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IDW Publishing (also known as IDW Comics and Idea & Design Works) is an American comic book company founded in 1999 by Robbie Robbins and Ted Adams, specializing in comics based on TV and movie franchises, such as CSI, Angel, Galaxy Quest, and 24. The company currently holds the licenses for Original Series, Next Generation, and Deep Space Nine comics, as well as comics set in the alternate reality of Star Trek, and began releasing issues in 2007. Following a successful run of miniseries, four releases in 2008 were announced under the umbrella title Star Trek: Second Stage (although this title only appeared on issues of Turnaround).

Publications

Title Released Issues Collection
Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Space Between The space between January 2007 - June 2007
  1. "History Lesson"
  2. "Captain's Pleasure"
  3. "Strategy"
  4. "Light of the Day"
  5. "Space Seeds"
  6. "An Inconvenient Truth"
released
Star Trek: Klingons - Blood Will Tell Against their nature corroney April 2007 - August 2007
  1. "Against Their Nature"
  2. "Beneath the Skin"
  3. "The Order of Things"
  4. "Blood Reign O'er Me"
  5. "Losses"
released
Star Trek: Year Four Year four tpb July 2007 - January 2008
"Focus on... Star Trek"
  1. "Issue 1"
  2. "Issue 2"
  3. "Issue 3"
  4. "Issue 4"
  5. "Issue 5"
  6. "Issue 6"
released
Star Trek: Alien Spotlight volume 1 Alien spotlight tpb September 2007 - February 2008
  1. "Alien Spotlight: The Gorn"
  2. "Alien Spotlight: Vulcans"
  3. "Alien Spotlight: Andorians"
  4. "Alien Spotlight: Orions"
  5. "Alien Spotlight: Borg"
  6. "Alien Spotlight: Romulans"
released
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Intelligence Gathering Intelligence Gathering issue 1 cover A January 2008 - May 2008
  1. "Valued Intelligence"
  2. "A Matter of Dates"
  3. "Chasing Shadows"
  4. "Matters of the Mind"
  5. "Disgrace"
released
Star Trek: New Frontier - Turnaround Turnaround March 2008 - July 2008
  1. "Turnaround, Part I"
  2. "Turnaround, Part II"
  3. "Turnaround, Part III"
  4. "Turnaround, Part IV"
  5. "Turnaround, Part V"
released
Star Trek: Year Four - The Enterprise Experiment Enterprise Experiment issue 1 April 2008 - August 2008
  1. "Enterprise Experiment, Part 1"
  2. "Enterprise Experiment, Part 2"
  3. "Enterprise Experiment, Part 3"
  4. "Enterprise Experiment, Part 4"
  5. "Enterprise Experiment, Part 5"
released
Star Trek: Assignment: Earth Assignment Earth issue 1 titles May 2008 - September 2008
  1. "Brighter Than A Thousand Suns"
  2. "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"
  3. "My Name Is Legion"
  4. "We Have Met The Enemy..."
  5. "Too Many Presidents"
released
Star Trek: Mirror Images Mirror Images issue 1 July 2008 - November 2008
  1. "Mirror Images, Part 1"
  2. "Mirror Images, Part 2"
  3. "Mirror Images, Part 3"
  4. "Mirror Images, Part 4"
  5. "Mirror Images, Part 5"
released
Star Trek: Romulans - The Hollow Crown Hollow Crown 1 cover September 2008 - October 2008
  1. "The Hollow Crown, Part 1"
  2. "The Hollow Crown, Part 2"
in Star Trek: Romulans
Star Trek: The Last Generation The Last Generation issue 1 cover November 2008 - March 2009
  1. "Do Not Close Your Eyes"
  2. "No Cure For That"
  3. "What Happens Now"
  4. "Inevitability"
  5. "The End Of History"
released
Star Trek: Countdown Countdown poster art January 2009 - April 2009
  1. "Countdown, Number One"
  2. "Countdown, Number Two"
  3. "Countdown, Number Three"
  4. "Countdown, Number Four"
released
Star Trek: Crew Crew issue 1 cover March 2009 - July 2009
  1. "Shakedown"
  2. "The Bottle"
  3. "Ghosts"
  4. "Shadows of the Past"
  5. "The Ends of Eternity"
released
Star Trek: Mission's End Missions End issue 1 cover A March 2009 - July 2009
  1. "Mission's End, Issue 1"
  2. "Mission's End, Issue 2"
  3. "Mission's End, Issue 3"
  4. "Mission's End, Issue 4"
  5. "Mission's End, Issue 5"
released
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan The Wrath of Khan issue 1 cover A June 2009 - July 2009
  1. "The Wrath of Khan, Issue 1"
  2. "The Wrath of Khan, Issue 2"
  3. "The Wrath of Khan, Issue 3"
in Star Trek: Motion Picture Trilogy
in Star Trek Movie Omnibus
Star Trek: Spock: Reflections Spock Reflections issue 1 cover July 2009 - October 2009
  1. "Spock: Reflections, Issue 1"
  2. "Spock: Reflections, Issue 2"
  3. "Spock: Reflections, Issue 3"
  4. "Spock: Reflections, Issue 4"
released
Star Trek: Romulans - Schism Schism issue 1 cover September 2009 - November 2009
  1. "Schism, Issue 1"
  2. "Schism, Issue 2"
  3. "Schism, Issue 3"
in Star Trek: Romulans
Star Trek: Nero Nero issue 1 cover August 2009 - November 2009
  1. "Nero, Number One"
  2. "Nero, Number Two"
  3. "Nero, Number Three"
  4. "Nero, Number Four"
released
Alien Spotlight volume 2 Alien Spotlight Tribbles cover March 2009 - December 2009
  1. "Alien Spotlight: Tribbles"
  2. "Alien Spotlight: Klingons"
  3. "Alien Spotlight: Romulans"
  4. "Alien Spotlight: Q"
  5. "Alien Spotlight: Cardassians"
released
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Ghosts TNG Ghosts issue 1 cover November 2009 - March 2010
  1. "Ghosts, Issue 1"
  2. "Ghosts, Issue 2"
  3. "Ghosts, Issue 3"
  4. "Ghosts, Issue 4"
  5. "Ghosts, Issue 5"
released
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Fool's Gold Fool's Gold issue 1 cover December 2009 - March 2010
  1. "Fool's Gold, Issue 1"
  2. "Fool's Gold, Issue 2"
  3. "Fool's Gold, Issue 3"
  4. "Fool's Gold, Issue 4"
released
Star Trek: The Official Motion Picture Adaptation Star Trek - The Official Motion Picture Adaptation issue 1 cover February 2010 - August 2010
  1. "Star Trek, Issue 1"
  2. "Star Trek, Issue 2"
  3. "Star Trek, Issue 3"
  4. "Star Trek, Issue 4"
  5. "Star Trek, Issue 5"
  6. "Star Trek, Issue 6"
released
Star Trek: Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor Frontier Doctor issue 1 cover A April 2010 - July 2010
  1. "Weeds"
  2. "Error"
  3. "Medics"
  4. "Hosts/Scalpel"
released
Star Trek: Burden of Knowledge Burden of Knowledge issue 1 cover B June 2010 - September 2010
  1. "Uncertain Prescriptions"
  2. "A Failure to Communicate"
  3. "A Matter of Perspective"
  4. "The Burden of Knowledge"
released
Star Trek: Captain's Log Captain's Log Sulu cover January 2010 - October 2010
  1. "Captain's Log: Sulu"
  2. "Captain's Log: Harriman"
  3. "Captain's Log: Pike"
  4. "Captain's Log: Jellico"
released
Star Trek: Khan - Ruling in Hell Khan - Ruling in Hell issue 1 cover A October 2010 - January 2011
  1. "The First Six Months"
  2. "Holding Out Hope"
  3. "Khan: Ruling in Hell, Issue 3"
  4. "Khan: Ruling in Hell, Issue 4"
released
Star Trek: Infestation Infestation issue 1 cover A February 2011
  1. "Star Trek: Infestation, Issue 1"
  2. "Star Trek: Infestation, Issue 2"
tpb released

hc released

Star Trek - Legion of Super-Heroes Star Trek - Legion of Super-Heroes issue 1 cover October 2011 - March 2012
  1. "Star Trek - Legion of Super-Heroes, Issue 1"
  2. "Star Trek - Legion of Super-Heroes, Issue 2"
  3. "Star Trek - Legion of Super-Heroes, Issue 3"
  4. "Star Trek - Legion of Super-Heroes, Issue 4"
  5. "Star Trek - Legion of Super-Heroes, Issue 5"
  6. "Star Trek - Legion of Super-Heroes, Issue 6"
released
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Doctor Who: Assimilation² TNG Who issue 1 cover A May 2012 - January 2013
  1. "Issue 1"
  2. "Issue 2"
  3. "Issue 3"
  4. "Issue 4"
  5. "Issue 5"
  6. "Issue 6"
  7. "Issue 7"
  8. "Issue 8"
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Hive Hive issue 1 cover A September 2012 - February 2013
  1. "Issue 1"
  2. "Issue 2"
  3. "Issue 3
  4. "Issue 4"
released

Ongoing releases

Title Released Issues Collection
Star Trek (ongoing series) Star Trek IDW ongoing issue 1 cover A September 2011 - See article for individual issues
Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness Countdown to Darkness issue 1 cover January 2013 - April 2013
  1. "Countdown to Darkness, Issue 1"
  2. "Countdown to Darkness, Issue 2"
  3. "Countdown to Darkness, Issue 3"
  4. "Countdown to Darkness, Issue 4"
released

Forthcoming releases

Title Released Issues Collection
Not yet solicited
Two as-yet-unnamed series from John Byrne [1]
Assignment: Earth volume 2 No image yet. Not yet announced

Originally planned releases

Title Released Issues Collection
Star Trek: Probability Factor Announced in 2007, presumed cancelled
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Mirror Images Announced in 2008, presumed cancelled

Collected editions

Title Released Issues
Star Trek Archives Best of Peter David cover September 2008 - September 2009
  1. "Best of Peter David"
  2. "Best of the Borg"
  3. "Best of Gary Seven"
  4. "Best of DS9"
  5. "Best of Captain Kirk"
  6. "Best of Alternate Universes"
Star Trek Omnibus Star Trek Omnibus volume 1 cover May 2009 -
  1. "Volume One"
  2. "Volume Two"
  3. "Star Trek Omnibus: The Original Series"
  4. "Star Trek Movie Omnibus"
  5. "Star Trek: The Next Generation Omnibus"
Star Trek Movie Universe Box Set Star Trek Movie Universe slipcase 11 October 2011 Collects Star Trek: Countdown, Star Trek: Nero, and Star Trek: The Official Motion Picture Adaptation.
"Star Trek - 100-Page Spectacular" Star Trek 100-Page Spectacular cover 16 November 2011 Collection of four individual issues.
Star Trek Classics Star Trek Classics - The Gorn Crisis cover December 2011 -
  1. "The Gorn Crisis"
  2. "Enemy Unseen"
  3. "Encounters With the Unknown"
"Star Trek - 100-Page Spectacular 2012" Star Trek 100-Page Spectacular 2012 cover 14 March 2012 Collection of four individual issues.
"Star Trek - 100-Page Spectacular Summer 2012" Star Trek 100-Page Spectacular Summer 2012 cover 15 August 2012 Collection of two individual issues.
"Star Trek - 100-Page Spectacular Winter 2012" Star Trek 100-Page Spectacular Winter 2012 cover 12 December 2012 Collection of four individual issues.
Star Trek: The John Byrne Collection Star Trek John Byrne Collection cover 30 April 2013 Hardcover collection of John Byrne's six IDW miniseries.
Star Trek - Space-Spanning Treasury Edition Star Trek Space-Spanning Treasury Edition cover 10 April 2013 Collects "The Return of the Archons, Part 1", "The Return of the Archons, Part 2", and "The Redshirt's Tale" in an oversized, hardcover "treasury" format.

Sales charts

Due to the nature of comic sales, diminishing returns with each succeeding issue are a general trend, and do not necessarily denote a series is failing.
These figures denote sales to comic specialty stores in the United States via Diamond Comics Distributors. IDW also distribute through other retail channels (including its website) and these are not reflected in the numbers provided in this article. Numbers provided by ICv2.com and CBR. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place.
Issue Number/Title Sales Variance
from previous issue from first issue
The Space Between
#1 - "History Lesson" 14,688 n/a n/a
#2 - "Captain's Pleasure" 12,034 -18.1% -18.1%
#3 - "Strategy" 10,519 -12.6% -28.4%
#4 - "Light of the Day" 9,647 -8.3% -34.3%
#5 - "Space Seeds" 9,262 -4.0% -36.9%
#6 - "An Inconvenient Truth" 8,814 -4.8% -40.0%
Klingons: Blood Will Tell
#1 - "Against Their Nature" 12,146 n/a n/a
#1 - Klingon language variant[1] 3,878 n/a n/a
#2 - "Beneath the Skin" 10,416 -14.2% -14.2%
#3 - "The Order of Things" 9,476 -9.0% -22.0%
#4 - "Blood Reign O'er Me" 8,966 -5.4% -26.2%
#5 - "Losses" 8,589 -4.2% -29.3%
Star Trek: Year Four
#0 - "Focus on... Star Trek"[2] 4,960 n/a n/a
#1 - "Year Four, Issue 1" 13,112 n/a n/a
#2 - "Year Four, Issue 2" 11,484 -12.4% -12.4%
#3 - "Year Four, Issue 3" 11,056 -3.7% -15.7%
#4 - "Year Four, Issue 4" 10,522 -4.8% -19.8%
#5 - "Year Four, Issue 5" 10,187 -3.2% -22.3%
#6 - "Year Four, Issue 6" 9,797 -3.8% -25.3%
Star Trek: Alien Spotlight volume 1[3]
#1 - "Alien Spotlight: The Gorn" 8,371 n/a n/a
#2 - "Alien Spotlight: Vulcans" 8,260 -1.3% -1.3%
#3 - "Alien Spotlight: Andorians" 7,730 -6.4% -7.7%
#4 - "Alien Spotlight: Orions" 7,724 -0.1% -7.7%
#5 - "Alien Spotlight: Borg" 8,412 +8.9% +0.5%
#6 - "Alien Spotlight: Romulans" 9,249 +10.0% +10.4%
Intelligence Gathering
#1 - "Valued Intelligence" 9,388 n/a n/a
#2 - "A Matter of Dates" 7,551 -19.6% -19.6%
#3 - "Chasing Shadows" 7,582 +0.4% -19.2%
#4 - "Matters of the Mind" 7,448 -1.8% -20.7%
#5 - "Disgrace" 7,449[4] 0.0% -20.7%
Turnaround
#1 - "Turnaround, Part I" 12,836 n/a n/a
#2 - "Turnaround, Part II" 9,284[5] -27.7% -27.7%
#3 - "Turnaround, Part III" 9,070 -2.3% -29.3%
#4 - "Turnaround, Part IV" 8,703 -4.0% -32.2%
#5 - "Turnaround, Part V" 8,272 -5.0% -35.6%
Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment
#1 - "Enterprise Experiment, Part 1" 11,579 n/a n/a
#2 - "Enterprise Experiment, Part 2" 9,739[4] -15.9% -15.9%
#3 - "Enterprise Experiment, Part 3" 8,973 -7.9% -22.5%
#4 - "Enterprise Experiment, Part 4" 8,743 -2.6% -24.5%
#5 - "Enterprise Experiment, Part 5" 8,090 -7.5% -30.1%
Star Trek: Assignment: Earth
#1 - "Brighter Than A Thousand Suns" 10,359 n/a n/a
#2 - "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" 9,329 -9.9% -9.9%
#3 - "My Name Is Legion" 9,123 -2.2% -11.9%
#4 - "We Have Met The Enemy..." 8,473 -7.1% -18.2%
#5 - "Too Many Presidents" 8,149 -3.8% -21.3%
Star Trek: Mirror Images
#1 - "Mirror Images, Part 1" 10,325 n/a n/a
#2 - "Mirror Images, Part 2" 8,763 -15.1% -15.1%
#3 - "Mirror Images, Part 3" 7,930 -9.5% -23.2%
#4 - "Mirror Images, Part 4" 7,712 -2.7% -25.3%
#5 - "Mirror Images, Part 5" 7,536 -2.3% -27.0%
Star Trek: Romulans - The Hollow Crown
#1 - "The Hollow Crown, Part 1" 8,074 n/a n/a
#2 - "The Hollow Crown, Part 2" 7,505 -7.0% -7.0%
Star Trek: The Last Generation
#1 - "Do Not Close Your Eyes" 8,664 n/a n/a
#2 - "No Cure For That" 7,655 -11.6% -11.6%
#3 - "What Happens Now" 7,171 -6.3% -17.2%
#4 - "Inevitability" 7,250 +1.1% -16.3%
#5 - "The End Of History" 7,302 +0.7% -15.7%
Star Trek: Countdown
#1 - "Countdown, Number One" 14,589 n/a n/a
#2 - "Countdown, Number Two" 11,359 -22.1% -22.1%
#3 - "Countdown, Number Three" 12,488 +9.9% -14.4%
#4 - "Countdown, Number Four" 14,545 +16.5% -0.3%
Star Trek: Mission's End
#1 - "Mission's End, Issue 1" 9,352 n/a n/a
#2 - "Mission's End, Issue 2" 8,160 -12.7% -12.7%
#3 - "Mission's End, Issue 3" 8,337 +2.2% -10.9%
#4 - "Mission's End, Issue 4" 7,836 -6.0% -16.2%
#5 - "Mission's End, Issue 5" 7,551 -3.6% -19.3%
Star Trek: Crew
#1 - "Shakedown" 9,168 n/a n/a
#2 - "The Bottle" 8,121 -11.4% -11.4%
#3 - "Ghosts" 8,537 +5.1% -6.9%
#4 - "Shadows of the Past" 8,144 -4.6% -11.2%
#5 - "The Ends of Eternity" 7,946 -2.4% -13.3%
Star Trek: Alien Spotlight volume 2[3]
#1 - "Alien Spotlight: Tribbles" 7,370 n/a n/a
#2 - "Alien Spotlight: Klingons" 7,023 -4.7% -4.7%
#3 - "Alien Spotlight: Romulans" 7,431 +5.8% +0.8%
#4 - "Alien Spotlight: Q" 7,417 -0.2% +0.6%
#5 - "Alien Spotlight: Cardassians" 5,828 -21.4% -20.9%
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
#1 - "The Wrath of Khan, Issue 1" 9,551 n/a n/a
#2 - "The Wrath of Khan, Issue 2" 9,092 -4.8% -4.8%
#3 - "The Wrath of Khan, Issue 3" 8,266 -9.1% -13.9%
Spock: Reflections
#1 - "Spock: Reflections, Issue 1" 10,256 n/a n/a
#2 - "Spock: Reflections, Issue 2" 8,721 -15.0% -15.0%
#3 - "Spock: Reflections, Issue 3" 8,020 -8.0% -21.8%
#4 - "Spock: Reflections, Issue 4" 7,461 -7.0% -27.3%
Star Trek: Nero
#1 - "Nero, Number One" 11,467 n/a n/a
#2 - "Nero, Number Two" 8,762 -23.6% -23.6%
#3 - "Nero, Number Three" 7,620 -13.0% -33.5%
#4 - "Nero, Number Four" 7,203 -5.5% -37.2%
Romulans: Schism
#1 - "Schism, Issue 1" 7,873 n/a n/a
#2 - "Schism, Issue 2" 7,061 -10.3% -10.3%
#3 - "Schism, Issue 3" 6,625 -6.2% -15.9%
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Ghosts
#1 - "Ghosts, Issue 1" 6,918 n/a n/a
#2 - "Ghosts, Issue 2" 3,155[6] -54.4% -54.4%
#3 - "Ghosts, Issue 3" 5,777 +83.1% -16.4%
#4 - "Ghosts, Issue 4" 5,614 -2.8% -18.8%
#5 - "Ghosts, Issue 5" 5,356 -4.6% -22.6%
Fool's Gold
#1 - "Fool's Gold, Issue 1" 6,623 n/a n/a
#2 - "Fool's Gold, Issue 2" 5,909 -10.8% -10.8%
#3 - "Fool's Gold, Issue 3" 5,378 -9.0% -18.8%
#4 - "Fool's Gold, Issue 4" 5,236 -2.6% -20.9%
Star Trek: Captain's Log[3]
#1 - "Captain's Log: Sulu" 6,525 n/a n/a
#2 - "Captain's Log: Harriman" 5,610 -14.0% -14.0%
#3 - "Captain's Log: Pike" 6,038 +7.6% -7.5%
#4 - "Captain's Log: Jellico" 5,580 -7.6% -14.5%
Star Trek: The Official Motion Picture Adaptation
#1 - "Star Trek, Issue 1" 6,436 n/a n/a
#2 - "Star Trek, Issue 2" 5,622 -12.6% -12.6%
#3 - "Star Trek, Issue 3" 5,256 -6.5% -18.3%
#4 - "Star Trek, Issue 4" 4,993 -5.0% -22.4%
#5 - "Star Trek, Issue 5" 5,090 +1.9% -20.9%
#6 - "Star Trek, Issue 6" 5,059 -0.6% -21.3%
Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor
#1 - "Weeds" 7,292 n/a n/a
#2 - "Error" 6,450 -11.5% -11.5%
#3 - "Medics" 6,800 +5.4% -6.7%
#4 - "Hosts/Scalpel" 6,639 -2.4% -9.0%
Burden of Knowledge
#1 - "Uncertain Prescriptions" 6,757 n/a n/a
#2 - "A Failure to Communicate" 5,823 -13.8% -13.8%
#3 - "A Matter of Perspective" 5,604 -3.8% -17.1%
#4 - "The Burden of Knowledge" 5,453 -2.7% -19.3%
Khan: Ruling in Hell
#1 - "The First Six Months" 8,390 n/a n/a
#2 - "Holding Out Hope" 6,660 -20.6% -20.6%
#3 - "Khan: Ruling in Hell, Issue 3" 6,328 -5.0% -24.6%
#4 - "Khan: Ruling in Hell, Issue 4" 6,145 -2.9% -26.8%
Star Trek: Infestation
#1 - "Star Trek: Infestation, Issue 1" 12,090 n/a n/a
#2 - "Star Trek: Infestation, Issue 2" 10,906 -9.8% -9.8%

Footnotes

  1. Treated as a separate release for sales purposes.
  2. Does not form part of the series proper.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sales figures for an anthology work like Alien Spotlight or Captain's Log vary significantly, depending on the individual subject matter.
  4. 4.0 4.1 This figure represents combined sales figures from May and June 2008. A problem with IDW deliveries to Diamond's distribution center saw this issue's release to stores on the US East Coast delayed by one week, taking it into June.
  5. This late March release appeared in April's sales charts. There is, therefore, the possibility of some sales in March that were below that month's Top 300 threshold of ~2,100 copies.
  6. This late December 2009 release appeared in January 2010's sales charts. There is the distinct possibility of additional sales in December that were below that month's Top 300 threshold of ~3,400 copies.

iTunes

In December 2008, it was announced that IDW would begin publishing comics in digital format, via Apple's iTunes Store, beginning with the first issue in the Best of Peter David reprint collection, "A Rude Awakening!". The remaining issues that make up that collection are to follow. [2] The individual issues of Star Trek: Countdown were also released via iTunes, with "Countdown, Number Three" and "Countdown, Number Four" being released on the same day as their physical counterparts - a first for the digital format. [3]

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