Two years ago, Star Trek crossed over with Doctor Who to fantastic effect, but earlier this year we found out the franchise is crossing over with a very different Doctor: Doctor Zaius. And now we know that Klingons, Apes, and the crew of the Enterprise will clash starting this December!

Revealed as part of IDW's solicitations for December, Issue One of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive (you see what they did there) kicks off a 5-part series. Written by Scott and David Tipton, with pencils by Rachael Stott and colouring by Juan Ortiz, the series will see Captain Kirk and company ally with Doctor Zaius to protect Ape City from a Klingon-fronted Ape coup d'etat, much to the chagrin of Colonel Taylor and his fellow human slaves:

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!!

THERE ARE TOO MANY EXCLAMATION MARKS IN THAT DESCRIPTION AND YET I AGREE WITH ALL OF THEM. A madhouse indeed. It gets even better with with this amazing variant cover by George Perez:

Oh god, I want every page just to be Kirk brawling with Apes. Over and over, never stopping.

[Comic Book Resources]


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