IDW October Star Trek Comics Previews – Movie Universe Gary Mitchell Revealed

Last month IDW announced a new ongoing comic book series set in the new Star Trek universe. They have now released the cover and details on issue #2 coming in October, featuring the new universe Gary Mitchell on the cover. See below for details on that and other IDW Star Trek releases for October & September.



Star Trek (ongoing) #2 (32 pages, $3.99)
Written by Mike Johnson
Art by Stephen Molnar
Covers by Tim Bradstreet and Joe Corroney.


The lead-up to 2012’s Star Trek sequel continues here! Kirk and Spock face off against one of their own when crewman Gary Mitchell is possessed by an entity of unfathomable power. The next chapter in the adventures of the Starship Enterprise, a creative collaboration with Star Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci!

Cover A:

Star Trek #2 cover

Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes #1  (32 pages, $3.99)
Written by Chris Roberson
Art by Jeffrey Moy
Covers by Phil Jimenez and Keith Giffen.


The pairing you never thought could happen! IDW Publishing and DC Comics are proud to present the greatest tale of the 23rd century! Or is that the 31st century? As you’ll see here, it’s both. Eisner-nominated writer Chris Roberson and Star Trek and Legionnaires veteran artist Jeffrey Moy partner up to bring you the most bizarre partnership of any century! In this first issue, a group of Legionnaires end up lost in the 23rd century, but it’s a universe that isn’t familiar to either the Legion or the crew of the USS Enterprise!


Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes #1 covers


Star Trek (ongoing) #1 (32 pages, $3.99)
Written by Mike Johnson
Art by Stephen Molnar
Covers by Tim Bradstreet and Joe Corroney. (2 regular covers + 2 variant photo covers)


The adventures of the Starship Enterprise continue in this new ongoing series that picks 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, this new series begins the countdown to the much-anticipated movie sequel premiering in 2012. Join Kirk, Spock and the crew as they boldly go into a new future! Up first, a drastic new envisioning of “Where No Man Has Gone Before.”

Cover A:

Star Trek #1 cover

Star Trek Movie Box Set (Slipcase with 3 TPBs • FC • $39.99 • 360 Pages)
Written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Mike Johnson, & Tim Jones
Art by David Messina and Claudia Balboni
Covers by David Messina


Relive the Star Trek franchise re-launch on the comic book page with this collector’s edition slipcase containing all three Star Trek movie-related trade paperbacks. Find out how and why Nero and Spock have such a tenuous relationship in Countdown! Learn about the dark years Nero spent plotting his revenge against Spock and the Federation in Nero! And finally, experience the motion picture all over again in the strikingly stylish Official Motion Picture Adaptation!


Slipcase for Star Trek Movie Box Set


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Where no man has gone before…

with contact lens-flares.

I would guess this climates Gary Mitchell as the bass guy for Trek 2

Great, more baying about how great it will be to see GM in the next movie. We got the lens flare crack out of the way early this thread.

Lol wow that should read eliminates him as the bad guy

By reading the description of issue #1 and then seeing the cover of #2 it appears that at least these two issues will be serialized rather than stand-alone issues.

Not big on the comics adaptation of Trek,
but this one (with GM) good be very interesting..

“Where No Man Has Gone Before” took place in 2265. The Star Trek movie ends in 2258. So will this comic jump seven years ahead, or will the events take place immediately after the movie? Hmm…

#1 lol

come on that was funny

@ # 4

I agree with you because next month they will probably do their own retelling of The Corbomite Maneuver (or however you spell that word) but I don’t think that would mean that Balok for the First Federation are the bad guys in Trek sequel.

Hmm, that looks like the Gary Mitchell I know but I don’t remember Kirk looking like that.

The writing of the IDW Trek Comics are usually good, the art is usually lacking though. I still can’t wait.

Wow, background behind Mitchell has the Enterprise-B’s saucer and an original TOS shuttlecraft.

Also…I think that Enterprise is Tobias Richter’s….

@ Phil

The “lens flare crack” exists for a reason!

I thought the ‘Cormonite Manuever’ was one of the weakest Trek episodes, right up there with ‘Spock’s Brain’. I would hope neither would be a jumping in point in the next movie….

That new box set sounds tempting…I haven’t read the Spock Reflections or Star Trek adaptation comics. Are they any good? I did read Countdown and enjoy it.

Awesome! I’m sooooo excited for this. Loving that Gary Mitchell cover. Gary Lockwood looks damn cool with the movie-style uniform, doesn’t he?

IDW has been doing a fantastic job with their Trek comics. After a far too long absence of new Trek comics, IDW has come back swinging with this new ongoing…and a DC crossover to boot!

@7 – I’ve inferred that the comics will fall somewhere in between. Since they’re re-imagining some of the old eps in the new timeline, they can happen at new times now.

I’m actually pretty intrigued. Orci can address some of the “We want to see this old character come back” requests without writing them into the film and also lay some ground work and test the water for some potential new ideas. I’m looking forward to it.

Had he, God forbid, not been cast as McCoy, Karl Urban could have played Gary Mitchell. That looks like a crazy superpowered McCoy. [Hey, boborci, crazy superpowered McCoy for the next movie? ;-) ]

Gary Mitchell Really???

How original…… This is gonna make me think the next movie will be bigger storyline Fail…

I actually think having McCoy get superpowered would have been interesting. McCoy is really the new Kirks best friend. These new spins on TOS stories will be more interesting if they take stories in new direction

Always feel a little uneasy walking into a comic shop with all the fat bearded guys stalking the teenage cashier, but this might pull me in.

19. They are retelling the old stories from tos in comic book form in the new universe…it has no bearing on the movie itself.

Looking forward to the “Where No Man Has Gone Before” comic. Can’t say the same about the “Legion Of Superheroes/Star Trek” crossover comic. That looks like its going to be CRAP-TACULAR!

Ok, I’m in!

Sweet! Can’t wait for issue 1. This is what I’ve been waiting for! Some sort of new NuTrek.
Now if only we can get Bob to work on a live action TV series! ;)

Oh and first we had Marvel and Trek, now we have DC and Trek? HUH?

Weird experience to see Gary Mitchell on the same page as Chris Pine and Zachery Quinto

It looks like they are using Tobias Richter’s model for the illustration on that cover. Nice!

But since Nero’s intervention has magically revised the looks of the TOS crew, why was Gary Mitchell spared? Apparently it’s because he didn’t need to be recast, but it looks a bit off in regard to in-universe consistency.

I like the new film, but I hope more from IDW.
I thought the old ST universe is live too…

Enterprise Fifth Season???
Titan ongoing???
Captain Data???


30 – It’s dead, unfortunately. You can see by the way we’ve been inundated with alternate-reality merchandise since 2009.

Star Trek 1966 – 2009 :( RIP

We JUST got Khan: Ruling in Hell. Before that it was Leonard McCoy: Frontier Doctor…which took place in between TOS and TMP. Chill out…I’m sure they’ll continue to roll out prime-timeline stuff.

@12 It very obviously is an early version of my Enterprise – because in the first run, I didn´t know there was a photon torpedo bank in the lower secondary hull – I added that to the final version. So it seems they took one of my early pictures that I posted on the forums and went with it. Seems to happen a lot these days… :(

I agree that Gary Mitchell still being Gary Lockwood feels weird in this context. They could hire models to pose as new versions of any other TOS characters who reappear, just as a model was hired to become the official face of Mara Jade in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.

34. Tobias Richter

wow, that’s really, really bad practice :[ Hope you’ve managed to sort out the recent stolen art problem. One would think these kinds of things wouldn’t happen with large companies. And yet…

Big fan of your work btw :)

@36 – thank you – and yes, the other problem is sorted out. The LaLaLand people were very nice and generous .

35 – If the creative team really believes that the characters would’ve looked the same if not for the practical need to recast, why not take advantage of this medium and make everyone look like the original actors? :) This is why it would be better to continue with changes to familiar faces.

“Karl Urban could have played Gary Mitchell. That looks like a crazy superpowered McCoy.”

So there he is ;)

As for my 31, I hope everyone’s sarcasm detector is in order?

#39–I don’t think there is enough lens flare from McCoy’s eyes! lol

32. It’s probably more like 1965-2005 R.I.P. for the original canon.

The Cage was done and dusted early that year.

The 2009 movie opens with the U.S.S. Kelvin having spotted a lightning storm they originally wouldn’t have.

Of course, I’d sell my soul to the devil to undo the death of my Star Trek.

If I believed in souls, that is… and not just people as weirdly animated pieces of meat with a shelf life of 70 years (if they’re lucky).

42 – Not true, since JJ-Trek is set in the same canon, albeit a different ‘reality’ thereof. It would be like saying that the Mirror Universe was part of a different canon. In 2387, Romulus was destroyed for Picard and Data as well. And how can you forget about Star Trek Remastered, which rewrote the TOS canon in terms of VFX shots?

Ok. I want to see a Comic set in the Mirror Universe but set after there Nero went back in time and changed the timeline for James Kirk of the Terran Empire. So New Kirk of the Empire has to deal with that Timeline Change.

44. – I like TOS-R actually, but it’s just tinkering around the edges really. Just adding visuals our imagination always thought would be that way anyway. Like the Director’s Cut of the Motion Picture, adding consistency like the surface of Vulcan (with a red sky and no moons) and so on.

You’re right though. That part about Romulus’ destruction always slips my mind. Thanks for reminding me…

Countdown ought to have been more than a comic-strip/graphic novel, an animated movie in the way DC and Marvel do for DVD, then more of those with an axe to grind about the original reality being closed down would be less upset.

boborci, isn’t a redo of “Where No Man Has Gone Before” a contradiction in terms? :)

can someone please tell me if i can buy this in england i really want to read the where no man has gone before story line

#7. It did happen earlier in the original timeline but since it was actually caused when passing thru the outer edge of the galaxy there’s no reason it couldn’t just have happened later. I wonder if they are on the same mission looking for the Valiant though?