Details & Covers For May IDW Star Trek Comics

neroToday IDW released their May solicitations for comics, which includes two Star Trek comics and one trade paperback. We have the first details and cover images below for McCoy #2, Star Trek 2009 Movie Adaption #4, and the Movies Trilogy trade paperback.



New issues

Star Trek: McCoy #2  (FC 32 pages $3.99)
John Byrne (w & a & c)

Doctor McCoy hates mysterious ailments. He also hates the transporter. Now he finds himself on a world beset with one, where the only means of getting around is the other. John Byrne’s tale set in the period before Star Trek: The Motion Picture continues here with two covers from Byrne.

NOTE: Shipped with a special variant Byrne “gag” cover!,  regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

Star Trek Movie Adaptation #4 (FC 32 pages $3.99)
Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci, Mike Johnson, Tim Jones, (w) David Messina (a & c)

The official comics adaptation of the blockbuster film STAR TREK continues
in this mini-series presented by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman!
Witness the final fate of Vulcan as Kirk and Spock battle the evil Romulan,
Nero! Brought to you by the creative team behind the best-selling STAR TREK:
COUNTDOWN, this series includes scenes not included in the original film!

New Trade

Star Trek Motion Picture Trilogy
Andy Schmidt, more (w) Chee, Tom Sutton, Ricardo Estrada, Ricardo Villagran (a) Chee (c)

Prepare to embark on an epic three-part adventure starring the legendary crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise as they sacrifice their lives, ship and freedom to save the universe from imminent destruction. Spanning across three motion pictures, the Star Trek: Motion Picture Trilogy is the ultimate story of heroism, duty and friendship that will thrill old and new fans alike. This collection includes IDW’s 3-part adaptation of The Wrath of Khan, as well as digitally re-mastered and re-colored editions of The Search for Spock and The Voyage Home.


This collection is already available for pre-order at Amazon:


NOTE: The previously announced Star Trek Motion Picture collection (bringing together all the movie adaptations) has been postponed. No word on when it will return to the schedule.


More 2010 Trek Comic Previews:

February 2010 Star Trek Comics Preview

March 2010 Star Trek Comics Preview

April 2010 Star Trek Comics Preview


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The don’t do that bit takes me back to Crusher’s joke to the little sick kid. Good times, but these look interesting.

That TREK film cover: The Enterprise has Ambassador-class struts. Blechh.

Seriously, who drew that last cover? The Enterprise is all wrong.

Other than that, these look fairly interesting. I’m not much of a comics person, but still.

I wonder which Trek comics Anthony has read and which are his favorites.

Well i would not say that I am a comics enthusiast, that is why Alex and Mark do the comics reviews. However, i liked COUNTDOWN, NERO, TNG: LAST GENERATION, the Byrne ROMULAN stuff. I admit i havent read all the comics.

i usually wait until the series are complete to read them

Good choices. I enjoyed all those titles plus most of the Alien Spotlight issues. I have read only a couple of the Nero and Spock comics but enjoyed them immensly. I plan on buying the collected volumes. I might wait for the collected volume of the movie adaptation.

John Byrne is hands-down the best thing to happen to Star Trek comics. He’s faithful to the spirit of the series and writes interesting yarns that aren’t just “we blow up the enemies”. After reading through all the crap Marvel stories from before my time, it’s nice to see there’s quality comics out there now.

i was really dissappointed with WOK. The art was just terrible. How about a reboot? For the most part I have enjoyed most of the new comics. I’m a stickler for good artwork and if the artwork sucks, I really struggle with the story. I’ve enjoyed alll the John Byrne stuff.

I really, really need to get to the comic book store, LOL… So many great comics lately! I can’t wait for “Frontier Doctor” to come out. I love Bones to death; he’s so awesome~

Being a longtime McCoy fan, I wouldn’t mind at all if the next Trek movie were made along the same lines as “Frontier Doctor.” Or at the very least we could get a TV series out of it. C’mon, Paramount, put your thinking caps on!


I’ve been thinking along those lines. Not the Frontier Doctor bit, but that it would make a lot more sense for Star Trek to go the miniseries route. Smaller, self-contained stories with new characters that could explore segments of the universe we don’t get to see, like this.

“…then don’t DO that” was the punchline to my father’s favorite joke, and his answer every time we hurt ourselves. “Dad, Dad,….I hurt my arm, toe,…etc…….to which he’d say….”then don’t DO that”. Funny Byrne would use that. I like his sensibility.

“Doctor, Doctor,…it hurts when I bend my arm like this”

“…then don’t DO that

re: the Enterprise on the motion pictures cover — the artist must have used the old micro machines version as a model. It had those same exact horrible struts, probably due to molding requirements. Considering everything out there to use as a guide, this is a joke.

The line sounds much more natural coming from McCoy than Crusher anyway.

I was ok with the Star Trek: The Motion Picture adaption not being in the 1980’s Marvel comics omnibus because they were including it in the “Movie Omnibus” now its canceled?

Not Happy.

I understand them wanting to give the “interesting” Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan adaption the Trade Paperback Treatment & doing the Movie trilogy makes more sense than just the 3 part adaption & the idea of digitaly enhancing & re-coluring the 80’s adaptions is great but Star Trek V: The Final Frontier deserves to be re-done as much as the III & IV adaptions.
fortunately the Stat Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country addaption was a quality production & the Star Trek: The Motion Picture has been collected in the federal super special & the 1979 hardcover.

Can anyone look into their Omnibus plans- since there is not a lot Trek news at the moment surely a follow up article could be done looking at the trades & omnibus releases.


Been waiting 6 months for my pre-ordered Movie Omnibus…
Now it’s cancelled?!?!? FFS…..

Can anyone confirm if it’s POSTPONED or completely CANCELLED???