Dark Horse Comics launched their line of Star Trek adult coloring books in 2016, joining the growing trend that has been escalating into big business in the print release marketplace over the past few years.

Dark Horse’s first two volumes – one for the Original Series, and one for The Next Generation – arrived in late December, each with 45 different illustrations from each series for fans to color as accurately (or inaccurately!) as they please.

Dark Horse’s first STAR TREK coloring books, released in December 2016.

Following the success of those two books, Dark Horse has announced that each book will see a sequel later this year, with dozens more series-specific images for fans to complete.

From their press release:

Dark Horse Releases Second Volumes for Star Trek Fans

Following the out-of-this-world success of 2016’s Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book and Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book, Dark Horse is excited to announce two more volumes for Star Trek fans to enjoy: Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book — Where No Man Has Gone Before and Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book — Continuing Missions.

Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book — Where No Man Has Gone Before contains forty-five brand-new black-and-white images from the second two seasons of the classic science-fiction series.

Printed on high-quality stock, each illustration offers an array of diverse detail to color as faithfully or as wildly as fans choose, and is single sided to avoid unsightly bleed-through. Juann Cabal (Elektra), Will Conrad (Angel & Faith), Gabriel Guzmán (Kull, Mass Effect: Discovery), and Derlis Santacruz (Tomb Raider) create the gorgeous artwork, and Gabriel Guzmán’s art is featured on the cover.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book — Continuing Missions features forty-five brand-new colorable images from seasons 4 through 7 of the fan-favorite science-fiction series.

The illustrations include unique, highly detailed black-and-white illustrations inspired by unforgettable episodes, like “Darmok,” “The Inner Light,” and “Chain of Command.” Juann Cabal, Gabriel Guzmán, Bill Mudron (Calla Cthulhu), and Shea Standefer bring the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D to life. Gabriel Guzmán’s art is also featured on the cover.

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While Dark Horse hasn’t yet released preview images of the scenes found in their two new volumes, they’re likely to be similar in accuracy and complexity as the artwork from the first round of books – featuring intricate scenes right out of the television episodes.

Sample pages from 2016’s STAR TREK adult coloring book.
Sample pages from 2016’s STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION adult coloring book.

Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book — Where No Man Has Gone Before is scheduled for release in September, with Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book — Continuing Missions following in October.

You can buy the 2016 editions – and preorder 2017’s sequels – through the links below.

TOS Coloring Book: Vol. 1


TOS Coloring Book: Vol. 2


TNG Coloring Book: Vol. 1


TNG Coloring Book: Vol. 2


  • The Amazon link for TNG coloring book #2 is correct, but you’ve illustrated it with the picture of TOS coloring book #1.

  • The Science Fiction Oracle

    Whose that bald woman posing as Picard?

    😉

  • Quonk

    Am I the only one who finds this a bit silly? Well, I suppose not.
    To be fair though, the line art pictures can be considered pieces of art in their own right. They look a bit campy but still quite beautiful.

    • Pedro Ferreira

      I don’t know, I feel kind of guilty to want to pick up an adult colouring book.

  • Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra

    This looks kinda cool, actually. I’ll definitely be picking these up. I really hope they do DS9 editions in the future.

  • Pedro Ferreira

    “Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book — Continuing Missions features forty-five brand-new colorable images from seasons 4 through 7 of the fan-favorite science-fiction series.” Erm, one of the sample images is from Season 2. Does the PR people know what they’re selling?

    • The sample images are from the first books, as noted in the caption.

      • Pedro Ferreira

        Okay thanks for the correction. I thought that was weird.

  • Locutus

    Coloring is a fairly brainless activity that can really clear your head. I took up coloring for a while last year and found it a wonderful stress reliever. Of course, I was dissapointed not to find any Star Trek coloring books! I found a few line drawings on the internet, but these books look great.