Star Trek Comics Checklist

Star Trek Fotonovels

Before there were videotapes, or Laserdiscs, or DVDs, or video streams, there were mass market paperback adaptations of the voyages of the Starship Enterprise using over 300 captioned full color action photographs from episodes of the television series. Trademarked as Fotonovels by Mandala Productions, these books were treasured by fans. Most of the Mandala scripts were written by Thomas Warkentin before he wrote and drew the L.A. Times Star Trek syndicated comic strip. Warkentin selected stills and wrote the captions. Photostory adaptations of the first two Star Trek films were also published and Enterprise fans created a digital fotonovel. The first four fotonovels were collected in a box set. Several of the books were reprinted. Authorized translations were pubished in Spanish, German, Dutch, and Japanese. An unknown number of unauthorized Indonesian translations were published with muddy black & white photos. All books found so far are displayed in the fotonovel cover gallery.

#1 Nov 1977
City on the Edge of Forever
Bantam Books
Also contains Encounter with an Ellison by Sandra Cawson, a cast list, a glossary and Star Trek Quiz. ISBN 0-553-11345-3 ($1.95), ISBN 0-553-12564-8 ($2.50)

Writer: Harlan Ellison

#2 Nov 1977
Where No Man Has Gone Before
Bantam Books
Also contains a cast list, a glossary and Star Trek Quiz #2. ISBN 0-553-11346-1 ($1.95), ISBN 0-553-12726-8 ($2.50)

Writer: Samuel A. Peeples

#3 Dec 1977
The Trouble With Tribbles
Bantam Books
Also contains A Conversation with Scotty by Caryl Eagle, a cast list, a glossary and Star Trek Quiz #3. ISBN 0-553-11347-X ($1.95), ISBN 0-553-12689-X ($2.50)

Writer: David Gerrold

#4 Jan 1978
A Taste of Armageddon
Bantam Books
Also contains Conversation with Scotty (Cont'd) by Caryl Eagle, a cast list, a glossary and Star Trek Quiz #4. ISBN 0-553-11348-8 ($1.95), ISBN 0-553-12744-6 ($2.50)

Writers: Robert Hamner, Gene L. Coon

#5 Feb 1978
Metamorphosis
Bantam Books
Also contains a cast list, Interview with Elinor Donahue by Caryl Eagle, a glossary and Star Trek Quiz #5. ISBN 0-553-11349-6 ($1.95)

Writer: Gene L. Coon

#6 Mar 1978
All Our Yesterdays
Bantam Books
Also contains Conversation with Zarabeth by Lesa Kite, a cast list and a glossary. ISBN 0-553-11350-X ($1.95), ISBN 0-553-13509-0 ($2.50)

Writer: Jean Lisette Aroeste

#7 May 1978
The Galileo 7
Bantam Books
Also includes letters from readers, a cast list and a glossary. ISBN 0-553-12041-7 ($2.25)

Writers: Oliver Crawford, S. Bar-David

#8 Jun 1978
A Piece of the Action
Bantam Books
Also contains a letter from the President of Sigma Iotia II, a cast list, a glossary and Star Trek Quiz #8. ISBN 0-553-12022-0 ($2.25)

Writers: David P. Harmon, Gene L. Coon

#9 Jul 1978
The Devil in the Dark
Bantam Books
Also includes letters from readers, a cast list, a glossary and Star Trek - Devil in the Dark Quiz. ISBN 0-553-12021-2 ($2.25)

Writer: Gene L. Coon

#10 Aug 1978
Day of the Dove
Bantam Books
Also contains Interview with Michael Ansara by Lesa Kite, a cast list, a glossary, and Star Trek Quiz #10. ISBN 0-553-12017-4 ($2.25)

Writer: Jerome Bixby

#11 Sep 1978
The Deadly Years
Bantam Books
Also includes letters from readers, a cast list, a glossary and Star Trek Quiz #11. ISBN 0-553-12028-X ($2.25)

Writer: David P. Harmon

#12 Oct 1978
Amok Time
Bantam Books
Also contains a letter from DeForest Kelley, a cast list, a glossary and Star Trek Quiz #8. ISBN 0-553-12012-3 ($2.25)

Writer: Theodore Sturgeon

Apr 1980
Star Trek: The Motion Picture: The Photostory
Pocket Books
ISBN 0-671-83089-9 (US $2.25, CA $3.50)

Editor: Richard J. Anobile
Writers: Harold Livingston, Alan Dean Foster

Aug 1982
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Photostory
Pocket Books
Adapted with black & white photographs. ISBN 0-671-45912-0 (US 2.95, CA $3.50), ISBN 0-671-46882-0 (Book Club Edition $2.95)

Editor: Richard J. Anobile
Writers: Jack B. Sowards, Harve Bennett

Feb 2012
Star Trek: Enterprise S5: For I Have Chosen the Path Unseen
TrekUnited Publishing

A fan-produced homage to Enterprise and Star Trek Fotonovels available online at https://issuu.com/trekunited/docs/lee-mac-ents5-120102a

Writers: Alyson Lee, Pauline Mac, Thomas Moore
Graphics: Alyson Lee

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