April 23 2024


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Star Trek After Darkness

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For fans hungry for more after seeing Star Trek into Darkness, a new comic debuting later this month will be of interest.

IDW Publishing‘s Star Trek after Darkness will continue the story after Star Trek into Darkness.

Star Trek after Darkness is written by Mike Johnson, illustrated by Erfan Fajar, and overseen by Roberto Orci.

“You’ll see immediately on the first page of [the story] that it’s very much a sequel in terms of plot,” said Johnson. “Things happen in the movie that can’t be ignored going forward, and we will see the repercussions play out over the months to come. It’s also a character-based sequel, as we see how the crew reacts to the events of the movie, and what it means for their relationships going forward.”

“You can read the comics as a lead-in to the movies, and then come back to the comics after you see the movies and feel like the story is continuing seamlessly,” said Johnson. “This is really possible thanks to Bob Orci godfathering the comics creatively, ensuring that it all feels like one big story playing out across different media.”

Writing Star Trek,” said Johnson, is “scary but fun, not unlike beaming down to an unexplored planet would be. To me, Star Trek is us. It’s our future. It’s our adventures. It’s a dream of what we as a species can accomplish. Our daily news is filled with what’s going wrong, how we are failing, how we are endangering our future in so many ways, how we will be lucky to make it to the 23rd century at the rate we’re going. Star Trek tells us that we made it and that there only more wonders to be discovered when we get there. Which is another way of saying that Star Trek is ultimately about hope. In creating new Trek stories I want to always keep that in mind.”

Star Trek after Darkness goes on sale beginning May 29.

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3 thoughts on “Star Trek After Darkness

  1. All right, I have some actual curiosity here. Since Orci is involced and Lindehof isn’t, I’m actually very curious to see if this ties things up, imparts greater understanding, or smooths things over for STID.
    Reason being is, Countdown was actually a good supplement to ST ’09; even though the science is just as specious, it gave good insight into Nero’s character that didn’t make it into the film, but really should have.
    I’m trying to determine how much of STID is Lindehof’s fault, and how much is Kurtzman/Orci sequelitis.

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