The upcoming Star Trek comic book series will re-examine some of the classic adventures of the crew of the starship Enterprise from the original series as well as serve as a set-up for the second big-screen reboot installment.
The new series, hitting stores later this year from IDW, will see the “new” crew encountering some familiar situations and stories says writer Mike Johnson but “reflect things like Kirk being a younger captain and Spock losing his homeworld.”
“Each episode will be told in two issues,” Johnson says. “So in issue #3 and #4 we will revisit the events of “The Galileo Seven.” I’m excited about this one because it’s a Spock-centric story that explores his brief experience as a commanding officer and how he was affected by losing command of the Enterprise to Kirk in the last movie. I can’t spoil which episodes come after that, but I can say that events will deviate more and more from the TOS versions as the new timeline evolves.”
“Re-visiting original episodes in the new timeline is great for two reasons,” adds movie writer Roberto Orci. “First, we can do things we can’t do in the movies, simply because we don’t have the time to explore so many different adventures in the course of one film. And second, it’s so much fun to revisit the classic stories. Imagine being invited to jam with your favorite band. The classic songs will never change, but you get to play them in a new way.”