One of the coolest events going on this year to commemorate 50 years of Star Trek is a new four-part mini-series from IDW Publishing. Plenty of great issues of Star Trek in comics are coming your way this year, but tomorrow IDW releases the second of four variant covers that we think will bend your view of time and space. At least as far as the Final Frontier is concerned.
IDW artist Tony Shasteen has created four variant covers for the series Star Trek: Manifest Destiny, and each interprets Star Trek movie posters of the past. For these posters, the new crew of the Enterprise portrayed by the actors from J.J. Abrams’ movies replace the original series actors. The results will make the classic Star Trek fan have a double-take.
It also makes you see what untapped places the new universe of Star Trek could conquer. Who doesn’t want to see Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto’s Mr. Spock in an update of the classic maroon uniforms from Star Trek II-VII in one of the coming sequels? And Kirk in his classic shell-design civilian outfit from Star Trek II-IV? IDW is giving us a peek at what that could look like.
You don’t remember the original movie posters? Here they are, all by Bob Peak, known as the father of the modern movie poster:
Star Trek: Manifest Destiny, Issue #1, is in comic book stores now, and Issue #2 hits stores this week.