On Star Trek Comics Crossovers

Comic book crossovers. They happen all the time. Fans love ’em.

Why not for Star Trek? We’ve had two–the two X-Men crossovers by Marvel in the mid-90s. But what of other possibilities?

I’ve wanted to read a Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes comic crossover since the Giffen/Bierbaum era of the Legion, which would put us somewhere around 1989. It would have to have the Time Trapper, Darkseid, Waverider, the 29th-century Timefleet, the two Dominions, and Mon-El. Total absolute fanwank, but I’d eat that like ice cream.

The Voyager comic crossover I hoped for would have been Voyager versus Galactus. In the far reaches of the Delta Quadrant the Voyager detects the faint distress signal of a distant Talaxian colony, under attack by Borg forces. Janeway wants to investigate, even though the message came by radio, and Tuvok places the signal’s origin at a world light-years away, meaning that Voyager would be years too late to do anything, yet Janeway persists in her decision to investigate. When Voyager arrives, they find a world totally Borgified. Neelix thinks that his people can be saved, Janeway thinks it is now too late, and then the 24th-century Herald of Galactus arrives and announces that this Borg world is to be Galactus’ next meal. (I’m not up on my Guardians of the Galaxy continuity, so I have no frelling idea who Galactus’ herald would be at this point in Marvel Universe history. Where’s Kurt Busiek when you need him?) Suddenly Janeway finds herself between the Borg and Galactus, and it’s not going to be pretty.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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