So, this little comics bombshell was dropped today:
According to the article, “IDW will publish the alternate universe crossover, a multi-issue series that will pair the original U.S.S. Enterprise crew with Taylor, Nova and the cast from the original Planet of the Apes film.”
I think I need a cigarette, and I don’t even smoke. Holy shit, but do I love that cover art.
There was no date in the article, but I figure the series likely will start later this year. I have no idea what mechanism they’ll use to bring the two “universes” together (alternate realities, Q, whatever) but it should prove interesting.
Crossovers are fragile things, and sometimes what sounds good in theory ends up falling short on execution. However, IDW’s had some good outings in this subgenre. I totally dug their Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes crossover, for example, which even though it sounded odd when first announced, ended up being entertaining as hell, all the more so because you could tell the creative team was having a ball with every page. I’m hoping for the same sort of energy here.
Bring it on, you maniacs!