The robots in disguise are about to boldly go where no one has gone before.
IDW Comics, which has taken the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise on adventures with everyone from Doctor Who to Dr. Zaius, will be releasing a crossover comic titled Star Trek vs. Transformers. The four-issue miniseries is due out in September and will be written by John Barber and Mike Johnson, both of whom have written numerous Star Trek and Transformers comic book storylines.
"This is a crossover several decades in the making, and we could not be more thrilled to bring it to fans," said Johnson in an official IDW announcement obtained by SYFY WIRE. "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."
Artist Philip Murphy and colorist Leonardo Ito will be providing its distinct look, which will blend the unique aesthetic of 1973's Star Trek: The Animated Series with 1984's classic Transformers cartoon.
"This is definitely a dream-come-true project for me," Murphy said in the statement. The artist had previously had worked on IDW's Star Wars Adventures. "It’s my first time getting to draw Transformers and Star Trek. Not only am I a huge Trek fan, but I was born in the '80s so I grew up in the golden era of Saturday morning cartoons and The Transformers was definitely on the top of my list!"
The story starts off on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise, with Kirk and company receiving a distress signal near the edges of Klingon space. Soon, they discover a dilithium mine under siege by vehicles that look out of place by a few hundred years. Before long, Autobot leader Optimus Prime rolls up, and Kirk and his crew will do battle with the Decepticons alongside their new allies.
Star Trek vs. Transformers will hit comic stores everywhere this September.