Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Sure, it's a little early. Heck, the pumpkins aren't even out yet at the local supermarket for Halloween. But IDW Publishing just shared with us their Star Trek comic books for December and now we're sharing them with you in an exclusive First Look. Here goes...

Star Trek #52—Five-Year Mission, written by Mike Johnson, with art and a cover by Tony Shasteen, will mark the explosive conclusion to the Mirror Universe epic, as Kirk and Spock from the new movies face off against their evil doppelgangers with the fate of two realities at stake. Who will live, who will die, and what role will the Mirror Universe Khan play in the endgame? Find out in #52, which will run 32 pages and cost $3.99. Oh, and be on the lookout for an Archie Anniversary Variant featuring a Dan Parent cover.

Up next is Star Trek/Green Lantern #6 (of 6), written by Mike Johnson, with Angel Hernandez doing the art honors and Stephen Mooney providing the cover. In the crossover capper, the dead have risen. Heroes have fallen. The last survivors of Starfleet and the Lantern Corps join together to fight the greatest threat the galaxy has ever known. Who will be left standing? Star Trek/Green Lantern #6 will run 32 pages and $3.99. Fans should be sure to also seek out a Catt Staggs variant featuring a cover by Staggs, as well as the Connecting Subscription Variant by Garry Brown, with Brown's six connecting variant covers forming one giant image.

Then there's Star Trek: The John Byrne Collection, with comics legend John Byrne serving as writer, artist, cover guy and photo manipluator. This collection of tales from the final frontier includes Alien Spotlight: Romulans, Assignment: Earth, Romulans: Balance of Terror, Romulans: The Hollow Crown, Crew, Romulans: Schism, and Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor. It'll run 488 pages and cost $34.99.

And, finally, there's Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #1 (of 5). IDW's Gem of the Month, it's by Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott, with Derek Charm crafting the art and cover. A bold new chapter for Star Trek kicks off with issue #1 of this all-new series that shows fans what life is like for cadets at the galaxy's greatest school. Witness the student days of the iconic cast before they joined the Enterprise, immediately before the blockbuster 2009 film. Plus, meet an all-new group of students as they embark on bold new adventures of their own. Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #1 will run 32 pages and cost $3.99. Fans should also ask about variant covers by Jen Bartel and Elsa Charretier.

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


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