Star Trek fans of a certain vintage will recall that in the late 1970s and early 1980’s, newspapers across the country published a daily Star Trek comic strip. The weekday and Saturday strips ran in black and white, while the Sunday strips ran in color. Star Trek: The Newspaper Strip, Vol. 1 gathers together the first 10 full story arcs, which picked up after the events of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Writer-illustrator Thomas Warkentin handled the initial arcs, and Sharman DiVono (writer) and Ron Harris (artist) eventually took over from Warkentin.
The strips have been painstakingly and lovingly restored by the Library of American Comics. Further, Trek expert Rich Handley will offer a detailed introduction, summarizing the strip’s history. “Even most diehard Trek fans have never seen these strips,” says series editor Dean Mullaney. “It’s going to be a real treat!” Star Trek: The Newspaper Strip, Vol. 1 will be presented in an 8.5”x11” hardcover book priced at $49.99
Star Trek (ongoing) #14
Penned by Mike Johnson, with art by Stephen Molnar and a cover by Tim Bradstreet, this title continues the countdown to the Star Trek sequel. In it, Scotty and his alien sidekick Keenser meet for the first time. Star Trek (2009) writer/producer Roberto Orci oversees this all-new story, while variant covers will include a photo and a Tim Bradstreet sketch.
Picard and his shipmates and the Doctor and his Companions race the clock to save the galaxy from a CyberBorg onslaught. Scott and David Tipton, with Tony Lee, are the writers, while J.K. Woodward handles the art and cover. Be sure to ask your local retailer about an Emanuela Lupacchino incentive cover.
Written by Brannon Braga, Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, is the second of an exciting, four-part adventure in which Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew team up with the Borg to fight a common enemy. The art and cover of this title are by Joe Corroney, and be on the lookout for a David Messina “Famous Borgs in History” cover.
On top of all that Amazon have now added a listing for Star Trek Volume 3, the next omnibus of the Star Trek ongoing series, which they expect in November:
The countdown to the second Star Trek movie continues here! In "The Return of the Archons!", Kirk, Spock, and the crew search for a lost Starfleet ship that may hold clues to the future of the entire Federation. And in "The Truth About Tribbles!", the crew of the Enterprise encounters the classic alien species in an all-new story inspired by the fan-favorite episode. Star Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci oversees this latest chapter in the ongoing adventures of the starship Enterprise.