Remember the Star Trek: Countdown graphic novel your friends told you about AFTER the first JJ Abrams’ Star Trek movie came out? Remember how you found out it was a limited series that came out BEFORE the movie? Remember how much you wished you had read it before you saw the movie on opening day? Well guess what, true believers…
IDW Heads Into Darkness!Publisher Announces Prequel Series to J. J. Abrams’ Upcoming STAR TREKTM Movie
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, will be available in stores in January 2013.