Cara Sherman Tereno

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RomulanWine.jpg Cover art by Cara Sherman Tereno for her 1970s zine Romulan Wine.

Cara Sherman Tereno was born in 1953 in the state of Nevada and died in February 1996.

She left her home state of Nevada to attend Wheelock College in Boston, then studied at the Kubert School of Comic Art in New Jersey, where she met and married Lloyd Tereno.

Professional History

Cara Sherman-Tereno was one of the few women to work in mainstream American comics. She was employed by DC, but for herself and the non-mainstream press she produced gay vampire erotica, such as 'Life With The Vampire' (drawn in 1978, published in Taboo in 1989). Cara died of leukemia in February 1996, aged 44.

Romulan Wine

"Cara published a fanzine called Romulan Wine which was basically dedicated to Star Trek, of which she (and I as well) were big fans [...] She had asked me if I was interested in writing and penciling a strip, and she'd revise and ink it, and we wanted something in the Star Trek fashion. I wrote a story about Ancient Vulcan, the main character of which was a chieftain named Mort III. Cara loved it, but was afraid that Gene Roddenberry might not approve, so she wrote him several times, and eventually, he did indeed approve of the script and even gave his blessing, making it an authorized part of Vulcan History. She published it in two-parts in her fanzine, and, to my knowledge, it was the first time anything in comic strip format referring to Ancient Vulcan was ever published. The one precedent we set in the storyline? The sun on Vulcan rose from the West." -Dave Puckett

Romulan Wine is a gen Star Trek: TOS anthology of fiction and articles. Issue 5 is called The Porno Issue and is explicit het.

Issue 1

Romulan Wine 1

  • High Council by Cara Sherman (article)
  • The Fiendish Offendie Affair (Part 1) by Cara Sherman

Issue 2

Romulan Wine 2 was published in 1971 and contains 91 pages.

  • High Council by Cara Sherman (article)
  • Johnny Banana Seed
  • The Fiendish Offendie Affair (Part 2) by Cara Sherman
  • Star Retch by P. O'Keefe
  • High Council Guest Editorial by B. Westbrook (article)

Issue 3


Romulan Wine 3 was published in 1971 and contains 85 pages.

  • High Council by Cara Sherman (article)
  • Quack by Cara Sherman (article)
  • Crony the Barbarian by D. McDonnell
  • Sunn of Star Retch by P. O'Keefe
  • The Pusher by B. Rupp
  • Origin of Peter Sunn by Cara Sherman
  • Kraith (review) by Cara Sherman (article)
  • DTFF Convention by Cara Sherman (article)

Issue 4

Romulan Wine 4 was published 1972 and contains 114 pages.

  • High Council by Cara Sherman (article)
  • Quack by Cara Sherman (article)
  • Tanel of Darthang by M. Coburn
  • Romu lans: The Empire Papers by K. Nickel
  • Planet of the Frogs by Cara Sherman
  • Lt. West of the W.A.S.P. by J.P. Moore
  • The Maltese Vulcan (Part 1) by Cara Sherman
  • Sakenn by Cara Sherman
  • Feminism in Science Fiction by Cara Sherman (article)

Issue 5


Romulan Wine 5 is explicit het and called The Porno Issue. It contains 100 pages.

  • High Council by Cara Sherman (article)
  • Quack by Cara Sherman (article)
  • May You Always Have Interesting Dreams by A. Falkowitz
  • Star Sex by A. Kasanoff
  • Three Lay-Spock Vignettes by Paula Smith
  • The Maltese Vulcan (Part 2) by Cara Sherman
  • O.G.M.L., or Why Bomulans Don't Take Prisoners by Cara Sherman
  • Species Jokes

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