Star Trek (IDW Publishing)

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Star Trek
Publication information
Publisher IDW Publishing
Schedule Bi-monthly
Genre
Publication date January 2007 - present
Number of issues 161

Star Trek is a comic book series by IDW Publishing, based on the Star Trek science fiction entertainment franchise created by Gene Roddenberry. It consists of multiple mini-series. However, starting in September 2011, an ongoing series based on the 2009 Star Trek film began publishing as a continuation of the movie.

Publication history[edit]

On November 9, 2006, IDW Publishing announced that they had secured the publishing rights to Star Trek from CBS Consumer Products.[1]

IDW's first title, Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Space Between, is a six-issue limited series launched January 2007. The Space Between is written by David Tischman and drawn by Casey Maloney.[2] This storyline was collected in trade paperback form in September 2007.

The second series Star Trek: Klingons: Blood Will Tell, launched in April, focusing on the Klingons' point of view on various episodes from the original series - the first four issues based around "Errand of Mercy", "The Trouble With Tribbles", "A Private Little War" and "Day of the Dove", respectively, and features a framing story based around the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.[3]

A third series started in July 2007, called Star Trek: Year Four, continuing the five-year mission of Kirk's Enterprise after the end of Star Trek: The Original Series. A fourth series, Alien Spotlight launched in September 2007, focusing on various alien races.

2008 saw the publication of the "Mirror Images" series, which tell the stories of Mirror Universe Kirk's overthrow of Captain Christopher Pike, and of the alternates of the Enterprise-D crew.[4] In the same year they published Star Trek: Assignment: Earth, a mini-series that features the adventures of Gary Seven from the Star Trek TOS episode Assignment: Earth.

In 2009, IDW began to publish their first Star Trek: Deep Space Nine comic, the four-part Fool's Gold.

Also, in 2009, IDW published a prequel to the 2009 reboot/prequel film Star Trek, entitled Star Trek: Countdown.[5]

In 2009, IDW published Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, written by Andy Schmidt and based on the second Star Trek movie, and the only movie that has never been in comic form from the Original Crew.[6]

Other recent series include Star Trek: Crew, Star Trek: Romulans, Pawns of War and Star Trek: Doctor McCoy, Frontier Doctor.

In September 2011, IDW began publishing a new ongoing Star Trek series, set in the continuity of the 2009 film.

In October 2011, IDW began publishing Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes, a six-issue crossover series between the two properties.

In May 2012, IDW began publishing Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2, an eight-issue crossover series between the two properties.

In September 2012, IDW began a four-issue miniseries "Star Trek: The Next Generation - HIVE" about the return of Locutus of Borg.

In January 2013, IDW began publishing Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness, a prequel to the film Star Trek: Into Darkness. Later that year, in October, they began publishing Star Trek: Kahn, another tie-in, focusing on the film's antagonist Khan Noonien Singh.

Collected editions[edit]

The various series have been collected in the following trade paperbacks:

Title Release date Collected material
Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Space Between September 7, 2007 The Space Between #1-6
Star Trek: Klingons: Blood Will Tell November 21, 2007 Klingons: Blood Will Tell #1-5
Star Trek: Year Four March 5, 2008 Year Four #1-6
Star Trek: Alien Spotlight - Volume 1 May 14, 2008 Alien Spotlight - Volume 1 #1-6
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Intelligence Gathering August 6, 2008 Intelligence Gathering #1-5
Star Trek: New Frontier: Turnaround October 29, 2008 New Frontier: Turnaround #1-5
Star Trek: Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment November 29, 2008 Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment #1-5
Star Trek: Assignment: Earth December 29, 2008 Assignment: Earth #1-5
Star Trek: Mirror Images February 4, 2009 Mirror Images #1-5
Star Trek: Countdown April 7, 2009 Countdown #1-4
Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Last Generation July 8, 2009 The Last Generation #1-5
Star Trek: Crew October 14, 2009 Crew #1-5
Star Trek: Mission's End October 21, 2009 Mission's End #1-5
Star Trek: Spock: Reflections January 6, 2010 Spock: Reflections #1-4
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan June 1, 2010 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan #1-3
Star Trek: Nero February 10, 2010 Nero #1-4
Star Trek: Romulans February 17, 2010 Romulans: The Hollow Crown #1-2 & Romulans: Schism #1-3
Star Trek: Alien Spotlight - Volume 2 March 10, 2010 Alien Spotlight - Volume 2 #1-5
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ghosts July 13, 2010 Ghosts #1-5
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Fool's Gold August 10, 2010 Fool's Gold #1-4
Star Trek - The Official Motion Picture Adaptation October 6, 2010 Star Trek #1-6
Star Trek: Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor October 27, 2010 Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor #1-4
Star Trek: Burden of Knowledge December 1, 2010 Burden of Knowledge #1-4
Star Trek: Captain's Log March 15, 2011 Captain's Log #1-4
Star Trek: Khan: Ruling in Hell April 6, 2011 Khan: Ruling in Hell #1-4
Infestation - Volume 2 September 13, 2011 Infestation #1-2
Star Trek (ongoing series) - Volume 1 March 21, 2012 Star Trek #1-4
Star Trek - Legion of Super-Heroes July 17, 2012 Star Trek - Legion of Super-Heroes #1-6
Star Trek (ongoing series) - Volume 2 July 24, 2012 Star Trek #5-8
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Doctor Who: Assimilation² - Volume 1 September 26, 2012 The Next Generation - Doctor Who: Assimilation² #1-4
Star Trek (ongoing series) - Volume 3 November 27, 2012 Star Trek #8-12
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Doctor Who: Assimilation² - Volume 2 February 13, 2013 The Next Generation - Doctor Who: Assimilation² #5-8
Star Trek (ongoing series) - Volume 4 March 13, 2013 Star Trek #13-16
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive March 27, 2013 The Next Generation: Hive #1-4
Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness April 10, 2013 Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #1-4
Star Trek (ongoing series) - Volume 5 July 3, 2013 Star Trek #17-20
Star Trek (ongoing series) - Volume 6 November 26, 2013 Star Trek #21-24
Star Trek (ongoing series) - Volume 7 April 1, 2014 Star Trek #25-28
Star Trek: Khan May 21, 2014 Star Trek: Khan #1-5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Star Trek Comics Soar Again" (Press release). IDW Publishing. November 9, 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-25. 
  2. ^ "Star Trek Returns With All-New Comics Voyages". Spike: Asylum #4 (IDW Publishing). December 2006. 
  3. ^ "IDW News". IDW Publishing. December 18, 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-12-23. Retrieved 2006-12-25. 
  4. ^ "Star Trek: Mirror Universe". IDW Publishing. 
  5. ^ Jeffrey Renaud (2008-12-10). "Writers talk Star Trek: Countdown". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
  6. ^ NYCC '09 - IDW - Dr Who Monthly and More, Newsarama, February 7, 2009