It’s Star Trek Week and Sci-Fi Week at Sequart!

Star Trek Into Darkness (final U.S. poster)With Star Trek into Darkness debuting later this week, Sequart is proud to feature two back-to-back weeks of themed content: Star Trek Week and Sci-Fi Week.

Beginning tomorrow (Monday, 13 May), we’ll begin a week in which we’ll be running pieces here at Sequart.org related to Star Trek comics.

While Star Trek is primarily known as a TV and movie franchise, it’s had a long history in comics — one that goes back to when the original series was still on the air. Star Trek comics have been published almost continuously since 1967, as long as many celebrated super-heroes — albeit at several different publishers. And just like those super-hero comics, Star Trek comics have changed radically with the times, demonstrating their versatility.

The day after Star Trek Week ends (on Monday, 20 May), we’ll begin a week in which we’ll be running pieces on various sci-fi comics.

These won’t be super-hero comics with science-fiction elements. Comics come in all genres — exactly like any other medium — and it’s important to spotlight this. Science fiction has a long history in comics, which can exploit the medium’s “unlimited budget” relative to TV or cinema. Too many have been lost, or received too little attention, in the medium’s history. We can’t rectify that completely in one week, but we can perhaps make a little dent — one that celebrates both the comics medium and the sci-fi genre.

Best of all, during Sci-Fi Week, we’ll be publishing multiple pieces every single day, all week long, for the first time in our history. It’ll be almost like a virtual comics convention — one massive celebration of the diversity of sci-fi comics.

These two weeks are a real experiment for us. We’ve never done a themed week before, let alone two such weeks — or a week like Sci-Fi Week, with so much content! Appropriately enough, we’re boldly going where we’ve never gone before.

We really hope you’ll enjoy the results. If you do, please support this experiment by sharing what we’re doing with your friends. It’s all been a lot of work for us, and what we really want are readers — who will hopefully stick around and join the cause for examining comics as a legitimate form of art.

Thank you so much for reading — and for your support!

Star Trek Into Darkness

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Organization. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), he obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. In 2011, he founded Martian Lit, which publishes creative work, including his comic book Martian Comics. He currently lives in Illinois.

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4 Comments

  1. Rob Sweet says:

    It may fall into the category of shameless plugging, but I don’t care, my blog is new and can use the hits. I also did a Star Trek week when the movie came out…find it and more here:

    http://www.fourcolorcult.com

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