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STAR TREK Comics Timeline Project - 2251 - part 1

YEAR: 2251 - Part 1

Flesh of My Flesh
Stardate: 2252.3
Comic: Star Trek: Early Voyages #1
Publisher: Marvel
Date: Feb-1997



Synopsis:

Writers: Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton / Artists: Patrick Zircher & Greg Adams

The Enterprise is sent to investigate the disappearance of the crew from several Federation vessels and on arrival in the area encounters an unknown organic starship. The unknown creature-ship kidnaps Captain Pike and probes his memories of taking command of the Enterprise from Captain April, selecting his crew, and his first encounter with a young Vulcan cadet called Spock. Meanwhile, Spock discovers that the ship has spread a virus on board the Enterprise that is draining energy from the crew. Spock and Dr Byrce work to find a cure. A rescue team is sent to the ship to find Pike and they encounter the Ngultor, the insectoid crew, who explain that they were thrown off course in a freak warp accident and need the energy from harvesting flesh to power their ship for the long journey home. The landing team is recovered using the tractor beam and the Enterprise uses its torpedo banks to destroy the alien. However, Captain Pike, while now confident in the abilities of his new crew, feels that the victory is something of a hollow one.

The Fires of Pharos
Stardate: 2378.1
Comic: Star Trek: Early Voyages #2
Publisher: Marvel
Date: Mar-1997

Synopsis:

Writers: : Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton / Artists: Patrick Zircher & Greg Adams

Arriving at Starbase 13, the Enterprise finds itself under attack from a fleet of Klingon vessels. The Klingon commander, Kaaj, hearing of large deposits of dilithium nearby, was determined to claim the valuable haul for the Empire. But when he attacks the newly arrived Enterprise, he finds that he has severely underestimated the capabilities of Captain Pike and his crew.

Our Dearest Blood
Stardate: 2387.5
Comic: Star Trek: Early Voyages #3
Publisher: Marvel
Date: Apr-1997

Synopsis:

Writers: Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton / Artists: Patrick Zircher & Greg Adams

The crew of the USS Enterprise are invited to Rigel 7 to attend the celebrations surrounding the planet’s entrance into the United Federation of Planets. Pike and his crew are also charged with overseeing the disbanding of the Kaylar warrior caste, one of the requirements of UFP membership. However, not everyone on Rigel is as accepting of the UFP, and the crew suffer casualties when they have to overcome a group of extremists.


Nor Iron Bars A Cage
Stardate: not given
Comic: Star Trek: Early Voyages #4
Publisher: Marvel
Date: May 1997



Synopsis:

Writers: Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton / Artists: Patrick Zircher & Greg Adams

On only her second day on board the Enterprise, Yoeman Mia Colt is suddenly transported, along with Number One, into Captain Pike’s cage on Talos IV. While resisting the Talosian’s mind games, she recalls how she came to be assigned to the Enterprise, and challenges Pike’s preconceptions on his need for a new Yoeman.

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NOTES:
(1) This timeline covers Star Trek comics published in the USA and UK between 1967 to 2007 (i.e. from Gold Key to TokyoPop) - it does not include any stories from current Star Trek comics publisher IDW.
(2) Click here for the
Time Line Introduction explaining the background, definitions and considerations for this Star Trek Comics Time Line project.
(3) For more information on the history of Star Trek in comics check out my book
STAR TREK: A Comics History. now available in stores.
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