Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes Pair Up

The original crew of the Starship Enterprise will join forces with the Legion of Superheroes in the DC Universe when IDW Publishing begins a new six-issue monthly series this October.

You can always count on a glitch in the ship’s transporter to plant the Enterprise crew in the middle of a crisis. (It’s a wonder people ever willingly step into the thing.)  As the press release explains:

STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPERHEROES tells the tale of the original crew of the Starship Enterprise, who beam down to a planet only to discover that the planet isn’t their intended destination, or even in the right universe…

Where they end up the “United Federation of Planets… is now the Imperial Planets of Terra, a dark empire focused on war and conquest…” No mention whether they encounter a mirror Spock in a goatee, but we can hope.

If they ever do another of these I’d like to send a different set of DC superheroes on an adventure with the crew of the Enterprise. Let’s return to “The City on the Edge of Forever.” Edith Keeler’s 1930s, Depression-era New York is the perfect place for Kirk, Spock and McCoy to join Batman and Superman battling gangsters and mad scientists.

Or here’s my other idea — imagine Spock at the controls of his breadboarded transporter, vacuum tubes glowing, as he tries to save baby Kal-El’s capsule from entering Earth’s atmosphere…

(J.J. Abrams, I am available to consult if any of this is working for you.)

[Thanks to David Klaus for the story.]

5 thoughts on “Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes Pair Up

  1. Who? The crew of the Enterprise? I must have been doing something useful at the time and missed it.

  2. Yeah. Marvel did a comic book X-Men/Star Trek team-up (which had Wolverine get KO’d by a Vulcan nerve pinch), and there was a second cross over in novel form between the X-Men and the Next Generation cast.

  3. I’m finding this crossover particularly amusing because, as far as I know, I’m the only person who “exists” in both series. A while back, Peter David Tuckerized me in Trek as a Starfleet Admiral, and last year Paul Levitz had Legionnaires talk about “Galloway’s Theorem”.

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