TrekInk: Preview Star Trek Comics coming October 2014

This October, IDW Publishing will release a double helping of John Byrne’s Star Trek photo tales, the conclusion of Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay for The City on the Edge of Forever, and part four of the ongoing story arc featuring Q and the NuCrew. Read on for the details from the good folks at IDW.

October 2014

Star Trek #38
Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a & c)
The Star Trek event of 2014 continues in Part 4 of The Q Gambit! Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise find themselves in a true no-win scenario thanks to the mischievous Q! Trapped in a dark future, at the mercy of the mighty Dominion, this adventure might prove to be their last! Don’t miss this all-new story produced in association with Star Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Cover art by Tony Shasteen

Star Trek #38–Subscription Variant
Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a) • Kira Photo (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Photo cover

Star Trek: Harlan Ellison®’s City on the Edge of Forever #5 (of 5)
Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • Juan Ortiz (c)
The final act of Harlan Ellison’s Hugo and WGA Award-winning Star Trek teleplay! Is James T. Kirk willing to sacrifice the woman he loves, to save the universe as he knows it?! You may have seen the episode, but you only think you know how it ends! From the mind of literary legend Harlan Ellison!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Cover art by Juan Ortiz

Star Trek: Harlan Ellison®’s City on the Edge of Forever #5 (of 5)–Subscription Variant
Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • Paul Shipper (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Cover art by Paul Shipper

Star Trek: New Visions – Cry Vengeance
John Byrne (writer, artist & photo-manipulation)
John Byrne continues his new Star Trek photonovel adventures with two tales for the price of one, as the crew of the Starship: Enterprise faces a menace three millions years in the making, plus something more recent but no less deadly. Presenting a follow-up to the classic episode The Doomsday Machine, as well as Robot, a brand-new tale of murder and mystery.
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Cover art by John Byrne

Star Trek: New Visions TPB
John Byrne (w & photo-manipulation & c)
John Byrne presents all-new TOS episodes like you’ve never seen them before! Including the 2013 photonovel Annual, Strange New Worlds, as well as the feature-length stories The Mirror Cracked and Time’s Echo – done in all-new fumetti style by one of the greatest living comic book artists!
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 140 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-039-1

Cover art by John Byrne

July – September Comics + Pre-orders

If you need to catch up on what is coming between now and September, check out TrekMovie’s summer Comics Preview.

You can pre-order Star Trek comics at a discount from Things From Another World, just click on the banner.

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Don’t ask me why the description for Star Trek #38 subscription variant says it will have a Kira photo cover, but the cover image features Odo. I guess IDW works in mysterious ways.

‘Exploring Star Trek Comics’ Book

Finally, if you’re going to Shore Leave 36 next month, be sure and look for Joseph F. Berenato, editor of New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics. Joe will be moderating a panel discussing Star Trek comics with contributors Robert Greenberger, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore and others. TrekMovie will be talking to Joe about this project very soon. I’m really looking forward to reading the essays in this forthcoming non-fiction book.

Cover art by Patricio Carbajal

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.

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looking forward to must of them in fact i feel the jj comics are better than the films

Thank you for the article.

(I love the cover art by Juan Ortiz.)

That cover art by Ortiz is fantastic.

The comics are not canon but fun nonetheless…. I stopped reading them some time ago…I think I will just wait for the Q story in paperback….Comics are quite expensive in the Age of Obama….

Nu trek comics are a joke but Byrne’ s photonovel with the original crew and the superb extended version of Harlan Ellison’ s teleplay…TOS lives again.You can not kill the original stuff…

I would love to see Ortiz do covers for some of the early Trek novels I remember… like Blish’s “Spock Must Die.” I had the paperback with the cheesy orange cover with Nimoy in the high-collared uni from WNMHGB, playing 3-D chess. Loved it at the time. But, it could use a re-do on the cover.
Movie posters would also be cool!!

ST TMP could be a giant disco-colored cloud hovering over the bridge, while the crew nods off. Except for Sulu, who apparently could stare at the cloud all bug-eyed forever.

Pilot Fred, you’re not alone.

The adaptation of Harlan Ellison’s original “City” teleplay is the most intriguing and worthwhile Trek project to come along in years, if not decades. I can’t wait to pick up issue #2 next week.

4 Niles, really? WTF does Obama have to do with it?

8 I need to get this.