Star Trek and Green Lantern to cross over in new comic book series

The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise and the members of the Green Lantern Corps will meet for the first time in the pages of a new comic-book series.

Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War is the name of the book, which will run for six issues and debut this July. Veteran Star Trek comic writer Mike Johnson is scripting the book, with interior art by Angel Hernandez and the premiere issue boasting four alternate covers from Gabriel Rodriguez, Francesco Francavilla, Elsa Charretier and Garry Brown.

The book is the result of a deal between IDW Publishing, CBS Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, with IDW president and COO Greg Goldstein saying, "We’ve looked forward to bringing these two iconic universes together for a long time. Star Trek and Green Lantern both share so many of the same science-fiction adventure themes and ideals, that a galaxy-spanning crossover like this is simply ... logical.”

This isn't the first Star Trek/DC crossover (the first was Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes in 2011), but it's certainly more high-profile given Green Lantern's popularity on the page these days.

Here's the official synopsis from the press release that went out on Saturday (the book was announced at WonderCon in Anaheim, Calif., over the weekend):

Now all Star Trek fans can watch their favorite U.S.S. Enterprise crew members meet Hal Jordan and the entire Green Lantern Corps in an adventure that spans space, time and all the colors of the spectrum. Set in Star Trek’s 23rd Century, the balance of the universe will be tested when the Green Lantern Corps’ Power Rings come into the possession of certain Star Trek characters while a dark and powerful evil looms around every corner. Only the combined power of the Green Lantern Corp and the Federation stand any chance of stopping those who worship evil’s might.

Now, these kinds of crossovers usually seem just like gimmicks more than organically developed stories, but there's something kind of cool about the idea of the Federation's finest ship and the galaxy's police force running into each other somewhere in the depths of space, not to mention the sparks that will fly between two of sci-fi's most headstrong heroes, Captain Kirk and Hal Jordan.

Check out two of the covers below (it looks like they're basing the Enterprise crew on the current Chris Pine-led cast) and let us know if you'll take this voyage when issue #1 arrives in July.

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