IDW has certainly made a name for itself in giving us numerous iconic crossovers that simply would never happen on the big or small screen. And they don't plan to stop the madness heading into 2017. It was officially announced today that Captain Jean-Luc Picard will be facing off against the mother of all Xenomorphs in their latest crossover title Star Trek: The Next Generation/Aliens. Here is the official PR:

As announced today at the MCM London Comic Con, Captain Picard, Data, Worf, and the rest of the iconic Starfleet crew will soon come face-to-face with facehuggers in Star Trek: The Next Generation/Aliens. Just in time to celebrate The Next Generation's 30th anniversary, the TNG crew of the Enterprise will take on the Aliens from the wildly popular movie franchise in the upcoming miniseries from IDW Publishing and Dark Horse Comics. 

The story, written by regular Star Trek scribes Scott Tipton and David Tipton, will see these two giants of modern science fiction cross over for the first time. In addition to the Xenomorphs, it will feature familiar Star Trek alien races such as the Borg and the Romulans, each of which will play a vital role in the plot and be brought to life by artist J.K. Woodward, who will be re-teaming with the Tiptons after previously collaborating on the acclaimed Harlan Ellison's City on the Edge of Forever series. Says IDW Editor Chris Cerasi.

"We're beyond excited to team up with Dark Horse for this unique miniseries. With Scott and David writing and J.K. handling art, the blending of the Star Trek and Aliens worlds is guaranteed to be a fun, scary, thrill-a-minute ride!"

IDW has enjoyed a banner year with two well-received comic book series launches to celebrate Star Trek's 50th anniversary with Boldy Go and Waypoint. Add to that great crossover success with DC Entertainment's Green Lantern, which will receive a follow-up series this winter. This spring, boldly go where no one can hear you scream for the crossover event of 2017. We have the official logo for you below courtesy of IDW.

In Aliens, after floating in space for 57 years, Lt. Ripley's (Sigourney Weaver) shuttle is found by a deep space salvage team. Upon arriving at LV-426, the marines find only one survivor, a nine year old girl named Newt (Carrie Henn). But even these battle-hardened marines with all the latest weaponry are no match for the hundreds of aliens that have invaded the colony.

Star Trek: The Next Generation featuring a bigger and better USS Enterprise, in a series set 78 years after the original series, in the 24th century. Instead of Capt. James Kirk, a less volatile and more mature Capt. Jean-Luc Picard heads the crew of various humans and alien creatures in their adventures in space -- the final frontier.

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