Summer only just started, but has an exclusive First Look into the fall, or at least into IDW Publishing’s Star Trek comics – and their covers -- due out in September.  For starters, there’s Star Trek: Gold Key Archives, Vol. 2, written by Len Wein, with art by Alberto Giolitti and a cover by Michael Stribling. Vol. 2, which will run 168 pages and cost $29.99, presents the first comic book adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew in fully re-mastered form with new colors. Stories will include "The Voodoo Planet," "The Legacy of Lazarus," "The Brain Shocker" and more.

Up next will be Star Trek, Vol. 8, written by Mike Johnson, with art by Yasmin Liang, Erfan Fajar and Joe Corroney, and a cover by Corroney. Vol. 8 will run 152 pages and cost $19.99. It will collect Issues #29-34 and will feature stories depicting the new five-year mission of the Enterprise. The adventures will include Captain Jane Tiberius Kirk and her crew encountering  a never-before-seen enemy in deep space; the Enterprise crew contending with a threat like no other:  their own ship; and a deadly new alien species unlike anything the Federation has met before.

Fans should also be on the lookout for Star Trek #37, part three of “The Q Gambit,” written by Mike Johnson, featuring art and a cover by Tony Shasteen, and over seen by Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer/co-producer Roberto Orci. Set to run 32 pages and cost $3.99, the latest chapter in “The Q Gambit” will find Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise decades in the future thanks to the mischievous Q. The galaxy has changed beyond recognition... and nowhere more so than on Earth itself. A subscription variant will boast a Deep Space Nine photo cover.

And, lastly for September, IDW will make available Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever #4 (of 5), written by Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton & David Tipton, with art by J.K. Woodward and Juan Ortiz handling cover duty. In chapter four, Kirk and Spock bide their time in 1930s New York, and Kirk does the unthinkable by falling in love with a woman of the past. Meanwhile, a murderer from their own era draws ever closer, threatening to alter the very fabric of history. Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever #4 (of 5) will run 32 pages and cost $3.99. A variant edition for subscribers and Federation members only will feature a cover by painter Paul Shipper.

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


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