(For the comic book savvy who don't necessarily get Star Trek, think of it as the Christopher Nolan version of Batman; not everyone is sold on it, and many of those who aren't, are extremely vocal--but that doesn't stop it making ungodly sums of money and being generally well-reviewed.)
In any event, in spite of the fact that it's the sequel to an existing movie, apparently enough time passes between the two movies that IDW Publishing will launch a miniseries set in the gap.
Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness, which arrived with the rest of January's solicitations from IDW, is a sequel to Star Trek: Countdown, the miniseries that tied into Abrams's first film.
You can check out the cover at right, and the solicitation information below. The four-issue series will be written by Mike Johnson but overseen by Roberto Orci, a writer and producer on the film that worked on the previous miniseries for IDW.
STAR TREK COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS #1
(W) Mike Johnson (A/CA) David Messina The countdown to the motion picture event of 2013 begins here, in this blockbuster 4-issue prequel mini-series that sets the stage for the upcoming STAR TREK film! Like the best-selling STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN in 2009, this all-new series leads directly into the next movie, with a story by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci and Mike Johnson (STAR TREK ongoing series), and drawn by the original STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN artist, David Messina! STAR TREK 2013 PREQUEL is the can’t-miss lead-in to the new adventures of the Enterprise crew! $3.99