Are the holidays here already? Not quite, but IDW Publishing is looking ahead to December and has, in fact, announced their slate of Star Trek titles for that month. StarTrek.com has a First Look at the covers and details about each of the five titles. First up is Star Trek #16, which concludes the two-part tale that finds the crew of the Star Trek (2009) Enterprise visiting the TOS Mirror Universe. Mike Johnson wrote Star Trek #16, which features art by Stephen Molnar and a cover by Tim Bradstreet, and has been overseen by Star Trek (2009) writer-producer Roberto Orci. The title will run 32 pages and cost $3.99, while variants will include a Bradstreet sketch cover and a photo cover.
Next, there’s Star Trek 100 Page Winter Spectacular 2012, which gathers together popular stories by Marc Guggenheim, Scott Tipton and more, boasts art by David Messina, J.K. Woodward and others, and a cover by Joe Corroney. Among the stories: Captain Harriman contending with his role in the loss of Captain Kirk aboard the Enterprise under his command; the inner workings of the Romulan military; and an attempt by the Mirror Universe Kirk to overthrow Captain Pike. Star Trek 100 Page Winter Spectacular 2012 will run 100 pages and cost $7.99.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive #4 is the fourth in a four-installment adventure that heralds the return of Brannon Braga to the TNG fold. Braga wrote Hive #4 with Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and in it Picard and Locutus meet to decide the fate of the UFP… and the Borg Empire. Joe Corroney has both the art and cover responsibilities on Hive #4, which will run 32 pages and cost $3.99. Fans can also snap up a David Messina “Famous Borg in History” variant cover.
Also on the way for December is Star Trek: The Next Generation Omnibus, which collects four graphic novels into one mighty massive book. The titles are The Space Between, Intelligence Gathering, The Last Generation and Ghosts. Talents tapped include writers David Tischman, Scott Tipton, David Tipton and Zander Cannon, while represented artists are Casey Maloney, David Messina, Gordon Purcell and Javier Aranda. The cover will be by Joe Corroney. ST:TNG Omnibus will run a whopping 480 pages, measure 6” by 9” and cost $29.99.
Finally, be on the lookout for Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #8. For those keeping count, #8 is the eighth and final chapter in the blockbuster Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover adventure. In it, our heroes launch a desperate mission behind enemy lines as they strive to thwart the CyberBorg threat. However, there’s a traitor in their midst. Assimilation2 #8 is written by Scott and David Tipton, with art by J.K. Woodward and Gordon Purcell, and a cover by Woodward. The title will run 32 pages and cost $3.99. Also available: an Andrea Di Vito variant cover.
For additional details, contact your local comic book retailer or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you. And keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional news about IDW's upcoming Star Trek comic books.