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Christopher July 26 2008 08:56 PM

IDW Trek comics plans for '08-'09
 
TrekMovie.com is reporting the latest Comic Con announcements from new IDW Trek editor Andrew Schmidt:

http://trekmovie.com/2008/07/26/comi...f-trek-comics/

In addition to what we already knew about, the John Byrne Romulans: The Hollow Crown and the Alien Spotlight II series including a Klingon tale by KRAD and a Q tale by the Tiptons, the highlights include this:

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Star Trek - The Last Generation (November)
Written by Andrew Steven Harris, illustrated by Gordon Purcell
A five issue ‘Myriad Universe’ (not Mirror Universe), story akin to the new Pocket Books Myriad Universe stories. The background ‘what if’ premise is that Kirk did not save the Federation President at the end of Star Trek VI and a war erupted between the Federation and the Klingons with the Klingons eventually conquering Earth. Series takes place seven decades after STVI, or around the same time as the early seasons of TNG. The series will feature alternate timeline versions of Worf, Picard, and Sulu.
Neat. Will it actually use the Myriad Universes heading? (And will article writers ever figure out that "Myriad" takes a plural noun?)

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John Byrne will follow his two-issue Romulan series with another series and a number of different ideas are being discussed, but the veteran hasn’t yet decided which one he wants to do yet. One possibility has the working title of ‘Crew’ which would be a pre-TOS era series set on a shake-down cruise. Another possibility is a follow up to his "Assignment Earth" series from this year.
Other tentative ideas include a movie prequel and adaptation, a Titan series (which I'd love to participate in if it happens), and maybe a Captain Sulu series.

Schmidt's plans sound very ambitious and intriguing. It's great to see Trek comics going strong once again, and I love the greater ties with Pocket's Trek fiction program.

Turtletrekker July 26 2008 09:28 PM

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Sounds great! I also love the greater ties with Pocket's work, and I've been crossing my fingers for more stuff like this ever since the New Frontier series was first announced. :cool:

A Titan series would be awesome, especially written by you, Christopher. I have to admit that my first thought was Mangels and Martin, as I've read and enjoyed their comics work before, but I'd be just as happy if they did the proposed Sulu/Excelsior series instead. Have you written any comics before?

I would also love to see a Vanguard book. Either a mini or a one-shot would be cool (Of course, I would prefer a mini;)). Come to think of it, I've read and enjoyed David Mack's comics work before as well...

A Titan or Excelsior series or even Byrnes's propsed "Crew" series would be a good way to see if an on-going series with an evolving storyline would work for them. My favorite Trek comics in the past were the ones with evolving characters and storylines (Starfleet Academy, Early Voyages, DC's first run).

Christopher July 26 2008 09:56 PM

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I have no formal comics experience, but I'd like to get some.

DarkHorizon July 26 2008 10:32 PM

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Christopher wrote: (Post 1878581)
Neat. Will it actually use the Myriad Universes heading? (And will article writers ever figure out that "Myriad" takes a plural noun?)

According to Andrew Harris' comments on Newsarama's report, yes.

Emh July 26 2008 10:42 PM

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Cool! The Myriad Universes storyline idea sounds very interesting, especially since The Undiscovered Country is my favorite Star Trek movie.

Allyn Gibson July 26 2008 11:29 PM

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Turtletrekker wrote: (Post 1878672)
I would also love to see a Vanguard book.

Pick up Uchu, the third volume of the Star Trek manga. Vanguard Station appears in one of the stories.

Titan Designer July 26 2008 11:47 PM

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I myself would love to see the Titan in Comic form, I have been trying to get samples of my work over to IDW, but have heard nothing back from them. A Vangaurd and Sulu comic also cound like a great Idea.

Christopher July 27 2008 12:07 AM

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DarkHorizon wrote: (Post 1878843)
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Christopher wrote: (Post 1878581)
Neat. Will it actually use the Myriad Universes heading? (And will article writers ever figure out that "Myriad" takes a plural noun?)

According to Andrew Harris' comments on Newsarama's report, yes.

Do you mean comments in the sense of blog-type comments in response to an article, or do you mean his statements quoted in the article proper? Because the article proper calls it a Mirror Universe story, and I can't find any comments of the other sort on the article page. Do you have to be registered to see comments or something?

DarkHorizon July 27 2008 12:42 AM

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Christopher wrote: (Post 1879071)
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DarkHorizon wrote: (Post 1878843)
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Christopher wrote: (Post 1878581)
Neat. Will it actually use the Myriad Universes heading? (And will article writers ever figure out that "Myriad" takes a plural noun?)

According to Andrew Harris' comments on Newsarama's report, yes.

Do you mean comments in the sense of blog-type comments in response to an article, or do you mean his statements quoted in the article proper? Because the article proper calls it a Mirror Universe story, and I can't find any comments of the other sort on the article page. Do you have to be registered to see comments or something?

The former. It's at the bottom of the page, about five comments in (registration isn't needed) - he addresses the Mirror/Myriad error, and goes on to state:

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It'll have the Myriad Universe trade dress, include excerpts from some of the Pocket Books novels, the works

JD July 27 2008 12:55 AM

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Wow, sounds like they are doing some really cool stuff next year. I would love to see an ongoing monthly Titan, Excelsior, or Vanguard series, especially if the Pocket authors were involved. That MyrU story definitely sounds cool, and I'm really happy to see that they are actually using the MyrU title with it.

Christopher July 27 2008 01:09 AM

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DarkHorizon wrote: (Post 1879154)
The former. It's at the bottom of the page, about five comments in (registration isn't needed) - he addresses the Mirror/Myriad error, and goes on to state:

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It'll have the Myriad Universe trade dress, include excerpts from some of the Pocket Books novels, the works

Okay, apparently it was a browser issue. The comments don't display in Opera; I had to open the page in Firefox. The Internet is weird.

Julio Angel Ortiz July 27 2008 01:24 AM

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DarkHorizon wrote: (Post 1879154)
The former. It's at the bottom of the page, about five comments in (registration isn't needed) - he addresses the Mirror/Myriad error, and goes on to state:

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It'll have the Myriad Universe trade dress, include excerpts from some of the Pocket Books novels, the works

Okay, apparently it was a browser issue. The comments don't display in Opera; I had to open the page in Firefox. The Internet is weird.

Or maybe Opera is just weird. :p I'm a Firefox user (since the 0.99 days) and 3.0.1 simply rules.

By the way, I finished Greater Than the Sum last night. A review is forthcoming, but I'd like to say: very nice job. :)

EDITED TO ADD: A Titan series would simply be awesome, as would a Vanguard one. It would tip the scales for me to start buying more of IDW's Trek comics.

Allyn Gibson July 27 2008 02:35 AM

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Julio Angel Ortiz wrote: (Post 1879259)
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Christopher wrote: (Post 1879220)
Okay, apparently it was a browser issue. The comments don't display in Opera; I had to open the page in Firefox. The Internet is weird.

Or maybe Opera is just weird. :p I'm a Firefox user (since the 0.99 days) and 3.0.1 simply rules.

Odd, of all the things in the world Christopher and I agree on, we agree on the splendiforousness of Opera. :)

There are websites that browser sniff and serve Opera incomplete pages. Newsarama appears to be one of them. Masking Opera as Firefox worked, and brought up the comments.

Christopher July 27 2008 04:23 AM

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^^How do you mask Opera as Firefox? And why would websites deliberately deny content to certain browsers?

Admiral_Young July 27 2008 05:17 AM

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The Last Generation sounds really cool...I wonder if it will be based on the "Yesterday's Enterprise" timeline but I guess not if its branch off point is Kirk saving Chancellor Azetbur?


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