IDW Publishing is heading straight into the darkness. The company will release two Star Trek comic books on Wednesday, including Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #2. As fans know, Countdown to Darkness is a brand-new story, overseen by Roberto Orci, that directly sets the stage for the May 17 release of Star Trek Into Darkness.



The second installment in the four-part adventure is written by Mike Johnson, while David Messina handles the art and cover. Fans should also be on the lookout for a limited-edition CGC-Graded variant cover and photo covers. Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #2 will run 32 pages and cost $3.99.

The other comic book IDW will offer on Wednesday is Star Trek #18, by Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott, with art by Claudia Balboni and a cover by Tim Bradstreet. Also set in the Star Trek (2009) universe and overseen by Roberto Orci, Star Trek #18 centers on Uhura, with secrets about her past revealed and her first meeting with Spock revisited.

Star Trek #18 will run 32 pages and cost $3.99. Variants will include a Tim Bradstreet sketch cover and a photo cover.

For additional details, contact your local comic book retailer or visit to find a store near you. And keep an eye on for additional news about IDW's upcoming Star Trek comic books.

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