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. In other words, instead of William Shatner's Captain James T. Kirk fighting a Gorn or Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock going through Vulcan puberty, you'll get illustrated likenesses of Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto in new versions of those famous tales. The series is produced in cooperation with Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and Star Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci and is designed to tie-in with the forthcoming Star Trek sequel in 2012.

Written by Mike Johnson and featuring artwork by Stephen Molnar and covers by Tim Bradstreet and David Messina, Star Trek #1 finds the new cast on an adventure based on the original series episode, "Where No Man Has Gone Before." You can check out a preview below.

Star Trek Ongoing #1 goes on sale September 21 in finer comics stores and can also be purchased online from retailers like Things From Another World.

Star Trek Ongoing #1

Mike Johnson (w) • Stephen Molnar (a) • Tim Bradstreet, David Messina (c)

The adventures of the Starship Enterprise continue in this new ongoing series that picks up where the blockbuster 2009 film left off! Featuring the new cast of the film, these missions re-imagine the stories from the original series in the alternate timeline created by the film, along with new threats and characters never seen before! With creative

collaboration from STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci, this new series begins the countdown to the much-anticipated movie sequel premiering in 2012. Join Kirk, Spock and the crew as they boldly go into a new future! Up first, a drastic new envisioning of "Where No Man Has Gone Before."

2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 Tim Bradstreet, 1 David Messina)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Variants: Four different free variant photo covers! The four covers will be distributed evenly, making each one a unique 1-in-40 variant!

Star Trek Ongoing #1, autographed by writer Mike Johnson, and STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!

Bullet points:

- Fully sanctioned by J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot and Paramount pictures, with direct ties to the new movie in 2012!

- The new adventures start here! Classic Star Trek episodes updated in the new mythology!

- Each issue features a unique "Golden Ticket," a lottery with amazing prizes! Details coming soon!

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