Gold Key produced the first Star Trek Comics in 1967 (after issue 20 they mostly switch over to Whitman Comics). The first few covers contain still-photos mixed with some artistic rendering. Eventually they ditch the photos. Either way, both versions are beautifully done. The cover art later on (mostly by George Wilson) is amazing, as is the interior art (mostly by Alberto Giolitti). The depictions of the crew members are about as spot on as it gets.
first handful of these comics were made mostly by Italians who had
never even seen the show. Because of this, there are many
inconsistencies and these comics are generally considered non-canon.
Some problems are; wrong uniform colors, Spock is too human, Scotty
looks Aryan, they say stuff like - "up the periscope", "fire ray guns"
and "teleportation chamber". Kirk talks like Robin from the old Batman
show, using phrases like "Galloping Galaxies!" The Enterprise brings
heavy machinery down to planets, like dump truck and excavators?? In
one comic, a crewman unleashes evil ghosts by accidentally opening the
wrong door while searching for toilet paper?!?!