IDW Publishing plans to heat up the summer with a batch of Star Trek comic book adventures set for release in August. StarTrek.com has exclusive details and art from the comic books that are on the way.

Up first is Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive—SPOTLIGHT, by Scott Tipton & David Tipton, with art and a cover by Rachael Stott. Star Trek explores the hope for the best of mankind's future, while Planet of the Apes offers a chilling look at the fall of humanity. How could these worlds possibly collide? What could possibly cause Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise to side with Dr. Zaius to protect Ape City? And what does Colonel George Taylor have to say about it? The Primate detective will be available as a 120-page trade paper priced at $19.99.
Next is Star Trek #48—Five-Year Mission, "Deity," a two-part story by Mike Johnson, with art and a cover by Tony Shasteen. The story follows the crew of Starship Enterprise as they discover an uncharted world whose inhabitants worship vengeful gods... gods who now turn their wrath on Captain Kirk and his crew. "Deity #1" will run 32 pages and cost $3.99. A subscription variant will feature a photo cover.
Then there's Star Trek/Green Lantern #2 (of 6), written by Mike Johnson, with art by Angel Hernandez and a Paul Pope cover. The comics crossover event of 2015 continues, as Hal Jordan meets Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise for the first time as six Lantern rings choose new bearers But which Trek characters - and which alien races - will be selected? Star Trek/Green Lantern #2 will run 32 pages and cost $3.99. Fans should also be on the lookout for two variant, one featuring a cover by Darick Robertson and the other (a connecting subscription variant) featuring a cover by Garry Brown.

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 new about other upcoming Star Trek comic books from IDW Publishing.
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