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Preview Of Star Trek Comics For October – Including New Newspaper Strips Collection + 3 More titles July 17, 2012

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IDW has released previews for their Star Trek comics coming in October and it is going to be a busy month with four different books (not including variant covers). Included is the first collection of the Star Trek newspaper comic strips. Check out details and covers for all the Star Trek comics below.



Star Trek: The Newspaper Strips, Vol. 1 • Hardcover 264 pages • $49.99
Thomas Warkentin, Sharman DiVono, Ron Harris (w & a)
Presenting the rare newspaper strip from the late 1970s and early 1980s that Star Trek fans have eagerly awaited. Volume One includes the first ten story arcs, from the strip’s debut on December 2, 1979 through October 25, 1981. Stories and art by Thomas Warkentin, Sharman DiVono, and Ron Harris.


Star Trek #14 • 32 pages • $3.99
Mike Johnson (w) • Stephen Molnar (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)
The countdown to next summer’s blockbuster STAR TREK sequel continues here! Find out how Scotty and his alien sidekick Keenser first met in thisall-new story overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!
Variant covers: Tim Bradstreet sketch cover, Photo Cover.

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive #2 (of 4) • 32 pages • $3.99
Brannon Braga, Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (w) • Joe Corroney, photo (a & c)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise face off against a deadly new foe that threatens the very galaxy itself. This time, they do not meet their enemy alone, but with a most unlikely ally—the Borg!
Variant covers: David Messina “Famous Borgs in History” cover.

Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #6 (of 8) • 32 pages • $3.99
Scott & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)
The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! An unexpected alliance is formed, providing a glimmer of hope in surviving the CyberBorg onslaught!
Variant covers: Emanuela Lupacchino cover.


1. DeShonn Steinblatt - July 17, 2012

Hey Bob,

Were we supposed to know that Pegg doesn’t die his hair in the sequel this soon?

2. Lostrod - July 17, 2012

Used to love the old ST newspaper strips. Still have a batch I clipped out.


3. El Chup - July 17, 2012

@1 It’s a photoshopped picture using a still from Mission Impossible and a starfleet uniform. It’s not from the new movie so don’t read too much into it.

4. richpit - July 17, 2012

I never even knew that there was a Trek newspaper comic strip in the late 70’s!

5. Buzz Cagney - July 17, 2012

I remember the newspaper comic strips. They featured in the Daily Mail in the UK as i recall. I can remember buying the paper, briefly, for them.
And does anybody actually care how Scotty and the lizard thing met?

6. NCM - July 17, 2012

“Find out how Scotty and his alien sidekick Keenser first met in thisall-new story…”

Agh! Does someone actually care…?

That’ll be two months without a comic fix.

7. my_keenser_action_figure_has_no_pants - July 17, 2012

I both don’t get Keenser and don’t mind him.

Does Scotty need a Chewie?

I wonder if Keenser is some Alien engineering savant and this universe’s Scott can’t do a damn thing without him.

Did anyone see Scotty sweating bullets in the IDW/Trek Ongoing Issue 13? I mean, the man has a confidence problem for sure.

8. danielcraigismywookiebitch - July 17, 2012

I wish we would see a story where keenser is dispatched once and for all. He is by far my biggest complaint about the last trek movie.
And I really enjoyed Trek 2009, except for that friggen Keenser.

9. Chasco - July 17, 2012

#6 & #8 – You took the thoughts right out of my head.
If Scotty takes the conn in the next movie, will he have to have his stupid little chum sitting on his knee before he can make any decisions? Sheesh!

Have never understood why Orci and co. regarded Scotty as the c”omic relief” and gave him a sidekick. I was hoping for a tougher, more authoritative Scotty in the next movie – you know, someone who bore some resemblance to the original – but if they’re shoving out comics with this ridiculous creature, looks like it’s a vain hope.

10. Rob - July 17, 2012

Simon Pegg playing Scotty is like Al Pacino playing JFK. Right actor, wrong role. And Keenser? Yikes. Generally speaking, I love the Orcibrand comics and pre order them. This one, though, meh.

And I’m embarrassed as a lifelong Trekkie that not only have I not seen the post-TMP serial but I wasn’t aware it existed. Why is Ilea in it if it’s post-TMP though? Unless it’s Lt. Sinead O’Conner.

11. nate - July 18, 2012

At the San Diego Con, I was told that classic Trek artist Gordon Purcell was pencilling the Trek/Who book starting with issue 4. I love his art and think it will look awesome with JK Woodward painting it!

12. LukasKetner - July 18, 2012

A: “The origin of Scotty and Keenser’s relationship.”

Q: “Whoever comes up with the worst idea for a plot for #14 has to (hic) chug the next beer.”

13. I'm Dead Jim! - July 18, 2012

Oops! SPOILER ALERT! Scotty is now officially blonde! Is that Nero’s fault too?

Never knew that Trek newspaper comic existed either. Guess it just wasn’t picked up by my local newspaper. Amazing the things we didn’t know about for lack of an internet back then!

14. Holger - July 18, 2012

I’m waiting for a continuation of IDW’s excellent TOS comicbooks.

15. Dave in RI - July 18, 2012

I remember the newspaper strips very well! They started right after the movie came out and I collected them. I taped them to sheets of paper making my own comic book. The daily strips were B&W, but were color in the Sunday paper.
One of the things I liked so much of the strips was how accurate they drew the new Enterprise. I think I collected the first three stories before finally losing track of the daily strips.

16. Dom - July 18, 2012

I remember Scotty being blond in some of the 1960s/70s comic books. Seems oddly fitting to have the comicbook blond Scotty in a reversioned Trek that has driven out the turgid pomposity of recent years and returned to the fun of the original show and its licenced spin-offs. And Keenser was funny to everyone who doesn’t see Trek as a religious text and a map of the future of the human race!

17. I'm Dead Jim! - July 18, 2012

That’s it!!!!

Cumberbatch is playing the enraged canon version of Scotty’s hair, manifested in human form!!

18. Carla - July 18, 2012

I’ m more interested in Star Trek ongoing #14 and Star Trek The Next Generation: Hive. They look great!

19. Adolescent Nightmare - July 18, 2012


I called that months ago. You can tell in every leaked pic.

20. Belkin - July 18, 2012

#15 “Keenser was funny to everyone who doesn’t see Trek as a religious text and a map of the future of the human race!”

No he wasn’t, pet.

And please don’t presume to speak for “everyone” when what you mean is that YOU thought it was funny and you think anyone who doesn’t must be wrong.

Majority opinion in polls indicates that most Trek fans think the wretched creature is a complete waste of space, who was put in there as a sop to the kidees and to sell more toys.

21. Duncan MacLeod - July 18, 2012

18. For you perhaps, but don’t know people who like/want to read trek comics. They are obviously making enough money to continue to be published. d

22. DUNN - July 18, 2012

As always, I look forward to the IDW lead-in. I for one actually enjoyed Keenser for what he was; a quick, fun character (he was literally in two, maybe three scenes). I hope that maybe he will be included to a greater extent in the sequel and maybe we’ll get to see him a bit more fleshed out. He has the potential to be an interesting side character, perhaps along the lines of Neelix in Voyager, and I think the comic will meet the same great standard that all the others have.

Also, hoping for an Archer cameo in this issue, whether Jonathan or an ancestor.

23. Randy H. - July 18, 2012

For those who are interested, a fairly comprehensive discussion of the Trek newspaper comics (that I wrote for the site a few years back) is over at

24. Desstruxion - July 18, 2012

Scotty and Jar Jar………I mean Keenser comics? Nope.

25. PEB - July 18, 2012

Keenser wasn’t kringe worthy but okay he also wasn’t a character that was ‘needed’ either. But before you overreact, go watch Star Wars eps 1-3 and Return of the Jedi and then honestly try to tell me that Keenser was anywhere near as bad as Jar Jar or an Ewok. He just wasn’t.

26. Orb of Wisdom - July 18, 2012

Those Hive comics having the Borg and Picard ally with each other? The only time Starfleet allied with the Borg was against Species 8472, so makes me wonder if that is who the villian in Hive is.

Speaking of Borg alliances, The Doctor allying with The Borg in issue 6 of the Next Generation/Doctor Who crossover? (smh)

And back to Hive…WOW. Freaky promo cover of Locutus of Borg as the Abraham Lincoln monument with the Borg motto above. Makes one think.

27. Nony - July 18, 2012

Keenser shows that Starfleet is diverse and isn’t just made up of a bunch of attractive humanoids. A quiet little alien pinecone guy can be an engineer on the flagship, too.

28. Dom - July 18, 2012

20. Belkin

Ooh huffity puffity puff! Such outrage! My word! Write to The Guardian and fill their columns with your DISGUSTED bile at the horrors Dom’s committed! Gasp! I said ‘everyone’ instead of ‘anyone!’ May Roddenberry’s finger of shame forever torment me!

My God! I’m such an outrageous creature! Next thing, you’ll be accusing me of sleeping with Jar Jar! Finger wag! Finger wag! Finger wag!

Mate, people who have the sort of issue with Keenser you do and come out with paragraphs of self-righteous bunkum like yours are precisely the sort of people the new Trek films are not exclusively focusing on.. You’re in a hardcore, humourless fanboy minority, while Star Trek has (finally!) refocused itself on the mainstream audience it was originally aimed at, who clearly had no issue with the fun (frankly, minor) character and wouldn’t be seen dead on a forum with you and me.

Now go and take your hands on hips to your local pub at 11pm! The landlord will love you: the bar will be empty by 11.01!! And take a chill pill grot Heaven’s sake!

29. William Kirk - July 18, 2012

Jar Jar Keenser :-D :-D New movie´s title: Star Trek: Keenser Strikes Back :-D

30. T'Cal - July 18, 2012

I don’t get the “turning a character into comic relief” idea. They tried that unsuccessfully in TNG movies with Worf and Data – terrible. Keenser was unnecessary and unfunny. I too like the idea of Scotty being portrayed as intelligent with a sense of humor as well as tough as nails when the moment called for it. Scotty was not awful in the last film, mind you, but he was the least true to character for me. Simon Peg has the ability to play him properly IF he’s written properly. Here’s hoping Scotty gets to show his chops at being a miracle worker in the next film, Star Trek: None of Your Business.

31. Captain John C Baron - July 18, 2012

Used to love the old Star Trek comic strips in the late 70s. I think they appeared here in the UK in the Daily Mail newspaper. My grandad used to cut them out for me.

I still have them stuck in a scrapbook somewhere – particularly remember the one where they’re in spacesuits on a moon and they encounter the hibernating aliens. I also used to love the refitted TMP Enterprise (still do – it’s the only Enterprise I’d genuinely call beautiful.

Ah, those were the days as a seven/eight year old…

32. Uberbot - July 18, 2012

HATE Keenser!!!! And he’d best be gone in the sequel!!! I’ll walk out if he’s in the next movie — ((grits teeth)) — I swear it!!!!

33. drumvan - July 18, 2012

i wonder if keenser like quadrotriticale? he’s cute, like tribble. i think mongo would agree.

34. Basement Blogger - July 18, 2012

The Scotty and Borg stories look interesting. Now where do I get these comics. I don’t remember the Star Trek newspaper strip. Fascinating. Wonder what it was like.

35. NCM - July 18, 2012

@25. PEB – July 18, 2012

I agree that Keenser wasn’t as cringe-worthy as Jar Jar or an Ewok, but as you demonstrate, he summons the comparisons:]

A two-part episode around an interesting idea, encounter, maybe even something si-fi-ish, or a bit of character development of main characters, including Scotty, might be more deserving…; esp. with a two-part Tribble-sode on the way.

@26. Orb of Wisdom – July 18, 2012

“Keenser shows that Starfleet is diverse and isn’t just made up of a bunch of attractive humanoids. A quiet little alien pinecone guy can be an engineer on the flagship…”

…which would be cool if he were treated seriously, rather than as a cutsie comic relief tool.

Never knew about the comic strip–pricy collection, but from comments I’m seeing here, I’ll at least check it out.

36. TJ Trek - July 18, 2012

So what is Keenser was a silly character. Did it wreck the movie? No. Does it add to the movie? maybe not. I think that balances out to Keenser being a non issue. I liked the alien idea that they were trying to push with Keenser’s look, and I didn’t too much mind the guy.

The only thing I would suggest is that they give us a little more reason to believe that the guy is an engineer. Obviously it’s too late to make any suggeston for this film, but I would like to see a bit were Keenser has to prove to the rest the enterprise crew who don’t know him that he is a really good engineer. Maybe, he is integral in getting the ship out of danger, or suggests somthing that our relativly green Scotty hadn’t thought of. I would like to see that.

37. NCM - July 18, 2012

@ 28. Dom – July 18, 2012

Ah, Thank You! Paragraphs of spew attack are so refreshing after “paragraphs of self-righteous bunkum.”

I take it you’ve closed a few pubs. Take a chill pill grot Heaven’s sake!:]

38. PEB - July 18, 2012

@35 well…I mean…I wasn’t the one who brought up JarJar or the Ewoks, other posters kept comparing the characters :)

So I’ll just say Keenser is FAR less annoying than Naomi Wildman, Neelix, Dr Flox, Harry Kim, and early Wesley Crusher (because despite what others might say, Wes was far more enjoyable during the latter seasons of TNG. I think I gained respect for him like I ended up respecting Nog after he manned up and ended up on the bridge of the NuDefiant.)

39. PEB - July 18, 2012

If anything, I’d equate Keenser to a Tribble. I don’t find either “cute” but I also don’t mind either within the Star Trek universe. The simple fact that the Klingons sent warships to destroy the Tribble homeworld makes them even edge out Keenser in the annoyance department. I mean really, warships destroying the homeworld….was it really that serious in the prime timeline???

40. Keachick - July 18, 2012

Scotty now blond? Hair dye in Scotty’s case. Simon says, “Thank god, I don’t need to have all that crap put in my hair that is already thin”

OTOH, Chris Pine’s lovely thick head of hair can stand a little lightening up…

41. Sebastian S. - July 18, 2012

I generally enjoy Pegg’s Scotty (took me a while to get used to it, but I like it now). But for the comic cover could they not have photoshopped his hair just a WEE bit darker to match the movies?

Just a thought…

42. Keachick - July 18, 2012

What is actually wrong with Keenser? Frankly, I don’t get the hate of this character by some. Nor do I get the hate for ewoks etc either.

I am curious to know about the species Keenser comes from. He is as legitimate an alien species as anyone else (same goes for ewoks). I don’t understand the apparent closed-mindedness around here but it might shed a little light on why so many plant and animal species face extinction on this earth.`

I am tired of people trying to second-guess JJ Abrams and the writers’ motivations for writing a character and using an idea that seem similar to what was in the Star Wars movies. Seeing Keenser in the movie did not make me think of ewoks or anything else. He was just this unusual short, two legged furry creature with strange eyes, and clearly alien (as in not knowing of any animal on earth being like this creature, Keenser). Why can’t the Keensers just be who they are, in the same way chimpanzees are, well, chimpanzees?…

43. PEB - July 18, 2012

@42 I agree. Honestly never thought of Ewoks or JarJar until I saw some posts here. There are loads of threads online that will go into why there’s so much frustration with Ewoks and to be honest, I think if they had been in the expanded universe say in Star Wars comics and not in ROTJ then fans would have a different feeling towards them. I just dont think that they fit within that film. And I understand what they were going at -the small furry guys with sticks and stones going up against the imperial troops with their big bad machines- but I think a better use of that idea would’ve been to make the Ewoks something more of a tribal race like in Avatar. And it felt like so much forced cuteness after Empire Strikes Back. At least, that’s my oppinion of it.

44. Red Dead Ryan - July 18, 2012

Yeah, I don’t get the hate towards Keenser either. I think one legitimate criticism that can be made is that he wasn’t really fleshed out. Not that he has to have lines, but maybe he can be shown operating or repairing an engineering console or something.

As for the Ewoks, I think they’re neat. Yeah, they look like teddy bears, but so what? They actually had intelligence, and showed resourcefulness when they were able to defeat the Imperial Troops with sticks, stones, and battering rams.

Jar Jar Binks, though somewhat redeemed in the “The Clone Wars” animmated series, will always be remembered as a hipster doofus klutz clown.

45. Red Dead Ryan - July 18, 2012



46. Twiddle Dee - July 18, 2012

*sigh* Keachick, Keachick, Keachick…

Is your role on this site just to argue and take the opposite of the prevailing and popular view on a subject?

You seriously get on my nerves sometimes — just like Keenser, Jar Jar and Ewoks.

Maybe that’s why you like them so much — so “Na Na to you!!” ((sticks out tongue and raspberries Keachick))

47. Keachick - July 18, 2012

I am not here to argue for or against anything or anyone, just for the hell of it. Anyone who has been here for a while knows that. Just who the hell are you, Twiddle Dee and what might your role be?

48. Vultan - July 18, 2012

It must be in their contract, because I hear Ewoks are in The Dark Knight Rises, too.

The bane of our existence.

49. Sebastian S. - July 18, 2012

Agreeing with Keachick and RDR, I actually LIKED Keenser.

He was a carefully and sparingly used character. Always thought Scotty could use a ‘little’ help in the engine room (hee hee). And at least (unlike the obnoxious, offensive Jar Jar or even the annoying Neelix) he didn’t talk much…. ;-)

50. mikejohnson - July 19, 2012

Hi all!

For those that don’t like Keenser, read #14. For those that like him, read #14.

It’s a look at what it means to be in Starfleet (a human institution) as a non-human. How did he get there? Where did he come from? How did he end up on Delta Vega? What did Scotty say when they first met?

Not played as comic relief. Hope you dig it, and, as always, thank you for supporting Trek in all its incarnations.


51. JoleneBlalock'sLips - July 19, 2012

This is why NuTrek fans (not actual Trek fans who liked/accepted the JJ movie, but the “Trek 90210″ folks) drive me up a wall. Keenser isn’t “an attempt to show Starfleet as more than just humans.” That’s idiotic on a Janeway level. That’s like one of us old TruTrek fans saying “the miniskirts of TOS were a symbol of women’s suffrage.” No, they were there to show legs and Scotty’s Ewok is there to sell merch to pre-teens. The movie would’ve been so much better (and it was good) without Silly Scotty and his flying monkey, Wesley Chekov, and the cringe inducing Spock-Uhura stuff. It all balances out though, because they nailed Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Sulu as characters and casted them perfectly.

52. spock - July 19, 2012

That is so cool, never saw the Star Trek newspaper comics before. I remember the Star Wars ones though.

53. Twiddle Dee - July 19, 2012

Agreed #51!!

54. Twiddle Dee - July 19, 2012

#47 — Who the hell are YOU, Keachick? :-)

55. Spock's girl - July 19, 2012

I’d like to see a U.S.S. Kelvin ongoing comic series. Or a new series with original characters and a brand new ship taking place in the new timeline in the time after Kelvin and pre Enterprise.

56. MattR - July 19, 2012

#50. Mike, thanks for stopping by to provide your feedback. I’m kinda indifferent to Keenser at this point, since there wasn’t any opportunity to really develop him. But I’m looking forward to reading his backstory.

57. Domshouldn'tD - July 19, 2012

37. NCM

‘Ah, Thank You! Paragraphs of spew attack are so refreshing after “paragraphs of self-righteous bunkum.”’

Sorry, I have depression and shouldn’t post when I’m tired! I ought to know better by now!

‘I take it you’ve closed a few pubs.’

Nah, I get to stay for lock-in’s! ;)

‘Take a chill pill grot Heaven’s sake!:]”

iPhone’s must be responsible for more embarrassing spelling errors than any other instrument!! ;)

58. Dom - July 19, 2012

Oops! 57 is me, Dom… And no I shouldn’t

59. PEB - July 19, 2012

@55 I’d totally be in for a Kelvin comic series. Hey Bob, what do you say? Another title to fit in this universe.

60. CommanderDJ - July 19, 2012

What I would like to see, is a fan verson of the animated series – USE the voice track, and redo the whole thing in CGI. I think that would be awesome. I think kids and adults would see it in a whole new light. Just leave out The Magicks of Megas Tu. That one isnt worth it… (goes against canon anywho).

61. Pauln6 - July 19, 2012

I think the problem is still that the comic stories are too brief to give any of the supporting cast any time to develop. If they are starting to shift a little of the focus away from the Kirk/Spock/McCoy troika in the original ongoing stories, even if it is to Scotty and Keenser, that is a good thing (and will this be the second original story in a row).

However, I think I’d prefer to see more interesting ‘classic’ alien crew, such as andorians, tellarites, zaranties etc. I’m having great fun with some andorian and zaranite crewmen in my youtube Trek comic.

However, if they can’t bring themselves to expand the stories to 3 or 4 issues then character development of any kind could be severely hampered. I was hopeful for a bit of Sulu development in the Return of the Archons but that seemed mostly slotted in as a teaser for the new movie.

62. NCM - July 19, 2012

@57: Dom, I’m sorry to hear… Wish you the best.

@ 50: MJ, it’s good to hear from you again, even if I’m just not interested in Keenser. The universe (and then some) is the limit to explore in TREK and we starved silly fans scarf-up every worthy tidbit: so, why spend two months on a character that may generate the very lowest audience interest levels? Rhetorical question — someone’s muse made the call:]

Hope you’ll serve up some great Trek fare for the holidays. Fasting ’til then, but I appreciate what you do.

63. Friends, Romulans, Countrymen... Lend me your phaser - July 19, 2012

Most fans hate Keenser (as do I), but if it was the equally absurd Arex we’d have gone giddy. I can’t help but feel bad for the new guys. When they introduce new characters, they get crapped on because it’s more Star Wars stuff in Star Trek. When word comes out that they are bringing back a legendary character like Khan, it gets crapped on for being unoriginal.

64. Sid - July 19, 2012



65. Adama - July 20, 2012

We all know that Tim Bradstreet is a hack that just traces a little bit over photos and then say that he draw it, but this is ridiculous, Tim, if the original photo you used had a blond Scotty, yo should at least try to change the color… Worst “artist” ever.

66. mikejohnson - July 20, 2012


Nope, sorry, have to stand up for our brilliant cover artist there. Tim has never pretended he doesn’t use photo reference. He uses that reference to create original compositions that tell a story, and also creates original pencilled versions that we use as variant covers. He is a die-hard Trek fan who puts incredible thought into creating covers that honor the original stories while showcasing the new cast.

Honored to be working with him.


67. mikejohnson - July 20, 2012


We have not seen the last of the Kelvin in the comic.


68. mikejohnson - July 20, 2012


Not done with Sulu by a long shot. Taking the long view, things not wrapped up in just a couple issues. But thank you for your close reading, keeps us honest! Love it.


69. mikejohnson - July 20, 2012


Thanks, hope you enjoy it!


70. mikejohnson - July 20, 2012


Thanks NCM.

To answer your question: the hope is that by focusing on the life of just one small character the boundaries of the larger Trek universe are expanded.

And don’t forget Cupcake in #13!


71. NCM - July 20, 2012

I hate Cupcake:(

Well, not really, but… there’s just so much space (pun) for exploring new, interesting characters and developing the many main characters in the new U. Remember when the Borg were new? Q wasn’t bad if you need to have some fun (better than Mudd). People will accept new characters, species, but they need to be a bit more intriguing than Cupcake and Keenser, and even Nero, I guess (though Nero was fun to look at and the actor did well with what he had).

I appreciate your attitude, MJ, and I’m glad you’re at the helm. May you keep serving up your own brand of Trek for a long time.

72. captainkirk - July 20, 2012

A question for Mike Johnson. Do you accept story submissions for the comics?

73. pilotfred - July 20, 2012

i am loving the doctor who/star trek crossover
i love the artwork
i find this quitet funny as the bbc said somelike they were unable to make dr who as next gen looked so good and they is no way they can do the same now they are together in a comic

the borg
i will more than likley gets this however i am sure i will bitch about it

74. Desstruxion - July 20, 2012

I’d like to see Trelane explored a bit in the new comic series.

75. Jack - July 20, 2012

I liked Keenser. I don’t want to see a big phony Keenser moment in solely for the sake of it (the same way I didn’t like engineered moments for the other sides — like Uhura’s naked dance), but I like the little guy.

Also, is all teh hate just because he’s little? We had 20 years of forehead aliens — I’m thrilled to get an alien species that’s actually potentially interesting and looks alien (Dr. Phlox was a travesty)

76. Herb Finn - July 20, 2012

On the subject of repints – did they EVERY finish reprinting all the Gold Key Comics in TPB?

77. Rick - July 20, 2012

Funny how many of us collected the STAR TREK comic strip in the late 70’s. I recall gluing them on 8.5 x 11 paper and even having my dad make copies of them. Not sure where they are now, but hey they are collected now. I also know someone who knew Thomas Warkentin who drew the ST strip for a while. Sounded like a real cool and stand up guy.

78. Pauln6 - July 21, 2012

@68 Thanks Mike – as long as the writers are not finished with Yeoman Rand I’ll be very happy :P

79. Pauln6 - July 21, 2012

Oooh and while I think of it – please can somebody do something to kill off long distance beaming as a plot device in the future comics and movies. It’s a Pandora’s box that should never have been opened. Crew replacements can be beamed direct from Earth, shore leave becomes trivial, it no longer matters if you’re the only ship in the quadrant, just beam in some help. Phasers become a thing of the past because you can just beam in explosives from 20+ light years away.

In Trek Tech terms, I can’t see that there has ever been anything stopping sending a transporter signal light years – its a subspace signal after all. The problem has been signal leakage over distance. The anular confinement beam doesn’t stop all leakage, it just minimises it and over longer and longer distances more and more of the signal leaks away, potentially leading to disability or a soupy mess like in TMP. Extending the range to what 40+ light years in the recent comic is just bonkers from a story perspective. People could beam to Earth from Vulcan… oh wait… my bad :P

80. Llamo - July 21, 2012

79. It’s one of those things (like Keenser, Uhura/Spock, red matter, ect) you’ve gotta ignore or rationalize for the greater good of new (and mostly very good) Trek material. Our beloved Trek has always been chock full of scientific and logical plot holes.

81. raymond - July 22, 2012

when are the newspaper strips gonna be sold on amazon?

82. Spockchick - July 23, 2012

As long as I get a bit more Scotty, and McCoy (especially McCoy) I’m happy. I have no extreme love or extreme hatred for Keenser, but I long for a more authoritative Scotty, the one who was a wily commander when in the big chair. Please.

83. Spock's girl - July 23, 2012

# 67

That’ s great news!!! A Kelvin ongoing series or miniseries would be amazing! I loved the Kelvin design and its crew in the opening act of the movie and I would love to see more of them and that era!

I’m loving the Star Trek ongoing so far, especially the last few issues has been brilliant and fun to read and the artwork is simply fantastic.

84. Jadzia_7 - August 5, 2012

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