Wednesday, October 29, 2014

IDW January 2015 Star Trek Comics

IDW Publishing has released their publishing plans for January 2015. Two floppies and one trade are available. The Abrams-verse comic starts (or continues? not really sure) the five year mission as the Enterprise and The City on the Edge of Forever comic gets the trade treatment. I don't really recommend buying but it is a fascinating look at how a script gets revised into one of the most beloved TV shows of all time. The core ideas are there but whoever took the editor's pen to Harlen's script back in the 60's did an amazing job of losing unnecessary beats and characters while focusing on the core concepts and story. The improvement is so dramatic that I would argue that whoever did the re-write probably deserves co-writer credit as I frankly found the "pure" Ellison version to be often silly, meandering, and boring. For the full details of IDW's other books including GI Joe, TMNT, Transformers, and more click here.

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #2 (of 5)
Scott Tipton, David Tipton (w) • Rachael Stott (a & c)
The colossal crossover nobody ever expected continues! Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew have landed on the Planet of the Apes—but how?! And how are the Klingons involved? Plus: Taylor meets up with Kirk and Spock, but will he greet them with open arms? Or flying bullets?
FC • pages • $3.99

Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever
Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • Juan Ortiz (c)
For the first time ever, a visual presentation of the much-discussed, unrevised, unadulterated version of Harlan Ellison’s award-winning Star Trek teleplay script, “The City on the Edge of Forever!” See the story as Mr. Ellison originally intended!
HC • FC • $24.99 • 128 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-206-7

Star Trek #41 — Five-Year Mission
Mike Johnson (w) • Cat Staggs (a & c)
"Behemoth,” part 1 of 2: In the wake of their century-spanning encounter with Q, the crew of the U.S.S Enterprise leaves explored space behind to embark on a new five-year mission of discovery! Beyond the reach of Starfleet communications, they can only rely on each other when faced with their first encounter in uncharted territory—and it might be their last! Don't miss this perfect jumping-on point for new readers, produced in association with STAR TREK writer-producer Roberto Orci!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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