Star Trek Comics Checklist

Star Trek: Early Voyages Marvel Paramount Comics monthly series

This series features Captain Christopher Pike's Enterprise.

#1 Feb 1997
Flesh of my flesh
Pike and the crew of the Enterprise encounter an organic vessel which may be responsible for the disappearance of several small Federation ships. The alien ship abducts Pike and begins to probe his memories, reliving his first command and the selection of his crew. Meanwhile, Spock and Dr. Bryce try to find a cure for a shipwide infection and Number One mounts a rescue mission.

Captain Robert April (The Counter-Clock Incident [TAS]) appears briefly. Double-size issue.

Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edgington
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover artist: Zircher, Adams

#2 Mar 1997
The fires of Pharos
The Enterprise arrives at Starbase 13 to help police the area and finds the station under attack. After driving off raiders, Pike learns that vast deposits of dilithium have been found nearby and word has gotten out to the Klingons. Commander Kaaj attacks the Enterprise and attempts to take control of the dilithium, but he underestimates Pike and his crew. Stardate 2378.1

Writers: Ian Edgington, Dan Abnett
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover artist: Zircher, ?

#3 Apr 1997
Our dearest blood
Pike and his crew attend a celebration on Rigel 7 marking their ratification of Federation membership. As a condition of membership, the Kaylar, a specially bred warrior caste, must be disbanded. Pike visits the Zemtar fortress and learns that the Kaylar and Rigel are not as ready for the Federation as they seem. The Enterprise loses a popular crewman to Rigel extremists.

Continuity with The Cage [TOS] is established.

Writers: Ian Edgington, Dan Abnett
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover artist: ?

#4 May 1997
Nor iron bars a cage
Yeoman Mia Colt recounts her assignment to the Enterprise and the events of her first mission as Pike's yeoman on Talos IV (The Cage [TOS]).

Also contains a sketchbook of Enterprise crewmembers.

Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edgington
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover artist: Zircher, Adams

#5 Jun 1997
Cloak and dagger
While searching for a missing starship, Pike and his crew find a lost Vulcan colony. Descendants of Vulcans who left the homeworld during Surak's reformation, they have retained their warrior heritage. A splinter faction has taken control of the Cortez, installed their own weapons, and attack the Enterprise.

Part one of a two-part story arc.

Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edgington
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover artist: Zircher, ?

#6 Jul 1997
Cloak and dagger
While Pike and his landing party are virtually prisoners of the lost colony of Vulcans, Number One must engage renegade Vulcan commander Tagok aboard the stolen starship Cortez. Meanwhile, Matriarch T'Kell plans to use a world-devastating weapon on Tagok and force Pike to take her people back to Vulcan as conquerors. Stardate 2396.6

Part two of a two-part story arc.

Writers: Ian Edgington, Dan Abnett
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover artist: Zircher, Adams

#7 Aug 1997
The flat, gold forever
Kaaj (Early Voyages #2) lures Pike from the Enterprise to satisfy his blood-debt, but loses him on a remote farming planet. While Kaaj recklessly sacrifices his crew and anyone else who gets in the way of killing Pike, the Enterprise receives Pike's coordinates from an untracable transmission. Stardate 259.9

New cover format. Marvel's "New guide to the Star Trek universe" began appearing in this issue. Each guide contains crew member profiles and brief synopses of previous events printed on a two-page gatefold interior front cover.

Writers: Ian Edgington, Dan Abnett
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover artist: Zircher, Adams

#8 Sep 1997
Immortal wounds
While providing medical relief on Neyda Prime, Dr. Boyce is arrested for the murder of a wealthy businessman. Toluk, a Vulcan ambassador, agrees to represent Boyce before the authorities. A mind meld reveals the reason why Boyce has become a killer. Stardate 360.3

Writers: Ian Edgington, Dan Abnett
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover artist: ?

#9 Oct 1997
One of a kind
Nano is recalled home to Liria following the tragic deaths of several members of the Lirin Unity. While Nano tries to reintegrate into Lirin society, his crewmates tour the area, discovering a danger to Liria whose inhabitants are reluctant and ill-equipped to confront. Stardate 361.6

Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edgington
Penciller: Michael Collins
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover artist: Collins, Adams

#10 Nov 1997
The fallen
A Federation colony on Jubal is attacked by Chakuun ghostships, shock troops for the Tholian Empire. The Enterprise investigates and has an encounter with a ghostship. Returning to Earth for repairs, some of the crew take shore leave and must come to grips with family and friends before joining a task force leaving for the Tholian border. Stardate 371.2

Part one of a two-part story arc.

Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edgington
Penciller: Michael Collins
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover artist: ?

#11 Dec 1997
The fallen
While a Federation task force meets the Chakuun war fleet, relief teams beam to the Theta Kalyb colony to help survivors. A close encounter between an Enterpise crewman and a wounded Chakuun warrior proves educational and beneficial.

Part two of a two-part story arc.

Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edgington
Penciller: Michael Collins
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover artist: Collins, Adams

#12 Jan 1998
Futures
The Enterprise arrives at Starbase 45 for repairs. Number One is offered command of the Nelson, but declines. While on shore leave, Colt and Tyler find an artifact that gives a glimpse into the future. Pike receives secret orders for an away mission and Admiral Robert April arrives. While studying the artifact, Colt is thrown into the future. Stardate 388.4

Part one of a four-part story arc.

Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edgington
Penciller: Michael Collins
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover artist: Collins, Adams

#13 Feb 1998
Future tense
Yeoman Colt finds herself transported into an alternate future, chased by Starfleet security into the arms of a Jim Kirk. In this alternate future, Kirk was assigned to the Enterprise after Colt's disappearance and eventually quit Starfleet. Now he's a freighter captain with an exotic crew and Scotty as his engineer. To help Colt get back to her own time, Kirk must take his ship into Klingon space and meet General Chang (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country).

Part two of a four-part story arc.

Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edgington
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Steve Moncuse
Cover artist: ?

#14 Mar 1998
Past imperfect
Kirk's freighter, the Bounty, is damaged. Pike and the Enterprise drive the Klingons away, but he isn't happy to see Kirk, and astonished to see Colt. Saavik discovers that Colt's temporal integrity is decaying and must be returned to her own timeline before she dies. Pike commits to following Kirk's plan and reenters Klingon territory. Captain Robbins, Pike's Number One, now in command of her own ship, is ordered to intercept and destroy the Enterprise. Chang returns, looking for an eye for an eye. Stardate 9521.9

Part three of a four-part story arc.

Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edgington
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Steve Moncuse
Cover artist: ?

#15 Apr 1998
Now and then
Arriving back at Algol to try and help Colt restore the timeline, the Enterprise is battered by a Klingon task force. Even with help from Excaliber, the Federation ships take a beating. Meanwhile, Kirk and his crew accompany Colt to the planet, with hope of returning her to the past. Stardate 9522.0

Conclusion of a four-part story arc.

Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edgington
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Steve Moncuse
Cover artist: ?

#16 May 1998
Thanatos
On a covert mission disguised as a native, Pike and his away team must learn what the Klingons are planning for the people of Temazi. Meanwhile, Admiral Robert April is aboard the Enterprise, unhappy with the ship's officers and morale. Both Starfleet and the Klingons are looking for a cache of advanced weapons. The search brings Pike in conflict with an old enemy, Kaaj. Stardate 390.5

Part one of an unfinished story arc.

Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edgington
Penciller: Javier Pulido
Inker: Steve Moncuse
Cover artist: Pulido

#17 Jun 1998
Nemesis
The xenophobic Temazi discover the disguised Starfleet and Klingon crew among them and everyone must fight for their lives. In orbit, Number One must deal with the Klingons and April's disapproval. Meanwhile, the Temazi unleash the hidden weapons.

Part two of an unfinished story arc. Last issue of the series.

Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edgington
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Steve Moncuse
Cover artist: ?

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