The summer looks bright as could be for Star Trek comic book fans, as IDW Publishing will release a quartet of Trek adventures in July. Two of them are new issues of ongoing series, while the other two are volumes gathering together entires sagas. And StarTrek.com has details and exclusive First Looks at art from the upcoming issues.

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, written by Mike Johnson & Ryan Parrott, with art and cover by Derek Charm, presents a bold new chapter for Star Trek, as it depicts what life is like for cadets at the galaxy's greatest school. Readers will witness the student days of the iconic cast before they joined the Enterprise, as well as meet an all-new group of students as they embark on bold new adventures of their own. Starfleet Academy will run 120 pages and cost $19.99.
Star Trek New Visions Special: The Cage is the latest offering by writer and photo manipulator John Byrne. The Cage is an extra extra-length tale that reinterprets and adapts the TOS episode “The Cage” to comic-book form. It will run 52 pages and cost $7.99.
Star Trek #59 -- Altered Encounters #1 will kick off a two-part tale by Mike Johnson, whose writing will be complemented by Tony Shasteen's art and cover. In the timeline-spanning story, Captain Kirk and the crew encounter... themselves? Altered Encounters #1 will run 32 pages and cost $3.99, and fans should be on the lookout for a subscription variant with a cover by Josh Adams and a ROM variant with a Drew Moss cover.
Star Trek, Vol. 12 is written by Mike Johnson and features art and a cover by Tony Shasteen. In it, the U.S.S. Enterprise is now midway through her five-year voyage into uncharted space, and Captain Kirk and crew are about to encounter their strangest discovery yet... themselves in the Mirror storyline "Live Evil." Then, the crew face off with a renegade faction of Orions intent on disrupting the truce between their species and the Federation in “Reunion!” Collecting issues #50–54 of the ongoing Star Trek series, Vol. 12 will run 124 pages and cost $19.99.


For additional details, contact your local comic book retailer or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you. Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional news about the IDW's upcoming Star Trek adventures, as well as exclusive First Looks at covers and preview pages.
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