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IDW Heads Into Darkness

Kelly Cassidy 12/15/2012 Reviews

There’s been a lot of news about the upcoming movie Star Trek Into Darkness and even more speculation as to who the villain (who will be played by Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch) will be. But there’s also been a ton of questions about what has happened between the first movie and this one. Well, IDW may have an answer for you along those lines.

IDW Heads Into Darkness!
Publisher Announces Prequel Series to J. J. Abrams’ Upcoming STAR TREKTM Movie

San Diego, CA (December 14, 2012) – IDW Publishing will publish STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS, the official prequel series to Paramount Pictures’ upcoming movie, Star Trek Into Darkness. Like the best-selling Countdown series before it, COUNTDOWN INTO DARKNESS will be the only place for fans to experience the events that set the stage for J.J. Abrams’ sequel to the 2009 blockbuster film Star Trek.

Written by Mike Johnson with a story by Roberto Orci and art by David Messina, this 4-issue miniseries will lead directly into the May release of Star Trek Into Darkness, bridging the gap between the two films and giving fans an exclusive peek at the film’s mysterious story.

“We were thrilled by the reception that the original Countdown prequel comic received in 2009,” says Johnson. “We’re excited to be working again with David Messina and the team at IDW to bring fans an all-new original story that leads directly into the next film. Star Trek is back in a big way in 2013!”

Packed with the high-stakes adventure and sci-fi intrigue that has made the Star Trek franchise a global institution, STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS is sure to delight the legions of fans anxiously anticipating the continuing adventure of the intrepid crew of the USS Enterprise.

STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color), licensed by CBS Consumer Products, will be available in stores in January 2013.

So there you have it – a prequel to the new Star Trek movie in your hands in January. And if the announcement above wasn’t enough to tempt you, take a look at the 2 covers we are in store for come January.

Star Trek - Countdown to Darkness #1 Cover A Star Trek - Countdown to Darkness #1 Cover B

So what do you think? Planning on picking up this series? Looking forward to the movie?

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About The Author

Kelly Cassidy has been collecting comics for around 30 years and can actually list the first comic he bought with his own money. By day, he works as a technology manager and community leader in web technologies, presenting at web conferences around Canada. By night, he struggles to actually create the list of comics he owns as he keeps adding more to his collection. He also struggles with talking in third person.

  1. Scorp_Moonopoly 12/16/2012 at 2:29 am

    I've heard rumors about serious connections between some of these comics and the movie, but i don't honestly believe they would invest so much in the comic.

  2. jeffhillwriter 12/20/2012 at 1:31 am

    The prequels to the last movie were actually pretty decent. I expect these will be just as good, if not better.

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