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Free issue promo

We almost missed this one and with one hour left in the promotion it isn’t much notice. You must sign up for a (free) Comixology account to get on the list to receive a free code starting Thursday, April 11, 2013 to begin selecting your free issues for digital download (digital downloads available only). Comixology is the website most comic book shops use to manage pull lists. There is no obligation ($) to sign up for this promotion.

But you must act right now as the deadline is 11:59 Eastern, Tuesday, April 9, 2013–one hour from when this post is going live!

Go to this link NOW to get in on this!

C.J. Bunce

Countdown to Darkness Issue 4 cover

If you haven’t read IDW Publishing’s Star Trek Countdown–the comic book prequel to the 2009 reboot movie Star Trek–you’re missing out on a fun book. We argued here earlier that it was a better ride than the actual film, incorporating post-Star Trek Nemesis Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Data into the backstory leading up to the movie.  And there were even some elements that helped explain some of the time travel elements of the film that didn’t make as much sense without reference to the backstory in the comic book prequel.

Tomorrow IDW Publishing wraps the next prequel to the Star Trek reboot franchise with Issue #4 and the trade paperback release of Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness.  As with Star Trek Countdown, readers can expect an interesting story preparing us for next month’s movie release.  Although we hope to see Klingons in Star Trek Into Darkness without their helmets as first seen in deleted scenes from the 2009 Star Trek, they return in this new four-part series.  We also get to meet for the first time Captain Robert April–known to fans of the Star Trek novels and the Animated Series as the first captain of the starship Enterprise, but not necessarily to followers of the modern Star Trek film universe.  Below we are posting previews to both the trade edition of Countdown to Darkness and the fourth issue of Countdown to Darkness, both slated for release Wednesday, April 10, 2013, provided to readers courtesy of IDW Publishing.

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