Marking significant faith in the success of the new Star Trek film, which has already secured over $7 million in box office takings in the US, Titan Magazines has launched an ongoing Star Trek Comic, initially reprinting the Star Trek: Countdown strip published by IDW in the US and previously available only in specialist comic shops in the UK, and as an iPhone and iTouch mobile comic edition via iTunes.
The strip, which will feature in the first four issues, is based on a story by the Star Trek movie writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and is a prequel to events in the film, set in the 24th Century and featuring appearances by a range of Star Trek: The Next Generation characters such as Picard, Data and Worf, but set at a time much later than the last Star Trek film, Nemesis.
Clearly modelled on Titan's successful Star Wars Comic, the title includes features about the new film, two movie posters and the chance to try your hand at making your very own phaser! The first issue also has several great competitions, puzzles and over 60 free movie stickers as a covermounted giveaway.
Also out now is the latest official Star Trek Magazine (Issue 145), offering an exhaustive movie special brimming with the kind of in-depth, authoritative and all-access cast interviews and behind-the-scenes features. The actual content of the issue was a closely-guarded secret right up to publication date, but editor Paul Simpson has pulled out al the stops to deliver a definitive guide to the new film that no self-respecting Star Trek fan will want to miss buying.
• Star Trek Comic #1 is on sale now in all good newsagents, as well as some run by Klingons.
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