Star Trek Comics Checklist

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11/11/2017 - Yes, I'm way behind. I'll clean up some stale links and start working on updates.

2/5/2017 - Added a page for the Eaglemoss Graphic Novel collection which is a partwork series of books available by subscription from the UK, that will also be available in the US.

1/9/2017 - On Thu, 9 Jan 1992 14:58:18 GMT, I posted my first list of Star Trek comics to Usenet newsgroup rec.arts.startrek.current. At the time, the latest Star Trek comics published were Star Trek #30 and Star Trek: The Next Generation #30 from DC Comics. After updating the list a couple of times, I renamed it the Star Trek Comics Checklist. After twelve years on Usenet, the checklist moved to this website, built with BBEdit, GraphicConverter and no design skills whatsoever. Today, twenty-five years after that first Usenet post, I still don't have any design skills, but I learned how to use Subversion and rsync to manage the primitive HTML code holding things together here. I'd like to thank all the creators who have been producing Star Trek comics for nearly fifty years and the Trekkies who have contributed their knowledge of Star Trek comics to help me keep the checklist updated. Later this year, October 2017, don't forget the 50th anniversary of the first Gold Key Star Trek comic, The Planet of No Return, and keep on Trekkin'...

11/11/2016 - I repaired the Gold Key around the world page which has been broken for awhile.

10/10/2016 - More IDW updates including a new Star Trek/Green Lantern crossover mini-series. Google doesn't index all the pages on the site, so I removed the Google site search.

7/9/2016 - Caught up with IDW updates. Lots of typos need to be fixed. Lots of artwork to be added.

1/10/2016 - It's a new year and the 50th anniversary of Star Trek is coming! I'm way behind on IDW updates, but I'll get to work on that.

8/23/2015 - I added a gallery of DC first series price and logo variant covers. This page is a work in progress.

7/4/2015 - I added a gallery of Marvel first series price and logo variant covers. I also added a few more Star Trek/Green Lantern variant covers for issue #1.

6/27/2015 - I added a gallery of all Gold Key/Whitman variant covers. The Whitman variants keep generating new surprises.

6/20/2015 - OMG! The Star Trek/Green Lantern crossover will have a million variant covers and there are more to come!

1/3/2015 - Happy New Year! I've been catching up with IDW comics and more. Today I added the filmstrip of Planet of No Return, Part I from the Chemtoy Star Trek Movie Viewer. I haven't tested the filmstrip on all browsers. I'm hoping it works on most.

8/17/2014 - Yes! I'm finally catching up. All the ongoing and mini-series issues have been updated and new panels have been added to The Case of the Missing Sunday Panels. I still need to add in trades, hardcovers and limited editions. I'm getting there. Have you bought your copy of New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics yet? I have an essay in this cool collection of essays about Star Trek comics from Sequart Organization.

1/20/2014 - The Case of the Missing Sunday Panels and a newly added list of the newspapers that carried the Star Trek strip (a work in progress).

1/17/2014 - It's been too long since I updated this site. I'll try to get caught up as soon as possible. Happy New Year!

5/27/2013 - Added IDW Limited collections. These high priced premium hardcover reprints include limited edition prints and original art.

3/24/2013 - Added YouTube links for Power Records and Peter Pan Records. Added links to scans of illustrated ViewMaster booklets. Added links to the League of Ordinary Gentlemen Oddio Comics podcasts of Gold Key Star Trek #7.

11/10/2012 - Added a new page for the movie prequel Countdown to Darkness, a tardy update for current IDW titles, and some cassette versions of Peter Pan's Star Trek Book and Record sets.

8/12/2012 - I uploaded a video of a McDonald's Star Trek Video Communicator to YouTube and embedded it in McDonald's Happy Meal page. I also added a link on the same page for an interesting Flash-based communicator created by graphic designer Walter Stephens. Let me know what you think of this stuff. Too much? Not enough?

7/30/2012 - More and more stuff with a Star Trek comics theme has been offered for sale, so I've added a page for stuff. In addition, I've split out the digital ephemera from the print ephemera. I doubt I'll ever find everything in these categories, but you can help. If you find anything that belongs on these pages, please let me know.

6/16/2012 - This September, IDW will be celebrate the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation with a four-issue mini-series titled Hive. IDW has another line of reprints coming, Treasury Editions, which are oversize comics with cardboard stock covers like the Marvel and DC Treasury Editions of decades past.

4/6/2012 - I split the parodies page into three pages, one each for comics, fanzines, and books and magazines. With help from fanzine expert and collector Anna Moomaw, I'll be adding more fanzines with Star Trek comics. I also added a page for the Kenner Give-A-Show Projector which was distributed with two Star Trek slideshows in 1974.

2/20/2012 - While wandering the intertubes reading about Doctor Who, I ran across the Altered Vistas Doctor Who Comic Strip Index and found a bunch of TV Comic covers. My thanks to the folks at Altered Vistas for permission to use their images on my TV Comic covers page.

2/13/2012 - IDW will merge Star Trek: The Next Generation and Doctor Who in a new mini-series beginning May 2012. More variant insanity with a detailed look at Whitman logos on Whitman Star Trek comics.

1/21/2012 - Updated Star Trek ongoing series with the latest solicitation and added more of Gordon Purcell's zombie sketch covers of Kirk, Spock and McCoy.

1/18/2012 - Added a page for Sunday strip comic books and added some references to the Star Trek strip page. Updated Star Trek ongoing series with the latest issue and Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes with some forthcoming cover art.

1/14/2012 - Something for the new year. Added my meager Twitter feed to the home page and trying out some Twitter, Facebook and Google+ share buttons on a few pages.

1/9/2012 - Holy Cow! The Star Trek Comics Checklist is twenty years old today. Time flies when you're trekkin'. Of course, this means I'm older than dirt. The checklist started out life as the Star Trek Comics Index, but wasn't really an index.

10/29/2011 - Wow! IDW has gone cover happy with their Star Trek ongoing series and Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes mini-series. I can't keep up.

9/23/2011 - Added FreeFind search to the home page in case Google search isn't working out for you.

8/26/2011 - Looks like IDW is reprinting DC Comics again. The last one, Star Trek Archives, kind of fizzled out.

8/6/2011 - Added expected publication dates to new comics page. Nothing is guaranteed.

7/21/2011 - Uh oh! A Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes crossover mini-series from IDW and DC.

7/4/2011 - Updated the actor comics pages Walter Koenig, Leonard Nimoy, Gene Roddenberry, William Shatner and added a new page for Zachary Quinto. Still some work to do on these pages.

6/29/2011 - This site gets its own domain http://www.startrekcomics.info/.

6/17/2011 - Holy cow! A new ongoing series picking up where the 2009 film left off.

4/24/2011 - Added original art pages for Gold Key Star Trek #18 and some cover proof color separation photos of Gold Key Star Trek #10.

3/19/2011 - Added cover art for Gold Key Star Trek #14 and examples of Gordon Purcell's hand-drawn sketch covers for Star Trek: Infestation #1 RIB.

2/6/2011 - Added original art pages for Passage to Moauv, Crier in Emptiness, The Robot Masters and cover art for Gold Key Star Trek #15.

1/23/2011 - Split the Star Trek coloring books page in two, moving some items to a page with Star Trek activity books and kits.

1/11/2011 - Added some information about direct market and newsstand editions for Marvel first series Star Trek comics, DC first and second series Star Trek comics, and Malibu DS9 comics. Also started updating Star Trek comics counts. Ran out of fingers and toes. Looking for more.

11/25/2010 - Updated solicitations and cover images for Star Trek: Infestation. Zombies, Trekkies and IDW, oh my!

9/4/2010 - Added a page with cover images of Australian Star Trek reprints.

8/24/2010 - Thanks to CBS and StarTrek.com, a link to this site has been added to the StarTrek.com Fan Sites page.

7/31/2010 - Added some scans of two and three-comic multi-packs. Updated information about Gold Key and Whitman variants. Khan is back and he's a plush doll!? Also added a few items to coloring books.

5/5/2010 - Reordered several pages, putting the UK and US comic strips in better chronological order. Added some Frank Bellamy illustrations from Radio Times.

3/26/2010 - Caught up with IDW solicitations thru Jun 2010. Updated Gold Key and Whitman comics page.

1/16/2010 - Updated the page for Star Trek British comic strips with cover images and links to new pages with covers for Joe 90 Top Secret, TV21 and Valiant and TV21. These cover pages are a work in progress.

11/15/2009 - Added a page for Mission to Horatius and moved the world Gold Key page to a more prominent position. Added more books and paint kits to the coloring books page. Updated or removed some stale links. Cleaned up a few abbreviations.

10/25/2009 - Added two new IDW mini-series and cover images for Dec 2009 and Jan 2010 solicitations.

9/11/2009 - Added cover images to the IDW section. Still need to get caught up with synopses. Getting there.

9/7/2009 - Ok, I missed getting the site updated by movietime and the IDW section is still missing many cover images. I'm working on it.

4/11/2009 - Yes, I've been a bit lazy about updating this site. I'll try to get caught up in time for the May release of Star Trek.

7/4/2008 - Still behind in my reading but IDW pages are up-to-date with current solicitations.

3/17/2008 - Laziness and more pressing concerns have kept me from updating and making corrections to this site, but I'm working on it. Fortunately, the folks at Memory Beta and Memory Alpha remain hard at work keeping up with comics.

7/4/2007 - Finally got caught up with new IDW and Tokyopop solicitations.

3/17/2007 - Updated Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Space Between and Star Trek: Klingons - Blood Will Tell.

2/24/2007 - Added large images of the Star Trek: Klingons - Blood Will Tell poster and cover art for Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Space Between #5.

2/17/2007 - Updated Star Trek comics ephemera, IDW TNG mini-series, and Star Trek: Klingons - Blood Will Tell.

1/28/2007 - Updated Star Trek parodies, IDW TNG mini-series, and Star Trek: Klingons - Blood Will Tell. It looks like Internet Explorer doesn't like my CSS changes. I'll work on this.

1/7/2007 - Added a page for IDW's second mini-series, coming April 2007, Star Trek: Klingons - Blood Will Tell and added another page of original art for Gold Key Star Trek #4.

1/1/2007 - Gave the pages with cover images a slight facelift to reduce whitespace.

12/28/2006 - Updated the IDW TNG mini-series with regular and retailer incentive covers for issue #2.

12/20/2006 - Added a link to my reviews of things Trek, including comics. Made a few corrections and minor modifications here and there.

11/18/2006 - Updated the IDW TNG mini-series with regular and retailer incentive covers. Reformatted the new Star Trek comics page. Reformatted about Gold Key comics to move all cover images to separate pages.

10/8/2006 - Added page for the forthcoming IDW TNG mini-series.

9/29/2006 - Added images of Tokyopop manga book display. Added television episode guide links to many pages.

9/15/2006 - Added images of Checker box set.

8/27/2006 - Added variant cover images to Star Trek: The Manga and frame-tray puzzle images to Star Trek coloring books.

7/4/2006 - Added more cover images of Star Trek coloring books.

6/10/2006 - Finished adding stardates. No more than half of Star Trek comics have stardates. Editors of DC Star Trek comics made some attempt at making stardates consistent with television and film, but in general, comic stardates are all over the time continuum.

5/29/2006 - Added page for new Tokyopop publications. Added stardates to DC first series, Marvel Paramount, and Wildstorm comics. Fixed a few more stray typos and updated a few images.

5/14/2006 - Added images of Mort Drucker's original art for Star Blecch and more art from Mad. Added scanned images of sample art from a Los Angeles Times Syndicate press kit promoting the Star Trek comic strip. Updated price variant information about Gold Key comics yet again.

4/9/2006 - Reorganized and updated the FAQ with the latest rumors. Added scanned images of coloring guides for DC first series Star Trek #52. Updated price variant information about Gold Key comics.

3/26/2006 - Reorganized a few pages and created new pages for Dan Curtis Giveaway, Dynabrite Comic, and SoMuchFun reprints.

2/25/2006 - Star Trek comics have been coverpopped! Jim Bumgardner of krazydad.com has created a coverpop featuring all 500+ Star Trek comics cover images. You can see more of Jim's work at www.coverpop.com.

2/20/2006 - Linked a few more cover slideshows and more original art. The original art images linked from cover images come from a variety of sources. I own a few of the original art pages, but many of the images are from eBay. If you have original art images that I can use, please let me know.

2/4/2006 - Rearranged the home page a bit because I signed up for Google AdSense. Ads will appear on the home page and search results pages. Updated the new comics page to display cover images from Amazon. Maybe this will help pay for the upkeep of the website in some small way. Linked more original art for Early Voyages and Untold Voyages issues. Added cover price variant information for Gold Key issues. A few more typos fixed.

1/2/2006 - Linked more cover slideshows and original art. Split the British Gold Key reprints page in two and added information about TV Comic Gold Key reprints.

12/26/2005 - Added stardates to the Gold Key comics page. Added a ViewMaster page. Converted Marvel #18 original art pages to a single page with a slideshow. Replaced some images and corrected a few typos.

11/25/2005 - Added a few more cover images. Cleaned up some of the gallery pages. Began cleaning up typos. Many more to go.

11/12/2005 - Updated e-mail address. Added a new comics page with links to Amazon. Finished converting pages to XHTML and adding images. Still need to find a few more images and clean up typos.

10/30/2005 - Modified the home page, removed the introduction page, and split the actor's comics page into four pages. Added a Whitman cover gallery and several pages of newspaper comic strip original art images. Added coloring book images. Still converting pages to XHTML.

10/2/2005 - Added description and script for unpublished Gold Key Star Trek #62. More cover and page art linked. More XHTML conversion.

9/17/2005 - What, me worry? Added images to the Alfred E. Newman et al page. I'm missing quite a few cover images for this page. Updated the Gold Key/Whitman page with writer and artist information. More XHTML conversion and title metatag updates.

8/20/2005 - Added a page about Gold Key and Whitman Star Trek comics. Added pages detailing the variant Gold Key covers. Obtained permission from Heritage Comics to use some of their original art scans. Some of the comic covers on this site link to additional art from a variety of sources, begged, borrowed, scrounged and scanned. Continued converting pages to XHTML and updating title metatags.

6/19/2005 - A milestone of sorts. All of the licensed comics have cover images now. Finished adding cover images for DC comics and most of the UK reprint magazines. Continued converting pages to XHTML and updating title metatags.

5/14/2005 - Finished adding cover images for Gold Key, Marvel, and Malibu comics. Began converting HTML to XHTML. Began adding more descriptive title metatags to improve search results display.

4/16/2005 - Added more cover images. Most of the short pages are done. Split some of the reprint pages. Added a Google search to the home page. Added a logo to the home page. Not sure if either will stay on the home page.

3/25/2005 - Finished adding Wildstorm cover images. Still some text cleanup to do. Cover images are a mixed bag of scrounged and scanned images.

3/14/2005 - Web pages now have names instead of page numbers. Sorry about broken links, but with the new names, I can add new pages without affecting other pages. More cover images were added.

11/11/2004 - Updated introductory pages, simplified the stylesheets and tested them with Firefox and Safari. Added Creative Commons markup.

9/25/2004 - Updated information on UK reprints of DC and Malibu comics. Began experimenting with CSS and cover images on the DS9 Hearts and Minds page.

9/5/2004 - For over ten years, this checklist was posted to Usenet newsgroups rec.arts.startrek.misc, rec.answers and news.answers. Unfortunately, the mechanism for posting and mirroring to the FAQ archive at http://www.faqs.org seems to be broken, so I've broken down and assembled this quick and dirty web site as a replacement. When I have time, I'll try to improve format, appearance, and content. The to-do list includes adding stardates, letterers and colorists, and maybe some images. If you have any suggestions, feel free to pass them on.

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