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    Default First-ever star trek and the legion of super-heroes crossover begins now



    The 23rd century and the 30th century collide in all-new series from IDW and DC Entertainment
    Debut issue in stores today


    IDW Publishing and DC Entertainment proudly announced the launch of STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1, kicking off a six-issue monthly crossover adventure with the original Starship Enterprise and DC Comics’ Super Heroes. The Starship Enterprise has traveled across time and space on its five-year mission, but it is entering the DC Comics universe for the first time starting this week. STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES is also the first collaboration between IDW and DC Comics’ Super Heroes.

    STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES tells the tale of the original crew of the Starship Enterprise, who beam down to a planet only to discover that the planet isn’t their intended destination, or even in the right universe. At the same time, a group of “Great Darkness Saga” Legionnaires inside a time sphere find themselves cast into the 23rd century, but it’s not the 23rd century as they know it, either. STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES is a galaxy-spanning adventure that draws both teams together to face a menace that includes Khunds, Klingons, Borg, and other threats that aren’t quite as they should be. The egalitarian United Planets in one universe and a United Federation of Planets in another is now the Imperial Planets of Terra, a dark empire focused on war and conquest, and that’s just the beginning for this special series.

    “Nothing like kicking off our first foray into DC Comics’ Super Heroes with a story that spans dimensions and centuries,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief and the lead editor on this crossover. “As a huge fan of both of these teams and the eras we’re playing with here, as well as an admirer of the talents involved with this tale, I couldn’t be happier.”

    Weaving these disparate universes and characters into a dark, foreboding and mysterious saga is Eisner-nominated writer Chris Roberson (iZombie, Superman), with art by Jeffrey and Philip Moy, both of whom have tackled the Legion and Star Trek in other forms. Phil Jimenez, will provide covers for the entire series, while each issue will also feature variant covers from classic Legion of Superheroes artists such as Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, and Mike Grell, as well as IDW mainstay and Best Artist Eisner-nominee Gabriel Rodriguez (LOCKE & KEY) and others.

    “It’s great to be working with IDW on this ground-breaking new comic series that combines two beloved franchises, especially considering the history Star Trek comic books have both with DC Comics and my previous imprint, WildStorm,” stated Jim Lee, co-publisher of DC Entertainment.

    The STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES series also offers a note of nostalgia for DC Comics and Star Trek, as that publisher produced the popular sci-fi comics under both the DC Comics banner in the ’80s and the WildStorm banner in the ’90s. Now, under IDW’s auspices, both the 23rd and the 30th centuries might never be the same after this new series is complete.

    “Chris Roberson, who’s incredibly knowledgeable about both series, managed to not only weave both teams together into a clever story, but he also found a way to tie both universes together through a shared villain that fans will never expect to see,” added Ryall. “And the Moys bring a sense of dynamism and energy to not only the characters we know but also in the designs for some special merged-universe characters, too. Add to that the chance to work with guys I greatly admire on the series’ covers and you’ve really got the makings of something special here. I’m really happy that DC has been such a welcoming partner on the exciting things we’re going to do here.”

    Star Trek is licensed by CBS Consumer Products.


    Is anyone getting this?

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    its about time

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    Quote Originally Posted by sethysquare View Post
    Is anyone getting this?
    I'm getting this, but I'm very leery of Trek looking like a very weak cousin. What you have is a superhero team from the 31st century and a ship filled with reasonably normal folks from the 23rd century. It sounds like teaming the JLA up with one of Columbus' ships.

    Of course there's the fanboy drooling (me included) over a Spock/Brainiac 5 meeting or Kirk and the assortment of female Legionnaires. The personalities are the draw here, not the powers.
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    The first issue was a lot of fun, if a little light for the price tag. I liked the little nods to both Universes and everyone sounded in character. The Amalgamated Mirror Universe looks to make for a fun story as does the guesses as to who the villain is.

    Definitely worth a read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptCleghorn View Post
    I'm getting this, but I'm very leery of Trek looking like a very weak cousin. What you have is a superhero team from the 31st century and a ship filled with reasonably normal folks from the 23rd century. It sounds like teaming the JLA up with one of Columbus' ships.

    Of course there's the fanboy drooling (me included) over a Spock/Brainiac 5 meeting or Kirk and the assortment of female Legionnaires. The personalities are the draw here, not the powers.
    Try not thinking of them solely as superheroes. Most have powers as a result of the races they were born part of. And alien species with special powers are prevalent in the Star Trek universe. Star Trek already has, for instance, telepaths, super-intelligent species, and shape changers. So the idea of the Enterprise crew meeting a group of powered individuals really isn't that much of a stretch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptCleghorn View Post
    I'm getting this, but I'm very leery of Trek looking like a very weak cousin. What you have is a superhero team from the 31st century and a ship filled with reasonably normal folks from the 23rd century. It sounds like teaming the JLA up with one of Columbus' ships.

    Of course there's the fanboy drooling (me included) over a Spock/Brainiac 5 meeting or Kirk and the assortment of female Legionnaires. The personalities are the draw here, not the powers.
    Well, Star Trek crossed their franchise with the X-Men on a couple of occasions (both with the original and the Next Generation crews) and I didn't think the Star Trek characters came off looking bad at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Thompson View Post
    Well, Star Trek crossed their franchise with the X-Men on a couple of occasions (both with the original and the Next Generation crews) and I didn't think the Star Trek characters came off looking bad at all.
    The difference with X-Men was that the Enterprises had a few centuries of technical advantage over the mutants. With the Legion, the Enterprise is 700 years behind the times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptCleghorn View Post
    The difference with X-Men was that the Enterprises had a few centuries of technical advantage over the mutants. With the Legion, the Enterprise is 700 years behind the times.
    The Enterprise is never behind the times.
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    Ooh! I thought this was going to be about some fan fic. This looks awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger1701 View Post
    Try not thinking of them solely as superheroes. Most have powers as a result of the races they were born part of. And alien species with special powers are prevalent in the Star Trek universe. Star Trek already has, for instance, telepaths, super-intelligent species, and shape changers. So the idea of the Enterprise crew meeting a group of powered individuals really isn't that much of a stretch.
    True, it isn't unheard of for Kirk and crew to meet a group like the Legion. I'm just hoping that a foe that can give the Legion a challenge won't end up making the Enterprise crew look superfluous, or there being some lame excuse to give the Enterprise crew some importance.

    It's certainly possible that the story will treat both groups with respect. I'm just having a tough time imagining how that might happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Thompson View Post
    The Enterprise is never behind the times.
    Damn good point. I stand corrected.
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    It doesn't look like Superboy will be putting in an appearance in this crossover, but imagine if he were: a meeting between (a version of) Superman and Captain Kirk would be an iconic summit meeting for the ages!

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    It was a lot of fun and I'm really looking forward to the next issue. Plus it was nice seeing the Moy's work back in a Legion book!
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    I'm not sure what they're talking about here; this comic book has been out for a week now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buried Alien View Post
    It doesn't look like Superboy will be putting in an appearance in this crossover, but imagine if he were: a meeting between (a version of) Superman and Captain Kirk would be an iconic summit meeting for the ages!

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