13 COVERS: A WILLIAM SHATNER Birthday Celebration

TREK TUESDAYS BONUS: The good captain turns 85.

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Cyberspace, the Final Frontier. These are the Trek Tuesday voyages of the website 13th Dimension. Its ongoing mission: to explore strange new stories about Star Trek, to seek out new angles and new ideas every week, to boldly go where plenty of people have gone before, but in a funky, fresh, interesting way…

Wow, William Shatner is 85!

Anyway, y’know how we started TREK TUESDAYS just a couple weeks ago? Well, the man who would be Kirk was born March 22, 1931 — and this year, it turns out his birthday’s a Tuesday!

Life is good.

Here are 13 COVERS to celebrate, as we do in this sector. Also, in case you missed it, here’s Shatner talking about Leonard Nimoy and his own time in the captain’s chair.

Don’t see your fave Kirk cover? That’s cool. Just add yours in the comments below or in whatever social-media thread you found this!

Michael Stribling

Michael Stribling

Howard Chaykin

Howard Chaykin

Neal Adams

Neal Adams

John Byrne photomontage

John Byrne photomontage

Alden McWilliams?

Alden McWilliams?

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Tom Sutton/Ricardo Villagran

Tom Sutton/Ricardo Villagran

Joe Corroney

Joe Corroney

Neal Adams

Neal Adams

Sutton/Villagran

Sutton/Villagran

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Greatest Kirk cover ever?

Greatest Kirk cover ever?

Stribling

Stribling

Cover images and credits (mostly) from the staccato-speaking Grand Comics Database.

 

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Shatner is, has been, and always will be the man to me. Can’t even describe to you how important to me!

    I saw him on his 82nd birthday 3 yrs ago at his one man show in Dallas. Was right in the orchestra pit. I literally could have reached up and touched him. Best seats I’ve ever had for a show, and as a musician I’ve sat in the pit lots of times.

    Happy birthday Shatner! Long live!

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  2. I think the Cover you questioned was Alden McWilliams is Ernie Colon Pencils… maybe Inks.

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