- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization (July 18, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1940589053
- ISBN-13: 978-1940589053
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,001,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics Paperback – July 18, 2014
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Customers who bought this item also bought
About the Author
Joseph F. Berenato obtained a B.A. in English and spent four years as the entertainment editor of The Hammonton Gazette before returning to his roots at his family's blueberry farm in Hammonton, NJ. In 2010, Joe was a contributor to Gotham City 14 Miles, and is currently under contract to author Something Strange: The Unauthorized Ghostbusters Encyclopedia and co-author It's Alive! The Complete Universal Monsters Encyclopedia, with Jim and Becky Beard. Joe is also co-editing Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes, due in 2015 from Sequart Organization. Recently Joe contributed to ATB Publishing's forthcoming TOS 109, edited by Robert Smith. An editor at Hasslein Books, Joe is a graduate student at Rowan University, and is slated to obtain a Master of Arts in Writing in 2015. You can find him at jfberenato.wordpress.com.
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $1.99 (Save 50%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
For me, some of the critics of the ST comic writers, seemed overly harsh. Have they ever written a published piece of ST fiction? It's easy to point out the plot holes thirty, forty years later. But remember, the original market for comics were children. So if some details were wrong, who are we to nitpick? But than again, pointing out inaccuracies can be part of the fun.
Some articles go into the political correctness of the Trek comics. Some points are valid, and some I would argue otherwise. The article exploring the ST comics and records made an excellent observation when Sulu was portrayed as black and Uhuru as white. Even as a child I picked up on that error, I'm glad others picked up on that as well.
"Faith of the Art: Stripping Down the Star Trek Daily Newspaper Seriels," by Dick Handly is one of the best articles, as it goes into great detail on the efforts to bring the U.S. and U.K. dailies into a collected form for the ST fan, who missed their releases the first time around. The UK Trek strips should be released shortly, so this article was very timely.
There has been a problem with fandom of having too much. When there's so many comics, CD's, DVD's, books of a certain franchise, where can one go to find the really good stories. New Life and New Civilizations made me aware of some ST comics that I may have missed and should try to track down.
If you want to know about Star Trek comic book history, Joseph Berenato's anthology is THE book for you! I had an exclusive look at NEW LIFE AND NEW CIVILIZATIONS: EXPLORING STAR TREK COMICS, (as well as, access to many of it's contributors); here's my full review: