Think of it as an alternate universe. It's July, but IDW Publishing has just revealed their Star Trek titles for October, and StarTrek.com has an exclusive First Look. Up first is Star Trek/Green Lantern #4 (of 6), written by Mike Johnson, with art by Angel Hernandez and a cover by Marc Laming. The crossover event of 2015 continues as Starfleet and the Green Lantern Corps team up in the middle of a ring-powered galactic war. The evil Nekron has arrived in the Star Trek universe... with his eye on resurrecting the planet Vulcan itself. Star Trek/Green Lantern #4 will run 32 pages and cost $3.99. Variants will include issues with covers by J.K. Woodward and Garry Brown. And, as previously reported, the six connecting variant covers from Garry Brown, one for every issue, will ultimately form one giant image.
Next on tap is Star Trek: Gold Key Archives, Vol. 4, with stories by Arnold Drake, John David Warner and Gerry Boudreau, art by Alberto Giolitti and Sal Trapani, and a Michael Stribling cover. Vol. 4 boldly goes where it all started, as it collects the first comic book adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew. Fully remastered with new colors, Vol. 4 gathers issues #19–24, including the stories "The Haunted Asteroid," "A World Gone Mad," "The Mummies of Heitus VII," "Siege in Superspace," "Child's Play" and "The Trial of Captain Kirk." Vol. 4 will span 164 pages and cost $29.99.
Also on the way is Star Trek #50—Five-Year Mission, written by Mike Johnson, with Tony Shasteen handling the art and cover. This special anniversary issue kicks off an epic new 3-part adventure. In it, for the first time, the crew of the new movie franchise will meet its evil Mirror counterpart. It's Enterprise vs. Enterprise, Federation vs. the Terran Empire, with the fate of two universes at stake. Star Trek #50 will run 40 pages and cost $4.99. Variants will include a Blank Sketch Cover, an Artist's Edition Cover by Rachael Stott and a Photo Cover. Bonus content including behind-the-scenes looks at the last 50 issues of Star Trek… with hints about where the series is going, and what IDW will be doing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the series in 2016.
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 Star Trek/Green Lantern crossover, as well as exclusive First Looks at covers and preview pages.
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