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Links to Rich Handley's excellent Star Trek comic articles on the Hero Collector website.

This list will be updated as soon as possible after new articles are posted.

The following are links to articles on the Hero Collector website

Weekly articles chronicling the history of Star Trek comics starting in May 2019

1: Introduction 22 May 2019 Setting the scene for a wonderful series of articles
2: Gold Key, 1967-1970 29 May 2019 The first eight Issues of the franchises very first comic-book line from Gold Key
3: Gold Key, 1971-1972 5 June 2019 Issues #9–16 of the Gold Key series
4: Gold Key, 1973-1975 12 June 2019 Issues #17–28 of the Gold Key series
5: Gold Key, 1975-1976 19 June 2019 Issues #30–41 of the Gold Key series
6: Gold Key, 1977-1978 26 June 2019 Issues #42–53 of the Gold Key series
7: Gold Key, 1976-1979 3 July 2019 The final eight issues, #45-61, of the Gold Key run
8: UK Comic Strips, 1969-1979 10 July 2019 Includes 257 issues of, 'Joe 90: Top Secret', 'TV21 & Joe 90', 'TV21', and 'Valiant and TV21' comic strips plus a range of annuals and even an issue of Radio Times
9: Children's Toys, Fotonovels, and More, 1974-1982 24 July 2019 Kenner Toys', Power Records, McDonalds, Laramie, Mandala & Bantam Books, and Enterprise Incidents included in this eclectic bunch
10: LA Times Syndicate, 1979-1981 31 July 2019 The first eight newspaper strip story arcs all written and drawn by Thomas Warkentin, published between 2 December 1979 and 25 April 1981
11: LA Times Syndicate, 1981-1983 7 August 2019 Story arcs 9-20 of the newspaper strips penned by various writers and artists
12: Marvel Comics, 1980 14 August 2019 Marvel's Super Special Magazine #15 adapting Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek monthly issues #1–9 which includes a three part adapation of The Motion Picture in issues #1–3
13: Marvel Comics, 1981–1982 21 August 2019 Marvlel Comics Star Trek monthly issues #10–18
14: DC Comics, 1984 28 August 2019 Star Trek 1st Series monthly issues #1–8, and the Star Trek III: The Search for Spock movie adaptation
15: DC Comics, 1984–1985 4 September 2019 Star Trek 1st Series monthly issues #9–16 "New Frontiers" story arc
16: DC Comics, 1985–1986 11 September 2019 Star Trek 1st Series monthly issues #21–32 (during which James T. Kirk commanded the USS Excelsior, while Spock captained the USS Surak) and DC's second annual
17: DC Comics, 1986–1987   Star Trek 1st Series monthly issues #33–42, along with the Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home movie adaptation
18: DC Comics, 1987–1988   Star Trek 1st Series monthly issues #43–45
19: DC Comics, 1988   Star Trek 1st Series monthly issues #46–56, as well as the first Star Trek annual "Retrospect"
20: DC Comics, 1989–1990   Star Trek 2nd Series monthly issues #1–12, as well as DC's first Star Trek annual and the Star Trek V: The Final Frontier movie adaptation
21: DC Comics, 1989–1990   Star Trek: The Next Generation monthly issues #1–12, as well as the first annual
22: DC Comics, 1990–1991   Star Trek 2nd Series monthly issues #13–24, as well as DC's second Star Trek annual
23: DC Comics, 1990–1991   Star Trek: The Next Generation monthly issues #13–24
24: DC Comics, 1991   Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation The Modala Imperative crossover miniseries
25: DC Comics, 1990–1992   Star Trek 2nd Series monthly issues #25–34, as well as DC's third Star Trek annual and its adaptation of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
26: DC Comics, 1992   Star Trek graphic novel Debt of Honor
27: DC Comics, 1991–1992   Star Trek: The Next Generation monthly issues #25–35, as well as annual #2
28: DC Comics, 1992–1993   Star Trek 2nd series monthly issues #35–48 and annuual #4
29: DC Comics, 1992–1993   Star Trek: The Next Generation monthly issues #36–46, as well as annual #3
30: DC Comics, 1993–1994   Star Trek 2nd series monthly issues #49–60 and DC's first Star Trek Special
31: DC Comics, 1993–1994   Star Trek: The Next Generation monthly issues #47–58, as well as annual #4 and special #1)
32: Unlicensed International Comics, 1970s–1990s   Weird, wonderful and sometimes quite good unlicensed comics from arouund the world.
33: Malibu Comics, 1993–1994   Malibu's first steps into Trek with Deep Space Nine monthly issues #1-10
34: DC Comics, 1994–1995   Star Trek series 2 monthly issues #61–68, along with Special #2 and Star Trek Annual #5
35: DC Comics, 1994–1995   Star Trek: The Next Generation monthly issues #59–70 and the Star Trek Generations movie adaptation
36: Malibu Comics, 1994   Deep Space Nine monthly issues #11–16, as well as the Hearts and Minds miniseries
37: DC Comics and Malibu Comics, 1994–1995   DC's ST:TNG: Shadowheart, a four-part miniseries, their fifth Star Trek: The Next Generation annual, their second The Next Generation special, and the DC and Malibu Deep Space Nine/The Next Generation, four-issue crossover miniseries 
38: Multiple Publishers [unpublished tales], 1967–1995   Unpublished stories from numerous publishers between 1967 and 1995
39: Malibu Comics, 1994–1995   Deep Space Nine monthly issues #17-20 and the miniseries The Maquis: Soldier of Peace
40: DC Comics, 1995   Star Trek series 2 monthly issues #76–80, along with the graphic noovel The Ashes of Eden
41: Malibu Comics, 1995   Deep Space Nine monthly issues #21–28
42: International Comics, 1973–1985   Licensed Trek comics produced in Germany and Brazil
43: DC Star Trek TNG Comics, 1995–1996   TNG monthly issues #71–75,
44: DC Star Trek Comics, 1995–1996   TOS series 2 monthly issues #76–80, along with Star Trek Special #3
45: Malibu Comics, 1994–1995   Spectacular 64-Page Annual #1, as well as three of its special issues: Lightstorm #1, Terok Nor #0, and Deep Space Nine Special #1
46: DC Comics, 1995–1996   TNG monthly issues #76–80, as well as DC's third The Next Generation Special
47: Malibu Comics, 1995   Malibu's Ultimate AnnualWorf Special, and Celebrity Series one-shots
48: DC Comics, 1995–1996   Ill Wind miniseries, as well as the two-part "Convergence" storyline, published in the sixth Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation annuals
49: Malibu Comics, 1995   The examination of Malibu comics concludes with a discussion of how DS9 monthly issues #29–32 provided prequels, sequels, and tie-ins to onscreen lore. It's fitting that this final batch offered several direct sequels.
50: Marvel Comics, 1996–1997   This week's column, the 50th, heralds Marvel Comics' return with the launch of Star Trek Unlimited.
51: Marvel Comics, 1996–1997   Examining Marvel Comics' DEEP SPACE NINE spin-off, from writer Howard Weinstein, editor Timothy Tuohy and other talented creators. It's time to go back to the wormhole.
52: Marvel Comics, 1996–1997   Discussing the first half of Marvel Comics' Star Trek: Voyager covering issues 1-9.
53: Multiple Publishers, 1996–Present   Taking a second look at unpublished comics, this time ranging from the 1990s to the present including Marvel, Malibu, WildStorm, Tokyopop, and IDW.
54: Gold Key/Whitman, 1967–Present   A jump back in time to consider the various formats in which Gold Key's 61 issues have been reprinted in the United States and abroad
55: Marvel Comics, 1996–1997   This column examines the first six issues of Marvel's Starfleet Academy, from writer-artist Christian "Chris" Cooper.
56: Marvel Comics, 1997   Looks at the first six issues of Marvel's Early Voyages comics.
57: Marvel Comics, 1997   Looking back at issues 7-12 of Marvel's Starfleet Academy.
58: DC, Marvel and IDW, 1988–Present   This week's column is a special Q edition, looking back at every comic appearance by John de Lancie's famous omnipotent pest.
59: Marvel Comics, 1997   Looking at how Marvel's Early Voyages issues 7-11 provided sequels, prequels, and tie-ins to onscreen lore.
60: Marvel Comics, 1997–1998   This week's article reflects on the final eight issues, 8-15, of Marvel DS9 Monthly seriest featuring Benjamin Sisko's crew for the last time in a long while. 
61: Marvel Comics, 1997–1998   The concluding chapters, issues 6-10 of Marvel's short-lived Star Trek Unlimited series, gets a lookinig over.
62: Marvel Comics, 1998   Marvel's second series set between The Motion Picture and Star Trek II, titled Untold Voyages and written by writer Glenn Greenberg gets a looking over.
63: Marvel Comics, 1997–1998   This week, Rich Handley examine the concluding installments of Starfleet Academy, in issues #13-19 which ended abruptly with several ongoing storylines left unresolved.
64: Marvel Comics, 1998   The final six issues, #12-17, of Marvel's Christopher Pike spinoff, Star Trek: Early Voyages.
65: Marvel Comics, 1997-1998   Marvel's final 10 Star Trek: Voyager issues, including #s10-15 of the monthly series and the four issue Splashdown run.
66: Marvel Comics, 1996–1998   This final look at Marvel's second tenure fousing on the seven one-shot issues: ST First Contact; Mirror, Mirror; Operation Assimilation; Telepathy War; Riker Special; TOS/X-Men; and TNG/X-Men.
67: WildStorm Comics, 2000–2001   Kicking off the WildStorm discussion with four one-shots that provided prequels, sequels, and tie-ins to onscreen Star Trek. The four issues covered here are All of Me; Enter the Wolves; New Frontier: Double Time; and the Star Trek Special.
Star Trek Graphic Novel index   With the Star Trek Graphic Novel Collection coming to a conclusion, editor Rich Handley provides a helpful index for collectors.
68: WildStorm Comics, 2000–2001   Revisiting WildStorm's 4 issue miniseries Perchance to Dream and their first graphic novel The Gorn Crisis
69: WildStorm Comics, 2000–2001   Continuing the discussion of comic book prequels, sequels, and tie-ins with WildStorm's TNG based one-shot Embrace the Wolf, the four-part miniseries The Killing Shadows, and their second graphic novel Forgiveness.
70: WildStorm Comics, 2000–2001   This revists the two WildStorm four issue miniseries N-Vector and Divided We Fall both based on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
71: WildStorm Comics, 2000–2001   Wrapping up the WildStorm run with a look at their Star Trek: Voyager offerings including the tree issue miniseries Planet Killer as well as the three one-shots False Colors, Elite Force and Avalon Rising.
72: Tokyopop, 2006–2009   A look back at Tokyopop's Manga digests, two based on the Original Series Shinsei Shinsei, Kakan Ni Shinku, and Uchu, as well as a Star Trek: TNG based edition Boukenshin.
73: IDW Publishing, 2007   The first in a long series of IDW articles. This one covers their Star Trek debut with the TNG based six-issue miniseries The Space Between.
74: IDW Publishing, 2007   Continuing the IDW discussion with the five-issue Klingons: Blood Will Tell miniseries built around the original crew's adventures on both the small and large screens.
75: IDW Publishing, 2007-2008   This week, Rich revisits IDW's six-part Star Trek: Year Four miniseries and its Focus On… Star Trek one-shot.
76: IDW Publishing, 2007-2008   An examination of the first of two Alien Spotlight miniseries, which covers the Gorn, Vulcans, Andorians, Orions, the Borg, and Romulans. Each issue offered prequels, sequels, and tie-ins to specific films and episodes.
77: IDW Publishing, 2008   This week, Rich considers how the five-part miniseries Star Trek: TNG Intelligence Gathering offered sequels and tie-ins to televised Star Trek.
78: IDW Publishing, 2008   This week, Rich boards the USS Excalibur and travels back in time to IDW's five-part Star Trek: New Frontier miniseries.
79: IDW Publishing, 2008   Rich Handley uncloaks D.C. Fontana's excellent five-part Star Trek: Year Four - Enterprise Experiment.
80: IDW Publishing, 2008   A look at the five-part Assignment: Earth miniseries written and drawn by John Byrne.
81: IDW Publishing, 2008   Peering into IDW's Star Trek: Mirror Images, yet another five-part miniseries, this time from Scott and David Tipton.
82: IDW Publishing, 2008-2010   Concluding IDW and John Byrne's Romulan saga with the connected trio of the two-part Hollow Crown, three-part Schism, and the 12-page adaptation of "Balance of Terror" which was a bonus story in the Pawns of War trade paperback collection.
83: IDW Publishing, 2008-2009 24 March 2021 Taking another trip through the dimensional barrier to explore Star Trek: The Next Generation 5-part miniseries The Last Generation.
84: IDW Publishing, 2009 31 March 2021 This week, Rich enters the Kelvin timeline of J.J. Abrams' theatrical trilogy with IDW's Star Trek: Countdown, the prequel to the 2009 movie Star Trek.
85: IDW Publishing, 2009 7 April 2021 Boldly going back to a time before The Cage episode's events to explore what adventures Pike's crew may have got up to in the five issue Star Trek: Crew.
86: IDW Publishing, 2009 14 April 2021 A look at another retelling of what James T. Kirk's final voyage as captain of the USS Enterprise couuld have been in IDWs 5-part Star Trek: Mission's End.
87: IDW Publishing, 2009 21 April 2021 Examining three tie-ins to the 2009 Star Trek film: the four-issue Spock: Reflections, as well as minicomics from Wired magazine, and The Village Voice magazines' unuauthorised offerings.
88: IDW Publishing, 2009 28 April 2021 An illuminating look at the five-part Alien Spotlight II, a sequel to the previous year's popular Alien Spotlight series, this time focusing on Tribbles, Klingons, Romulans (again), Q, and the Cardassians.
89: IDW Publishing, 2009-2010 5 May 2021 This week, Rich ventures into the Kelvin timeline once more with IDW's Star Trek: Nero and its adaptation of the 2009 film.
90: IDW Publishing, 2009-2010 12 May 2021 This week, Rich takes a supernatural voyage with the Enterprise crew in IDW's Star Trek: The Next Generation—Ghosts.
91: IDW Publishing, 2009-2010 19 May 2021 This week, Rich joins a galactic treasure hunt to track down IDW's Star Trek: Deep Space Nine—Fool's Gold.
92: IDW Publishing, 2009-2010 26 May 2021 This week, Rich boards the Botany Bay with IDW's Khan: Ruling in Hell and its adaptation of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
93: IDW Publishing, 2010 2 June 2021 This week, Rich takes command of IDW's Star Trek: Captain's Log anthology.
94: IDW Publishing, 2010 9 June 2021 This week, Rich pays a house call on IDW's Star Trek: Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor.
95: IDW Publishing, 2010 16 June 2021 This week, Rich examines IDW's Star Trek: Burden of Knowledge.
96: IDW Publishing, 2011 23 June 2021 This week, Rich takes a bite out of IDW's zombie-themed Star Trek: Infestation.
97: IDW Publishing, 2011-2012 30 June 2021 This week, Rich journeys back to the Kelvin timeline with IDW's ongoing Star Trek monthly series.
98: IDW Publishing, 2011-2012 7 July 2021 This week, Rich crosses the dimensional barrier with Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes, from IDW and DC Comics.
99: IDW Publishing, 2012 14 July 2021 This week, Rich continues to explore IDW's monthly comic set in the Kelvin timeline.
100: IDW Publishing, 2012-2013 and Amazing Stories, 2015 21 July 2021 This week, Rich crosses time and relative dimensions in space, the final frontier, with IDW's Assimilation2.
101: IDW Publishing, 2012-2013 28 July 2021 This week, Rich returns to the mirror universe—sort of—with more of IDW's ongoing Star Trek line.
102: IDW Publishing, 2012-2013 4 August 2021 This week, Rich assimilates two Star Trek: The Next Generation comics: IDW's Hive and Morgan Gendel's The Outer Light.
103: IDW Publishing, 11 August 2021  
104: IDW Publishing, 18 August 2021  

Earlier topic-based articles on Star Trek comics

Star Trek: The 10 Best Comics 10 January 2017 You've seen every movie and every TV episode... even the animated series! Where next for the Star Trek aficionado waiting for Discovery to air? Four-colour guru Rich Handley leads you into the next frontier – the comic book – with his Top Ten picks from decades of titles...
Star Trek: The Comic Book Sequels 24 January 2017 With Star Trek: The Graphic Novel Collection beginning its mission to compile the greatest Star Trek comic books in a new series of hardbacks, Rich Handley looks back at how the comics continued classic stories from the TV series...
Star Trek Comics 10 Big Bloopers 27 March 2017 These days licensed Star Trek comic books are often created by fans of the series and go through a strident approvals process before reaching the reader but in the past, not every adventure of the USS Enterprise crew matched Gene Roddenberry's vision, as Rich Handley found out...
Star Trek Comic Book Crossovers 8 Feb 2017 Zombies! Apes! Super heroes! Time travellers! Penguins! The Starship Enterprise has voyaged to many new worlds and met civilisations, including familiar faces from other franchises. Rich Handley explores the history of the Star Trek crossover comic book.
Star Trek: From Screen to Comic Book 2 March 2017 Before Director's Cuts and BluRay extras, Star Trek fans could enjoy alternate versions of the blockbuster movies, with the comic-book adaptations. Rich Handley compares the printed versions with the cinema cuts and finds a few surprising bonuses...
Best of the Borg: Top 10 Comics 12 April 2017 Star Trek comics aficionado Rich Handley has assimilated hundreds of titles and selected the ten least futile must-read Borg comics...
Star Trek: Top 10 Spock Comics 30 August 2017 As The Graphic Novel Collection boldly bundles Star Trek comic-book adventures from the last five decades, Trek comics aficionado Rich Handley recommends 10 titles that feature a certain Vulcan at his best...
Top 10 Captain Kirk Comics 3 May 2017 Captain Kirk is the star of hundreds of comics but few focus on the man in charge of the Enterprise. Star Trek comics aficionado Rich Handley has taken command and whittled down the list to ten essential titles on James Tiberius Kirk...
Star Trek: Unlicensed 21 June 2017 Not just fan fiction. The world of unlicensed Star Trek comics yields some rare gems that readers of the approved titles would enjoy. Star Trek comic aficionado Rich Handley ventures where no one has legally gone before...
Star Trek: The Great Lost Comic Characters 11 October 2017 There have been many memorable characters in the 50 years of Star Trek comic books that only existed in the four-colour pages. Trek comic guru Rich Handley cherry picks the ten characters and groups he'd like to have seen make the leap from the page to live action
Star Trek: Pike's Past 10 January 2019 As Christopher Pike prepares to board the U.S.S. Discovery, Rich Handley looks at the Starfleet captain's CV on screen and in the comic books
Star Trek: Are They Comics? 10 May 2019 There have been a few oddities throughout the years that sort of count as Star Trek comics, even though they aren't technically comics at all
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