"When We Were Trekkies #1: Stardate Zero" by Joe Sikoryak
A (mostly) true graphic memoir of cosplay, conventions and genre fandom from a time and place undreamt of: 1970s New York City. WWWT follows the exploits of five bridge-and-tunnel kids who imagine a magical realm where starship captains, interplanetary goddesses and comic book monsters can co-exist and thrive. But first, they need to get permission from Mom to stay out past curfew.
When We Were Trekkies is created by Joe Sikoryak, whose experiences at the first Star Trek, Famous Monsters and Comic Art conventions are the basis of this eight-part series. The story he tells blends awkward adolescence, nerdish spectacle and a generous spirit of adventure. While certain details are fictionalized, the costumes, festivities and unbridled passions are completely authentic.
5.5” x 8.5”, 20 pages. $4
Duotone cover on 100# gloss, b&w interior. Saddle stitched