New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics is a reference book published by Sequart Organization. The book contains essays about each of Star Trek's illustrated, comic book, and comic strip incarnations. The foreword is written by David Gerrold.

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From the back cover: Star Trek comics have enjoyed almost continuous publication since 1967, spanning more than 1,000 issues. Quality has varied, from hilariously off the mark to wonderfully reverential. But from one era to the next, Star Trek comics have not only lived long, but prospered.

New Life and New Civilizations examines the long history of Star Trek in the four-color realm, featuring insightful essays from popular Trek comic scribes and novelists, as well as other experts.


  • Wand'ring in Star Flight: An Introduction, by Joseph F. Berenato
  • Gold Key: The First Frontier for Star Trek Comics, by Scott Tipton
  • From Casual Galactic Genocide to Self-Referential Canon: Gold Key's Star Trek and the Evolution of a Franchise, by Julian Darius
  • "The Action 'Comes Alive' as You Read!!": On Peter Pan Records' Star Trek Stories, by Julian Darius
  • Inside the Lines and Outside the Box: Star Trek Storytelling for Young Minds (and tummies), by Kevin Dilmore
  • Star Trek, Feminism, and the First Three Years at DC Comics, by Ian Dawe
  • Capturing Lightning in a Four-Color Bottle: Bringing Comic Life to The Next Generation, by Robert Greenberger
  • How to Make a Star Trek Comic Book: Deep Space Nine at Malibu, by Tom Mason
  • These are the Manga Voyages of the Starship Enterprise, by Mark Martinez
  • Excalibur in Drawn: A Journey into Peter David's New Frontier, by Martín A. Pérez
  • Same New Worlds: Reimagining Classic Star Trek Adventures for a New Generation, by Joseph F. Berenato
  • To Boldly Cross Over: Transporting the Enterprise to Other Comic-Universes, by David A. McIntee
  • Appendix: The Unpublished and Rejected Star Trek Comics, by Rich Handley
  • About the Contributors


Related workEdit

Star Trek reference works
In-universe BluprintsStar Fleet Technical ManualMedical Reference ManualSpaceflight ChronologyMapsBiographiesThe Klingon DictionaryMr. Scott's Guide to the EnterpriseThe Worlds of the FederationTNG Technical JournalTNG Technical ManualChronologyEncyclopediaThe Ferengi Rules of AcquisitionFederation PassportThe Klingon WayNCC-1701-D BlueprintsThese Are the Voyages...Federation Travel GuideLegends of the FerengiKlingon for the Galactic TravelerQ's Guide to the ContinuumDS9 Technical ManualThe Tribble HandbookThe Klingon HamletCookbookCelebrationsStarship SpotterThe Hologram's HandbookThe Starfleet Survival GuideStar ChartsShips of the LineCaptain Kirk's Guide to WomenHaynes Manuals (USS EnterpriseKlingon Bird of Prey) • Federation: The First 150 YearsA Very Klingon KhristmasStellar CartographyThe Klingon Art of WarAutobiographies (James T. KirkJean-Luc Picard) • Hidden Universe Travel Guides (VulcanThe Klingon Empire) • Shipyards (Starfleet Ships 2151 - 2293Starfleet Ships 2294 - The FutureThe Klingon FleetFederation Members) • Illustrated Handbooks (NCC-1701-DNCC-1701 & 1701-A) • Body by StarfleetKirk Fu
Real world The Making of Star TrekThe World of Star TrekThe Trouble with TribblesInside Star TrekThe Making of Star Trek: The Motion PictureTNG CompanionMake-Up FX JournalThe Making of Star Trek: DS9The Physics of Star TrekThe Art of Star TrekInside Star Trek: The Real StoryThe Making of Star Trek: First ContactNew Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek ComicsPhase II: The Lost SeriesTOS SketchbookTNG - The Continuing MissionScience LogsTNG Sketchbook: The MoviesQuotable Star TrekDS9 CompanionAliens & ArtifactsVoyager CompanionVoyages of Imagination101Star Trek: The Art of the FilmThe Art of Star Trek Online365Star Trek VaultThe Visual DictionaryCostumesTNG: WarpedThe Star Trek Book50 Artists 50 YearsDesigning Starships (Volume 1Volume 2The Kelvin TimelineDiscovery) • The Official Guide to The Animated Series

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