Starfleet Academy #1

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

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.


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.

The Future

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.

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