- Posted by Johanna on July 18, 2007 at 7:15 am
- Category: Comic News
The IDW series Star Trek: Year Four gets a half-page blurb in the latest TV Guide, a special Sci-Fi preview issue.
Editor-in-chief Chris Ryall is quoted as wanting “to retain the genius and relevance of Gene Roddenberry” (and admitting that that might be hard when it comes to devoted fans), and two panels of Steve Conley’s art are shown (although he’s only credited in tiny type run sideways, as though it was a photo credit).
I note these kinds of appearances because licensed properties need to get the word out to the non-comic audience in order to truly capitalize on their potential. A TV Guide appearance doesn’t mean what it once does, given the decreasing number of purchasers, and there’s no information given on where to buy the comic, but it is an opportunity to spread the knowledge of the series, out later this month.
Personally, I don’t think this continuation-in-comics will have the same success Buffy did, given the age of the property and the high IDW cover price of $4, but I do like Conley’s art.