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Old March 28 2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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DC's Star Trek Comics

Well, I've finally finished off my DC ST:TNG comic book series. It's prompted me to start this thread for a general discussion of DC's comic output from the 1980s-through-to-mid-1990s.

I have to say, I love the TNG series! Michael Jan Friedman is one of my favourite authors, and he really did a good job of bringing the show to a new medium, without losing some of the morality/philosophical perspectives inherent to the series. At the same time, he didn't skimp on the traditional comic elements either, and the stories had plenty of action and ideas that couldn't have been incorporated into the show for all sorts of reasons.

As for favourite stories... I love the initial run of issues; partly due to nostalgia (Marvel UK reprinted these issues through 1991 here in the UK), but they are also just fun. Lots and lots of fun.

Interested to hear other people's thoughts, opinions and memories on the TNG series, and the original series ones as well!

It's a shame that due to low sales IDW are unlikely to ever reprint the entire series in TPB form, but at least it makes my single issues all the more precious to me!
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Old March 28 2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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I have a lot of fond memories of reading the DC comics while growing up. I can remember the thrill every time a new issue appeared in the grocery store comic book rack. Peter David did some truly great work in the TOS comics and the art work by Gorden Purcell was generally very good.
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Old March 28 2012, 02:04 PM   #3
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I too share a fondness for this time, agree that the TOS comics were great, really felt like a glimpse into that time, when there was only a movie every 3 years. Can't say that I read all the TNG comics, but I guess I should revisit them.
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Old March 28 2012, 02:07 PM   #4
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It's a shame that due to low sales IDW are unlikely to ever reprint the entire series in TPB form, but at least it makes my single issues all the more precious to me!
Several years ago, GITCorp published a DVD-ROM collecting virtually every pre-IDW Trek comic book (everything except the two X-Men crossovers and the Klingon-language variant of Marvel's Starfleet Academy #18):

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star...ook_Collection
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Old March 28 2012, 02:16 PM   #5
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I have a lot of fond memories of reading the DC comics while growing up. I can remember the thrill every time a new issue appeared in the grocery store comic book rack. Peter David did some truly great work in the TOS comics and the art work by Gorden Purcell was generally very good.
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Old March 29 2012, 02:23 AM   #6
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These were great days. To this day, i still remember my mom showing up at home with a copy of Star Trek #1 in 1989. Then the following week, i was at the bookstore, and looked at the comic rack. i kinda glanced down, saw a saucer shape on a cover, but kept looking. then it hit me, i was so excited to see it was star trek TNG #1. i must of read those two issues that week about 10 times. i loved DC second run, still my favorite run of all time.
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Old March 29 2012, 11:21 PM   #7
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I've read about 20 issues each of the first TOS series and the TNG run, and I really enjoyed both. Although to be honest, I don't really care for the art in the TNG issues I've read so far, but the stories have been great. I've loved the TOS series though, especially the Mirror Universe arc, I can definitely see why that is such a classic.
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Old March 29 2012, 11:26 PM   #8
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I remember enjoying an excellent storyline spread across several issues that featured the Tholians.
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Old March 30 2012, 04:28 PM   #9
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DC's TOS and movie era comics were generally better than the Next Gen ones.
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Old March 31 2012, 04:55 AM   #10
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I loved DC's run on TOS and TNG - although, really, I haven't met a Trek comic published after about '84 that I didn't like. The best stuff was arguably the brief stint that Wildstorm did, where they kind of tried to fit into what the novelverse was doing at the time. IDW's also put out some cool stuff, though.
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Old March 31 2012, 06:46 AM   #11
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Yeah, KRAD's Perchance to Dream, and David Mack's Divided We Fall, were awesome. Although my favorite stuff I've read so far has been Marvel's nineties stuff.
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Old March 31 2012, 12:02 PM   #12
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Yeah, KRAD's Perchance to Dream, and David Mack's Divided We Fall, were awesome. Although my favorite stuff I've read so far has been Marvel's nineties stuff.
ehh, marvel's 90s stuff was more miss than hit to me. They tried to make the star trek characters into these big superheroes. About the only 2 series i liked was Early Voyages and Starfleet Academy.
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Old March 31 2012, 02:01 PM   #13
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Christopher wrote: View Post
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It's a shame that due to low sales IDW are unlikely to ever reprint the entire series in TPB form, but at least it makes my single issues all the more precious to me!
Several years ago, GITCorp published a DVD-ROM collecting virtually every pre-IDW Trek comic book (everything except the two X-Men crossovers and the Klingon-language variant of Marvel's Starfleet Academy #18):

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star...ook_Collection
Funny you mention that Chris, I just picked that collection up from Amazon.com. I am not a hugh comic book guy but I have enjoyed reading through some of the stories. Any particular entries I should read? There are over 500 comics on this CD!
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Old March 31 2012, 02:56 PM   #14
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Definitely read the Mirror Universe saga from the 80s TOS run. Most of MJF's TNG run is awesome. Definitely read all of the Wildstorm stuff. Also, Starfleet Academy is worth checking out, even though it gets a little generic comic book-y, just because it chronicles Nog's time at the academy.
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Old March 31 2012, 05:34 PM   #15
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I thought Early Voyages, the Marvel Captain Pike series, was awesome. But just to warn you, the last story arc was never resolved. When I read the series, I didn't even bother starting that one.
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