The holidays are just now upon us, but IDW Publishing is already looking into the New Year, all the way into March 2105. On tap are a wide array of Star Trek comic book adventures, and here's a preview of what's to come as winter nears its end.
Star Trek #43: Five-Year Mission, written by Mike Johnson, with art by Claudia Balboni and a cover by Joe Corroney, continues the lead-up to the next Star Trek feature. Overseen by Roberto Orci, the all-new adventure follows Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise as they find themselves in uncharted space on their five-year mission of exploration… though a new alien threat may end their journey prematurely. Star Trek #43 will run 32 pages and cost $3.99; the subscription variant will feature a photo cover.
Next, there's Star Trek, Vol. 9: The Q Gambit, written by Mike Johnson, with art and a cover by Tony Shasteen. In it, the crew of the new Star Trek film franchise encounters Q for the first time in this galaxy-spanning adventure developed in association with Roberto Orci. The mischievous Q sends James T. Kirk on a quest that will see the Enterprise joining forces with familiar faces from Star Trek lore. Vol. 9, which collects issues #35–40, will run 152 pages and cost $19.99.
Also on the way is Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #4 (of 5), written by Scott Tipton and David Tipton, with Rachael Stott handling the art and cover. The story details the uneasy alliance that has been forged between Captain Kirk and Colonel Taylor. The question is, will it be enough to prevent Commander Kor and his Klingons from toppling the regime of Doctor Zaius? Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #4 will run 32 pages, feature an essay on Star Trek and Planet of the Apes by comedian and über-fan Dana Gould, and will cost $3.99; a subscription variant will offer a cover by J.K. Woodward. And just a reminder, be sure to ring in the new year with IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios and your local comic shop by celebrating, on December 31, the biggest crossover event in the galaxy with the arrival of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #1.
And, finally, IDW will present Star Trek: New Visions: “A Scent of Ghosts,” the latest Star Trek photonovel by writer, artist and photo-manipulator John Byrne. This book will feature two stories: “A Scent of Ghosts” and “Memoriam." In the former, the past and present collide as the Enterprise takes aboard a special figure from Spock’s past, only to find themselves haunted by a mystery from years ago. And in the latter, someone receives a sad farewell. Star Trek: New Visions: “A Scent of Ghosts” will run 48 pages and cost $7.99.
For additional details, contact your local comic book retailer or visit comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you. And keep an eye on StarTrek.com for further news about upcoming IDW Star Trek comic books.