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The Origin of Khan: In ‘Star Trek: Khan’


IDW Publishing will launch Star Trek: Khan, a new six-issue miniseries that will reveal the origin of Khan, in October.  The origin story will occur during the Eugenics wars, when Khan leaves Earth aboard the Botany Bay to be awakened by Admiral Marcus in the future.
Star Trek: Khan will be overseen by Star Trek Into Darkness screenwriter Roberto Orci, written by Mike Johnson with art by Claudia Balboni.

HeroClix – Star Trek Sealed Booster Tournament


Date: Sunday, March 4th , 2012
Time: 1 pm
First Prize: Warship Voyager LE
Fellowship: Warship Voyager LE

Purchase 3 boosters and build a 300 point team, If you don’t like your pull, you have the option of purchasing one additional booster.

First Look at WizKids’ ‘Captain America Boosters’


Here is a shot of what WizKids’ Captain America HeroClix Boosters look like, which are certain to be one of the major releases of the summer of 2011. The Captain America HeroClix Boosters are due out in June, more than a month before the July 22nd release of the Captain America: The First Avenger movie.


Another Toy Fair shot of interest depicts the actual game board for WizKids’ Star Trek Expeditions HeroClix game designed by the award-winning Reiner Knizia, who also designed the extremely popular Lord of the Rings board game.

IDW’s Infestation: Ghostbusters, G.I. Joe, Star Trek, and Transformers vs. Zombies


This January, IDW Publishing will helm Infestation, a company-wide crossover featuring IDW’s licensed Hollywood properties and undead invaders from Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood’s series Zombie vs. Robots. We talked to Ryall about these pandimensional zombie invaders.

Infestation begins in January and continues into IDW’s Ghostbusters, G.I. Joe, Star Trek, and Transformers series. Although we won’t see Egon and Optimus Prime hanging out with Spock and Snake Eyes, we will see the characters from the various titles encounter the same dimension-hopping zombie virus. The series kicks off with Infestation 1 by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning and then branches off into the "infected" properties. At the IDW Infestation panel at the New York Comic Con, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall filled io9 in on this series.

Where did the idea to unite these titles in a common crossover come from?

I’ve been wanting to do this since we took on all these big properties. I wanted to find a way to get all the characters together, but they’re four very distinct properties. It’s hard to get universes that are owned by different people to interact. I started thinking about the things we had in place, namely the inter-dimensional plot points of Zombies vs. Robots. Over the process of six to nine months, we won the various parties over to the idea.

During the IDW presentation, you mentioned that a zombie Stay Puft Marshmallow Man would appear in the Ghostbusters book. Will we see any zombified counterparts from the other universes? A zombie Destro, mayhaps?

We won’t be zombifying too many of the characters, but trust that some familiar faces will go through some changes.

How are you going to bring the plot back together at the end?

We will bring it back to a main Infestation storyline, and we will see some repercussions in the books, particularly the Transformers books. They won’t be carrying on the zombie theme afterwards, but there will be consequences for these titles.

INFESTATION #1: January 19, 2011.
TRANSFORMERS: INFESTATION #1 and #2: February 2 and 16, 2011.
STAR TREK: INFESTATION #1 and #2: February 9 and 23, 2011.
G.I. JOE: INFESTATION #1 and #2: March 2 and 16, 2011.
GHOSTBUSTERS: INFESTATION #1 and #2: March 9 and 23, 2011.
INFESTATION #2: April 6, 2011.

IDW Planning Zombie Crossover


At the New York Comic Con, IDW Publishing announced Infestation, a zombie-fueled crossover event that debuts in January of 2011 and infect a number of licensed comic book titles including Star Trek, Ghostbusters, Transformers, and G.I. Joe.

To help create this wide-ranging crossover, IDW is teaming up with writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (The Thanos Imperative, Legion of Superheroes) and artist David Messina (True Blood). Abnett and Lansing are writing Infestation #1 ($3.99), a 32-page saga that takes place in IDW’s Zombies vs. Robots universe. But something goes terribly wrong and ultimately infects the worlds of Transformers, Star Trek, G.I. Joe and Ghostbusters with zombies and infected robots. From there the story rips through special biweekly issues of Transformers and Star Trek in February and G.I. Joe and Ghostbusters in March before culminating in Infestation #2 in March.