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Posts Tagged ‘IDW’

Review – “Do Not Close Your Eyes”

Posted by Michael Warren on December 6, 2008

It has been said that history moves with the speed of a bullet…

The first issue of IDW Publishing’s latest Star Trek comic series came out two weeks ago. Falling under the Myriad Universes banner of alternate history stories, Star Trek: The Last Generation sees a devastated Earth under Klingon rule, after a single person in the wrong place at the wrong time leads history to take a decidedly different course.

So, how was it? Find out inside…

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Column – IDW Month-to-Month Sales July 2008

Posted by Michael Warren on August 19, 2008

One of the (many) things I do over at Memory Alpha is update the sales figures for IDW’s Star Trek line each month, when the estimated numbers are released. Taking my cue from the work of Paul O’Brien and Marc-Oliver Frisch over at the comics blog The Beat, I thought it might be interesting to cover them here, as well. I also decided to follow the format they have established for similar articles covering Marvel, DC and other publishers (because IDW releases usually fall outside the top 100, they don’t typically cover those).

So, here we go. Each release will contain the estimated sales figures from ICv2 and Diamond Comic Distributors, along with the percentage drop from the previous issue, as well as some commentary on the figures, and the title, from myself. The number(s) before the series titles represent their position on the ICv2 chart, which catalogues the top 300 comics each month.

In July, with three of the four ongoing series receiving two issue releases this month, it was a pretty full pull list for Trek comic readers. As is now typically the case, one series comes to an end, with another starting up on its tail.

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Days of Trek Past

Posted by Michael Warren on August 8, 2008

Star Trek: The Last Generation is a new IDW miniseries coming up for release in November. It ties into Pocket’s Myriad Universes range, and is another alternate timeline story.

Yesterday, the editor, Chris Ryall, posted what will be the variant cover for #1. And it’s a wonderful homage:

(In case you don’t know, it’s a direct copy of the cover of The Uncanny X-Men #141, the first part of the iconic “Days of Future Past” story.)

Basically, the premise is that Kirk fails to save the Federation President at the end of The Undiscovered Country, and the Klingons declare war on the Federation, eventually conquering Earth. The story picks up seventy years later…

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