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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 [[1960s]]
 
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 [[1960s]]
   
==[[Gold Key Comics]]==
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==Major publishers==
The first comics were published under the ''Gold Key'' banner from [[1967]] until [[1979]]. As no other series existed at the time, all were based on [[Star Trek: The Original Series|the Original Series]]
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===[[Gold Key Comics]]===
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The first comics were published under the ''Gold Key'' banner from [[1967]] until [[1979]]. As no other series existed at the time, all were based on [[Star Trek: The Original Series|the Original Series]].
   
==[[Marvel Comics]]==
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===[[Marvel Comics]]===
 
''Marvel'' published a small number of comics set in the period of ''[[Star Trek: The Motion Picture]]'' from [[1979]] until [[1982]].
 
''Marvel'' published a small number of comics set in the period of ''[[Star Trek: The Motion Picture]]'' from [[1979]] until [[1982]].
   
==[[DC Comics]]==
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===[[DC Comics]]===
 
''DC'' started to publish ''Star Trek'' comics in [[1984]], and as well as comics based on [[Star Trek: The Next Generation|TNG]] following that series' debut. DC continued to publish ''Star Trek'' until [[1995]].
 
''DC'' started to publish ''Star Trek'' comics in [[1984]], and as well as comics based on [[Star Trek: The Next Generation|TNG]] following that series' debut. DC continued to publish ''Star Trek'' until [[1995]].
   
==[[Malibu Comics]]==
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===[[Malibu Comics]]===
 
In [[1993]] ''Malibu'' acquired the license to publish ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine|Deep Space Nine]]'' comics.
 
In [[1993]] ''Malibu'' acquired the license to publish ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine|Deep Space Nine]]'' comics.
   
==[[Marvel Comics#Second run|Marvel Comics]]==
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===[[Marvel Comics#Second run|Marvel Comics]]===
 
In [[1995]] ''Marvel'' purchased Malibu. They began publishing comics from all four of the existing television series, and started two original series: ''[[Star Trek: Starfleet Academy|Starfleet Academy]]'' and ''[[Star Trek: Early Voyages|Early Voyages]]''. Additionally, they published a number of one-shots.
 
In [[1995]] ''Marvel'' purchased Malibu. They began publishing comics from all four of the existing television series, and started two original series: ''[[Star Trek: Starfleet Academy|Starfleet Academy]]'' and ''[[Star Trek: Early Voyages|Early Voyages]]''. Additionally, they published a number of one-shots.
   
==[[Wildstorm Comics]]==
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===[[Wildstorm Comics]]===
 
In [[1999]] ''Wildstorm'' picked up the license from Marvel. They published one-shots and mini-series from all the existing series until [[2001]].
 
In [[1999]] ''Wildstorm'' picked up the license from Marvel. They published one-shots and mini-series from all the existing series until [[2001]].
   
==[[TokyoPop]]==
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===[[IDW Publishing]]===
In [[2006]], to celebrate the [[40th Anniversary]] of ''Star Trek'', ''TokyoPop'' published ''[[Star Trek: The Manga]]'', an anthology volume stories done in a [[manga]] style.
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Rumours started to circulate in early [[2006]] that ''IDW'' was negotiating for a licence to publish new ''Star Trek'' comics, and in October those rumours were [http://www.newsarama.com/IDW/Trek/Ryall_Trek.html confirmed]. The first project was be a TNG miniseries, [[The Space Between]], starting in [[2007]] followed later by a TOS and further TNG projects.
   
==[[IDW Publishing]]==
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==Other outlets==
Rumours started to circulate in early [[2006]] that ''IDW'' was negotiating for a licence to publish new ''Star Trek'' comics, and in October those rumours were [http://www.newsarama.com/IDW/Trek/Ryall_Trek.html confirmed]. The first project will be a TNG miniseries, [[The Space Between]], starting in [[2007]] followed later by a TOS project.
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In addition to typical comic books from the major comic book publishers Star Trek comics have appeared in various other forms:
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===[[UK Comic Strips]]===
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Running alongside the US Gold Key comics, in the UK Star Trek comic strips were published in issues of the anthology magazines ''Joe 90: Top Secret'', ''TV21'' and ''Valiant''. 37 stories were told in 256 parts between [[1969]] and [[1973]], with an additional 11 stories told in annuals.
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===[[Peter Pan Records]]===
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From [[1975]] to [[1979]] Peter Pan Records released Star Trek audio stories on record. Six of the eleven stories came with a read alone comic book.
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===[[US Comic Strips]]===
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From [[1979]] until [[1983]] Star Trek comic strips were printed in US newspapers set in the period after [[Star Trek: The Motion Picture]]. Twenty stories were told over 1400 individual strips.
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===[[TokyoPop]]===
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In [[2004]] Toykopop acquired the license to publish Star Trek [[manga]], [[Japan]]ese style comics. Their first book came in [[2006]], celebrating the [[40th Anniversary]] of ''Star Trek'' with ''[[Star Trek: The Manga]]'', an anthology of TOS stories. Additional anthologies are planned.
   
 
==Comics by Series==
 
==Comics by Series==
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Since there original publications many comics have been and continue to be reprinted in [[:Category:Comic Collections|bound collective volumes]].
 
Since there original publications many comics have been and continue to be reprinted in [[:Category:Comic Collections|bound collective volumes]].
   
==External Links==
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==Connections==
 
* [http://homepage.mac.com/mmtz/stcomix/ Star Trek Comics Checklist] a comprehensive guide to Star Trek comics
 
* [http://homepage.mac.com/mmtz/stcomix/ Star Trek Comics Checklist] a comprehensive guide to Star Trek comics
 
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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 1960s

Major publishers

Gold Key Comics

The first comics were published under the Gold Key banner from 1967 until 1979. As no other series existed at the time, all were based on the Original Series.

Marvel Comics

Marvel published a small number of comics set in the period of Star Trek: The Motion Picture from 1979 until 1982.

DC Comics

DC started to publish Star Trek comics in 1984, and as well as comics based on TNG following that series' debut. DC continued to publish Star Trek until 1995.

Malibu Comics

In 1993 Malibu acquired the license to publish Deep Space Nine comics.

Marvel Comics

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.

Wildstorm Comics

In 1999 Wildstorm picked up the license from Marvel. They published one-shots and mini-series from all the existing series until 2001.

IDW Publishing

Rumours started to circulate in early 2006 that IDW was negotiating for a licence to publish new Star Trek comics, and in October those rumours were confirmed. The first project was be a TNG miniseries, The Space Between, starting in 2007 followed later by a TOS and further TNG projects.

Other outlets

In addition to typical comic books from the major comic book publishers Star Trek comics have appeared in various other forms:

UK Comic Strips

Running alongside the US Gold Key comics, in the UK Star Trek comic strips were published in issues of the anthology magazines Joe 90: Top Secret, TV21 and Valiant. 37 stories were told in 256 parts between 1969 and 1973, with an additional 11 stories told in annuals.

Peter Pan Records

From 1975 to 1979 Peter Pan Records released Star Trek audio stories on record. Six of the eleven stories came with a read alone comic book.

US Comic Strips

From 1979 until 1983 Star Trek comic strips were printed in US newspapers set in the period after Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Twenty stories were told over 1400 individual strips.

TokyoPop

In 2004 Toykopop acquired the license to publish Star Trek manga, Japanese style comics. Their first book came in 2006, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek with Star Trek: The Manga, an anthology of TOS stories. Additional anthologies are planned.

Comics by Series

Since there original publications many comics have been and continue to be reprinted in bound collective volumes.

Connections

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