IDW Publishing will, on Wednesday, release Star Trek #50 - Five Year Mission, a special anniversary issue that kicks off an epic three-part miniseries. Written by Mike Johnson and featuring art and a cover by Tony Shasteen, the story -- for the first time -- pits the crew of the current movie franchise with their evil Mirror counterparts. So it's Enterprise vs. Enterprise and the Federation against the Terran Empire, with the fates of two universes hanging in the balance.

Star Trek #50 -- Five Year Mission will run 40 pages and cost $4.99. In addition to its expanded length, #50 will feature a wrap-around cover by Shasteen and bonus content that includes behind-the-scenes looks at the last 50 issues of Star Trek (with hints about where the series is heading and how IDW will continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek next year). Fans should also keep their eyes open for an Artist's Edition cover by Rachael Stott and a blank sketch cover.

For additional details, contact your local comic book retailer or visit to find a store near you. Keep an eye on 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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