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Star Trek: Countdown (omnibus)

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Writer(s): Tim Jones and Mike Johnson
Artist(s): David Messina
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Published: 7 April 2009 (trade paperback)
14 October 2009 (hardback)
Pages: 104
Stardate: 64333.4 (2387)
Reference(s): ISBN 1600104207 (trade paperback)
ISBN 1600106390 (hardback)
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Star Trek: Countdown is the omnibus collection of the IDW Publishing miniseries of the same name. It was released initially in standard trade paperback format, but was followed by a hardback edition after the release of Star Trek. This was the first omnibus released in hardback by IDW.

Summary Edit

Solicitation blurb (trade paperback)
The countdown to the motion picture event begins here, in the exclusive comics prequel to Star Trek, the upcoming blockbuster film from Paramount Pictures! JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman present the origin of Nero, the mysterious Romulan who will ultimately threaten the survival of the entire universe.
Solicitation blurb (hardback)
The explosive return of Star Trek has rocked movie theaters worldwide, and IDW's exclusive movie prequel comic Countdown is the perfect accessory for fans of the film, and it's now available only for the direct market in a limited edition hardcover!

Background information Edit

  • Upon its release, the collection was ranked #2 on the New York Times Graphic Books Best Seller List (paperback) for the week ending 18 April 2009. It remained in that position for the following four weeks. On each of those occasions, it was beaten only by the perennial bestseller, Watchmen.
New York Times Graphic Books Best Seller List (paperback) position
Week ending Position Beaten by Link
18 April 2009 2 Watchmen [1]
25 April 2009 2 Watchmen [2]
2 May 2009 2 Watchmen [3]
9 May 2009 2 Watchmen [4]
16 May 2009 3 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8, vol. 4
23 May 2009 3 Watchmen
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8, vol. 4
30 May 2009 3 Watchmen
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8, vol. 4
6 June 2009 4 see list [8]
13 June 2009 6 see list [9]
20 June 2009 did not place [10]

Creators Edit

Issues Edit

  1. "Countdown, Number One"
  2. "Countdown, Number Two"
  3. "Countdown, Number Three"
  4. "Countdown, Number Four"

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