ST-APES-coverA2IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios have announced a crossover comic book event at the San Diego Comic Con today called Star Trek/Planet of the Apes – The Primate Directive.

IDW will publish the alternate universe crossover, a multi-issue series that will pair the original U.S.S. Enterprise crew with Taylor, Nova and the cast from the original Planet of the Apes film.

“Planet of the Apes and Star Trek are groundbreaking science-fiction properties and both deal with many of the same social issues and themes,” says Greg Goldstein IDW President & Chief Operating Officer. “A crossover between the two is a natural and long overdue.”

IDW’s Scott and David Tiption, who have already worked on the crossover series with Doctor Who and Star Trek The Next Generation, will write the Trek/Apes saga. Covers and interior art will be provided by British artist Rachael Stott.


“With the Klingons secretly backing a renegade gorilla general in a coup for control of Ape City, Captain Kirk finds himself in the uncomfortable position of having to help out Dr. Zaius’ orangutans,” David Tipton teased in a statement. “Taylor won’t be happy with that!”

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