Gene Roddenberry’s visionary sci-fi franchise, “Star Trek,” is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. There is a new film coming out, tons of new toys and collectibles will be taking over San Diego Comic Con, the Poster Posse did a massive tribute and NOW we get news that IDW is jumping in the fray. Here is their official announcement.
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 and 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!