J.J. Abrams’ first Star Trek film breathed new life into the franchise, and IDW was quick to build off its concepts and characters. My weekly column for HeroCollector has already examined how the publisher laid the groundwork for the movie with both Star Trek: Countdown and Star Trek: Spock—Reflections, and how Wired magazine did the same with Star Trek: When Worlds Collide.
This week, I take a look back at another IDW film prequel, Star Trek: Nero, as well as IDW’s belated adaptation of the movie itself. Both were written by Mike Johnson, based on a story by screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, with art by David Messina. Combined, Nero and the adaptation provide fascinating insight into the film’s characters and concepts, including those featured only in the movie’s deleted scenes. Read the full article!