In May, the new “Star Trek” movie directed by JJ Abrams hits theaters. In it, a new villain and a new world post Vulcan appear to be the story--at least that’s what it seems based on a newly released graphic novel. According to a Jan. 21, 2013 report on TrekToday.com, the five-page preview comic helps set the stage for the movie “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”
The comic called “Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness” revealed stunning artwork of Spock waking from a nightmare. He’s on Vulcan, saving the cultural council from the planet’s imminent destruction. It also revisits some painful memories for Spock as he remembers losing his mother on that fateful day. (Fans of the first “Star Trek” movie in the reboot of the film series may recall the scene.)
There are slated to be four issues in the prequel mini-series. It’s written by Mike Johnson and drawn by David Messina. It’s on sale now.
“Star Trek: Into Darkness” hits movie theaters on May 17, 2013. It stars Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, and Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison, the new Trek villain.
This comic represents a recent trend in which stories are told in more than one medium. Marvel Comics released a three-comic backstory for “The Avengers” character, Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson.
Sources: Trek Today, Comic Book Movie, IMDb
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