TrekInk: Check Out 4 Covers For Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Crossover + More December IDW Comics

December brings three brand new Star Trek comics including the first issue of the Planet of the Apes crossover (with four of the six covers) and the final issue of the Q Gambit storyline from the ongoing Star Trek comics. There is also a new collection of ongoing Star Trek comics and more. We have the full breakdown from today’s IDW solicitation release below.

New Star Trek Comics For December

Here are the official synopses and cover images for the IDW Star Trek comics coming in December.

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #1 (of 5)
Scott Tipton, David Tipton (w) • Rachael Stott (a) • Stott, Juan Ortiz (c)
It’s the crossover nobody ever expected! STAR TREK: The hope for the best of mankind’s future! PLANET OF THE APES: A chilling look at the fall of humanity! How could these worlds possibly collide? What could possibly cause Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise to side with Dr. Zaius to protect Ape City? And what does Colonel George Taylor have to say about it? It’s a madhouse! A madhouse!!
FC • pages • $3.99

Cover art by Rachael Stott

[UPDATED] Planet of the Ape #1 will have six covers

In addition to the main cover (above) there will be five variant covers for the Apes crossover, three of which were released today (below).

Subscription Variant Sketch Cover by George Perez

Retailer Incentive Variant Sketch Cover by George Perez

Retailer Incentive Variant Cover by Tone Rodriguez

There will also be a blank sketch cover variant so you can have your favorite artist create a unique cover and a cover by Juan Ortiz (famous for the series of retro Star Trek posters). Are there any more covers we don’t know about?

Star Trek: New Visions: “Made Out of Mudd”
John Byrne (writer, artist & photo-manipulation)
John Byrne continues his new Star Trek photonovel adventures with “Made Out of Mudd” – Harry Mudd has gotten under Jim Kirk’s skin before, but never quite like this… alien artifacts, Klingons, and a mad man’s schemes add up to headaches for the Captain and his crew. All that, plus Tribbles!!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Cover art by John Byrne

Star Trek #40
Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a & c)
It’s the epic finale of "The Q Gambit"! The fate of the past, present and future are at stake as Kirk, Sisko and Spock face off with the mad Cardassian Dukat… and discover the secret behind Q’s machinations in their timeline! Don’t miss this climactic chapter in the STAR TREK event of 2014, produced in association with TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Cover art by Tony Shasteen

Photo Cover

Star Trek Collection for December 2014

Star Trek: New Adventures, Vol. 1
Mike Johnson (w) • Stephen Molnar, Joe Phillips, Joe Corroney, Claudia Balboni (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)
The adventures of the Starship Enterprise continue in this set of stories that take place between the first and second movies! Featuring the new cast of the film, these issues feature re-imagined stories from the original TV series in the alternate timeline as well as brand new missions, all with creative collaboration with Star Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci. Collects the first 12 issues of the ongoing Star Trek series.
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 300 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-177-0

Cover art by Tim Bradstreet

September – November Comics + Pre-orders

Coming up later in next week IDW will release two Star Trek comics: part 3 of the Q Gambit storyline from the ongoing Star Trek series, and City on the Edge of Forever #4. 


And for more check out our October and November Star Trek comics previews.

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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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I think there are three more covers coming for that Apes series, actually.

Ha. The Primate Directive. That crosover sounds like the dumbest idea ever. I can’t wait. It’s gonna be awesome.

sorry about the number of covers thing, that was my bad. Mark is fixing my error now. One would think four covers is enough but they are going all out for this thing

Who doesn’t love an outrageous mash-up? The Primate Directive…ha! I’d buy it just for the title. Gonna be fun!

I hate every ape I see
from chimpan-A to chimpanzee…
No you’ll never make a monkey out of me!

(sorry, couldn’t resist)

Their apes Jim,,but not as we know them,,,


Oh, my God, I was wrong,
It was Earth all along.
You finally made a monkey…

Yes we finally made a monkey…

Yes, you finally made a monkey out of me!

not sure about planet/trek crossover,Dr who worked great this dose not feel right,i hope i am wrong and it will be great

If only they could do a live action movie of these crossover comic books. Now that would be fun!

How is this even a fight? Did you not see what a phaser can do to a Mugatu?

10-I think the living actors from both franchises are a bit old now. Even the TNG cast is probably too old to do the Doctor Who one, and Tom Baker and the (living) TOS cast are certainly too old to do their part in that crossover.

12. Legate Damar
I meant the nuTrek cast… a Planet of the Apes crossover.