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Star Trek: A Comics History

by Alan J. Porter

Other authors: Wil Wheaton (Foreword)

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The lavishly illustrated tome chronicles the extensive history of English-language Star Trek comic books and strips. Porter, author of [b:James Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007|3826640|James Bond The History Of The Illustrated 007|Alan J. Porter|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51D5VwmallL._SL75_.jpg|3871265], smartly divides the entries by publisher, and includes insightful annotations and accounts of the publisher's interactions with the Trek universe. He summarizes each illustrated adventure along with the stardate, publication date, and a list of the creators. Star Trek: A Comics History culminates in a fascinating interview with several writers who worked on various incarnations of this storied franchise. ( )
  rickklaw | Oct 13, 2017 |
Porter's book purports to be a guide to all Star Trek comics ever, and that's almost true (IDW is weirdly omitted), but most of the time its information rarely rises above the level of summary. Not even the crazy antics of the UK Star Trek comic strips can keep me engaged long in summary form. The book is further let down by a number of typographical and formatting errors, and a generally unappealing visual design. There are some interviews with comics creators with the potential to be interesting, but Porter really needed to edit down their responses. Ultimately, there's not much here you couldn't get better on-line at Memory Alpha or the Star Trek Comics Checklist.
  Stevil2001 | Apr 10, 2010 |
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Presents a history of the Star Trek universe as depicted in comic books and newspaper comic strips, from their earliest publication up to the present, containing interviews with the creators and artwork not seen before.

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