In 1996 Marvel reacquired the Star Trek license and published numerous comics spanning the Star Trek saga. They even started two original comic series of their own, and ran a cross-series story, the Telepathy War.
Marvel's first Star Trek comic series began in 1980 with a three-part adaptation of the recently released movie Star Trek: The Motion Picture; the series continued to a total of eighteen issues, finishing in 1982. The deal with Paramount restricted the writers of the comic to use only elements from the film and not anything specifically referenced in the original series. This meant there could be no sequels to or use of characters from TV episodes. However, the series did introduce for the first time McCoy's daughter Joanna, taken from the series' bible.
Early Voyages began in 1997 and ran for seventeen issues until 1998. The series was set on the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) under Captain Christopher Pike. The series began before the events of the TOS pilot episode, The Cage, presented that story from the point of view of Mia Colt and then continued on after. The series also featured a multipart story arc depicting an alternate future in the TOS movie era in which Captain Pike remained in command of the Enterprise and Enterprise-A.
Untold Voyages was a five part Star Trek: The Original Series miniseries set between Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. All five issues were written by Glenn Greenberg.
The entire series was written by Chris Cooper
The majority of the series was written by Laurie Sutton who was joined by Gwen Sutton for the last two issues. Issues 3 and 4 were written by Howard Weinstein, followed by a three part story by Ben Raab and single issue by Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton.
Following the series Marvel also released a four part Voyager miniseries also by Laurie Sutton, called Splashdown.
The first five issues each contained two stories, one TOS, one TNG. Issue 6 was part of the Telepathy War crossover event. Issue 7 was a TOS/TNG crossover story and issue 8 told three stories, one of which was a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine story. The final issues each told a single extended story, issue 9 a TOS story, issue 10 TNG.
In addition to their ongoing series Marvel produced a number of one shot stories, two of which were crossovers with their X-men franchise.
|-||Star Trek: First Contact||John Vornholt||Terry Pallot, Philip Moy & Rod Whigham||Jeff Pittarelli||November 1996|
|-||Operation Assimilation||Paul Jenkins||Steve Erwin & Terry Pallot||Hajime Sorayama||April 1997|
|-||Fragile Glass||Tom DeFalco||Mark Bagley & Larry Mahlstedt||Mark Bagley & Larry Mahlstedt||February 1997|
|-|| Telepathy War|
|Chris Cooper||Patrick Zircher & Steve Moncuse||-||November 1997|
|-||The Enemy of My Enemy||Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton||Andrew Currie & Art Nichols||-||July 1998|
|-||Star TreX||Scott Lobdell|| Marc Silvestri, Billy Tan, Anthony Winn,|
David Finch, Brian Ching, Batt,
D-Tron, Aaron Sowd, Joe Weems,
Victor Llamas, Team Tron, Jose "Jag" Guillen,
Viet Troung & Mike Manczarek
|Marc Silvestri & Batt||December 1996|
|-||Second Contact||Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton||Cary Nord & Scott Koblish|| Cary Nord & Scott Koblish|
|Star Trek comics|
|By series||DIS • EV • TOS • TNG • DS9 • Voyager • SA|
|By publisher||Gold Key • Marvel • DC • Malibu • WildStorm • TokyoPop • IDW|