Debut Issue of New "Star Trek" Comic Series Sells Out

Thu, September 22nd, 2011 at 1:28pm PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

Within hours of release, IDW Publishing and CBS Consumer Products announced that STAR TREK #1, the debut issue of a brand new chapter in the new Star Trek universe, is sold out. Guided by Star Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci, this new series explores the vast implications of the alternate timeline created by the 2009 film, and the first issue is going fast.

“Movies cost money. Lots and lots of money,” said Orci. “But comics give us unlimited budgets to take the crew of the Enterprise farther than they've ever been. Join us!”

Star Trek fans nationwide are encouraged to check with their local comic retailer to get their copy of STAR TREK #1. A second printing of this hot debut issue is being rushed to comic stores and will feature a variant cover.

The adventures of the Starship Enterprise continue with the new cast from the film as they embark on missions that re-imagine select stories from the original television series, along with new threats and characters never seen before.

Under the creative direction of Orci, fan-favorite STAR TREK writer Mike Johnson and artist Stephen Molnar bring this alternate universe to life and begin the countdown to the highly anticipated Star Trek sequel. The series kicks off with a dramatic new envisioning of The Original Series second pilot, “Where No Man Has Gone Before.” The conclusion of this reimagined episode will be available in October. In November, the adventures of the new Enterprise crew continue with a new take on the classic episode "The Galileo 7," as Mr. Spock finds himself in command of a stranded shuttle crew fighting for survival.

“Finally, new STAR TREK comics that showcase the new Enterprise crew,” said editor Scott Dunbier. “The only thing more fun than reading them is editing them!”

STAR TREK #1 features covers from Tim Bradstreet and David Messina, plus four rare photo covers. Readers are encouraged to talk to their local retailer about the photo covers, and the super rare STAR TREK #1 signed by Orci and Johnson. This debut issue is also available in the free Star Trek Comics app through the Apple iTunes store.

STAR TREK #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) is now available in comic stores and on iTunes. Diamond order code JUL11 0308.

STAR TREK #1 (2nd printing, $3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in comic stores in October. Diamond order code AUG11 8085.

STAR TREK #2 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in comic stores and on iTunes in October. Diamond order code AUG11 0309.

STAR TREK #3 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in comic stores and on iTunes in October. Diamond order code SEP11 0289.

TAGS:  idw publishing, star trek, roberto orci, mike johnson, stephen molnar

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