In news that shocked comic book fandom because they had no idea Star Trek comics still existed in the year 2015 or why, IDW has announced that their ongoing Star Trek comic by Mike Johnson and Tony Shasteen will reach its milestone 50th issue later this year. To celebrate, Shasteen has half-heartedly photoshopped the floating heads of the Star Trek reboot movie cast onto a space background and put a zooming Enterprise on top of it:
According to the press release, the milestone marks one of the longest ongoing Star Trek series from any publisher, and way longer than a comic about Star Trek deserves. The 50th issue will kick off a three part story that "will introduce the classic "Mirror/Mirror" storyline into the new film-based universe," which explains how they've been able to stretch things out this long.
In addition, IDW will launch a new title, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, by Johnson and Ryan Parrot, with art by "fan-favorite creator" Derek Charm. The series will introduce a new crew of recruits and was compared to Harry Potter and The X-Men in hopes that someone will be tricked into buying it.
The creators will discuss the projects at a panel at San Diego Comic Con tomorrow.