The February issue of Empire magazine (released December 27th) is dedicated to this year's sci-fi movies, including a huge spread on the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness releasing May 17th. Starting on the next page we have copies of the two subscriber-only covers and several pictures from the magazine, such as the one above. The magazine also included a new description of the plot:
With Earth under terrorist attack from Benedict Cumberbatch’s ex-Starfleet employee John Harrison, Kirk is this time forced into a rash decision that breaks a critical Starfleet command, puts his crew in danger and costs him his Captain's chair. Now out of uniform and dressed down in space civvies of black leather jackets and boots, our three heroes have separated from the Enterprise and headed off on a mission to try and rectify his mistake. [transcribed by CBM]
We also learned Benedict Cumberbatch's character (John Harrison) loves giant jacket collars and self-defenestration. Things he doesn't love? Autocorrect and cancer.