Monday, January 28, 2008

Space... the New Frontier

Peter David's STAR TREK: NEW FRONTIER miniseries launches in March, which is great news for fans of his who've been asking for him to make a return to Trek. (So thanks, Marvel, for allowing him to work around his exclusive deal to do this book as well as FALLEN ANGEL with us). For issue #1, we're trying something a bit different with the incentive edition. We're offering a "quad cover," with four covers in one issue, sort of like Entertainment Weekly did recently with their Heroes cover. But since many people might not ever have a chance to see these images (since the incentives are limited), or since people who might be inclined to pick up this more rare edition might like to get a look at what the "quad-cover" edition is, here are the covers in question, painted and drawn by the interior artist, Stephen Thompson.

As an added bonus, here's a look at the second incentive cover, also by Stephen, showing a certain Starship Captain David surrounded by a couple of Captains and watched over by his guardian Angel, too. This marks the second time we've featured Peter on a cover here (we did so with CSI: DYING IN THE GUTTERS, too). But, you know, look at the size of the guy's name on his Writing for Comics with Peter David book cover, he obviously loves the glory.

(He knows I'm kidding about that, but I always like ribbing him for that cover font, anyway. It's maybe the biggest name an author's ever had on a book cover. Which I approve of, since I have a book coming out from the same publisher in Spring '09...)


zriza said...

From IDW's previous press release re the quad covers, I was under the impression that all the covers will be quads and not only the limited one. Guess I was wrong, and since my local shop only gets 1 copy, I'm going to be stuck with the regular cover :(

Declan Shalvey said...

These covers look great. Emphasis on great.

Really looking forward to picking up this book.

Stephen Thompson said...

Hmm, they don't seem to embiggen when I click on them.

Chris Ryall said...

All fixed now--the image before was evidently too large for this site to handle. Now it'll embiggen nicely.

Declan Shalvey said...

Yep. Now they're perfectly cromulant.