Star Trek “Strange New Worlds” new photo novel is to be released in the third week of December according to IDW.
John Byrne, the prolific comic book writer and artist, will return to the Star Trek fold in December with “Strange New Worlds,” IDW Publishing’s Star Trek Annual 2013. “Strange New Worlds” will be a “photonovel” with an original story that plays out like a lost episode of The Original Series. “Strange New Worlds” picks up right where the TOS hour “Where No Man Has Gone Before” left off and carries on the saga of Kirk’s friend Gary Mitchell, who died in the second TOS pilot. But did he really? To tell the story, Byrne put a fresh twist on the old photomontage concept, in which actual film stills replaced traditional artwork. Here, he enhances the “fumetti” style by compositing together numerous pieces of film stills and manipulating them as he saw fit.