Celebrating 50 Years of Classic Star Trek Graphic Novels
With this collection you can revisit all the classic characters and incredible art from the STAR TREK comic archives. Every edition has a specially-commissioned introduction to provide context to the story. Every book contains a number of collected comics and a bonus reprint of one of the comic archive’s classic stories.
GOLD KEY 1967-1978
STAR TREK comics started in 1967 during the show’s second season. They were created before STAR TREK gained cult status and provide a fascinating insight into the show’s history as it established itself as a pop-culture phenomenon.
BRITISH STRIPS TV21 1969-1973
These are some of the rarest comics in STAR TREK history published in British titles such as Valiant and TV 21 in the early 70s. The first instalment went out before an episode had been broadcast in the UK.
Comics giant Marvel Comics took over the rights when STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE was released in 1979.
Following STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, DC Comics took over the rights and started producing stories that followed Kirk and his crew after Spock’s death. The series revisited many of the characters from the original series.
In 1993 independent comic book company Malibu acquired the rights to produce DEEP SPACE NINE comics. The main series ran for 32 issues and produced two special issues written by STAR TREK actors.
PARAMOUNT COMICS (MARVEL) 1995-1998
All the different STAR TREK series were brought together under a single banner in 1995 which saw the creation of Paramount Comics. As well as adapting the movie FIRST CONTACT, they published series based on TNG, DS9 and VOYAGER.
In 1999, WildStorm took over the rights to STAR TREK and produced a series of one-shots and mini-series featuring the original series, TNG, VOYAGER and DS9.
To celebrate STAR TREK’s 40th anniversary, Tokyopop produced a series of Manga-style comics featuring stories by Trek novelists Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore and Diane Duane.
In 2007 IDW secured the rights to STAR TREK and have lavished care and attention on the franchise. They have worked with the writers of the new movies to fill in the gaps before and after them, explaining how Spock ended up in the past and more...
Classic STAR TREK
Every book in the collection contains a number of collected comics and a bonus classic story from the STAR TREK archives.
SEQUELS TO CLASSIC STORIES
The comics have revisited many of STAR TREK'S greatest stories, and includes stories featuring the Guardian of Forever, Organians, the Gorn, Klingons and Romulans.
Legendary comic book writer and artist John Byrne has created new comics by doctoring photographs from the original series in the style of the classic Bantam Photonovels from the 1970s.
See Harlan Ellison’s original vision for "City on the Edge of Forever" and meet lost characters like the Vulcan Xon (created by Gene Roddenberry for the abandoned STAR TREK PHASE II series) and more...
Comic book adaptations of the movies from STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE to STAR TREK: INSURRECTION and stories showing what happened in their aftermaths.
SUPERSTAR TV WRITERS
Including David Gerrold (the creator of the Tribbles), Robert Orci & Alex Kurtzman (writers of the movies STAR TREK and STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS), Harlan Ellison (author of TREK’s greatest episode, The City on the Edge of Forever) & more...
including STAR TREK novelists Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman, Alan Dean Foster and Diane Duane. The series even includes a special comics that featured characters from Peter David’s New Frontier novels.
STORIES WRITTEN BY THE STARS
Over the years some of TREK’s stars have stepped into the world of comics and their unique insight is evident. The collection includes stories penned by Mark Lenard (Sarek), Aron Eisenberg (Nog) and Wil Wheaton (Wesley).
Screenwriters Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman have worked closely with IDW to develop stories that take place in the lead up to 2009’s STAR TREK movie and in the years after it, and STAR TREK BEYOND.
Coming up in the series
Volume 21. VOYAGER (VOLUME 1)
Volume 20. THE CLASSIC UK COMICS (PART 2)
Volume 19. STARTREK: MARVEL COMICS (PART 2)
Volume 18. EARLY VOYAGES (PART 2)
Volume 17. MIRRORED
Volume 16. TNG: GHOSTS
Volume 15. THE NEWSPAPER STRIPS (VOLUME 1)
Volume 14. VULCAN'S VENGEANCE
Volume 13: STAR TREK: MARVEL COMICS PART 1
Volume 12: THE EDGE OF THE GALAXY
Volume 11: TNG: INTELLIGENCE GATHERING
Volume 10: THE CLASSIC UK COMICS PART 1
Volume 9: EARLY VOYAGES PART 1
Volume 8: STARFLEET ACADEMY
Volume 7: STAR TREK: THE OFFICIAL MOTION PICTURE ADAPTATION
Volume 6: NERO
Volume 5: TNG: THE SPACE BETWEEN
Volume 4. SPOCK REFLECTIONS
In this prequel to Countdown Spock undertakes one last mission for an old friend. As he does so he looks back over his life from his childhood on Vulcan to his time on the Enterprise under Captains Pike and Kirk.
Volume 3. STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION HIVE
Acclaimed STAR TREK writer/producer Brannon Braga teamed up with Terry Matalas (now show runner on Twelve Monkeys) to craft this amazing story that brings Captain Picard and Seven of Nine together in a tale that spans centuries and features the fina
Volume 2. CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER
It’s universally acclaimed as STAR TREK ’s greatest ever episode but the version that ended up on screen was a compromise. Now famous author Harlan Ellison has brought his original, unedited version to life in this stunning graphic novel.
• 3 AUTOGRAPHED PRINTS BY FAN-FAVOURITE STAR TREK ARTIST JOE CORRONEY
• A SIGNED ISSUE OF IDW’S REGULAR STAR TREK COMIC
• PLUS A SPECIALLY-COMMISSIONED HEADSHOT OF YOUR FAVOURITE STAR TREK CHARACTER
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