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Berenato, Joseph F. New Life and New Civilizations. Exploring Star Trek Comics. Edwardsville: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization, 2014. (304 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781940589053
BibTeX citation key: Berenato2014
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Star Trek", Adaption, Aufsatzsammlung, Film, Science Fiction, TV, USA
Creators: Berenato
Publisher: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization (Edwardsville)
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Abstract
On 8 September 1966, visionary futurist Gene Roddenberry introduced the world to a science-fiction TV series that dared to go where none had gone before. Star Trek, with its progressive stance on civil rights, explored not only strange new worlds in the final frontier of space, but also the human condition, revealing the heights to which humans could soar, while exposing the ugliness of racism, sexism, and war. Though canceled after only three seasons, Trek soon returned in syndication, spawning a cult phenomenon that has since expanded to include four follow-up TV series, an animated cartoon, a dozen movies (and counting), and a staggering number of ancillary novels, short stories, and comic books. Once deemed a network failure, Trek survived to become one of the most influential franchises of all time.
Licensed Star Trek fiction has played no small part in that success. Trek comics have enjoyed almost continuous publication since 1967, spanning more than a thousand issues and storylines to date, from Gold Key / Western, City Magazines / IPC, Marvel Comics, Power Records, the L.A. Times Syndicate, DC Comics, Malibu Graphics, WildStorm Productions, Tokypop, IDW Publishing, and Wired Magazine. Quality has varied, from hilariously off the mark (Gold Key’s efforts and weekly British strips) to wonderfully reverential (DC’s longstanding titles and IDW’s current run). But from one era to the next, the illustrated voyages of the starship Enterprise have continued Star Trek‘s ongoing mission as a Wagon Train to the stars.
New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics examines the long history of Star Trek in the four-color realm, featuring insightful essays from popular Trek comic scribes and novelists, as well as other subject-matter experts. After almost 50 years, the human adventure is still just beginning — find out why Star Trek comics have not only lived long, but prospered.

Table of Contents

David Gerrold: Star Trekkin’: A Foreword (1)
Joseph F. Berenato: Wand’ring in Star Flight: An Introduction (5)

Scott Tipton: Gold Key: The First Frontier for Star Trek Comics (11)
Julian Darius: From Casual Galactic Genocide to Self-Referential Canon: Gold Key’s Star Trek and the Evolution of a Franchise (23)
Alan J. Porter: Flaming Nacelles and Giant Snails: The Unique Culture of the British Star Trek Comics, 1969-1973 (37)
Julian Darius: “The Action ‘Comes Alive’ as You Read!!”: On Peter Pan Records’ Star Trek Stories (52)
Kevin Dilmore: Inside the Lines and Outside the Box: Star Trek Storytelling for Young Minds (and Tummies) (75)
Rich Handley: Faith of the Art: Stripping Down the Star Trek Daily Newspaper Serials (87)
Jim Beard: Restricted Areas: Marvel’s First Star Trek (103)
Colin Smith: Star Trek the Right Way: On the Mirror Universe Saga (116)
Ian Dawe: Star Trek, Feminism, and the First Three Years at DC Comics (133)
Robert Greenberger: Capturing Lightning in a Four-Color Bottle: Bringing Comic Life to The Next Generation (155)
Tom Mason: How to Make a Star Trek Comic Book: Deep Space Nine at Malibu (170)
Dayton Ward: New Opportunities, New Missions: Star Trek’s Return to Marvel Comics (184)
Keith R.A. DeCandido: Embracing the Entire Universe: The WildStorm Era (198)
Mark Martinez: These are the Manga Voyages of the Starship Enterprise (211)
Martín A. Pérez: Excalibur is Drawn: A Journey into Peter David’s New Frontier (223)
Cody Walker: The Necessity of Star Trek: Countdown and Other Movie Tie-Ins (234)
Joseph F. Berenato: Same New Worlds: Reimagining Classic Star Trek Adventures for a New Generation (246)
David A. McIntee: To Boldly Cross Over: Transporting the Enterprise to Other Comic Universes 264

Appendix: Rich Handley: The Unpublished and Rejected Star Trek Comics (278)

About the Contributors (291)


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