WonderCon: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Comic Epilogue Announced

Writer Mike Johnson has confirmed that an epilogue to J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness will be told in two upcoming issues of his ongoing Trek series for IDW. Hit the jump for info on the storyline and more.

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By Paul Romano - 3/31/2013
Speaking with Comic Book Resources at WonderCon 2013, Star Trek writer Mike Johnson revealed plans to tell an epilogue to Paramount's upcoming blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness in two issues of the IDW ongoing series this summer. Titled Star Trek: After Darkness, the story will take place several days after the end of the J.J. Abrams-directed sequel. Stellar Labs is handling art duties. "The comic story picks up a few days after the movie ends, then jumps ahead about a week. The storyline address the fallout from both the film and the prequel miniseries "Countdown to Darkness." The hope is that the prequel, the movie and the ongoing series tell one big epic story that continues into the months to come," says Johnson. Unfortunately, he can't give much away, "but I can say that people (both familiar and unfamiliar) travel to a place (both familiar and unfamiliar) very far away where their loyalties are tested and their lives are at risk." He says that the themes are "Family. Duty. Wonder. Love. Lust. Xeno-geophysics," and that "Sherlock Holmes" (Benedict Cumberbatch) isn't in the story. "I can tell you the story is being overseen by Bob Orci, the biggest and most knowledgeable "Trek" fan among the movie's writer/producers, so it's as close to a seamless transition from movie to comic book as can be. Bob guides what direction the story takes and helps ensure it doesn't veer too far from the direction established in the movie." Star Trek: After Darkness will be told in this summer's Star Trek #21 and #22, the covers for which you can see below. Star Trek Into Darkness hits theaters May 17th.


Star Trek #21


Star Trek #22










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Nomis1800 - 3/31/2013, 8:13 AM
Cant wait for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS!!!
SuperDude001 - 3/31/2013, 8:21 AM
...Why is Scotty blond?
Christuffer - 3/31/2013, 8:56 AM
They really love their comic book interludes, don't they?
DropAload - 3/31/2013, 9:05 AM
Ohhhh ohhhh ohhhhh the right stuff.
Rowsdower - 3/31/2013, 9:23 AM
I've wondering why his sometimes blonde for a while now.

My only guess is that they darken his hair in post. Now if only they could make him look less wimpy.
pintoman - 3/31/2013, 10:01 AM
Why is Scotty blond? Lol!

Why does Spock sound feminine?

Why does the bridge have so many lights facing outward into your eyes?

Why does the bridge have bar-code scanners from 2009?

Why was the Enterprise built on Earth?

Why is the Enterprise butt-fugly?
DrRockso - 3/31/2013, 12:24 PM
Why is it that every time I see an image of Spock, my balls tingle?
ComfortablyNumb - 3/31/2013, 2:29 PM
Why do u bitches question everything?
mattboesch8907 - 3/31/2013, 4:26 PM
i wonder if they are going to do a comic adaptation of Into Darkness like they did with 2009 film.

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