Oct 19th 2011 By: Andy Khouri
On sale now from IDW Publishing
and DC Comics
is the first issue of the oh-so-perfect yet never-in-a-million-years-expected crossover between the Legion of Super-Heroes and the original, classic era crew of Star Trek's U.S.S. Enterprise
. Written by Chris Roberson
(iZombie, Superman, Cinderella
) and illustrated by Legion alumni Jeffrey Moy
with covers by Keith Giffen
and Phil Jimenez
(both also of Legion fame) and Gabriel Rodriguez
, the six-issue miniseries finds the DC heroes of the 30th century and the intrepid Enterprise crew trapped in the grim "mirror universe" version of the 23rd century.
Check out a seven-page preview after the cut.
Roberson elaborated on the plot of Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes
when he spoke with ComicsAlliance in August.
The story begins with the USS Enterprise returning to Earth late in their original five year mission, so Kirk can give the commencement address at Starfleet Academy. But when he and his bridge crew beam down to San Francisco. They find themselves materializing on an unfamiliar Earth. Nothing is as it should be.
Meanwhile, a group of Legionnaires are returning to their own era in a time bubble after a mission to the past, but an eddy in the time stream forces then to crash-land on 26th century Earth. But while it IS Earth, it isn't the 26th that their history records. Both teams quickly learn that something has changed history, preventing their own histories from ever coming into existence. And unless they find out what changed and work out a way to fix it, the worlds they knew will never have existed.
Be sure to read the entire interview
and pick up Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #1 this week from finer comics stores
or read digitally on the Web or your mobile devices via comiXology
Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes #1 (of 6)
Chris Roberson (w) • Jeffrey Moy (a) • Phil Jimenez, Keith Giffen (c)
The pairing you never thought could happen! IDW Publishing and DC Comics are proud to present the greatest tale of the 23rd century! Or is that the 31st century? As you'll see here, it's both. Eisner-nominated writer Chris Roberson and Star Trek and Legionnaires veteran artist Jeffrey Moy partner up to bring you the most bizarre partnership of any century! In this first issue, a group of Legionnaires end up lost in the 23rd century, but it's a universe that isn't familiar to either the Legion or the crew of the USS Enterprise!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 Phil Jimenez, 1 Keith Giffen)
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Gabriel Rodriguez cover!
Gabriel Rodriguez cover featuring both Spock and Brainiac 5!
• The first-ever crossover series between IDW Publishing and the DC Universe!
• Original Series Star Trek meets "The Great Darkness Saga"-era LSH!
• Featuring Phil Jimenez covers on every issue!
• Each issue will also feature a cover by classic LSH and Star Trek artists! Up first, Keith Giffen!
• Ask your retailer how to get the rare variant covers by Gabriel Rodriguez!