Covers & Details For June IDW Star Trek Comics

neroIDW has provided us with the June comic book solicitations, which contains two new Star Trek issues and one new Star Trek trade paperback collection. One of the new issues is for a new original series Star Trek collection from the Tipton brothers called "Burdon of Knowledge". See below for details on the June Star Trek comics.



New issues

Star Trek: Burden of Knowledge #1 (32 pages • $3.99)
Written by: Scott Tipton and David Tipton • Art: Federica Manfredi (a) • Covers: Federica Manfredi & Joe Corroney

The newest adventure of the classic Enterprise crew begins here! When a routine Federation diplomatic visit turns suddenly and unexpectedly violent, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy find themselves kidnapped and halfway across the galaxy! A new Original Series-era miniseries from the creative team behind Spock: Reflections!

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Star Trek: McCoy #3  (32 pages • $3.99)
Written, art & cover by: John Byrne

A planet at war—but all is not as it seems. Especially not when Dr. McCoy finds himself face to face with someone who seems to be from the wrong century! This issue picks up threads from both the Assignment: Earth and Crew minis.

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

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New Collections

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ghosts (TPB  • 120 Pages • $19.99)
Written by: Zander Cannon •  Art: Javier Arnada, Joe Corroney (a) •  Covers: Joe Corroney

Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise respond to a distress call and find a terribly wounded scientist aboard a marooned ship. While evaluating the planet below (and its two warring nations) for possible Federation membership, Picard discovers to his horror that the survivor of the disaster is foreseeing his death. More so, Picard is rattled at being identified as one of the phantoms that haunts the seriously wounded researcher they rescued! Written by Eisner-nominated writer Zander Cannon (Top Ten).

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

UPDATE: Star Trek Movie Adaptation #5 Coming in July
IDW informs TrekMovie that Issues 5 and 6 of the Star Trek movie adaptation will be released in July and August respectively.

The trade paperback collection combining all six issues has been confirmed to be coming out in October and can be pre-ordered at Amazon for $19.99.


More 2010 Trek Comic Previews:

March 2010 Star Trek Comics Preview

April 2010 Star Trek Comics Preview

May 2010 Star Trek Comics Preview



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Love the cover for the Burden Of Knowledge!
But the McCoy cover is kind of wierd. I like the beard on the doctor, but the alien looks like a cross between a two-headed E.T and a contortionist horse.

That beard he beams up with on TMP screams that he had a weird decade. I’m glad they’re grabbing a story from this period.

Spock has creepy eyes, but generally the “Burden of Knowledge” cover is just as well done as the “Mission’s End” ones were.

hey, that creature looks like a Pierson’s Puppeteers from Larry Nivens Knows Space

Cool. “Only Ma-Coy.”

Since when are Spock, Data, and Riker southpaws?

Definitely a Puppeteer.

That is a “Pierson’s Puppeteer” from Larry Niven’s “Known Space” series. Peronally I’d prefer a bit more originality – come on guys, we DO read! Hope Niven doesn’t mind…

#8 There is a thank you note on the cover to Larry Niven. You can see it if you click on the picture to enlarge it.

Love the Puppeteer! Too cool!

AHH! Zombie Spock! And he’s armed!

I always love Joe Corroney covers, and even though Spock looks insane, that one looks pretty sharp.

Considering Niven adapted his own Soft Weapon to become one of TAS’ best episodes in the Slaver Weapon… along with it the Kzinti, who many had hoped would be turning up in Star Trek: Enterprise if Manny Coto had been given another season…

I don’t think Niven minds one sigma iota that a Puppeteer appers. Any crossover from Known Space encourages you to read those books! And they’re all VERY good.

one new article today and its a crappy one about comics….oh well, there not much happening so I guess there is not much to know……

On the “Burden of Knowledge” cover what the hell is wrong with Spock’s eyes?

#14: “On the “Burden of Knowledge” cover what the hell is wrong with Spock’s eyes?”

If you look closely, you’ll notice that we can’t see exactly what Kirk is doing with his hands.

Spock has creepy eyes? Spock looks insane? Actually, it looks like he’s in pon farr again. I think that illustration of Spock was inspired by Amok Time when he was ready to battle Kirk!

A Puppeteer…how freakin’ cool! So, the Trekverse has Puppeteers, Kzinti… what’s next? :-)

I’m glad to buy the Bryne issues, but I really want more Star Trek by Gordon Purcell, who draws the all time best Trek comics. Too many of IDw’s books have indifferent art by Italians I’ve never heard of. It’s almost like the Gold Key comics, drawn by Italians who never saw the shows! When the art improves, I’ll buy more gladly!

I have updated the article with confirmation from IDW that the Star Trek movie adaptation will pick up again in July with issue 5, and issue 6 will arrive in August

@ #6: Data is left-handed. The other two aren’t though.

I dunno…Spock’s eyes don’t strike me as creepy. They’re just catching the light. They’re all excellent likenesses, BTW.

Anybody who criticizes the casting of Chris Pine because he’s a pretty boy needs to take another look at young Shat. I’m a straight guy, but I don’t mind saying that he was an extremely handsome man. And he’s matured very well too.

#6, 20

Wouldn’t Data be ambidextrous? Why would it matter to him which hand he uses to fire his phaser? He’s an android. Of course, Brent Spiner could be left handed, but it would be beside the point. Data might use his left hand to use a phaser just out of habit.

As always the art proves that people overall except for Burne, at IDW cannot draw. Awful art and awful covers.

John Byrne = still awesome. :)

like the stories & art but thoes generic covers r boring- all the same 1 enterprise & a couple of actors per cover all done the same regardless of which story it is or who drew it

yeah to covers r becoming bland & indistinguishable “what series is this- which issues? was that the one here last week?” hmmmm

i miss the painted ones- show us some flavor from the story…