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Star Trek/Planet of the Apes IDW mini-series

IDW Publishing partners with BOOM! Studios for the crossover event of the year: Star Trek/Planet of the Apes, a five-issue mini-series. The story takes place just after the events of the first film, Planet of the Apes, and before Beneath the Planet of the Apes.

#1 Oct 2014
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive


Preview ashcan comic distributed at New York Comic Con 2014. Contains the first five pages of issue #1. The ashcan is 5½-in x 8½-in.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff

#1 Dec 2014
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
Solicit: It's the crossover nobody ever expected! STAR TREK: The hope for the best of mankind's future! PLANET OF THE APES: A chilling look at the fall of humanity! How could these worlds possibly collide? What could possibly cause Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise to side with Dr. Zaius to protect Ape City? And what does Colonel George Taylor have to say about it? It's a madhouse! A madhouse!!



Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff

#1 Dec 2014
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive


Alternate cover.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artist: Juan Ortiz

#1 Dec 2014
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive


Subscription variant.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artist: George Perez, Len O'Grady

#1 Dec 2014
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive


Subscription sketch variant.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artist: Rachael Stott

#1 Dec 2014
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive


Retailer incentive variant.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artist: George Perez

#1 Dec 2014
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive


Retailer incentive variant.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artists: Tone Rodriguez, Charlie Kirchoff

#1 Dec 2014
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive


Retailer exclusive variant from www.thinkgeek.com.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artist: John Midgley

#1 Dec 2014
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive


Retailer exclusive variant from www.nerdblock.com.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff

#1 Mar 2014
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive


Second printing.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artist:

#2 Jan 2015
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
Spock is fascinated by talking, self-aware gorillas with firearms provided by Klingons. Before he can elaborate on his theories, the landing party is seen and chased by a gorilla patrol. A crewman is wounded by gunfire. A gorilla is stunned by a phaser. When Kor is questioned about his human "friends" he dismisses them. Kirk and the landing party eventually find more humans, incapable of speech, behaving like young children. Kirk orders a return to the Enterprise to reassess the situation. A lengthy, action-packed meeting ensues! Having agreed on a theory of the alternate Earth's evolution and the dangers of Klingon tradition, Kirk takes a landing party back to the planet and is a little disturbed by Spock's choice of a recognizable landmark. Nevertheless, they find and follow tracks leading them to more humans where they meet a stunned Colonel George Taylor and a silent Nova. Taylor fails to introduce Nova and everyone ignores her. Taylor wants Kirk's help overthrowing the apes. Kirk informs the excitable astronaut that direct interference is forbidden by Starfleet orders and he needs more information about the apes. Taylor reluctantly agrees to help find the dig site where he left his more knowledgable friends, Zira and Cornelius. Scotty saves everyone lots of time by transporting the humans to a cliff overlooking the dig, then fires a low-level phaser burst to stun all the apes. Taylor is impressed! After they are revived, Zira and Cornelius are stunned to meet more humans capable of speech and thought. Moving to a safer location, Kirk informs the apes about the Klingons. Zira tells Kirk that the gorillas have been far more active than usual. Taylor doesn't care. He wants Kirk to bring down troops and "wipe these baboons off the map." Kirk refuses and a chastened Taylor backs off. While Kirk and his crew continue their discussion with the apes, Taylor drags Chekov into the brush, takes his communicator and runs!



Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff

#2 Jan 2015
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
Solicit: The colossal crossover nobody ever expected continues! Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew have landed on the Planet of the Apes--but how?! And how are the Klingons involved? Plus: Taylor meets up with Kirk and Spock, but will he greet them with open arms? Or flying bullets?

Subscription variant.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artist: Joe Corroney

#2 Jan 2015
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive


Retailer incentive Gold Key-style photo cover variant.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff

#3 Feb 2015
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
While Doctor Zaius worries about famine, civil unrest, and the increasingly militaristic gorillas, Taylor tricks Kyle into beaming him aboard the Enterprise. When the landing party finds Chekov injured, Kirk warns the crew that an intruder may be on the ship. Taylor overpowers Kyle, takes his clothing, and begins exploring. Kirk and Spock escort Chekov back to the ship while McCoy and the others continue learning from Zira and Cornelius. Spock advises Kirk that Taylor must be found immediately. The trauma of his recent experiences has made him angry, suspicious and dangerous. They deduce that Taylor will go for a shuttle. Kirk moves to intervene. The Captain is confident he can talk Taylor down, and he does, but not before they give each other a beating. Now that they're on the same page, Kirk agrees to fully brief Taylor, but to do so, he needs to know more about Klingon activity. Meanwhile, Kor has some new toys for General Marius, provided to guarantee his authority over apes and humans. Marius is pleased. Kor even more so.



Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff

#3 Feb 2015
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
Solicit: It's the battle for the ages! Taylor has escaped the Planet of the Apes, and Captain Kirk must bring him back! Plus, the Klingon/Gorilla alliance makes its move against Dr. Zaius and Ape City!

Subscription variant.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artist: Kevin Wada

#3 Feb 2015
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive


Retailer incentive Gold Key-style photo cover variant.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff

#4 Mar 2015
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
Kirk briefs Taylor about the Enterprise, their unusual situation, and the Klingon threat. Kirk takes Taylor and a landing party back to the planet's surface to find the Klingons. Reunited with Zira and Cornelius, Kirk informs them that the gorillas are on the move. The apes are astounded because war among their own kind is a blasphemous notion. Hoping to stop the war, Zira is transported to the Ministry of Science in order to warn Dr. Zaius. General Ursus volunteers to meet with Marius and his army. Meanwhile, the humans are discovered and attacked by gorilla outriders. A brief but fierce battle ensues. In the aftermath, Cornelius finds a carrying case for a Klingon disruptor rifle. Kirk must track down Kor before he can light the fuse on the ape war. Kor has his eyes on the gorilla generals.



Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff

#4 Mar 2015
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
Solicit: An uneasy alliance has been forged between Captain Kirk and Colonel Taylor! But will it be enough to prevent Commander Kor and his Klingons from toppling the regime of Doctor Zaius?



Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artist: J.K. Woodward

#4 Mar 2015
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive


Retailer incentive Gold Key-style photo cover variant.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff

#5 Apr 2015
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
Taylor prevents Kor from killing a gorilla general with a timely rifle shot. Kirk rides Kor down on horseback. Insults and fisticuffs ensue. An Enterprise crewman is stabbed and Cornelius tends to him. Although he gets the worst of it, Kor is nonplussed as he is transported away, intending to strand Kirk and his crew. Meanwhile Ursus confronts the Klingon-armed Marius and wins the day. Unsure that Ursus is an improvement over Marius, Cornelius and Zira, meet with the humans one last time. With the Klingons gone, Kirk, Spock and the rest of the landing party say their goodbyes, asking that their presence be kept a secret. Taylor decides to stay and learn what happened to this planet, his home. Transporting back to the Enterprise, Kirk is confronted by Kor. Free from Organian influence, the Klingon commander is ready to settle this like warriors. Three days later, Klingon and Starfleet crews are still playing a cat-and-mouse game because Kor has really been waiting for reinforcements. As two more Klingon ships arrive and try to maneuver in Saturn's rings, they destroy themselves. When Kor makes a run for the portal back to their own universe, Earth's atmosphere ignites, the result of a massive cobalt bomb, eradicating all life. Kirk let's Kor go. There's been enough damage done. The Enterprise returns home. Their planet is dead, but some of the apes had a plan. Cornelius has something that may help.



Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff

#5 Apr 2015
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
Solicit: The battle for conquest of the Planet of the Apes comes to a climax! Can Captain Kirk wrest control of the Gorilla army from the Klingons?

Subscription variant.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover artist: J.K. Woodward

#5 Apr 2015
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive


Retailer incentive Gold Key-style photo cover variant.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff

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