John Byrne’s Star Trek Mission Becomes Ongoing

Legendary creator John Byrne did the Star Trek Annual 2013 as a photonovel and it sold out with a second print coming. Well, IDW is not one to miss the obvious… so this May Byrne will kick off a new ongoing bi-monthly photonovel series, Star Trek: New Visions.

“What John does on these photonovel stories is nothing short of amazing,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Office/Editor-in-Chief. “He’s moved far beyond photo-manipulation and montage to constructing his own set pieces, uniforms, and characters. Much more than just comic stories, these tales are the closest thing to Original Series-era ‘lost episodes’ that the world will ever see.”

Each issue will be extra-length with the first one clocking in at 48-pages. The series kicks off by telling what happened after the classic Mirror, Mirror episode. In The Mirror, Cracked the crew finds two strangers on board and one of them has made a pact with one of James Kirk‘s oldest foes. The first issue ships in May.


About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.