Graphic Novel Collection

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by PhantomFan1, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. PhantomFan1

    PhantomFan1 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Hi All!

    I just wanted to start up a conversation here about the Star Trek Graphic Novel Collection contents. The various comics and graphic novels.

    I love many of these stories (not all mind you. The Gold Key stories and the U.K. comics are just way to wacky!)

    There are some really great stories such as the Early Voyages issues (that cover Pikes time on the Enterprise), the exploration of Khan in both the Ruling in Hell and KHAN series.

    So, what are your favourite graphic novel/comic storylines in the Star Trek universe?

    If you haven't check out these stories at all, I highly recommend checking out the Eaglemoss Graphic Novel Collection, which collects stories all the way from the first comics to present. We're trying to get an extension to 160 volumes to cover absolutely everything that has been published from 1966 to today.
     
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  2. Mysterion

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    Have always really liked Chris Claremont's Debt of Honor done for DC. Some really nice art there by Adam Hughes, IIRC. Also, the issues of the DC monthly title written by Diane Duane were pretty good, IMO.
     
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  3. Kor

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    I also like Debt of Honor. And the John Byrne collection. That one is almost head-canon to me for the TOS era.

    The Eaglemoss collection is nice. That's a lot of shelf space, though. I like the DVD-rom collection that was released a while back (I think before IDW had any Trek titles). It would be nice if a new one was released to include all the latest stuff.

    Kor
     
  4. daveyjones

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    my favorite comic runs are the second DC movie era (oct 1989—feb 1996) and the TNG series which ran during that exact same time. for me the quality of the art of both those series was unparalleled; photo realistic, true to the performer likenesses, etc. fabulous covers too. it's tough to pick a favorite storyline from that second TOS movie-era run, because there are so many. most take place between TFF and TUC. "the trial of james t. kirk," "the worthy" etc. they were very conscious of canon and try to tie up loose ends and fill in holes. for example, we see sulu take command of the excelsior.

    the "mirror universe saga" from the first DC run is a great storyline. however i find the art of that first series (feb 1984—nov 1988) to be choppy, rough, and inconsistent. the writing was quite good however. but writing alone won't save a title for me. i've got to look at it, after all.

    the aforementioned debt of honor is terrific, with wonderful art as well.

    any of the IDW stuff is hit or miss with me. i do have many of their trade collections, both TOS and TNG, as well as the john byrne hardcover (i'm just a big byrne fan, going back to his 1986 man of steel superman reboot).

    BTW, you can get all the US comics 1967—2002, decently scanned on DVD-ROM (legally) as PDFs for about $30. so that's everything except the IDW material, basically. i still have all my issues bagged and boarded, so this is nice for tablet or desktop reading:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B5KYR2/
     
  5. JD

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    I really enjoyed Marvel's Starfleet Academy and Early Voyages series.
    IDW's Alien Spotlight and Captain's Log anthologies had some good stories.
    I read a bunch of the '80s DC TOS series on the Comics Collection DVD, and really enjoyed those.
     
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  6. Indysolo

    Indysolo Commodore Commodore

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    I re-read The Mirror Universe Saga recently and loved it as much as ever.
     
  7. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I've been buying the DS9 releases, especially for the Malibu comics, they had an impressive amount of releases for just publishing for two years in the 90s. And I would really like Eaglemoss to release the ST Chronology Romulan ship that appeared in an issue.

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  8. JD

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    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That's okay, I love those enough for both of us.:)
     
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  11. historypeats

    historypeats Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I really, really hope subscriptions/sales numbers rise enough for Handley and Eaglemoss to get that 20-volume extension. (If you're on this board, you're probably right in their target audience!)

    I've never collected single issues, but bought a number of IDW trades back when their Star Trek run was flourishing; I've been replacing them with the Eaglemoss editions as I go. (Well, "replacing" is the wrong word - I'm hopeless when it comes to selling stuff online, so I still have the IDW collections chilling on the shelf.) But the "extension volumes" sound like they'd be grabbing stuff that I've never seen and lack the energy/resources to access otherwise. Fingers crossed!
     
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  12. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    With all respect to his prose, I think Peter David's best Trek work is his two runs on DC's TOS comic. That was some great stuff.
     
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    DarrenTR1970 Commander Red Shirt

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    So that's what I saw at my local Half-Price Books behind the counter. Someone must have been willing to part with it considering how much money they probably invested in it.
     
  15. JD

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    After reading the article I was looking around on their website and I see they have both Myriad Universes: The Last Generation, and The Space Between, both of which I've been wanting to read, but haven't since they aren't available as digital comics. I've never read any of The Last Generation, but I've been wanting to since it came out, and I actually read a few issues of The Space Between, but I never got a chance to read the whole thing.
     
  16. BillJ

    BillJ Canon Warrior Premium Member

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    They're covered in number 57 and 101, IIRC.
     
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  17. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral Moderator

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    That seems odd that The Space Between isn't available as a regular commercial digital comic. It was included in the IDW Star Trek Humble Bundles in both 2019 and 2020.
     
  18. historypeats

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    The Last Generation is definitely a pulpier variation of a Myriad Universes story - thrilling adventure plotting, but with god-awful treatment of its female characters. (The less said about what it does to Deanna Troi, the better.) I liked it when it first came out, but re-reading it years later, it definitely shows its age; I suspect it would be written much differently today.

    The Space Between, on the other hand, was a mess. The "connective tissue" between the issues doesn't really connect, and the whole thing ends on a fairly bizarre note. I liked Intelligence Gathering much more, as well as Ghosts, if you're looking at late-'00s/early-'10s IDW fare.
     
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  19. JD

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    I already read Intelligence Gathering, Ghosts, the Mirror TNG miniseries, and Hive. The Last Generation, and The Space Between are the last IDW TNG miniseries I haven't read all of. Well, other than the Dr. Who crossover, but since they pulled it from circulation once IDW lost the license, I probably won't read it. I actually have the first volume, but since I can't get the second, I haven't bothered reading it.
     
  20. RandyS

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    I would love to collect this series, but the price of even a single volume just isn't in the budget right now.

    The joys of a mortgage...........