Somewhat quiet for several months, our distributor shed light on what’s to come from Eaglemoss the first half of this year as it pertains to their Star Trek role call. Lots of new products were announced, covering everything from new special and larger scale starships to reference material, hard-to-find convention exclusives to graphic novels. The graphic novels represent a very nice tangential look at the Star Trek universe, essentially gorgeous, perfect bound, hard cover books that, in many instances, serve as superb compilations of previously related comics.
Three Mirror Universe standard sized starships are also being offered up, each complete with their own full-color magazine. Best of all, many of these new introductions are expected to ship shortly, and carry us through the first six months of 2017.
Never one to shy away from a challenge, Eaglemoss, the maker of the wildly popular Star Trek Starships Collection partworks series, intends to bring out an entire library of Star Trek-related graphic novels. According to the Trek Collective web site, “The fortnightly series will deliver a hardcover editions of comics drawn from the entire fifty year history of Star Trek comic publishing. The books will feature spine-art building up a single image, plus new introductory texts:
With this collection you can revisit all the classic characters and incredible art from the STAR TREK comic archives. Every edition has a specially-commissioned introduction to provide context to the story. Every book contains a number of collected comics and a bonus reprint of one of the comic archive’s classic stories.”
No word as yet who will distribute the perfect bound graphic novels here in North America. Page counts, pricing, exact content and delivery dates are also in the ether, so for now, all we can do is drool over the photos posted and hope they boldly go sooner, rather than later, before the next feature film and CBS-owned TV-series hits the large and small screens. Live long and prosper.