“Star Trek: Countdown”
What is it? A prequel comic book written by the new movie’s co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Traces the events that lead up to the new film, and how they fit into the history of the “Star Trek” universe.
For Trekkers: Unfolding after the end of the previous movie, 2002’s “Star Trek: Nemesis,” this lets you know where Data, Picard and Spock ended up long after that last film ended.
For Trekkies: Sets up the events of the new movie, and manages to be exciting and interesting on its own.