Recently, I purchased a lot of STAR TREK comics (TOS and TNG) at the Birmingham ICE event. I picked up the ones DC published in the 80s and 90s, some of them for less than a quid.
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I have to say, judging by the letters pages, I would not have chosen to be a STAR TREK comic editor.
Some of the letters cannot resist pedantry. The letters which praise the stories cannot resist a subtle dig or back-handed compliment ("I enjoyed everything, all good, etc, etc. But before I end, I must just point out that you made a mistake with Picard's collar pip in panel 5, page 10."). It seems 80% negative.
In one issue, the editor even pointed out that, unlike fans of other comic properties, TREK fans seem to want *every* panel to be perfect.
Criticism is fine. Constructive criticism is better. I find most superhero comics had a balance. But it seems that with the letters in the TOS and TNG comics are almost all negativity. It was depressing. Even the most positive letters could not resist a complaint at the end. Even within praise, there was a subtle dig or back-handed compliment there.
I have never read anything like it.
Are Trekkies, particularly those who read comics, even more pedantic and anal than fans of non-Trek comics?