Star 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.
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