Comic-Con, San Diego CA (July 25, 2007)― Energize! TOKYOPOP and CBS Consumer Products have joined forces once again to produce an intriguing and unforgettable look at the Final Frontier with Star Trek: The Manga: Kakan Ni Shinkou, the second volume in the hit Star Trek manga series, based on Captain James T. Kirk’s historic adventures aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise™ NCC-1701. Following on the heels of the hugely successful maiden voyage of TOKYOPOP’s Star Trek: Shinsei Shinsei, this second volume covers more stories from the original Star Trek TV series.
TOKYOPOP once again beams up top artists and writers from around the galaxy to deliver brand-new tales of new worlds and new civilizations, featuring the classic Star Trek line up. Star Trek: The Manga– Kakan Ni Shinkou features stories by author/actor Wil Wheaton (‘Wesley Crusher’ on Star Trek: The Next Generation®), Diane Duane (author of 11 Star Trek novels and writer for numerous TV shows including Star Trek: The Next Generation), Mike Wellman (Mac Afro), Paul Benjamin (Pantheon High) and Christine Boylan (CBS TV’s 3 Lbs.), with accompanying art by E.J. Su (Transformers), Don Hudson (Gun Powder Girl and the Outlaw Squaw), Steven Cummings (Pantheon High), Bettina Kurkoski (My Cat Loki) and Nam Kim (Adomant).
In Kakan Ni Shinkou, Kirk is put on trial for crimes he has yet to discover… Uhura demonstrates the true power of communication… Bones gets to the core of Vulcan emotion… Scotty has to extract dilithium crystals from a mine in the middle of a war zone… and an alien delegation uses the Enterprise as a vessel of deception!
According to TOKYOPOP editor Luis Reyes “The first volume cracked the surface of what the marriage of manga and Star Trek could be. With this second volume we hope to dig deeper into what the original Star Trek series was all about, and we are excited to enlist Wil Wheaton and Diane Duane in that pursuit. As in the first volume, Kakan Ni Shinkou will adhere to Gene Roddenberry’s philosophy of using the Star Trek universe as a way to explore our own humanity. An ambitious goal and one I hope we serve well in this book.”
Star Trek: The Manga: Kakan Ni Shinkou will also feature a prose story from Pocket Book’s upcoming anthology Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Sky’s the Limit.