IDW has announced a 4-issue comic book prequel miniseries for Star Trek Into Darkness, titled Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness. Here are the details and a look at the first issue's cover, with an all-new story co-written by the movie's very own Roberto Orci.
"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 Into Darkness writer/producer Roberto Orci and Mike Johnson (Star Trek ongoing series), and drawn by the original Star Trek: Countdown artist, David Messina! Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness is the can't-miss lead-in to the new adventures of the Enterprise crew!"
Star Trek Into Darkness was released May 17th, 2013 and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anton Yelchin. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.