Captain James T. Kirk and Commander Spock appeared in all of the stories. The Whitman label replaced the Gold Key imprint at that time as the comics could no longer be found on the newsstands, but in department, variety, and grocery stores. stand issues. Note Price Sticker pre-dates printed version, Star Trek Gold Key #16, 6p UK Also known as Whitman Comics, Gold Key operated from 1962 to 1984. Under $7.00 - apply Price filter. CGC 7.5. cover 15 cent cover version. Volume 3 Tags: Star Trek. Thus the comics could easily depict all types of interesting alien life-forms, but for some reason All B&W Pages. The comics series wasn't constrained by special make-up budgets like the television series. Version South Pacific Publications. Portrait of an artist: Alberto Giolitti. South Pacific Publications Limited Hong Kong, Philippines On July 23, 2012, Classic Media was acquired by DreamWorks Animation for $155 million and renamed DreamWorks Classics. , Editor Chase Craig stated that Gold Key would launch titles with Hanna-Barbera characters with direct adaptations of episodes of the program because "[t]he studio had approval rights and the people there could get pointlessly picky about the material ... but they rarely bothered looking at any issue after the first few. white. Patrol; Turok: Son of Stone; The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor; Dagar the Invincible; Boris Karloff's Tales of Mystery; Space Family Robinson; Flash Gordon; the Jesse Marsh drawn Tarzan; , Eventually arrangements were made to distribute these releases to the nascent national network of comic book stores. #1 Aug 1976 15 Cent CGC 9.4, Star Trek gold Key # 3 The Gold Key series of STAR TREK comics was concerned with the adventures of the crew of the Federation Starship Enterprise under the command of Captain James Kirk. Reprints Gold Key Star Trek #9-16 in color with cover reproductions. ISBN 1933160144, trade pb, 200 pp. Because they weren't CGC 8.0. Some comics in this series were published with US and UK price variants, pin-up photos, and the Whitman logo. Originally they were illustr… have painted covers. Back Cover. Star Trek: The Enterprise Logs Price. variants with pictures on the back cover as well. Gold Key and Whitman Issues with Variants and Foreign Reprints. Whitman 3-pack Gold Key and Whitman Issues with Variants and Foreign Reprints.  It was also the first company to publish comic books based upon the NBC series Star Trek. Ad 36 pgs., full color. In four separate issues (#5, #8, #41 and 50) the alien people encountered looked exactly The cover images below link to a page in this site dedicated to that particular issue. Possible pre-courser to the future 15 cent news Perhaps you know that by early 1980 our comics were only being distributed in bagged sets of three. Enterprise which operated under the auspices of the United Federation of Planets' Starfleet. Mighty Samson. besides price. Gold Key comics were published by Western Publishing, a company with an interesting and confusing history. It also lost the rights to publish Star Trek-based comic books to Marvel Comics just prior to the revival of the franchise via Star Trek: The Motion Picture, with the final Gold Key-published Star Trek title being issued in March 1979. Photos of Spock and a bottom view of the Enterprise on the cover. Hoping to make their comics more like traditional children's books, they initially eliminated panel line-borders, using just the panel, with its ink and artwork evenly edged but not bordered by a "container" line.  By 1977 many of the company's series had been cancelled and the surviving titles featured more reprinted material, although Gold Key was able to obtain the rights to publish a comic book series based upon Buck Rogers in the 25th Century between 1979 and 1981. like bald caucasian humans. These three dozen or so alien races seen in the 61 issues of the Gold Key series , In the late 1970s, the distribution of comic books on spinners and racks at newsstands, drug stores and supermarkets continued, but Western also sold packs of three comics in a plastic bag to toy and department stores, airports, and bus/train stations, "as well as other outlets that weren't conducive to conventional comic racks".  In April 2016, the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation (owner of DreamWorks Classics) by NBCUniversal was announced. Commander Spock: Psycho-File. Novaro #1143, May 25, 1976, Spanish color reprint of Vntg 1968 Gold Key STAR TREK #2 Comic Book & … CGC 9.4, Star Trek Gold Key #18, 20 cent adventures of the crew of the Federation Starship Enterprise under the command Writers included George Kashdan, Arnold Drake and Len Wein. Star Trek gold Key # 9 They were packaged in plastic bags containing five comics each and were sold at gas stations and various eateries. Proofs (Dummy) for Issue Number 2. The Gold Key series of STAR TREK comics was concerned with the adventures of the crew of the starship U.S.S.