TrekInk: Star Trek Comics Coming May 2015

The Five-Year Mission continues from the Delta Quadrant and John Byrne photo-manipulates the Borg in Star Trek comics coming from IDW Publishing this spring. Details after the break.

IDW Publishing Star Trek comics for May 2015
The conclusion of a three-part story arc, Eurydice, arrives this May and John Byrne delivers a startling original series photoplay titled Resistance, in Star Trek: New Visions #6.

Star Trek #45—Five-Year Mission
Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a) • Joe Corroney (c)
Eurydice, Part 3 of 3. Trapped deep in the Delta Quadrant, Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise fight for their lives to escape the clutches of the Dark Market syndicate! Don’t miss this all-new adventure produced in association with STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Cover art by Joe Corroney

Star Trek #45—Five Year Mission—Subscription Variant
Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a) • Photo Cover (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Photo Cover

Star Trek: New Visions: Resistance
John Byrne (writer, artist & photo-manipulation)
One word: Borg!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

  • Attempts to resist this special Original Series-era photoplay are futile!


Cover by John Byrne

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Fascinating. I would like to see how the TOS crew respond to the Borg….

Hat Rick,

I agree — I am going to get this one.

That’s one pretty cover, I’m intrigued by the background with original vulcan and idic..

I love Spock’s b–tch face in that still from stid haha

I was wondering what the future holds — for Star Trek. Comics present one alternate future; many franchises arose from the world of graphic fiction.

There is a sense in which I feel that Star Trek is due for a transformation after the third movie is done. I don’t think there is much expectation that the current generation of actors / producers will do a fourth live-action Trek movie. I think that they will go their separate ways. I think that the most successful actor from this iteration will turn out to be Zoe Saldana, not Chris Pine, for the next ten or fifteen years. And, much as I hate to say it, I don’t think that any of the others, with the exception of Simon Pegg, will be remembered for non-Star Trek roles in ten years.

Although, there are always possibilities…..

It is possible that Trek will neither find a place on the silver screen, in two years hence, nor on television. There may be revival attempts, starring other actors and produced by other talent, but I think that Trek is due for a period of lying fallow.

It’s either that, or there will be a transformation akin to the strange worlds we see in the comics — lately with the death of Archie, the iconic teenager.

In a couple of years, it will be the Star Wars phenomenon of the late 1970’s all over again.

And Trek will be, perhaps, in its Odinsleep.

@5. Cranston could be fun! Depends on the character they get him for.

I keep meaning to read more Trek comics. Its just hard to keep up with comic books.

Fat face Quinto looks nothing like Nimoy!

I mentioned Cranston in a differnet thread,but I guess actual news is just kinda boring,lol.

I love the Trek comics and get them all,except for the crossover with Planet of the Apes. That’s a crossover I don’t care about at all.

J-R!

I dunno. When I see Bryan Cranston, I automatically think of the dad in “Malcolm in the Middle.” Even when he played the army guy in “John Carter.”

I Khan Believe it Ain't Butter

Not interested in this Trek Trash…just wondering when Paramount plans on selling the Star Trek franchise to a studio that really wants to create great thought provoking films and respects not only the history of this franchise but respects fans and supporters both new and old.

I can always dream.

@9 I Khan…

I couldn’t agree more. I’m a huge fan of the franchise and I just wish there were more than comic books. Gene’s original vision was so much bigger. Now, it’s just a skim-the-surface action flick every few years and Planet of the Apes crossovers.

I wonder what Gene would say about the state of Trek today. I can’t believe he’d be happy…

I have been watching TNG on bluray and it has blown me away. But I also pose the question, “do we need a new Star Trek series?” Even if we get a new series, it won’t be anything like what we grew up with. So, why not be happy with 5 series and soon to be 13 movies?

Thoughts?

I don’t want to see a desecration of our memories, no, Digsnutrek. I’m with you. If it’s going to be a childish “Starfleet Academy” series, then no, count me out.

I cannot separate my Trek desires from my own stage in life. There are more years behind me than ahead of me. I’m not interested in a “Smallville” version of Trek, or “Trek 90210.” Or, hell, maybe they’ll do a version on TV and I’ll just never watch it — it may be good for the younger generation.

I don’t get the sense that anyone has stepped into the shoes of Gene Roddenberry. No one has his vision. No one has the vision — even — of the much-disparage Rick Berman.

Some years ago, I thought that Ronald D. Moore was the logical successor — he has the talent, the writing chops, the intellect — to take Trek to the next level.

I wish he could come back to Trek.

As for now, I’m ready for Trek to rest — even before the next movie. I think it’s time to move on, one way, or another.

Star Trek, it’s been one helluva ride, my friend. May you live long and prosper.

I’m still a John Byrne fan. I’m particularly interested in the next issue, #7, that features Gary Seven. Hope he does more things with the character in future projects.

#11

If a new series would carry on the tradition of smart science fiction with an overall positive tone, then sure, by all means, make it.

And of course it would be different. Each Trek series was a different flavor and reflected their times. I wouldn’t expect a ’60s or ’80s TV show to be the same in the Teens. Just as long as it’s not directed solely towards teens.

The numbering here is bouncing back and forth. My comment was directed towards Digsnutrek.

Glad to see the comics from the new era are marching on, I love spending extra time with those guys. Wish they wouldn’t mx TNG with Star Trek though, but I’ll probably buy it anyway, I’m a huge fan of the old-school fotonovels.

I did not watch the Oscars yesterday, but I noticed how they festooned the top of the Enterprise primary hull with Oscars and used it as the stage floor. Sadly, that was the only reference to Trek I could find (no Trek movie having been released last year).

(No Oscar reference is indicated for 2016, either, for those playing along at home.)

Re: #10 – I Khan Believe it Ain’t Butter

“…just wondering when Paramount plans on selling the Star Trek franchise to a studio that really wants to create great thought provoking films and respects not only the history of this franchise but respects fans and supporters both new and old.”

I agree with you 100%. And until we get that, I’m pretty much ambivalent about Trek as a whole anymore. As we all do here, I certainly hope the next film will blow us away, but I’m not terribly confident about it.

And I agree with those who say Trek’s next incarnation will fall into the “Tween” age group, because that’s where the money is. Kiddie Trek.

Ah well, plenty of old to go back and revisit when I want to.

18. Hat Rick

Wrong. Paramount will be promoting the hell out of Trek 3 at the 2016 Oscars. Count on it.

I agree that Star Trek should be for new audiences now and that old audiences have more than enough to look back on.

“Don’t miss this all-new adventure produced in association with STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!”

YAY! i can hardly wait! (*barf*) =P this is still a selling point?!? LOL!!! =D

nu-spock’s little airbrushed face in the space suit looks PRETTY LAME =P

21. NuFan

No reason that JJ Trek can’t be satisfying for both new and old fans. But the writing (it’s weak spot so far) has got to improve.

#20.

“Wrong. Paramount will be promoting the hell out of Trek 3 at the 2016 Oscars. Count on it.”

The movie still has to be filmed. And I don’t recall the first, or second, movies being heavily promoted at the Oscars.

# 23. Red Dead Ryan – February 23, 2015

” The movie still has to be filmed. And I don’t recall the first, or second, movies being heavily promoted at the Oscars.” — Red Dead Ryan

That depends on whether you agree with MJ’s a$$e$$ment of Shatner’s Kirk Oscar opening for McFarlane.

Speaking of comics , did anyone see the 2/22/15 Ziggy cartoon – very Trek related.

#26. Kev-1 – February 23, 2015

Yep, a comic that takes place on the holodeck simulating a familiar type of bridge.

You know, Byrne could do even more if he was able to tap into certain older films to lift images and stars. Find a movie or TV show that featured one of the guest stars, lift images from it, then transpose either the Trek people into it or put them into Trek surroundings. For example, James Coburn from the Flint films. We could finally get to see him as a Trek guest star!

Or crossover between TOS and one of the later spinoffs! A Lost In Space crossover! The possibilities are endless!

# 29. Frederick – February 24, 2015

” A Lost In Space crossover!” — Frederick

Man o man, can you imagine the contrast in perspectives that can be realized having the Jupiter II land in the shuttle bay a la The Derelict Spaceship?

# 28. Frederick – February 24, 2015

” For example, James Coburn from the Flint films. We could finally get to see him as a Trek guest star!” – Frederick

He could be Gary 7’s replacement come to visit them in their present.

From the ‘Leonard Nimoy hospitalized with chest pains’ comments: # 39. Anthony Thompson – February 24, 2015 ” Actually, this is a stark reminder that it would be ludicrous to build a major film around two elderly actors whose health is a question mark at best. I’d bet that Mr. Nimoy will be unin$urable after this event. ” — Anthony Thompson What a bunch of ageist hooey. Shatner’s health isn’t in question and Nimoy freely admits his current health crisis is because of foolish foolish choices he made in what you regard as his much more desirable “younger” years. And as for his in$urability, I would imagine Obamacare has ameliorated that somewhat as it is now the law of the land that he can’t be denied health in$urance because of his preexisting condition. Besides, this is a clear example of you wanting it both ways. You claim his appearance in ST13 is so non-essential that his Prime character should not appear, but if he does, his being in it then becomes so vital that the production can’t recover if he has to pull out for health reasons and the production has no in$urance to cover this hole. As if the production doesn’t already have a resident Spock actor who could step in with Nimoy’s blessing and Hollywood magic if it came to that. Betty White, currently 93, made and fulfilled a 6 season commitment for HOT IN CLEVELAND while older than either of the two actors whose ages you are… Read more »

#32
Howd that work out for you?

# 33. TrekTech – March 3, 2015

” Howd that work out for you?” — TrekTech

Impossible to know as the movie hasn’t been cast yet – although it’s a safe bet the Spock character and Quinto are both going to be in it. I’ll get back to you when there’s something to discuss.

A few idea I would like to see:
1. Klingon Federation “Enemy Mine” Film
2. Revisit City on the Edge, Where the New Spock returns Tos Kirk to the Guardian to live out his days in Earths past.
3. Renegade Star Ship that fled during the Hopeless Battle @Wolf 359 now under command of a mutinied crew, and unable to return home.
4. Rise of the Eugenics War
5. Hybrid Terran Klingon Vessel Klingon with a Klingon Captain