Star Trek Into Darkness will open on May 17, 2013, and the countdown will officially begin in January, when IDW Publishing releases the aptly titled Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #1, the first installment in a four-issue prequel mini-series that will set the stage – directly so -- for the eagerly awaited Star Trek sequel. For the new mini-series, IDW has once again tapped the team behind 2009’s Star Trek: Countdown, namely Roberto Orci, Mike Johnson and David Messina. Johnson has written the adventure, working in tandem with Orci, co-producer and co-writer of Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness, while Messina is handling the art.
Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #1 will run 32 pages and cost $3.99, and be on the lookout for a unique CGC-graded 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, as well as a joint interview with Orci and Johnson.