Handley was the editor of the UK comic strips collections, which were the first complete republication of the stories from early on in Star Trek history. Notably, it was under Handley's purview as editor that the various unnamed stories were finally given titles.
Handley has continued with comic archive work, writing introductions and taking on editorial duties on the Eaglemoss Graphic Novel Collection, reprinting the majority of Star Trek's fifty-plus years of comic history.
A character, Handley, was named after Rich Handley, appearing in The Primate Directive, the Star Trek comic crossover with Planet of the Apes. Handley has also contributed writing or done editorial work on a number of Planet of the Apes publications.