startreklogoStar Trek comic books have been published—and collected—almost continually since 1967. Astoundingly, the long-running newspaper comic strip has been largely overlooked by even the most devout fans. In 1979 Paramount commissioned the comic strip to pick up where the first film, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, left off and relate the adventures of the next five-year mission. The series, although it continued until 1983, had very limited distribution and soon faded into obscurity. What’s more, the strip has eluded comprehensive reprinting efforts…until now. Thanks to thorough research by a handful of dedicated Star Trek collectors, the strips have been rescued from yesterday’s fading newsprint and restored for this first of a two-volume set that collects the entire run of the rare newspaper comics.

    Star Trek The Newspaper Strip, Vol. 1: 1979-1981

    by Thomas Warkentin, Sharman DiVono, and Ron Harris
    Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney.
    Introduction by Rich Handley.

    Although it may evoke images of Orion slave girls entertaining a crowd—or perhaps T'Pol and Trip sitting in Enterprise's decontamination chamber—the phrase "Star Trek strips" has a very different connotation. Now—after decades of obscurity—the rare daily and Sunday newspaper strip from the late 1970s and early 1980s is collected for the first time! This first volume includes the initial ten stories, from the strip's debut on December 2, 1979 through October 25, 1981.

    8.5" x 11 hardcover-with-dustjacket, 272 pp, $49.99.
    ISBN: 978-1-61377-494-6

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    Star Trek The Newspaper Strip, Vol. 2: 1981-1983

    by Sharman DiVono, Ron Harris, Martin Pasko, et al.
    Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney.
    Introduction by Rich Handley.

    Collecting the second half of the rare daily and Sunday newspaper strip. Ten complete missions from October 26, 1981 through December 3, 1983. Stories by Sharman DiVono, Larry Niven, Martin Pasko, and Gerry Conway; art by Ron Harris, Padraic Shigetani, Bob Myers, Ernie Colón, Dick Kulpa, and Alfredo Alcala.

    8.5" x 11 hardcover-with-dustjacket, 272 pp, $49.99.

    ® & © 2013 CBS Studios Inc. © 2013 Paramount Pictures Corporation. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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