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STAR TREK Comics Timeline Project - 2263 - Part 4

2263

Mr. Oracle
Stardate: not given
Comic: Star Trek #46
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: August 1977

Synopsis:

Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alden McWilliams

The Enterprise discovers a planet where the sensor readings suggest an advanced civilization, yet the landing party are met by primitive beings and locked in a cell. Spock discovers that the cell is a test and figures out the puzzle that unlocks the cell and leads to the hidden underground civilization (yes, another one!). It appears that the civilization is managed by a supercomputer, and that the people have forgotten how to do even the most basic tasks. They are aware they need to leave their planet, whose sun is about to go nova, but they don't have any spacecraft. They agree to go onboard the Enterprise only if the entire knowledge of their civilization stored in the computer can be transferred into Spock's brain. Amazingly, Spock agrees to the procedure and emerges with a giant head! The super-brained Spock uses his new knowledge to trick the people's leader into exposing his treacherous plans. With the leader disgraced, Spock uses an advanced version of the Vulcan mind-meld to share the knowledge from the computer between three other leaders. His head reverts to normal size, and the leaders use their newly imbued knowledge to start to build the spaceships they need.

The Planet of No Life
Stardate: not given
Comic: Star Trek #50
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: January 1978

Synopsis:



Writer: George Kashdan / Artist: Alden McWilliams

Sequel to Star Trek #41 (Gold Key)
While investigating a radioactive planet, the crew of the Enterprise is shocked to find that it is inhabited by "The Evictors" (from issue #41). The Evictors themselves have split into two factions: The Builders who want to stay and build on this new planet, and The Returners who still wish to resettle on their ancient home world. The Returners blame Kirk for their current plight and are determined to kill him. The Returners try to influence a young Starfleet officer to do their dirty work, but he turns on them, killing their leader and saving Kirk. The Enterprise starts the process of cleaning up the radiation-soaked soil and planting new vegetation, leaving The Builders with the knowledge and tools to make themselves a new home.

A World Against Itself
Stardate: 7235.3
Comic: Star Trek #55
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: September 1978

Synopsis:

Writer: Arnold Drake / Artist: Alden McWilliams

Spock and Scotty are sent to mediate on a world that has been suffering from a 200-year-old civil war. When both are captured and exposed to a brain-change machine, they switch personalities. Scotty becomes a champion of logical science; Spock, a man of raw and violent emotion. The two officers end up leading the opposing armies into battle. After Kirk arrives, he proposes that the war be solved by having Spock and Scotty battle each other to the death in an arena. At the height of the battle, as Spock goes to kill Scotty, the brain-change wears off and the two men revert to their usual personalities. Seeing their two battle leaders suddenly at peace with each other, the armies follow suit.

Spore of the Devil
Stardate: 1929.51
Comic: Star Trek #57
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: November 1978

Synopsis:



Writer: Arnold Drake / Artist: Alden McWilliams

The Enterprise arrives at the planet Jodarr to attend the coronation of the Emperor Ledoy, who has managed to unite the 50 warring kingdoms. However, his rule seems to be one of cruelty and oppression. The landing party discovers that Ledoy is receiving advice and guidance from a mysterious wizard known as the Great Vrunon. Spock's investigations uncover that Vrunon is in fact a bio-energy alien stranded on the planet since childhood who is trying to use his influence to fast-track the planet's technology so they can fix his ship. Spock befriends Vrunon and helps him uncover artifacts from his ship so that he can prepare to continue his journey. Vrunon convinces Ledoy that he now has the knowledge to lead Jodarr into the future without needing to use cruelty.

Brain Damaged Planet
Stardate: 3315.5
Comic: Star Trek #58
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: December 1978

Synopsis:

Writer: George Kashdan / Artist: Alden McWilliams

The Enterprise is sent to investigate a populated asteroid where the inhabitants appear to be suffering from Akwoods Syndrome, a viral infection that produces temporary insanity and bursts of violent behavior. When McCoy's antidote fails to work on the inhabitants, the ship’s sensors show that it isn't the people that are infected, but the asteroid itself, for at its center is a giant living brain. Kirk and McCoy beam into the asteroid’s core to administer a specially strengthened version of the antidote right into the virus attacking the planet's brain.

To Err is Vulcan
Stardate: not given
Comic: Star Trek #59
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: January 1979

Synopsis:



Writer: Arnold Drake / Artist: Alden McWilliams

The Enterprise is sent to investigate a populated asteroid where the inhabitants appear to be suffering from Akwoods Syndrome, a viral infection that produces temporary insanity and bursts of violent behavior. When McCoy's antidote fails to work on the inhabitants, the ship’s sensors show that it isn't the people that are infected, but the asteroid itself, for at its center is a giant living brain. Kirk and McCoy beam into the asteroid’s core to administer a specially strengthened version of the antidote right into the virus attacking the planet's brain.

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(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
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(3) For more information on the history of Star Trek in comics check out my book
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STAR TREK Comics Timeline Project - 2263 - Part 1

[CORRECTION: The last two stories listed in the previous entry "The Brain Shockers" (Gold Key: Star Trek #11) and "Flight of the Buccaneers" (Gold Key: Star Trek #12) actually take place in 2264, not 2262. The correct entries for the last two stories set in 2262 should have been:
- "Enterprises Mutiny" (Gold Key: Star Trek #14)
- Uhura's Story (DC Comics: Star Trek #30) ]

2263

The Cosmic Cavemen
Stardate: 19:24.3
Comic: Star Trek #17
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: February 1973

Synopsis:



Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti (& Giovanni Ticci?)

A landing party from the Enterprise beams down to the newly discovered plant Neesan, where they find that the local inhabitants are only at a stone-age level of development. Despite trying to follow the Prime Directive and stay unobserved, the landing party is attacked. They surrender to avoid unnecessary bloodshed and are brought before the tribe's ruler. The landing party is accused of trespassing on sacred ground and is brought before the sacred statue of the tribe’s god to face punishment. The landing party is astonished to discover that the statue is of Spock!

The Hijacked Planet
Stardate: 32:48.6
Comic: Star Trek #18
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: May 1973

Synopsis:

Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti (& Giovanni Ticci?)

The Enterprise is transporting a sphere containing bio-magnetic recordings of the inhabitants of a dying planet when it comes across a small wrecked spacecraft with a single occupant. Spock rescues the craft's crew member, a beautiful girl who soon bewitches Spock. A few days later the Enterprise is attacked by an unknown vessel, and the sphere and the girl disappear. The thief, who is the girl's partner, contacts the Enterprise demanding a ransom. The Federation goes through the motions of discussing his terms to give Kirk time to track him down and recover the sphere. Once the thieves have been located, Spock tricks them by using a similar sphere that contains the bio-recordings of Kirk, Scotty, and several security guards.

The Haunted Asteroid
Stardate: 24:92.5
Comic: Star Trek #19
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: July 1973

Synopsis:



Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

The Enterprise is sent to investigate reports of a supposedly haunted asteroid that had been transformed 600 years ago into a mausoleum for a poisoned princess. On arrival they find that although the top portion of the asteroid is a veritable paradise, it is also home to strange apparitions and the bones of many dead travelers. Eventually they discover that the asteroid is not a mausoleum, but a palace for the still-living and near-immortal princess.

A World Gone Mad
Stardate: 32:47.2
Comic: Star Trek #20
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: September 1973

Synopsis:

Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

The Enterprise and crew are acting as escort returning Crown Prince Raviki to resume his throne, but are concerned that the regent, General Vlas, will not give it up so easily. When they arrive on the Prince's planet, they narrowly escape what appear to be several assassination attempts. Spock realizes that the whole planet is suffering from a madness resulting from the passage of a strange comet just a few days before. He believes that the comet’s tail contained a gas that invoked violent thoughts. Vlas hopes to use the unrest to seize control of the throne. Scotty and McCoy use the Enterprise to track down the comet, collect samples of its tail gases and develop an antidote. Scotty then overflies the planet with a shuttlecraft, dispersing the antidote into the atmosphere and quelling the unrest.

Siege in Superspace
Stardate: 36:24.3
Comic: Star Trek #22
Publisher: Gold Key
Date:January 1974

Synopsis:



Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

The Enterprise is sucked through a black hole and emerges in orbit around a planet in another universe. While repairs are made, Kirk and McCoy beam down to the planet’s surface, which they discover is guarded by a species of plant creatures. They rescue a girl from the plant creatures and follow her down to an underground city, but they are followed by the creatures, who attack. Kirk eventually realizes that a piece of jewelry that that the girl wears is attracting the creatures, so he destroys it with his phaser. Meanwhile, Spock has discovered a nearby star that is due to collapse and will provide them with another black hole that will return the Enterprise to the correct universe.

The Trial of Captain Kirk
Stardate: 36:24.3
Comic: Star Trek #24
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: May 1974

Synopsis:

Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

The Enterprise is sent to investigate reports of illegal mining in an asteroid belt and discovers a pirate ship at work, which it then destroys. Back on Earth, Kirk is accused of collaborating with the pirates and is scheduled for court martial. Kirk goes undercover to find out who is framing him, while the Enterprise returns to the asteroid belt in search of evidence. In the asteroid belt, they discover another pirate ship and chase it. When the pirate ship fires a torpedo down to the surface of a poisonous planet, Spock and McCoy go to retrieve it by placing their brain patterns in "cerebots." Back on Earth, Kirk uncovers a plot between the smugglers and the Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council. Kirk’s findings are corroborated by the evidence that Spock and McCoy retrieved, and he is exonerated.

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(2) Click here for the
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STAR TREK Comics Timeline Project - 2262 Part 3

The Voodoo Planet
Stardate: 24:17.9
Comic: Star Trek #7
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: March 1970 (Reprinted in #45, July 1977)

Synopsis:

Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

On the other side of the galaxy, the crew of the Enterprise comes across a perfect replica of Earth. When they beam down to investigate, they are surprised to discover that the streets are empty of people and vehicles and that the buildings are made of papier-mâché. As Kirk and Spock investigate the fake Eiffel Tower, a beam lashes out, striking the tower, which collapses. Back on the Enterprise the two officers discovers that at the exact time the fake Eiffel Tower fell, so did the real one back on Earth. McCoy and Spock surmise that it is some sort of "deep space voodoo." A crewman gets a track on the source of the destructive beam, and the Enterprise follows it to a nearby planet. Beaming down, Spock, Kirk and McCoy discover that the scheme is the work of Count Dressler, a mad former ruler of a tiny kingdom on Earth who was forced to flee and is now taking revenge on his home planet. Dressler, using voodoo dolls, turns his arcane skills on Kirk and Spock and captures them. They are rescued by McCoy and beam back to the Enterprise. Spock remembers a cult similar to Voodoo on Vulcan and, after some research, discovers the rituals of the Vulcan Pain Casters. Spock and Kirk put themselves through the Pain Caster ritual to make themselves immune to Dressler's voodoo. Once back on the planet surface, they turn the tables on Dressler and capture him. Kirk then decides to maroon Dressler on a deserted planet where he can do no more harm.

The Youth Trap
Stardate: 31:09.4
Comic: Star Trek #8
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: September 1970

Synopsis:



Writer: Unknown (Dick Wood?) / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

While exploring Galaxy Zekbran, the Enterprise sights an uncharted planet and goes into orbit to investigate. While in orbit the number two engine is attacked, burning out all the "filament parts." Spock reports that to rebuild the filaments they will need a source of Zutotanium. An engineering team is sent down to look for the ore, and is attacked by a mysterious beam that reduces them to small boys. Spock, Kirk and McCoy beam down to investigate, whereupon they are also fired on by two aliens. The strange beam hits McCoy, who is transformed into a teenager. Suddenly the two aliens start fighting each other and one is pushed off a cliff. The Enterprise crew gets to the injured alien, who tells them that he has invented a de-aging machine and that they had hoped to use it to freeze their ages until a rescue ship could arrive. They had been testing it on the Enterprise crew, but the other alien had decided to use it to gain power. After capturing the landing party, the evil alien decides to use the Enterprise as his ride home and forces Spock to beam him onboard. He then uses the de-aging ray on the whole crew by transmitting it via the ship’s closed-circuit TV screens. Meanwhile, back on the surface, Kirk and the friendly alien use trickery to escape and beam back up to the Enterprise. Once onboard they overpower the evil alien and use the aging machine to reverse the process. With everything restored, the Enterprise crew mines the Zutotanium, repairs the engines and returns to their mission.

The Legacy of Lazarus
Stardate: 10:26.3
Comic: Star Trek #9
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: February 1971

Synopsis:

Writer: Len Wein / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

The Enterprise is sent to planet Gamma Alpha V to verify readings from a probe sent 10 years earlier. Although the probe classified the Class M planet as uninhabited, the Enterprise sensor readings show an occupied city. When the landing party beams down, they are amazed to find the city populated by famous people from Earth history. Spock becomes separated from the landing party and is captured. He finds out that the man at the center of the mystery is Earth historian Alex Lazarus, who fled Earth with his psi-androids years before. On the planet, he transferred his knowledge of historical figures to the androids. But now he wants to learn the history of Vulcan by tapping into Spock's brain. When Sulu discovers the entrance to Lazarus' headquarters, he orders the androids to attack the landing party. The besieged landing party beams up, while Spock, who has freed himself from Lazarus, is still below ground. Scotty doubles the power of the transporter and manages to beam Spock up just as Lazarus' cavern explodes

Sceptre of the Sun
Stardate: 12:48.6
Comic: Star Trek #10
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: May 1971

Synopsis:



Writer: Len Wein / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

En route to Starbase 10 the Enterprise suddenly comes to a stop and appears to be in the grasp of a giant genie. McCoy, Spock, Scotty, and Kirk are mysteriously transported to an ornate palace. There they are coerced by a sorcerer named Chang into recovering the so-called "Sceptre of the Sun" that he needs in his war against another sorcerer named Xanadu. The crew heads out on its quest and meets a group of barbarians, who claim that they are in fact humans who left Earth in suspended animation during the Eugenics Wars of the 1990s. Chang was originally one of them, but turned against the others. The crew and the barbarians find the Sceptre guarded by a giant robot that Spock disables. With the Scepter in their control, the Enterprise crew storm Chang's castle. Spock shows all Chang’s tricks to be illusions, and the "genie grip" turns out to be a tractor beam. Unable to disable the beam, the officers radio the Enterprise and have it destroy Chang's castle with its phasers

The Brain Shockers
Stardate: 11:26.1
Comic: Star Trek #11
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: August 1971

Synopsis:

Writer: Len Wein / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

In orbit around the planet Pollux II while investigating the disappearance of several ships in the area, the Enterprise is subjected to attacks from the surface. The attacks rock the ship, breaking a collection of sacred Vulcan artifacts that contained the bottled emotions of Vulcan's founders. Those emotions are set loose among the Enterprise crew. On the surface, Spock discovers a bored immortal called Malok who has been luring passing starship crews to his jungle maze so that he could experience their terror through his telepathic powers. Malok tries to ensnare the Enterprise crew but is overwhelmed by the hidden Vulcan emotions. With their composure restored, the crew return to the Enterprise and leave Malok to wrestle with these newfound emotions.

The Flight of the Buccaneer
Stardate: 32:46.3
Comic: Star Trek #12
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: November 1971

Synopsis:



Writer: Len Wein / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

Spock, McCoy, Scotty, and Kirk go undercover as interstellar pirates to uncover a stash of stolen dilithium crystals. They make contact with the notorious pirate Black Jack Nova, who agrees to team up with Kirk to find the stash. Nova's first officer discovers that Spock and Scotty are Federation spies, but before he can tell his captain, Kirk denounces them. Nova pushes the two out of an airlock and then leaves in search of the crystals. The floating Spock and Scotty are rescued by the Enterprise, under the command of Sulu, which has been waiting nearby using a captured Romulan cloaking device. The Enterprise warps to the planet where the crystals are hidden, arriving before Kirk and Nova in Nova's ship Windjammer. Here they find Ben Cannon, the original captain of the Windjammer, who helps them against Nova. Kirk and Nova face off in an electron-cutlass duel which ends when Kirk throws his cutlass at the escaping Nova, hitting an engine generator tube on his shuttle, which explodes. With Nova destroyed, Cannon gives the Enterprise crew a stash of dilithium crystals that he had dug up earlier.

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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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STAR TREK Comics Timeline Project - 2262 Part 2

The Planet of No Return
Stardate: 18:09.2
Comic: Star Trek #1
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: October 1967* (Reprinted in #29—March 1975)
*Most guides list this as being published in July 1967, but the publisher’s code suggests an October 1967 publication date.

Synopsis:



Writer: Unknown / Artist: Nevio Zeccara

On its first comic book mission, the starship Enterprise encounters in "Galaxy Alpha" a fertile planet that for some strange reason the crew nicknames "Kelly-Green" or K-G. (On the cover of the reprint it is renamed K-2.) Once on the planet, a crew member is transformed into a mutated plant. The rest of the landing party discovers a race of "plant-monsters" that stores and uses animals for food. Janice Rand, in her only Gold Key appearance, is captured and held in one of the food pens. Kirk orders Spock to use the Enterprise's "laser beam destruct ray" to destroy the plants. Spock is apparently an amazing shot, as he manages to destroy the plants without touching Rand. Once the landing party is back onboard, Spock tells the Captain that all life on the planet must be destroyed so that travel in the area will be safe!

The Devil’s Isle of Space
Stardate: 19:03.2
Comic: Star Trek #2
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: March 1968

Synopsis:

Writer: Unknown / Artist: Nevio Zeccara

On the edge of an asteroid belt, the Enterprise is immobilized by a mysterious electronic field surrounding a planetoid. When a landing party beams down to investigate, they find two gigantic dispensing machines: one for food, and one for clothing. Eventually Kirk and company discover that the planetoid is in fact a prison for "The Condemned." The leader of the criminals traps Kirk and tries to get him to transport the prisoners onto the Enterprise. When this fails, they imprison Kirk on the doomed planetoid, which is due to go supernova within 24 hours. Spock, meanwhile, arranges for Scotty to lead a rescue party. Once the Enterprise crew is saved, the ship pulls away… just before the planetoid explodes.

Invasion of the City Builders
Stardate: 20:14.6
Comic: Star Trek #3
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: December 1968

Synopsis:



Writer: Unknown / Artists: Alberto Giolitti (& Giovanni Ticci?)

The Enterprise arrives at the "Planet Questionmark" to follow up on mysterious "radio films," recorded a hundred years earlier, depicting a large mechanical city. Using its rockets (!) the Enterprise drops into the atmosphere and flies over the planet, finding it almost totally covered by buildings yet with little sign of any inhabitants. Eventually the crew makes contact with the few remaining inhabitants of the planet, who are being driven into extinction by the machines that they themselves created. The thinking machines continue to build cities even though there is no one to live in them, and consequently destroy the ground needed to grow crops. Kirk and Spock discover the machines’ weakness and help the people of the planet destroy them and start to reclaim the land.

The Peril of Planet Quick Change
Stardate: 21:06.7
Comic: Star Trek #4
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: June 1969 (Reprinted in #35—November 1975)

Synopsis:

Writer:Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

The Enterprise discovers that the planet Metamorpha in Galaxy Telpha Z not only appears to have the ability to change its chemical makeup every few minutes, but also that it is a source of Tiantianium, "the most precious metal in the galaxy"—so powerful that an ounce can power a starship for a year. Kirk, Spock, McCoy and a landing party beam down, leaving Scotty in charge. On the planet, the landing party is attacked by strange lights that swirl around Spock. Later Spock demonstrates super-strength when he rescues McCoy and Kirk from danger. It transpires that Spock's mind has been inhabited by six aliens from the planet who inform him how to extract the ore they need, and return the changing planet to its natural state. Once this has been achieved, five of the aliens leave Spock, but the sixth, who wishes to escape the planet, refuses to abandon Spock's mind. Back onboard the Enterprise, Spock throws himself into the transporter while it is somehow simultaneously set on both materialization and dematerialization, thereby separating himself from the reluctant alien.

The Ghost Planet
Stardate: 26:06.4
Comic: Star Trek #5
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: September 1969 (Reprinted in #37—May 1976)

Synopsis:

Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

Deep in Galaxy Zelta the Enterprise discovers a planet hidden inside a series of interstellar rings. A landing party beams down and finds a ruined, deserted city, which Spock surmises is the result of a war. The landing party is brought before the twin rulers of the planet, Justin-I and Justin-2, who tell of when The Terror of the rings descended on their world and the population left the planet’s surface to take up residence in two orbiting stations—stations that are now overpopulated. The Justins ask Kirk for help. Spock speculates that the Enterprise’s laser beams may be powerful enough to destroy the rings and remove The Terror. After the Justins sign off, Spock isn't convinced about their story, and his doubts are confirmed when the discovery of a hidden library shows that the two Justins were in fact leaders of opposing factions in an ongoing civil war until the rings arrived. Confronted with the truth, the Justins declare they have no more weapons and mean only good for their people. The Enterprise uses “electronic rifles” and “magnetic generators” to pull the rings into deep space. Of course, the two Justins have been lying and have a stockpile of hidden weapons. Confronting them once more, Kirk points to the sky where the deadly rings appear to have returned. It is in fact film of the rings played back into the atmosphere by McCoy on the Enterprise, but it is enough to convince the Justins to destroy their weapons and agree to continue to work together.

When Planets Collide
Stardate: 23:009
Comic: Star Trek #6
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: December 1969

Synopsis:



Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

The crew of the Enterprise is ordered to investigate an unusual reading coming from the Alpho galaxy. The reading turns out to be two apparently uninhabited planets on a collision course. A landing party is sent to plant hydrogen charges on the first planet, where (of course) they find a humanoid civilization living underground. The crew heads for the second planet. While in orbit they surmise that the mountains of the second planet, which are of a strange metallic ore, have a strong natural magnetic attraction to the rocks of the first planet, and that this is what is pulling the two together. The crew beam down to the second planet and discover yet another subterranean civilization that derives its power source from the magnetic mountains. Spock proposes a fast return to Vulcan space to fetch a 10,000-ton particle of the former star named Doona, renowned for its natural "repelling force." The Enterprise attaches an “electronic tow rope” to the star fragment and tows it back across space, through a dangerous asteroid field, to place it between the doomed planets.


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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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STAR TREK Comics Timeline Project - 2253-2259

Star Crossed
Stardate: Not Given
Comic: Star Trek #73
Publisher: DC Comics
Date: July 1995

Synopsis:



Writer: Howard Weinstein / Artists: Rachel Ketchum & Mark Heike

With a little help from his girl friend, Carol Marcus, the young Starfleet cadet James T. Kirk reprograms, and passes, the Kobayashi Maru test. A few years later, the pair are reunited when Carol is assigned to the USS Eagle, where James Kirk is the First Officer. The two resume their relationship, but Carol decides that she is not cut out for a career in Starfleet and leaves. Unknown to Kirk, she is two months pregnant.

Loved Not Wisely
Stardate: Not Given
Comic: Star Trek #74
Publisher: DC Comics
Date: August 1995

Synopsis:

Writer: Howard Weinstein / Artists: Rachel Ketchum & Mark Heike

While visiting Earth during leave from the USS Eagle, James Kirk visits Carol Marcus and learns about his son, David. Shortly afterwards, he is offered his first command as Captain of the USS Oxford. Kirk asks Carol to marry him before he accepts the command, but she refuses and tells Kirk to stay away from her and David and to pursue his dream to be a starship captain.

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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.