The Classic UK Comics is a three-volume omnibus collecting the 37 TOS stories of the UK comic strips series, which was serialized weekly in the British magazines Joe 90: Top Secret, TV21 & Joe 90, TV21 Weekly and Valiant and TV21 and also appeared in 11 annual publications. The series also reprinted the two Larami Comic Strips, the two Kenner Comic Strips, and four in-universe print ads, one of which featured Montgomery Scott consulting the Klingon Bird of Prey Owners' Workshop Manual in order to repair the HMS Bounty during the events of The Voyage Home.
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- In 1969, six months before the Star Trek TV series premiered in England, British comics readers were introduced to the characters in an original comic-book series. The stories were serialized, generally 2 to 3 pages at a time, in 257 weekly magazines spanning five years and 37 storylines. These extremely rare comics have never been published in the United States. Star Trek fans will quickly note that the comics were not written with strict adherence to Star Trek's core concepts. But it’s precisely that “offness” that makes them so eminently readable and deserving of a proper reprinting. They’re unique in the annals of Star Trek and fans have gone without them for far too long.