by Michael Brown, staff writer

trek-gl-1DC Entertainment, CBS, and IDW Publishing announced this week that the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise would travel where no one has gone before, in brightest day, in blackest night. This summer, IDW and DC will bring together, for the first time, the United Federation of Planets and the Green Lantern Corps in an epic, six-issue mini-series titled Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War.

The mini-series will feature the characters from the new Star Trek films, currently featured in all-new stories published by IDW Entertainment, and will be written by veteran Star Trek comic book writer Mike Johnson, with art by DC’s Angel Hernandez. The story will introduce Hal Jordan and the Corps to the Star Trek universe after a number of power rings end up in the possession of some of Trek‘s more unsavory characters, while a dark and shadowy mastermind manipulates events behind the scenes. The Enterprise crew and the Green Lantern Corps join forces to ensure no evil escapes their sight.

“We’ve looked forward to bringing these two iconic universes together for a long time,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW President and COO. “Star Trek and Green Lantern both share so many of the same science-fiction adventure themes and ideals, that a galaxy-spanning crossover like this is simply …logical.”

“An entire universe of Green Lanterns and other supporting characters have grown out from his original adventures in the 1940’s, and this series really showcases the intergalactic scope of the franchise,” said Bob Harras, Editor-in-Chief of DC Comics.

While this will be the first time the Star Trek franchise has teamed up with the Green Lantern Corps, DC and IDW teamed up for the immensely popular Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes six-issue mini-series in 2011. IDW’s Star Trek comics have enjoyed moderate success with their crossovers, ranging from team-ups with the Doctor Who franchise, to the current Planet of the Apes crossover.

Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War will be released in print and digitally in July.

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