This wasn't a one-off joke issue; it was the big debut of the new Star Trek line. Marvel actually doubled down on this insane premise, releasing not just a comic but a full-length novel about the X-Men meeting the Next Generation crew, which even highlighted the similarities between Captain Picard and Prof. Xavier two years before Patrick Stewart would play both parts.
Pocket BooksFrench? Things are turning dangerously slash fiction-y ...
Of course, all of these pale in comparison to the best Star Trek series of all time: a webcomic about the abject crappiness of Chief O'Brien's life.
Spider-Man's Co-Creator Drew A Comic About Chuck Norris ... Like, The Real Chuck Norris
The late Steve Ditko is best remembered as the co-creator of Spider-Man and generally being a Marvel Comics legend. After feuding with Stan Lee, Ditko "abruptly" left Marvel in 1966, and went to work on ... well, a bunch of intensely objectivist comics and some other not-very-Spider-Man-like stuff.
In 1979, the reclusive Ditko returned to Marvel, but wasn't exactly given the best gigs. After working on an adaptation of the Micronauts toy line, Ditko was handed the assignment to draw ... Chuck Norris. Not a character based on Chuck Norris, but a comic series starring the real guy, Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos.
Marvel ComicsIn the '80s, everyone walked around with logos of their initials on their chest.