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Old July 18 2013, 12:24 AM   #421
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Re: IDW Star Trek Ongoing...

^That said, the tie-in licenses for each different aspect of Star Trek are generally acquired separately. A given licensee won't necessarily have the rights to every part of the franchise. For instance, Marvel's 1980 Trek comic was theoretically only allowed to use characters and concepts from ST:TMP and not from TOS itself, although they managed to slip TOS nods into the majority of issues anyway. DC had the TOS & TNG comics licenses c. 1993, but the DS9 license was acquired by Malibu (although the companies collaborated on a crossover). And for the most part, IDW and TokyoPop have only had the TOS and TNG licenses, though IDW did acquire the DS9 license for a time.
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