Next comic mini-series/one-shots?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Therin of Andor, Mar 22, 2010.

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I would love to see comics set in these era:

Poll closed Apr 21, 2010.
  1. TOS

    20.9%
  2. TOS movies

    27.9%
  3. TNG

    9.3%
  4. Post-series TNG

    41.9%
  5. DS9

    18.6%
  6. Post-series DS9

    55.8%
  7. VOY

    14.0%
  8. Post-series VOY

    39.5%
  9. ENT

    25.6%
  10. Post-series ENT

    37.2%
  11. More "Crew" (pre-"The Cage")

    37.2%
  12. VAN

    39.5%
  13. SCE/CoE

    30.2%
  14. NF (Peter David's "New Frontier" w/ Calhoun & Shelby)

    27.9%
  15. TTN (Riker & Troi on USS Titan)

    65.1%
  16. Excelsior (Captain Sulu)

    27.9%
  17. More "solo" issues, such as "Captains" and "McCoy" minis

    27.9%
  18. Post-JJ Abrams "Star Trek" (yeah, eventually, hopefully)

    23.3%
  19. More "Alien Spotlight" single issues

    32.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Pauln6

    Pauln6 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm still a fan of a Phase II era second 5-year mission. The 70's series and recent mini series were great fun.
     
  2. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    Except Bakula did have likeness approval for the QL novels -- I know because I heard a great deal from the editors at Ace on the subject while those books were a going concern. I guess he didn't have the rights for comic books, but he most definitely had approval over novel covers.

    (The reason why later QL novels all had Sam wearing a hat was because Ace got tired of asking Bob Larkin to redo the paintings over and over again because Bakula kept complaining about the hairline.)
     
  3. Reanok

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    Enterprise season 5
     
  4. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Whew! Thanks KRAD. I was beginning to think I dreamed that anecdote!
     
  5. Andy Mangels

    Andy Mangels Writer Red Shirt

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    Normally I wouldn't quibble with KRAD, one of the more knowledgeable geek-pros in the field. However, in this case, he's COMPLETELY wrong... :razz:

    I couldn't recall Sam with a hat from any of the books (I've since sold), and I wasn't sure how the timeline of comic publishing vs. book publishing was. So, I did a little Googling, and voila:

    This page shows ALL the novel covers:
    http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/novels/index.html

    Notice anything about Sam in a hat? Nope. Because he doesn't wear one. Ever!

    Heck, even Dean Stockwell's only in a hat on TWO covers ( a UK-only one from 1990, and a US one from 1997)!

    So, while Stockwell (not Bakula) *MAY* have had problems with Larkin's coverage of him, it apparently wasn't terribly widespread, happening only twice in seven years!

    As for the comics, they predated the US books. The comic ran September 1991 to August 1993. The UK novels began in 1990 and the US novels began in November 1992.

    Here's the comprehensive comic page link:
    http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/comics/index.html

    Note that Sam IS wearing a hat on three of thirteen covers here (NOT mandated by Bakula, but by the story) as he's a bus driver, a Santa, and a reporter doing a Clark Kent pastiche.
     
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  6. Therin of Andor

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  7. Andy Mangels

    Andy Mangels Writer Red Shirt

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    I don't doubt that there may have been issues with Captain's Table, because by ENTERPRISE, Bakula may have had likeness approval.

    But his notation there of earlier problems with Quantum Leap covers is as incorrect in 2009 as it was in 2010. ;)
     
  8. Jaro Stun

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    One thing I didn't found in the poll was
    Star Trek Online Era comics.

    I'd love to see some comic books from STO time frame.
    (The ST;Countdown counts for me as the 1st one, because of their choice to use STO uniforms)

    There are multiple very interesting story lines in STO, some of them would be great to get even big screen treatment. But because that's just a dream, I'd love to see them at least in comics.
     
  9. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Captain Captain

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    I wouldnt mind an STO series either. They can create their own new, unique characters, and not be locked to anything.
     
  10. Marie1

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    I picked DS9, DS9 Post, and Spotlights... heh, torturing comic artists who'd have to draw Jem'Hadar!! I've had good success with other SL's, so hopefully ST would be good too...
     
  11. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    49 voters and 1,228 lookers!
     
  12. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    Yeah, but is that 1,228 (now 1,245 as of this writing) unique viewers? I kinda doubt it. I've looked in here on several occasions to read the comments others have posted, so I'd have to count for at least a handful of "looks" just on my own.
     
  13. Darth Duck

    Darth Duck Commodore Commodore

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    ^Me too.

    Oh, and I voted for everything but TNG, VOY and Post-series VOY.
     
  14. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    I'm not saying they're unique viewers. What I mean is the number of voters grew very slowly, especially compared to the last time I did such a survey on the topic. That previous survey received 96 votes, and quite quickly:

    http://therinofandor.blogspot.com/2008/01/second-stage-idw-comics-and-star-trek.html
     

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