From November 1992: More TREKness... the first issue of the second (even less successful) crack at getting a STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION comic off the ground here in the UK. This only seems to have run for a couple of issues.
MARVEL UK had the first go but misread the market by beaming out a quick-to-assemble comic full of material that fans could already find imported in their local comic shop. Buyers hoping for a TREK centric version of DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE had to wait another half-decade until Titan Magazines nailed it. The Marvel version died after only a year or so.
This incarnation, an all-reprint companion to the Classic Trek version, fared even worse. Vanishing after only a couple of issues. Clearly the casual and commited fans who were watching the series on BBC TWO and SKY ONE (and buying the CIC vids) weren't rushing to read reprints of the American comics.
I'm not a Trek aficionado but that cover does not sell this as a Next Generation title, does it? It most prominently features Spock* (original series) and makes Piccard look like an afterthought who you'd guess probably appears in a text piece/interview.ReplyDelete
(* at least I'm presuming that's Spock)