Detailed information on Star Trek comic strips was researched by Rich Handley. Most of this information was published in Star Trek Communicator #121 and is duplicated here with his generous permission. IDW Publishing will begin reprinting the strips Fall 2012 in Star Trek: The Newspaper Strip.
Star Trek, a newspaper comic strip syndicated by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, was published from December 2, 1979 until December 3, 1983. Six daily b&w strips were provided each week. The four-color Sunday strip was made available in half-page standard, third-page standard, quarter-page standard, full-page-tabloid and half-page tab sizes. The Sunday strip recapped the daily story line. The number and names of newspapers syndicating the strip is unknown.
Writer/artist Thomas Warkentin was aided by Ron Harris, Mark Rice, Dan Spiegle, Duke Riley, Kurt Warkentin, and someone named Yang. Ron Harris was aided by Thomas Warkentin, Paul Chadwick, Terry Robinson, Alan Munro, and Laurie Newell. Warkentin ghost-illustrated the final week of Harris' run. Ernie Colón was aided by Alfredo Alcala and Serc Soc. The latter may have been a pen-name. Brief summaries of the twenty story arcs follow. Rosemarie Warkentin provided titles for her husband's untitled strips.
Handley, Rich. Forgotten Frontiers: Revisiting the Star Trek comic strips, Star Trek Communicator 121, Feb/Mar 1999, pp 6,68-72,80.
Handley, Rich. The Four Color Frontier, Star Trek Magazine #122, Aug/Sep 2005, pp 66-71.
Handley, Rich. Forgotten Frontiers, Comics International Star Trek Special 2009, pp 20-23.
Holtz, Allan. Stripper's Guide: Obscurity of the Day: Star Trek
Memory Alpha: Star Trek Comic Strips (US)
Porter, Alan J. Star Trek: A comics history. Neshannock, PA: Hermes Press, 2009. ISBN 1-932563-35-0
Roby, Steven J. Complete Starfleet Library - Star Trek: The Lost Books: The Wristwatch Plantation