A New IDW Comic Is Mashing Up Star Trek And Transformers In The Most Glorious Way Possible

A New IDW Comic Is Mashing Up Star Trek And Transformers In The Most Glorious Way Possible

IDW’s Star Trek comics have already played host to some zany pop-culture crossovers, from Doctor Who to the Green Lantern Corps, to, err, Planet of the Apes. But the latest crossover is seeing the original Trek crew meet the Transformers in a very fun way.

This might just be the best picture you see today. Image: Derek Charm (IDW)

We can exclusively reveal that this September will see the launch of Star Trek vs. Transformers, a new crossover miniseries from the creative team of writers John Barber and Mike Johnson, alongside artist Philip Murphy and colourist Leonardo Ito.

The series – which will run for four issues – is inspired by the aesthetic and continuities from the cartoon iterations of both Trek and Transformers: The 1973 cult classic Star Trek: The Animated Series, and the original 1984 Transformers show.

So yes, Trek fans, that means Lieutenant M’Ress is coming face to face with some giant transforming robots.

A New IDW Comic Is Mashing Up Star Trek And Transformers In The Most Glorious Way PossibleThe main cover for Star Trek vs. Transformers #1. (Image: Philip Murphy, IDW)

The main cover for Star Trek vs. Transformers #1. Image: Philip Murphy (IDW)

The series will begin in the Star Trek universe, when the USS Enterprise answers a distress call on the edge of Klingon Space, only to find a dilithium mine under attack from 20th century-era jets and helicopters. When a certain red truck shows up to lend a hand, however, Kirk and the crew discover that there’s more than meets the eye to their new vehicular friends and foes.

“This is a crossover several decades in the making, and we could not be more thrilled to bring it to fans,” Johnson said in a press release provided to us. “John and I are having a blast writing the first meeting of Starfleet and Cybertronians, and Phil is the perfect artist to bring these two franchises together on the page.”

A New IDW Comic Is Mashing Up Star Trek And Transformers In The Most Glorious Way PossibleThe full Retailer Incentive variant cover for Star Trek vs. Transformers #1. (Image: Derek Charm, IDW)

The full Retailer Incentive variant cover for Star Trek vs. Transformers #1. Image: Derek Charm (IDW)

The first issue of Star Trek vs. Transformers will hit shelves this September.

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