IDW Publishing has released their publishing plans for October 2013. For Star Trek, its a kind of big month with two series and two trades. The previously announced Khan mini-series is one of the new comics with both set in the 2.0 universe. IDW has started a new trade collection that orders stories by Stardate to create a chronological order to the stories. There is no mention of what stories are being collected but based on the creator list, it looks like it is limited to the last few years of IDW stories and not a mix of comic stories from the last 30+ years of Trek so its really a re-collection of previous IDW collections with a new issue order. For the full details of IDW's other books including GI Joe, TMNT, Transformers, and more click here.
Mike Johnson (w) • Claudia Balboni (a) • Paul Shipper (c)
"Shall we begin?" Don't miss this all-new mini-series event overseen by Star Trek Into Darkness writer/producer Roberto Orci! Witness the shocking origin of Khan Noonien Singh from his earliest years through his rise to power during the epic Eugenics Wars! Behold the events that led to his escape from Earth aboard the Botany Bay! Learn the truth behind his re-awakening by Admiral Marcus and Section 31! It's the origin of Star Trek's greatest villain, only from IDW!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Mike Johnson (w) • Erfan Fajar (a & c)
The conflict between the Klingon and Romulan Empires erupts, with Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise trapped in the middle! Don't miss the newest chapter of the ongoing series overseen by Star Trek Into Darkness writer/producer Roberto Orci!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Scott Tipton, David Tipton & Tony Lee (w) • J.K. Woodward, The Sharp Bros., Gordon Purcell (a) • The Sharp Bros. (c)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise have joined forces with the Doctor and his companions to combat an unholy alliance between the Federation's most terrifying enemy and one of the Doctor's greatest antagonists. But once the Cybermen turn on their Borg allies, the Doctor and Picard find themselves at odds over how to proceed against the threat, with the fate of the universe hanging in the balance!
HC • FC • $34.99 • 200 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-782-4
John Byrne, Ian Edginton, and Dan Abnett, James Patrick, Scott and David Tipton (w) • John Byrne, Patrick Zircher, Greg Adams, Josep Maria Beroy (a)
The comic book tales of Star Trek have roamed the universe and spanned publishers, but now Star Trek: The Stardate Collection collects the many iterations of Trek in order… by stardate! Helmed by Trek experts Scott and David Tipton, and featuring special commentary and creator interviews, volume 1 starts at the beginning to reveal the motives, machinations and decisions that shaped the intrepid crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. For new and old fans alike, there's never been a Star Trek collection like this!
HC • FC • $49.99 • 288 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-711-4