Comics: Star Trek Into Darkness Prequel Announced

Bleeding Cool has IDW’s solicitations for January and a special surprise was hidden inside it for Star Trek fans. A prequel comic for the upcoming J.J. Abrams film Star Trek Into Darkness is on its way and will be titled Star Trek Countdown to Darkness. The solicitation for the series is this:

The countdown to the motion picture event of 2013 begins here, in this blockbuster 4-issue prequel mini-series that sets the stage for the upcoming STAR TREK film! Like the best-selling STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN in 2009, this all-new series leads directly into the next movie, with a story by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci and Mike Johnson (STAR TREK ongoing series), and drawn by the original STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN artist, David Messina! STAR TREK COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS is the can’t-miss lead-in to the new adventures of the Enterprise crew!

The comic will lead up to the May 17 release for the film. You can see the cover to the first issue below.