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Mike Johnson And Yasmin Liang On Gender-Flipping ‘Star Trek’ And The Tie-In Comic’s New Five-Year Mission [Interview]

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Much like their (rightly) acclaimed Judge Dredd comics, IDW's handling of the Star Trek license has managed to exceed reader expectations with high production values and an uncanny ability to tell engaging comics stories within the limitations of a tie-in book. Over the last three years, IDW has shifted the comics focus to tell stories from within the world of J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot team's cinematic Star Trek reboot. With the new status quo firmly established, writer Mike Johnson and a team of artists are going to be taking the Enterprise and her crew into all-new directions, starting with a gender-flipped parallel universe. The two-part "Parallel Lives" debuted last week with Star Trek #29 and gives new readers a chance to take a tour with the finest crew in the fleet while seeing them in an all-new light.

We talked to Johnson and artist Yasmin Liang for more information about their two-part Trek adventure, and got an inside look at the ins-and-outs of how they approach working on a license with such heavy fan expectations.

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DC’s Superman Panel: Earth One, Superboy, Supergirl’s Fort of Solitude [SDCC]


Saturday's first major San Diego Comic-Con panel from DC Comics covered Superman. The event was moderated by VP - Marketing John Cunningham, and featured artist Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), writer Scott Lobdell (Superman), co-writer Mike Johnson (Supergirl) and editor Matt Idelson...

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New ‘Star Trek’ Gets Old School In First Issue From IDW Publishing [Preview]


On sale this week from IDW Publishing is Star Trek Ongoing #1, launching a new series starring the modernized characters of director J.J. Abrams' 2009 motion picture in what IDW is calling "re-imaginings" of classic adventures from the original 1960s Star Trek television series...

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IDW to Kick Off New ‘Star Trek’ Movieverse Comic Series in September


The new Star Trek universe established in J.J. Abrams' 2009 movie relaunch will continue to flesh itself out this September with the release of Star Trek #1 from IDW.

Working under Star Trek movie co-writer Roberto Orci, writer Mike Johnson and artist Stephen Molnar will be creating fresh tales from classic TV lore and more...

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The New Superman Titles Are Here, Grant Morrison on ‘Action Comics’


After yesterday's announcements, there were only four titles left out of DC's 52 new #1s, and it wasn't difficult to figure out what they'd be: Action Comics, Superman, Superboy and Supergirl. Namely, the four main Super-titles...

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