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When I read the new Star Trek comics (for the Kelvin timeline) I wondered only one thing: How canon are they? (in regards to the film-series)

  • I've reopened. Although this is superficially a dupe of the other trek canonicity question, this one specifically asks how canon they are (and by extension, why) which the dupe doesn't cover, other than to state that they are canon. – Valorum Aug 19 '16 at 20:54
  • ok good point there (wasn't sure myself if that would be different enough). – Thomas Aug 19 '16 at 21:02
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    I’d say about five. They’re five canon. – Paul D. Waite Aug 20 '16 at 12:31
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They're considered canon.

Like the Countdown comics from 2009, the current ongoing Star Trek comics are considered canon. This means Gary Mitchell is out for Cumberbatch’s Star Trek 2 villain. (It also means Landru is out too, but we don’t hear anyone crying about that one.)

Straight from Roberto Orci: Current Trek Comics are Canon!

And the quote from the actual interview:

Roberto Orci: OK, based on that then with you Anthony Pascale as a witness, I hereby declare anything that we oversee to be canon.

Exclusive: Orci Says Star Trek TV Talks Getting Real + Declares Movie Tie-in Comics & Game As Canon

See also: Are There Levels of Canon in Star Trek, Like in Star Wars?

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