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STAR TREK CLASSIC RELAUNCH by Jerome-K-Moore STAR TREK CLASSIC RELAUNCH by Jerome-K-Moore
Comic Book Cover Art, DC Comics, STAR TREK. Pencil, Ink, Brush, Pen, Opaque gouache.

DC regained its license to publish TREK after the success of THE VOYAGE HOME, something I had anticipated. There was the rumor of a Star Trek 5, directed by William Shatner, but thankfully, Paramount decided never to let that proposed film ever get to the screen. LOL!!

My idea for the first issue return was to render an image reminescent of the LAST issue cover, which I had illustrated years before. This was very "inside," and I didn't really expect anyone to get it except my editor, and the more observant Trek comic fans.
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Inspiration also came from George Pérez's first-issue cover for Trek long ago, with the one-point perspective space-warp streaks, and I used the image of Enterprise from the conclusion of the first motion picture, where the beloved starship slowly sails majestically toward the viewer. Endings, and new beginnings. I was mindful to update the ship's new serial number, appended with "A."
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StasiuWong Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  New Deviant Professional General Artist
While we shouldn't judge (comic) books by their covers, as with the previous Trek issue you prove that a non-representational 'movie poster' arrangement is more attractive. I didn't like the covers of the Sweeney storyline later in the year, different artist not withstanding.
But you did your job, and made me a Star Trek comic book collector, starting with this issue!
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VictorHugo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Garn! I also have this issue :)
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TheWon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Only to be topped by this cover! You were born to draw Star Trek!
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Kapplin7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
When's it's launch?
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SciFiFan2013 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Mr. Moore, thank you for your work, I have this very issue and I really enjoyed your artwork and the way you truly captured the characters and the universe they lived in. I have the entire run of the volume this came from and no one since has drawn the Trek universe like you have.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I appreciate your kind words. :D
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Boreinotwilight Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Chekov: "Was I ever that young?"
Kirk: "No, you were younger."
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Uneven movie, that one. And definitely NOT the proper way for Captain Kirk to go out.
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Rictor-Riolo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
BRILLIANT! Just brilliant!
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arionquill Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Filmographer
This cover has a really great cinematic feel. And I envy your skill with inking - the renderings of the characters and the enterprise are spot-on!
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much!
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KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Awesome~~~~~
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beetnek Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
I stumbled upon this page by accident, but I'm glad I did! This is the first comic I ever owned, and I specifically remember being drawn in by the cover image. I just wanted to say thanks and that you're the absolute best!
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much for the gracious comments. I was privileged to be involved with DC's Star Trek back then, but I really had no idea what it might also mean to others. I'm glad you stumbled by as well!
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judittondora Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow!
Amazing O__o
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TheStupidCupid Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student Artist
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Canduterio Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Pretty cool book.
In Spain we got some issues of these series in tomes. The tome 1 had this as a cover.
Very entertaining comics.
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Tophertron Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Lord I remember seeing this cover in a movie memorabilia magazine *years* ago - and it's always remained one of favourite Trek images of all time. THANKYOU!!
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*saves as desktop* :D
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aaronlfletch Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
wicked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
did we get this in england?????
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LoveTHYconan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007
:wow: insane!!! the detail! it's crazy beautiful! how come you're so amazing? :+favlove:
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Rangerer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
I think the old Star Trek is the best Star Trek. Simply. Perhaps Voyager is good, but not the best, perhaps Jean-Luc is good, but not the best. The best are Kirk, Spock, McCoy and rest of the Enterprise team.

Nice work, very good I think! :clap:
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XCBDH Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
Dude! Now I remember how I caught wind of your gallery in the first place, it was these insane Star Trek renders! Great stuff man! You would make my Trekkie brother proud (I'm only half-Trekkie, cuz if they decided to give Picard a light saber I'd consider that canon). You wield your pen with much confidence, what do you use for the white touches?

Oh yeah, and have you seen Nichelle Nichols these days?! Man, they're all so OLD now, it's kinda sad. But hey, at least they got to live in a future we ourselves may not get to see.
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TonyDennison Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
wow. very effective use of positive and negative space in the background-- and it doesn't overwhelm the more finely executed detail of the figures in the foreground.

uh. gotskilz? :-)
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MutantPenguin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
Many moons ago, before Star Trek 6 came out, I was at a horse show (not by my own chosing have you) and I was pretty much bored out of my head. That's when they announced that Willian Shatner would be showing his horse. I perked up and thought, 'Thee William Shatner!?' I was far enough away that I wouldn't have know who it was had they not announced it. But then the host gave him an introduction and asked Bill that now that he's a director what would he rather give up, horses or directing. With my hand slightly over my mouth, I coughed "Directing!!!... *ahem*... "

And nice pic BTW. Did you always use photos or did you do them from memory?
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Shatner is an avid rider and master horseman, a fact he showed off to great effect in STAR TREK: GENERATIONS. He keeps a stable in Burbank, not far from WB studios. Yes, his direction of STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER left much to be desired. But some of the blame also lies at the feet of Paramount, due to the success of Nimoy's TREK IV. The humor inherent in that film's success led to the awkwardly misplaced comedy in Trek V, although I personally feel that the story itself was flawed from inception.

I have a vast library of Trek reference that I collected through the years independent of my doing any Trek illustrations. But this library came in handy when I was hired to draw the Trek covers. Why WOULDN'T I use it? Occasionally, I did augment the photo reference with my own knowledge of anatomy, as well as my memory of the specific characters and actors I was rendering (how they moved, and other identifiable characteristics), just as I've done on Harry Potter, Wizard of Oz, and other likeness-oriented properties. The make-or-break in the likeness "game" is when the artist has to depart from photography and his/her reliance on reference becomes evident. Too many times a specific shot just isn't available, and you have to use your imagination to fill in gaps.
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MutantPenguin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
In everything you've posted so far, Harry Potter, Oz, ST, the likeness are done so well. I was just wondering if you were able to do it by memory after a while. Either way, your skills are top-notch. Even in the very simplified picture of Dorthy you posted, the likeness is unmistakable.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, Penguin. It's not as easy as it looks. And yes, to some degree memory can be a great aid. Even in caricature, which is also difficult to do, if not MOREso, familiarity feeds the contempt! LOL!! I've known people for many years, and have been able to render a dead-on caricature staring at nothing but a blank piece of paper. The "Grenades: Mikey" drawing in my gallery is one such example. I know Mikey so well that the caricature practically drew itself! LOL!
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LD6 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
O.O God, I love the original Trek. KHAAAAN! Heh, heh. great work, as always.
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nikgenotiva Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
:w00t: Simply put, this one was a very powerful cover art! Great job, Mr. J Moore man!!!
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, Mr. D. F. C. Genotiva man!
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ElDavisimo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Great job on the likenesses!
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Gracias, El Magnifico!
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LeviSke Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
I've gone back through my books and your covers stick out like a sore thumb now. :) Was the editor pushing the other cover artist to do covers like yours? It seems like every other cover thats not yours is someone trying to make it look like yours.
Glad you posted this one. :)
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Umm... I don't recall what the fill-in cover artists did, or whether they were pushed to mimic what I was doing. I just followed my own path.

The fact that my covers 'stick out like a sore thumb' to you is certainly an unpleasant image, but I think I know what you mean. lol I appreciate the left-handed compliment. Thank you.
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LeviSke Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Sorry, should have used a better analogy.
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