There are so many artistic tributes to the Star Trek franchise that at this point it's a bit of a challenge to do anything that immediately stands out, but artist Juan Ortiz has produced something that caught our attention. Similar to Francesco Francavilla's Breaking Bad project, Ortiz -- a longtime illustrator/designer for Disney and Warner Bros. who has also provided cover art for DC Comics' Looney Tunes series -- has produced a faux movie poster for all 80 episodes of the original Star Trek series, collected in a coffee table book titled Star Trek: The Art Of Juan Ortiz. Some of the posters have an obvious Saul Bass influence, and others are inspired by various comic book, movie poster, and pulp novel cover art from the '60s.
The hit film Star Trek Into Darkness is now available (as a digital download; the disc gets released in a couple of weeks), and you can stream the entirety of The Original Series, The Next Generation and more on Netflix and through other services. But what if you want more; what if you want the adventures of Captain James T. Kirk, Mister Spock, Doctor Leonard McCoy and that one redshirt who’s probably going to die before the cold open is over in your favorite four-color format?
The core storytelling element of Star Trek -- a group of heroes in brightly-colored costumes battle thinly-veiled analogues of Russia, China and other places while exploring the cosmos and teaching everyone lessons -- seems like it would be perfect for comics. And it is, and there are some good ones out there. Unfortunately, digging through the back-issue bins and the spotty collections that are available can be challenging, and that’s why I’m here to help you out with this navigation guide to 45 years of Star Trek comics.
Other than Burt Reynolds himself, it's possible the only man who'd make a better ISIS agent than Sterling Archer is Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise. That said, Archer would also make a damn good animated Kirk, as evidenced by these Starcher Trek videos, featuring the voices of Sterling, Lana, and the rest of the crew from Archer dubbed over clips from Star Trek: The Animated Series. I'd describe them further, but they're pretty much exactly what you'd expect, so I suggest just checking out the first installment below.
His identity was a matter of speculation for months, but now that the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness is safely a couple months behind us, IDW is releasing a brand-new, six-issue miniseries to offer up the details of big bad Khan Noonien Singh's origin. Writer Mike Johnson and artist Claudia Balboni will work with Roberto Orci, one of the screenwriters of the movie, to tie the series into the film.
John Martz takes familiar pieces of pop culture and reinterprets them visually, not through any one particular style, but through a host of different styles. He puts his own comic spin on the first appearances of Batman and Superma
Like the vast majority of us, I am a terrible artist. As such, when I first saw this work by artist Christophe Louis, a.k.a. Quibe -- in which he eloquently draws Batman, Iron Man, Spock and other characters with just a single line -- I was, well... pretty humbled. But mostly jus
If the sight of the Star Trek Into Darkness trailer has left you feeling as if you can't wait until May to find out more about the mysterious John Harrison and the threat he poses to the Federation, don't worry; the story actually gets started next month as IDW launches Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness, an official prologue to the new movie.
Scripted by Mike Johnson from a story by Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer Roberto Orci, Countdown to Darkness features art by the wonderful David Messina and follows the pattern of th
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