Star Trek Comics Checklist

Star Trek Actor's Comics: George Takei

These comics are written by George Takei, who played Sulu on TOS, or feature him as a character, or they document his life.

Star Trek Annual #1 1990
So near the touch
The Enterprise is assigned to assist a Federation medical team led by Sulu's former lover. The team's job is to try and prevent the extinction of a race whose planet is ecologically devastated. A mere embrace between two individuals causes spontaneous combustion. Religious fundamentalists oppose Federation assistance and take the medical team hostage. Sulu and Chekov defy orders and lead an assault to rescue the medical team. Sulu's lover is contaminated by the planet's environment and they can never touch one another again. Stardate 8503.1



Writers: George Takei, Peter David
Artist: Gray Morrow
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#6 Jan 2013
Kevin Keller
Archie Comics


George Takei makes a cameo appearance in this issue of the ongoing series.

Writer: Dan Parent
Artists: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
Cover artist: Dan Parent

#6 Jan 2013
Kevin Keller
Archie Comics


George Takei makes a cameo appearance in this issue of the ongoing series. Variant cover.

Writer: Dan Parent
Artists: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
Cover artist: Dan Parent

2013
Kevin Keller: Drive Me Crazy
Archie Comics


Trade paperback collection including issue #6 featuring George Takei.

Writer: Dan Parent
Artists: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
Cover artist: Dan Parent

2017
New Frontiers: The Many Worlds Of George Takei

Solicitation: This original graphic novel anthology is inspired by the life and legacy of George Takei and is the companion book to the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) exhibition of the same name. New Frontiers uses Takei's incredible journey as a launching pad for the imaginations of a breathtaking array of diverse creators -- Asian, black, Hispanic and Native American; lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans -- to tell original stories about incarceration and exclusion, representation and resistance, the digital world and the struggle in the streets.

Trade paperback. 176pp. Learn more about New Frontiers at JANM.

Editors: Jeff Yang, Keith Chow
Artists: Many
Cover artist:

2017
Excelsior: The Many Lives of George Takei

Solicitation: Fittingly for a super-hero like George Takei, his story is told in comic book form! In Excelsior we join present-day Takei in a nostalgic look back through his uniquely colorful and impactful personal journey, from a childhood behind barbed wire to the stars, the front lines of social change and the surreal world of social media.

Comic. 24pp. The contents of this comic is the framing story of the trade paperback, New Frontiers. Learn more about Excelsior at JANM.

Writer: Jeff Yang
Artist: Jamie Noguchi
Cover artist:

Jul 2019
They Called Us Enemy
Top Shelf Productions
Solicitation: In a stunning graphic memoir, actor/author/activist George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's -- and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten relocation centers, hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard. They Called Us Enemy is Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future. A teacher's guide developed by the Education Department at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) for grades 6-12, extensible to elementary and college students, is available from the publisher. Winner of the 2020 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Reality-Based Work.

Trade paperback with flaps, b&w interior art, 192 pages. ISBN 9781603094504

Writers: George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
Artist: Harmony Becker
Cover artist: Harmony Becker

Jul 2019
They Called Us Enemy
Top Shelf Productions


Hardcover edition. This paper-over-board hardcover edition features exclusive endpapers not found in the regular softcover. b&w interior art, 208 pages, ISBN 9781603094702

Writers: George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
Artist: Harmony Becker
Cover artist: Harmony Becker

Jul 2019
They Called Us Enemy
Top Shelf Productions


Signed and Numbered Hardcover Edition. This deluxe paper-over-board hardcover edition (limited to 1,000 copies worldwide) features an individually numbered, sewn-in, letterpress bookplate hand-signed by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker, plus exclusive endpapers not found in the regular softcover. b&w interior art, 208 pages, ISBN 9781603094726

Writers: George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
Artist: Harmony Becker
Cover artist: Harmony Becker

Jun 2020
Nos Llamaron Enemigo
Top Shelf Productions


The Spanish language translation of They Called Us Enemy will be published in North America as part of a new Spanish language initiative from IDW Publishing. b&w interior art, 208 pages, ISBN 9781603094832

Writers: George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
Artist: Harmony Becker
Cover artist: Harmony Becker

Jun 2020
They Called Us Enemy
Top Shelf Productions


Deluxe hardcover edition, expanded with 16 pages of bonus material. b&w interior art, 224 pages, ISBN 9781603094702

Writers: George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
Artist: Harmony Becker
Cover artist: Harmony Becker

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