A comic strip is similar to a comic book. Each strip contains a few panels of sequential illustrations, sometimes with dialogue or text. A complete story is told either in one strip, or multiple strips released separately.
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Strips in publications[edit | edit source]
- UK Comic Strips (1969-1973) – 37 TOS stories were published in serialized weekly comics, plus 11 in annual publications, printed in Britain. These were reprinted in the United States in The Classic UK Comics, Volume 1, The Classic UK Comics, Volume 2, and The Classic UK Comics, Volume 3.
- US Comic Strips (1979-1983) – 20 TOS stories were published in daily newspapers by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. These were reprinted in The Newspaper Comics, Volume 1 and The Newspaper Comics, Volume 2.
Strips in Happy Meals[edit | edit source]
- Strips on the boxes (1979) – Scenes from TOS movie: The Motion Picture were adapted into brief comic strips on the sides of McDonald's Happy Meal boxes. They were reprinted in The Newspaper Comics, Volume 1.
- Strips in the boxes (1979) – Comic strips inside Happy Meals told very short TOS stories. They were reprinted in The Newspaper Comics, Volume 1.
Strips on spools[edit | edit source]
These comic strips were printed on paper spools, read through a toy viewer.
- Kenner Comic Strips (1974) – The Kenner Give-A-Show Projector featured two color TOS stories, "Space Cowboy" and "Project Iceberg". Both stories were reprinted in The Classic UK Comics, Volume 3.
- Larami Comic Strips (1979) – The Larami Corporation's Star Trek Space Viewer featured two color TOS stories, "Adventure" and "The Black Hole". Both stories were reprinted in The Classic UK Comics, Volume 3.
Related media[edit | edit source]
These stories had illustrations printed on film, read through a toy viewer.
- Chemtoy Strip – Gold Key Comics #1, TOS comic: "The Planet of No Return", was partially reprinted as a comic strip. The Chemtoy Corp. Star Trek Movie Viewer (1967) contained two b/w 16mm filmstrips seen one panel at a time through a viewer. (StarTrek.com)
- View-Master – The TAS episode & Log One novelization: Yesteryear was adapted onto three paper discs in 1974 and released with an accompanying short story booklet as "Mr. Spock's Time Trek". Each disc contained seven 3D illustrations printed on film to be seen through a viewer, with captions printed underneath each image.