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
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.
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 will be a TNG miniseries starting in 2007 followed later by a TOS project.
Comics by Series
Since there original publications many comics have been and continue to be reprinted in bound collective volumes.
- Star Trek Comics Checklist a comprehensive guide to Star Trek comics