August 6th, 2011

star trek xi; finally gold

Did we know about this already!?

This is news to me: apparently there's going to be a comic book released in September that takes place after XI! From

IDW recently revealed that it would publish an ongoing comic book series inspired by the alternate timeline introduced in Star Trek (2009). The series is set to debut in September with Star Trek #1, a re-envisioning of “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” the second pilot commissioned for the original Star Trek series. Now, IDW has just announced that Star Trek #2 will be released in October and, like its predecessor, will be produced under the creative direction of Star Trek (2009) writer-producer Roberto Orci.

According to IDW, “Kirk and Spock face off against one of their own when crewman Gary Mitchell is possessed by an entity of unfathomable power.” Star Trek #2 will be written by Mike Johnson, with art by Stephen Molnar and covers by Tim Bradstreet and Joe Corroney.

Am I correct to be tentatively flailing over this? Will it in any way satisfy the need for new Trek material while waiting for XII? Will Gary Mitchell be used as a plot device to get Kirk and Spock to hook up as I've read in a surprising number of fics? Am I woefully late to the party and everyone already knows about this? :P