In addition to last night’s Garbage Pail Kids comics and Thursday’s Orphan Black announcement, IDW Publishing has another interesting comic on the way, announced just yesterday for Comic-Con International. IDW Publishing will partner with BOOM! Studios for a Star Trek/Planet of the Apes crossover. This will mark the first time BOOM! Studios has partnered with another publisher.
The crossover will pair the original Star Trek crew with Taylor, Nova and the cast from the original Planet of the Apes film and will be published by IDW Publishing. The comic will be written by Star Trek scribes Scott and David Tipton (who previously worked on the crossover Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2) while interior art and covers will be created by the British newcomer Rachael Stott.
“Planet of the Apes and Star Trek are groundbreaking science-fiction properties and both deal with many of the same social issues and themes,” says Greg Goldstein IDW President & Chief Operating Officer (and former exec at Inkworks and Topps). “A crossover between the two is a natural and long overdue.”
“Before I could read comic books as a child, I could watch science fiction on my television. My dad used to wake me up way past my bedtime to watch Star Trek in syndication—it came on after the nightly news—and I took a Planet of the Apes lunchbox with me to kindergarten every day,” says BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie. “Suffice to say, teaming up these two titans of science fiction on the page in a way that they probably will never meet each other on the silver screen is a huge moment for me personally and emotionally.”
IDW Publishing has not yet announced a publication date for Star Trek/Planet of the Apes.