gold Key Comics.
Revisiting the anthology format, IDW will produce a bi-monthly, six issue miniseries event, Star Trek: Waypoint, this September. The issues will cover the gamut of the Star Trek universe, featuring short stories by a rotating team of creators.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: In my enthusiasm to provide TrekMovie readers with more than just a perfunctory article that duplicates other announcements on the same story, I mistakenly stated the number of comics produced by publishers without fact checking, as well as listing IDW’s Waypoint as a four-issue, weekly miniseries. My apologies for any inconvenience the errors may have caused our readers and my thanks to those fans that did notice the errors and brought them to our attention. LLAP.