Exclusive Interview: Tim Jones & Mike Johnson Talk Nero, Star Trek Adaptation & Future Comics

At the Comic-Con IDW panel this week, Tim Jones and Mike Johnson talked a bit about their two follow-up comic books to “Star Trek Countdown,” but nothing we hadn’t already covered here. However, in an exclusive interview with TrekMovie, not only did they talk details on the two announced books, they also talked about the books coming next. Find out below.   

TrekInk: 5-Page Preview Of Spock Reflections #1

This year’s "Star Trek Countdown" comic prequel to the Star Trek movie featured the elder Spock on Romulus late in the 24th century. Next week IDW debuts the first issue (of four) of "Spock Reflections," which will delve into the events that led to Spock choosing to live on Romulus, and promises to have "key insights” into Spock, as well as a “startling revelation." We have a 5 page preview of issue 1 below.

UK Star Trek Comic Magazine Review

Star Trek: The Magazine by Titan is a familiar institution to fans from the UK, and more recently, to US fans when it started publishing in North America about 2 years ago. Now, through the Titan Comics brand, younger UK and Ireland fans are now being treated to a really cool monthly publication. TrekMovie has all the details and a look at the first two issues of Star Trek Comics.   

Watch Winning Entries In GoAnimate Star Trek ‘Backstory’ Contest, the site that allows you to create and share animations, has just announced the winners of its most recent Star Trek contest, "THE BACKSTORY". This contest was to honor the addition of three new TOS characters to the GoAnimate platform – Nurse Chapel, a Gorn, and Mara – and also, to honor the backstory theme of the latest Trek film. Check out the winners below.

Star Trek Timelines – An Official Graphic

The new Star Trek movie is not easy to classify. The film is not a traditional prequel like Star Wars Episode III, nor is it a traditional ‘canon reboot’ like Batman Begins. Some have wondered how the new film fits in with the Trek universe, and what affect it has on the extended universe. A new page and graphic on the Star Trek Online MMORPG official site gives a pretty good explanation. [movie spoilers obviously]

TrekInk: Exclusive Preview Of Spock Reflections + June Star Trek Comics Preview

After the success of the "Star Trek Countdown" comic, IDW is planning a follow-up with more Spock backstory leading up to the Star Trek movie with "Spock Reflections" coming in July. Today they have released more details and provided us with more exclusive preview art. Plus we previews of the June Star Trek comics, including an exclusive preview of a page from the Wrath of Khan adaptation.

TrekInk: Mission’s End #3 Review + Previews of Alien Spotlight: Romulans & Spock Reflections #1

McCoy and Chekov have been captured by giant millipedes, Kirk and Spock are trying to find out why the spider creatures are acting so strangely, and the Federation is insisting that things get sorted out quickly for a new member. Find out more in our review of the new third issue of the "Star Trek Mission’s End" comic. We also have previews of next week’s "Alien Spotlight: Romulans" and July’s "Spock Reflections"

More From JJ Abrams WIRED Issue Online – Including Entire 6-Page Star Trek Comic

Last week we previewed the special ‘mystery’ issue of WIRED Magazine guest edited by Star Trek director JJ Abrams. The issue is now on all newsstands and WIRED has put some more content online, including a behind-the-scene video with Abrams, the entire 6-page "When Worlds Collide" comic written by Trek scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, plus some concept art by monster creator Neville Page.

TrekInk: Klingons Alien Spotlight Review + May Star Trek Comics Preview

Kang is back. And he’s going to show us why you should share. Of course, his idea of sharing is telling stories where a whole lot of people die pretty horrible deaths. Are those stories any good though? You will find out in our review of the brand new IDW comic, "Alien Spotlight: Klingons." We also have a preview of comics coming up in May, including some exclusive first looks at covers.

TrekInk: Review of Missions End #2 + Previews of Klingons Spotlight & ST:II Adaptation

The IDW Star Trek comics are coming faster these days. Today the second issue of the "Mission’s End" series comes out and it is full of politics and intrigue, set at the end of the TOS five year mission. Below we have a review of "Missions End" #2. Plus we have previews of the "Alien Spotlight" Klingons issue coming out next week, and the Star Trek II adaptation coming this summer.

Library Computer: Review – “Star Trek Countdown” Trade Paperback

Today is the official release date of the of the trade paperback for the comic series, "Star Trek Countdown," the prequel for the new Star Trek movie. Many fans held off from reading the individual issues (reviewed here at TrekMovie), awaiting the TPB. So this week the Library Computer takes a bit of a side-trip to review the graphic novel and find out if it was worth the wait.

TrekInk: Review – Crew #2 + Preview Missions End #2 + News On Post-ST09 Comic

In addition to the final issue of "Star Trek: Countdown (see review), IDW also released the second issue of John Byrne’s pre-TOS series "Crew" focusing on the enigmatic "The Cage" character ‘Number One.’ We have a review of that plus a preview of next week’s IDW Trek comic and details on the first comic set after the JJ Abrams Star Trek movie.

TrekInk: Reviews of Mission’s End #1 & Last Generation #5 + iPhone Countdown Contest

In addition to the Tribbles comic (see review), IDW released two other books last week, with one series coming to an end with "Star Trek" The Last Generation" # 5, and a new series just starting off with "Mission’s End" #1.  See below for reviews of both. Plus we have a special contest giving away all four issues of "Star Trek Countdown for the iPhone/iTouch.

Tidbits Extra: Countdown Dates Update + Soundtrack Update + TrekMovie on Mancow

We have an unprecedented second Tidbits in the same day. Firstly we have an update on dates for Countdown, it is actually not early. Plus we have some more info on the Star Trek soundtrack. Lastly, a couple of folks are going to be on the Mancow show this week (tomorrow and Friday).

TrekInk: Review – Star Trek Countdown #3 – Reveals Big Backstory Points For Star Trek Movie [UPDATED]

The countdown to the Star Trek movie continues with the third issue of the prequel comic "Star Trek Countdown." And wow, but is this issue just chock full of major back-story for the film and some surprise guests as well. Find out how it all works out in our review below [SPOILERS]. Plus we have news on how you can get Countdown (and other IDW Trek comics) on iTunes. [UPDATE: Countdown teaser trailer + follow-up announced]