Countdown (Comic)

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Countdown
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Released April 2009 (Collected Edition)
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Stardate 64333.4: A supernova on the Romulan frontier brings Spock together with a Romulan miner, Nero, as the fate of the Romulan Empire hangs in the balance.

The countdown to the motion picture event of 2009 begins here, in the exclusive graphic novel prequel to Star Trek, the upcoming blockbuster film from Paramount Pictures!

J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Mike Johnson, Tim Jones, and David Messina present the origin of Nero, the mysterious Romulan who will ultimately threaten the survival of the entire universe. Don't miss this story that brings Star Trek back to the big screen!

Collected Edition Credits

Story
Robert Orci & Alex Kurtzman

Writers
Mike Johnson & Tim Jones

Artist
David Messina

Color Art
Giovana Niro

Additional Colors
David Messina and Paolo Maddaleni

Color Consultant
Ilaria Traversi

Letterers
Chris Mowry, Robbie Robbins and Neil Uyetake

Creative Consultant
David Baronoff

Original Series Editors
Andy Schmidt and Scott Dunbier

Collection Editor
Justin Eisinger

Collection Designer
Neil Uyetake

Star Trek created by
Gene Roddenberry

Special Thanks to
Risa Kessler and John Van Citters at CBS Consumer Products, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk at Bad Robot Productions, Mandy Safavi, Ben Kim, Pete Chiarelli, Kim Cavyan, Steven Puri and Rafael Ruthchild at K/O Productions, and Elena Casagrande, Andrew Steven Harris, Rick Sternbach and Scott Tipton for their invaluable assistance. Additionally, David Messina would like to thank his girlfriend Sara for all her love and support.

Number One

Number One
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Series Star Trek Online
Released Jan 2009
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Stardate 64333.4: A supernova on the Romulan frontier brings Spock together with a Romulan miner, Nero, as the fate of the Romulan Empire hangs in the balance.

Credits

Story
Robert Orci & Alex Kurtzman

Writers
Mike Johnson & Tim Jones

Artist
David Messina

Color Art
David Messina with Giovana Niro & Paolo Maddaleni

Letterer
Chris Mowry

Creative Consultant
David Baronoff

Editor
Andy Schmidt

Star Trek created by
Gene Roddenberry

Special Thanks to
Risa Kessler and John Van Citters at CBS Consumer Products and to David Baronoff and J.J. Abrams at Bad Robot Productions for their invaluable assistance.


Number Two

Number Two
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Series Star Trek Online
Released Feb 2009
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Stardate 64390.1: Spock and Nero appear before the Vulcan High Council to appeal for aid to Romulus, but their pleas fall on deaf ears.

Credits

Story
Robert Orci & Alex Kurtzman

Writers
Mike Johnson & Tim Jones

Artist
David Messina

Color Art
Giovana Niro

Color Consultant
Ilaria Traversi

Letterer
Neil Uyetake

Creative Consultant
David Baronoff

Editor
Andy Schmidt

Star Trek created by
Gene Roddenberry

Special Thanks to
Risa Kessler and John Van Citters at CBS Consumer Products and to David Baronoff and J.J. Abrams at Bad Robot Productions for their invaluable assistance.


Number Three

Number Three
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Series Star Trek Online
Released Mar 2009
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Stardate Unknown: Following the destruction of Romulus, Spock seeks to stop the spread of the Hobus supernova, and Nero seeks revenge.

Credits

Story
Robert Orci & Alex Kurtzman

Writers
Mike Johnson & Tim Jones

Artist
David Messina

Color Art
Giovana Niro

Color Consultant
Ilaria Traversi

Letterer
Robbie Robbins

Creative Consultant
David Baronoff

Editor
Scott Dunbier

Star Trek created by
Gene Roddenberry

Special Thanks to
Risa Kessler and John Van Citters at CBS Consumer Products, David Baronoff and J.J. Abrams at Bad Robot, and Rick Sternbach for their invaluable assistance.


Number Four

Number Four
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Series Star Trek Online
Released Apr 2009
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Stardate 64467.14: Summary

Credits

Story
Robert Orci & Alex Kurtzman

Writers
Mike Johnson & Tim Jones

Artist
David Messina

Color Art
Giovana Niro

Color Consultant
Ilaria Traversi

Letterer
Robbie Robbins

Creative Consultant
David Baronoff

Editor
Scott Dunbier

Star Trek created by
Gene Roddenberry

Special Thanks to
Risa Kessler and John Van Citters at CBS Consumer Products, David Baronoff and J.J. Abrams at Bad Robot, and Rick Sternbach for their invaluable assistance.


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Related Data
Astrometrics Beta Quadrant; Devidia II; Earth; Hobus system; Kimben system; Memory Alpha; Milky Way galaxy; Qo'noS; Romulus (Ki Baratan); The Vault; Vulcan
Chronology STO Timeline: 2367; 2382; 2387; Stardate 64333.4; 64390.1; 64467.14
Culture Debrune Teral'n; gods; Hell; tattoos
Education Vulcan Science Academy
Food alcohol; Romulan ale
People Ayel; Chulan; D'Spal; Data; Enterprise tactical officer; K'Relli; Kirk, James T.; Ku; La Forge, Geordi; Locutus; Lore; M'Kan; Mandana; Nero; Newton; Picard, Jean-Luc; Q; Spock; Sular; Thrai; Worf
Politics ambassador; Cardassian Union; Klingon Empire; Klingon General; refugees; Romulan Commander; Romulan Imperial Science Council; Romulan Mining Guild; Romulan Praetor; Romulan Senate; Romulan Star Empire; Romulan unification movement; Starfleet; Starfleet Command; Starfleet Ranks (Lieutenant, Commander, Captain); United Federation of Planets; Vulcan High Command; Vulcan High Council; Vulcan Praetor; Vulcan Science Council
Science & Technology atmosphere; blood; cloaking device; communications; computer; coordinates; cybernetics; d'k'tagh; decalithium; deuterium; disruptors (disruptor pistol, shipboard disruptors); EV suit; explosives; holography; impulse drive; iridium; knife; LCARS; lirpa; mind meld; mining; mining drill; nanotechnology; plasma; plasma beam weapons (plasma pistol, shipboard plasma beam); quantum singularity; red matter; robot; sensors; shields; shipboard phasers; singularity; supernova; sword; telepathy; telescope; time (minute, hour, month); torpedoes; tractor beam; transporter; viewscreen; warp core; warp drive
Ships & Vehicles U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D; U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E; Galaxy class; U.S.S. Galen; The Jellyfish'; Kligon Bird of Prey; Narada; Olympic class; Reman ships; shuttlecraft; Sovereign class
Xenology androids; Bajorans; Borg; Devidians; dogs; Humans; Klingons; Q Continuum; Remans; Romulans; Soong-type Androids; Vulcans
Miscellaneous Starfleet Uniforms (2386)