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OK for those who liked the movie but not really that exciting otherwise.
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True54Blue | Feb 16, 2021 |
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.… (more)
 
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rickklaw | 1 other review | Oct 13, 2017 |
Lavishly illustrated with rare and vintage Bond images, Porter's fascinating book reveals the little-known history of James Bond in comics. From the first British comic strips to foreign language renditions, Porter exhaustively reviews each incarnation, concurrently tracking the graphic development of the world's most famous spy alongside the novel and film iterations. Throw-in interviews with many of the Bond creators and James Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007 becomes required reading for Bond enthusiasts.… (more)
 
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rickklaw | 1 other review | 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.… (more)
 
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Stevil2001 | 1 other review | Apr 10, 2010 |

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