Preview: Star Trek vs. Transformers No. 3


Thanks to IDW, we are proud to present for you a seven page preview of this week’s third issue of Star Trek vs. Transformers.

Over the years, the comic book incarnation of Star Trek has crossed over with some pretty interesting characters. Some that at first glance might make perfect sense and some that left readers scratching their heads in wonder.

At different points, the various versions of the franchise have met and done battle with the likes of Doctor Who, Planet of the Apes, Green Lantern, the Legion of Super-Heroes and even, if you can believe it, the Uncanny X-Men.

While none of the books listed above made a whole lot of sense, some were pretty entertaining and a lot of fun to read. Personally I was a huge fan of when the crew of the Enterprise met the crew of the TARDIS, but maybe that was just me.

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The latest mind-bending crossover to arrive thanks to IDW is Star Trek vs. Transformers. And just to make things even more interesting, this isn’t the television of movie versions that you may be thinking of. This particular miniseries takes it’s inspiration from Star Trek: The Animated Series and The Transformers cartoon from 1984.

Talk about more fun than should be legal.

This week the penultimate issue arrives and sees Kirk and Optimus Prime attempt to stop an attack by the Klingons and their new allies, the evil Decepticons. And if you’re curious yes, that sentence was as much fun to write as I’m sure the comic book will be to read.

The issue is written by longtime Transformers scribes John Barber and Mike Johnson with artwork and a cover by Philip Murphy, who it must be said is doing an amazing job capturing the spirit of the respective animates series.

From the IDW solicitation:

"Klingons and Decepticons lay siege to a remote Federation dilithium mine – and the only thing holding them back is the shaky alliance of Captain Kirk and Optimus Prime. But what dark secret is buried beneath the ground… and can this uneasy partnership withstand the revelations?The Transformers ’80s cartoon series meets Star Trek: The Animated Series in a no-holds-barred Saturday Morning mash-up for the ages!"

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Star Trek vs. Transformers No. 3 arrives in comic shops and digital devices on December 5 and includes variant covers by Gavin Fullerton and Megan Levens.