Gimme That Star Trek Ep.18: Len Wein's Gold Key Comics

In September of 2017, comic book legend Len Wein passed away. Siskoid and Comic Reflections' Nicholas Prom pay tribute to the man and his work by way of his short but appreciable run on Gold Key's Star Trek comic book series, his issues perhaps the best that title ever had to offer.

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Highlights from Len Wein's run of Gold Key's Star Trek comics (issues 9-16), with art by Alberto Giolitti, issues 10 though 16 featuring covers by George Wilson.
From "The Legacy of Lazarus", the 45th President of the United States:
Throughout the series, Giolitti seemed to think the nacelles were thrusters.
From "Scepter of the Sun", something Star Trek V never managed to do.
An antagonist that feels familiar in "The Brain Shockers":
A beautiful page from that same issue:
Pirate swipes from "The Flight of the Buccaneer" in Marvel's Star Trek #18 (writer J.M DeMatteis and swipe extraordinaire Joe Brozowski):
Toy robot action in "Dark Traveler":
"The Enterprise Mutiny" features a wonderful, poetic shot of the ship caught in... something.
That issue and the next, "Museum a t the End of Time", features off-model Klingons... well as a weird puppy dog.
Wein's last story, "Day of the Inquisitors", introduces the Enterprise's PR officer, Miss Claire.
And also stars a Justice League villain.
"Star Trek Theme" by Alexander Courage, with the Irredeemable Shagg on vocals. End theme: "Deep Space Nine Theme" by Dennis McCarthy.

Bonus clips from: "Star Trek Gold Key Theater" on YouTube channel startcomicbookreview (they sadly never did a Len Wein issue); "Monty Python's Flying Circus" Season 2, episode 2, starring Michael Palin.

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