SDCC 2016: Star Trek Beyond Film Leads To Cancellation & Relaunch Of New Ongoing Star Trek Comic Book Series From IDW!

The current Star Trek comic book series, based on the film universe of what is now referred to as the “Kelvin timeline”, is set to end with August 2016’s Star Trek #60 that has the Kelvin timeline U.S.S. Enterprise crew crossing paths with the TOS (The Original Series) crew.

Star Trek #59 and #60 Alternate Encounters covers

Well, with the feature film release of Star Trek: Beyond, during San Diego Comic Con 2016 (SDCC 2016), IDW Publishing has revealed a new Star Trek ongoing comic book series spinning out of the new movie by the creative team behind the recent series.

    Star Trek™ & IDW Publishing To Launch “Boldly Go” This October

    New Ongoing Comic Series, “Boldly Go,” Reflects The Post “Beyond” World of Star Trek

    Star Trek Boldy Go

    The 50th anniversary of STAR TREK is upon us and to further celebrate, IDW Publishing, under license by CBS Consumer Products, will introduce a new Star Trek series in October.

    Star Trek: Boldly Go will reunite the fan-favorite Trek team of Mike Johnson and Tony Shasteen on writing and art duties, respectively, and will succeed the currently running Star Trek series which will conclude after 60 universe-expanding issues, penned primarily under Johnson’s watch. Boldly Go will follow the events of Star Trek Beyond, the latest major motion picture in the ongoing cinematic saga.

    “What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of STAR TREK?” asks Star Trek editor Sarah Gaydos. “And what better team to do it with? Mike and Tony are poised to take the series in such an exciting direction. I can’t wait to introduce the world to these new characters… as well as some interesting friends and foes from the past.”

    Chronicling the adventures of Captain Kirk and his iconic crew, a danger unlike anything the Federation has faced before threatens our heroes as they explore new worlds and encounter new species. All that plus brand-new uniforms for the crew!

    Star Trek: Boldly Go will beam into comic shops this October and will feature character-focused connecting subscription variant covers by series artist, Tony Shasteen. A bold new era of STAR TREK begins here!

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Looks like fun; the movie and new comic book series!

Star Trek Beyond poster dos

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Source: IDW