The John Barber, Mike Johnson, Philip Murphy and Leonardo Ito created Star Trek vs. Transformers will be out in September. This is going to be a four-issue miniseries based on the looks and stories of the original Transformers animated series from 1984 and the Star Trek: The Animated Series from 1973.
This implies that we will see Lt. M’Ress, the Caitian Starfleet Operations Officer who had replaced Lt. Uhura as the communications officer on Enterprise in The Animated Series, which had depicted the last two years of the first five-year mission of the Enterprise.
Io9 has reported that the story starts in the world of Star Trek where the Enterprise is responding to a distress call originating from the edge of the Klingon-ruled part of space. They find that a dilithium mine was being attacked by 20th-century aircraft. After it is revealed that the jets and helicopters were actually Decepticons, Optimus Prime and the Autobots join the crew to support them.
“This is a crossover several decades in the making, and we could not be more thrilled to bring it to fans,” Johnson mentioned in a press release. “John and I are having a blast writing the first meeting of Starfleet and Cybertronians, and Phil is the perfect artist to bring these two franchises together on the page.”
However, this is only the most recent crossover for the Star Trek comic books from IDW. Earlier, IDW came out with series where the Star Trek: The Original Series crew came across the Legion of Super-Heroes and also visited the Planet of the Apes, where Star Trek: The Next Generation’s crew faced the Doctor from Doctor Who and also the crew from the Kelvin Star Trek movies met the Green Lantern Corps. On the other hand, the Transformers also had crossovers, as they joined GI Joe and the Visionaries.
Star Trek vs. Transformers #1 will be out in September.