The Lead-Up to Next Summer’s Star Trek Film Begins in January

Get the full story behind Star Trek: Into Darkness with IDW’s official prequel to the new film

In the summer of 2009, the final frontier beckoned to audiences once more as writer/director J.J. Abrams brought Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek back to the silver screen! Next summer Abrams returns to the 23rd-century with a new adventure for Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, and the rest of the crew in the highly-anticipated Star Trek: Into Darkness, and IDW Publishing starts the build up to the film with the prequel comic, Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness!

Roberto Orci, co-writer of Star Trek: Into Darkness, and Mike Johnson, the writer of the ongoing Star Trek comic set in the movie continuity, are joined by veteran Star Trek artist David Messina for a four-issue series that introduces readers to the new characters in the film and sets the stage for the greatest Star Trek adventure of all!

An essential chapter in Star Trek history, Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #1 is an event that no Trekkie will want to miss!

Originally published in Diamond PREVIEWS, November 2012