A comic is an story told by a sequential series of images normally with speech bubbles to allow the characters to talk and to further explain the situations depicted. Comics set with in the realm of the Star Trek franchise have been published since the 1960's
In 1995 Marvel purchased Malibu. They began publishing comics from all four of the existing television series, and started two original series: Starfleet Academy and Early Voyages. Additionally, they published a number of one-shots.
In 2004 TOYKOPOP announced plans to publish a book of TNG manga. Though this project has not yet appeared, a volume of TOS manga is scheduled to be published in 2006, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary.
In addition to TOYKOPOPs planned publications, rumours started to circulate in early 2006 that IDW was negotiating for a licence to publish new Star Trek comics.
Since there original publications many comics have been and continue to be reprinted in bound collective volumes.
Comics by Series
- Star Trek Comics Checklist a comprehensive guide to Star Trek comics