Review: Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Volume 1

Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Volume 1
Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Volume 1 by Arnold Drake
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An excellent reprint volume of a series I didn’t think would ever get a high-end treatment; it may be Star Trek, but these tales are so far askew of the basics of the original series that they have no way to fit into any part of the canon. That’s because the writers and artists, capable though they may have been, weren’t given much information beyond a series synposis and some still photos.

Still, these stories are fun and entertaining, and well on the par for Gold Key’s other licensed titles (like Twilight Zone, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, or Time Tunnel). The artwork reminds me a lot of the layouts of British comics like Dan Dare or the Steel Claw, and it’s pretty detailed and full of action, even if members of the Enterprise crew do beam down to planets wearing large backpacks.

If you’re a fan of fun sci-fi comics, or Star Trek, you might want to give this series a try.

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