To celebrate the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series and the creation of the Star Trek TV show, film, and comic universe franchise, IDW Publishing has created a new comic book series, Star Trek: Boldly Go, which is set after the events of the latest feature film Star Trek Beyond. Mike Johnson and Tony Shasteen return to write and ink the new comics, with an October 2016 planned release date.
The original Star Trek TV series stars William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk; Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock; DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy; Nichelle Nichols as Uhura; James Doohan as Scott; George Takei as Sulu; and Walter Koenig as Chekov. In Star Trek Beyond, those roles are played (respectively) by Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and the late Anton Yelchin. The comic art, as pictured above, is based on the feature film actors.
Get the details on the new Star Trek: Boldly Go comic book series from this IDW Publishing press release.
New Ongoing Comic Series, “Boldly Go,” Reflects The Post “Beyond” World of Star Trek
The 50th anniversary of STAR TREK is upon us and to further celebrate, IDW Publishing, under license by CBS Consumer Products, will introduce a new Star Trek series in October.
Star Trek: Boldly Go will reunite the fan-favorite Trek team of Mike Johnson and Tony Shasteen on writing and art duties, respectively, and will succeed the currently running Star Trek series which will conclude after 60 universe-expanding issues, penned primarily under Johnson’s watch. Boldly Go will follow the events of Star Trek Beyond, the latest major motion picture in the ongoing cinematic saga.
“What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of STAR TREK?” asks Star Trek editor Sarah Gaydos. “And what better team to do it with? Mike and Tony are poised to take the series in such an exciting direction. I can’t wait to introduce the world to these new characters… as well as some interesting friends and foes from the past.”
Chronicling the adventures of Captain Kirk and his iconic crew, a danger unlike anything the Federation has faced before threatens our heroes as they explore new worlds and encounter new species. All that plus brand-new uniforms for the crew!
Star Trek: Boldly Go will beam into comic shops this October and will feature character-focused connecting subscription variant covers by series artist, Tony Shasteen. A bold new era of STAR TREK begins here!
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