TrekInk: Star Trek Comics Coming February 2015

By Grabthar’s hammer, IDW Publishing delivers more apes and five-year mission in February 2015. Learn about the Star Trek comics and other interesting publications in your future after the break.

IDW Publishing solicitations for February 2015

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #3 (of 5)
Scott Tipton, David Tipton (w) • Rachael Stott (a & c)
It’s the battle for the ages! Taylor has escaped the Planet of the Apes, and Captain Kirk must bring him back! Plus, the Klingon/Gorilla alliance makes its move against Dr. Zaius and Ape City!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Cover art by Rachael Stott

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #3 (of 5)—Subscription Variant
Scott Tipton, David Tipton (w) • Rachael Stott (a) • Kevin Wada (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

• Each issue features an essay on Star Trek and Planet of the Apes by comedian and über-fan Dana Gould!
Gold Key-style photo cover variant!

Cover art by Kevin Wada

Star Trek #42—Five-Year Mission
Mike Johnson (w) • Cat Staggs (a & c)
Behemoth, part 2 of 2: In the epic finale of “Behemoth”, the crew of the Enterprise faces an alien threat unlike any they have encountered before – in any timeline! It’s a race against time to save the ship or be stranded in uncharted space! Don’t miss this all-new adventure overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci, director of the new movie!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Cover art by Cat Staggs

Star Trek #42—Five Year Mission—Subscription Variant
Mike Johnson (w) • Cat Staggs (a) • Photo Cover (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Photo cover

Star Trek Gold Key Archives, Vol. 3
Len Wein (w) • Alberto Giolitti (a) • Michael Stribling (c)
Boldly going… where it all started! Presenting the first comic book adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew! Fully re-mastered with new colors, including stories such as “Dark Traveler,” “The Enterprise Mutiny,” “The Hijacked Planet,” and more.
HC • FC • $29.99 • 160 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-231-9

• Collects issues #13-18.

Cover art by Michael Stribling

Never give up, never surrender!

Yes, Galaxy Quest is returning as a comic. This mini-series actually starts January 2015 (I missed it in last month’s solicitations) and the second issue arrives February 2015. In addition to a new adventure for the crew of the NSEA Protector, IDW Publishing has acquired a license to publish comics based on BBC America television series Orphan Black. The first issue will feature more clone covers than you can shake an Omega 13 at.

Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1 (of 4)—Subscription Variant
Erik Burnham (w) • Nacho Arranz (a) • Roger Robinson (c)
Once upon a time, a troupe of has-been actors that starred on an old sci-fi show were enlisted by an alien race to save them from an intergalactic tyrant. Despite being way out of their depth, the cast somehow managed to save the aliens and stay alive… but their actions in outer space may have had dire consequences for another world. Join us this January as the cast of GALAXY QUEST returns for another bombastic journey into space!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

• Picking up where the legendary movie with the massive cult following left off!
• Written by Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)!

Cover art by Roger Robinson

Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #2 (of 4)
Erik Burnham (w) • Nacho Arranz (a & c)
The cast of the GALAXY QUEST have enjoyed a career resurgence since returning from their intergalactic adventure, but all that is about to be interrupted by Qint, an alien with a very surprising ax to grind against Jason Nesmith and the crew of the NSEA Protector!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Cover art by Nacho Arranz

Orphan Black #1
John Fawcett, Graeme Manson & Jody Houser (w) • Szymon Kudranski (a) • Cat Staggs x8 (c)
One. Of a kind. Sarah’s life was changed dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looked just like her. Sarah learned that, not only were she and the woman clones, but there were others just like them, and dangerous factions at work set on capturing them all. Now, the mysterious world of Orphan Black widens, with new layers of the conspiracy being peeled back in this miniseries by co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson!

• Orphan Black co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett expands on the saga with all-new material exclusive to the comic books!
• Includes clues and Easter eggs for the highly anticipated third season, coming in April!
• Each issue will explore the life of a different clone, starting with Sarah!
• Art this issue provided by Szymon Kudranski (Spawn, Detective Comics)!
• The first issue includes eight covers, each depicting Sarah with another clone or Felix!
• Variant Cover by Nick Runge!

Cover art by Nick Runge

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Star Trek and Galaxy Quest — the ultimate crossover!

I really hate the POTA cross-over … It does both franchises a disservice.

I must say I’m mildly interested in the GQ comic, if only it weren’t a Q parody. The problem I have with a comic is that what made GQ so good was the writing, and if the comics aren’t up to the same level, it will be a dissapointment.

What is up with that image of Doctor McCoy with his hand on the Dell monitor?

Can’t wait for some more GQ! FINALLY! About bloody time! Now where are the toys…… lol!


I’m not much of an artist, but the Trek / Apes covers are pretty rough for cover art. Usually cover art is the best art in the whole issue.

I dunno, Kirk checking out Zira is pretty hilarious.

The only difficulty with a Star Trek – Galaxy Quest crossover would be that it’d be hard to tell which character is from which universe. ;)

What’s next, Jim Phelps leading an IMF away team?

Funny. On the first cover we can see how looks Nu-Kirk looks placed into the old timeline.

id love to see a Star Trek/Invaders crossover!

On the historical trail of Marlena Glenn’s disappeared spaceship, the Enterprise is caught in the original phenomenon and reaches Eternia. Kirk and Co. must fight the evil forces of Skeletor in order to obtain the badly needed Crystal of Di-Lithium, which Skeletor is also after since it can help him conquer Castle Grayskull.

The possibilities for commercial exploitation are endless.

Ok. let’s see a Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica,Dr. Who,Star Trek Crossover.

On the historical trail of Marlena Glenn’s disappeared spaceship, the Enterprise is caught in the original phenomenon and reaches Eternia. Kirk and Co. must fight the evil forces of Skeletor in order to obtain the badly needed Crystal of Di-Lithium, which Skeletor is also after since it can help him conquer Castle Grayskull.

The Enterprise get’s caught in another Blank Star. Using all of the Main Warp Drive the Enterprise is sent back once again to Earth in the year 2008. Spock using Ship’s Scanners finds an Incredibly Powerful Energy field on a remote Island. Kirk and a Landing Party beam down to investigate. Soon after Arriving 2 Security Officer’s are Killed by an Invisible being. Kirk and Spock in pursuing what ever it was that killed 2 of his crew come across some kind of Sealed Hatch. After using their phaser to get through the Hatch they climb down to find a man there who was put there by a Group called DHARMA. Then they find out that they can not contact the Enterprise on this .
LOST Island.

Captain’s Log, Supplemental:

Having received a distress signal from Earth, Enterprise has achieved standard orbit. Observed: A time anomaly. It appears that we have arrived at Earth as it was, not as it is. The year: 1964.

A beacon calls us from the old nation-state known as the “United States of America.”

Investigating further, Mr. Spock tells us that he has localized the beacon to an area around the old city of El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula, sometimes known simply as “Los Angeles.” In this era, the primary industry revolves around industry, but there is a region known for the production of entertainment.

The beacon, though located just above “Los Angeles,” leads us to the residence of a certain police office. Mr. Spock reports the officer is writing a manuscript of some kind, but of what, we cannot be certain.

“In this era, the primary industry revolves around manufacturing, but there is a region known for the production of entertainment.”

As corrected.

@13 (MOTU): actually, that would be a fun crossover, especially if Marlena and Kirk were either cousins or a couple from the Academy days.

But how’s this: George Kirk, father of James Kirk, is really Thor? If you don’t believe that it can’t work, check this out on

It could work…

Having lost control over his Traveler-powers during a nightmare, Wesley finds himself a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. His ship being no match for anything in that galaxy, the comic would’ve ended on page one except that…

Dswynnne – sure, why not? and it wouldn’t be a crossover without a foreshadowy flashback where Marlena as a little girl is playacting Daenerys, setting her up for the irony of becoming a background-character queen.

Tee hee: The Primate Directive.


Okay, so are the Orciverse comics worth reading these days? I stopped reading them shortly after Into Darkness.

20 – yes if you want to stay in touch with the alternate reality, since the comics are fairly official, but creatively, not really. Too much ‘mirror-universing’ of prime characters and situations, as if the main purpose of this reality was to riff on the prime universe.

21. Boris

That’s a pity to hear: for me, I’d hoped STID would be the jumping off point where the new universe goes off in its own direction.

The whole point of TOS was to serve as a platform for telling anthology-style SF stories, albeit with a continuing cast. You bring writers to tell original SF stories, while your staff writers would help them adjust those stories for the ongoing part of that universe (the ship, the characters, the devices…)

The idea was never to go back to specific stories and make them into some sort of building blocks of the Star Trek universe, as if Khan were to Kirk what the Joker is to Batman. No, Khan was one story and one movie, with a couple of side-stories in ENT and DS9. You’re expected to tell new stories, not just retool the platform and retell old ones.

The fix, in my opinion, is to simply avoid referencing the prime reality. Make a rule saying “No mirroring of prime reality – it’s not the Mirror Universe 2.0”. Use the alternate reality as a vehicle for creating ten years’ worth of original stories in Kirk’s five-year mission, for introducing characters and concepts that couldn’t possibly exist in the prime reality. But keep them separate and treat them as independent incarnations of Star Trek.

I’d pay money watch Bill kick the Shat out of Charlie H.

23. It’s funny because that’s exactly what TNG became — when they apparently decided to focus on the characters around season 3/4.

They were a bit adrift in the first couple seasons, but I’m glad Roddenberry’s reported “no revisiting TOS” policy mostly stuck.

I guess TOS brought back Mudd a couple of times. And weren’t there other recurrences that were planned but didn’t happen. But, yeah, it wasn’t ever like Inspector Gadget (or, ahem, this season of Sleepy Hollow) where they thwart Khan’s/Dr.Claw’s/Henry-Moloch’s Evil Plan of the Week. So, yeah, the idea that Khan is somehow Kirk’s destined nemesis is dumb.

I can see keeping some TOS universe elements in the background (again, TWOK did this beautifully, it mentions Klingons, Romulans and, of course, digs up Khan — but there was a story beyond all that). But, yeah, I’ve never understood folks clamouring for the Doomsday Machine (I hope the comics have already done that, so there’s at least some chance that it won’t be in
this next movie) or Gary Mitchell or whomever. We’ve seen that already.

So, yes, I couldn’t agree more.

Some of you guys take Star Trek WAY too seriously. The PotA/TOS crossover is HARMLESS fun. Relax…

25 – but we’ve been discussing the current courtverse ever since Jack’s aside in 20. The crossover is with the original courtverse.

Shatner vs. Heston would have been fun. No scenery left unchewed!

If Kirk doesn’t kiss Zira it’s a wasted opportunity. But I like how they are both gazing at each other on the alternate cover…. knowing Kirk’s proclivity toward alien females, and Zira’s fascination with intelligent humanoids, I’s say it’s gonna happen.