Star Trek into Darkness is one of the more highly anticipated movies of the 2013 early summer and to help market it even further IDW will be releasing a prequel comic – Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness. This is the same thing they pulled with the first flick although this one will be filling in some of the gaps between movie one and movie two.
Mike Johnson is set to write the four-part mini-series. He will be working with Roberto Orci – writer and producer for the new movie – and the artwork will be taken care of by David Messina.
Here’s the official blurb:
STAR TREK COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS #1
(W) Mike Johnson (A/CA) David Messina
The countdown to the motion picture event of 2013 begins here, in this blockbuster 4-issue prequel mini-series that sets the stage for the upcoming STAR TREK film! Like the best-selling STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN in 2009, this all-new series leads directly into the next movie, with a story by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci and Mike Johnson (STAR TREK ongoing series), and drawn by the original STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN artist, David Messina! STAR TREK 2013 PREQUEL is the can’t-miss lead-in to the new adventures of the Enterprise crew!
Expect the digital comic to be available online in January of next year, followed several months later by Star Trek into Darkness on May 17, 2013.
Thanks to BleedingCool for the heads-up.