Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Star Trek The Enterprise Logs

I had a good time last weekend at Planet Comicon, Kansas City's premier comic and pop culture convention. While I didn't buy a lot of comics, I did pick up these neat 1970's Golden Press reprints of the Gold Key Star Trek comic from the late 60's. Volume 1 features issues #'s 1-8 plus a neat pinup of the Enterprise.
Volume 2 reprints issues #'s 9-17. I always enjoy reading about Star Trek in the period before the first movie and the Next Generation. It was a simpler time for fandom and the show was still kind of a cult show. The early issues of Starlog provide great examples of this unique fan movement.
Sometimes I wish I was 10-20 years older so I could have experienced this era of fandom more. The comics got better in the 80's and 90's but there was an innocence to the Gold Key books that I'll always love.

2 comments:

Todd Franklin said...

Good ol' Gold Key!

Glen Mullaly said...

I had (and have) a couple of those Gold Key ST collections as a Star Trek fan in the mid 70's. I think their "off-model" quality ties into your thoughts on fandom in the late 60s and 70s... it was a time when things were looser, more individual and being "off-model" wasn't a big deal. Of course back then it was harder to find out info about your interests, or others into the things you were into. But it had a real appeal. I still prefer the way things are now - but I fondly wax nostalgic about that 70's sci-fi, and comic fan period.

Thanks Mike.