Favorite Star Trek comic book series

Captain Marsh

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Even though Wildstorm has done fantastic artwork on their Star Trek comics, my faves are Marvel's Early Voyages and Starfleet Academy series. Those two covered gaps in Trek history. I was upset when both of them were cancelled because Marvel and Paramount split up.

What are yours?
 

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Having aid I'd never seen any of them. I can now claim to be the owner of a Wildstorm Voyager compendium, Encounters with the Unknown to be precise. To say proud owner would be to go to far though.

Graphics wise it is okay. The first story, False Colours, probably the most accurate overall.

The storylines are okay- They are formula scenarios, but none the worse for that, even if Elite Force is based on the ST game. The last, to anybody that remembers the TOS episode Doomsday Machine would even be familiar.

My biggest bug is that the writers have generally missed watching and listening to the characters in the series. There is little of the original main characters speech pattern present. It does take more than an occaisional 'Acknowledged, Captain', from Tuvok, but it would help and it is missing:( (he actually says 'Yes, Captain'). 7o9 is worse still!

For fanfiction I'd give it 7/10
 

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Often times in a licensed comic like these. Paramont tells them not to interfear with the TV continity. That often limits the writers options.

The best
DC's Startrek and ST:TNG. They had Dianne Duane write a few issues. Nuff' Said.

malibu's Ds9. mainly for the characters that they created and the Dax storys.

Early Voyages was good. it had nothing in common with the Excellent ST novel Vulcan's Glory. which was of Spock's first enterprise mission.

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If continuity is all Paramount worried about, then I think there is plenty of scope for the writers. As long as everything more or less finishes in place, then you can get away with anything.

Comics, I think, are limited by their nature to comparitively simple stories. Or have to be done simply to carry their story. The Voyager comicbook did that part quite well. Not as strong as a good writer would do a real book, then you don't look for depth in comics. Where they failed, was in presenting the characters.

The rules set out by the publishers to keep P'mount happy for books, in contrast, prevent anything deep or controversial, therefore, by implication, stunt inventive writing. It makes them far too formulaic, predictable and (IMHO) badly written.
 

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I believe I had this Star Trek annual:

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I remember one of the stories as really clever - a strange liquid/foam foam enveloping a planet and threatening to overcome the civilisation there. It looks like a hopeless situation, with no way to address it. Spock figures something out and allows himself to be swamped by it. Everything thinks he's dead - but he emerges, stating that he realised it was intelligent, mind-melded with it, and advised it of the problem and worked out a solution.

I thought it was clever anyway. :)

Oh - sorry - spoilers for the 1979 edition. :)

(I really hope my mum kept my copy, along with some of my other prized annuals ... )
 

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Are u british whats the fan base like is it popular there?
 

Brian G Turner

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Star Trek has always been popular in the UK - not least because it was always on the TV through the 70's and 80's - then in the 90's they launched NextGen. :)

It didn't matter whether you liked it or not - there were not many channels, and it was commonly on one of them. :)
 

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d.c. adaption of mirror mirror a decade before ds9 did a sequel to that episode.
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Assimilation 2 . Which is a Star Trek the Next Generation/ Dr Who Crossover .(y)
 

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I believe I had this Star Trek annual:

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I remember one of the stories as really clever - a strange liquid/foam foam enveloping a planet and threatening to overcome the civilisation there. It looks like a hopeless situation, with no way to address it. Spock figures something out and allows himself to be swamped by it. Everything thinks he's dead - but he emerges, stating that he realised it was intelligent, mind-melded with it, and advised it of the problem and worked out a solution.

I thought it was clever anyway. :)

Oh - sorry - spoilers for the 1979 edition. :)

(I really hope my mum kept my copy, along with some of my other prized annuals ... )
I believe I had an earlier years edition, there was a story where the Klingons tried to place a duplicate Kirk on the Enterprise. The thing I remember about the artwork is only the Klingon officers had hair and beards the ordinary Klingon crewmen were clean shaven and bald.
I think it was this one.
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