Re: Countdown to Darkness - Review and Discussion
^But my point is that artists in Trek comics can make assumptions that don't mesh with the universe or with authorial intent. The artist may just have been thinking "I need to make this look Abramsy" and not realized that the timelines didn't diverge until 2233, so that anything earlier would've been the same as in the Prime continuity. In short, I'd just chalk it up to an art error rather than concocting excuses for how those nacelles could've existed in the 2160s.
But part of the fun is making these things fit together.
J.J. Abrams didn't change Star Trek, audience expectations did.