If you didn’t see the announcement in the monthly solicitations from IDW Publishing, the publisher has announced a four-issue mini-series that will see the Transformers and the crew of the Enterprise crossover.
Yes, this is happening.
To be a bit more specific in the crossover event, it is actually the animated versions of the 1984 Transformers, and the 1973 Star Trek: The Animated Series.
Two of the most prolific Transformers and Star Trek comic book writers — John Barber and Mike Johnson — team with artist Philip Murphy and colorist Leonardo Ito to tell the story that fans have demanded for decades. At the edge of Klingon space, the Enterprise answers a distress call, discovering a dilithium mine under siege by jets and helicopters of vintage 20th Century design. When a red, flat-nosed truck rolls in to save the day, the no-holds barred Saturday morning mash-up truly begins!
Co-writer Mike Johnson, who wrote Countdown and Sthe tar Trek / Green Lantern storylines, said, “This is a crossover several decades in the making, and we could not be more thrilled to bring it to fans! 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.”
“The funny thing is, even though I’m the Transformers guy on this comic (I’ve written a lot of Transformers comics, after all), I’ve always been a huge Star Trek fan, ever since I was a kid,” said John Barber, co-writer and IDW’s new Editor-in-Chief. “When I was in fifth grade, I remember my teacher joking at the end of the year that maybe someday I’d wind up writing Star Trek… and it’s a thrill to finally get to!”
The Star Trek / Transformers crossover lands in stores in September.