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Marvel - Star Trek: Early Voyages
Set ten years before Kirk's five-year mission, this series showcases the adventures of the Enterprise under the command of Captain Christopher Pike. This series was cancelled after 17 issues with the last two forming an unfinished story.
 
Issue 1 - 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.
Issue 2 - The Fires of Pharos
Stardate 2378.1. 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.

Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover Artists:
Patrick Zircher, Greg Adams
Cover Price: $2.95
Issue Date: February 1997

Marvel Early Voyages #1 Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover Artists:
Patrick Zircher, Greg Adams??
Cover Price: $1.95
Issue Date: March 1997
Marvel Early Voyages #2
Issue 3 - 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.
Issue 4 - 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).
Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover Artist: ??
Cover Price: $1.95
Issue Date: April 1997
Marvel Early Voyages #3 Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover Artists:
Patrick Zircher, Greg Adams
Cover Price: $1.95
Issue Date: May 1997
Marvel Early Voyages #4
Issue 5 - Cloak and Dagger (part 1 of 2)
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.
Issue 6 - Cloak and Dagger (part 2 of 2)
Stardate 2396.6. 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.
Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover Artists:
Patrick Zircher, Greg Adams??
Cover Price: $1.95
Issue Date: June 1997
Marvel Early Voyages #5 Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover Artists:
Patrick Zircher, Greg Adams
Cover Price: $1.95
Issue Date: July 1997
Marvel Early Voyages #6
Issue 7 - The Flat, Gold Forever
Stardate 259.9. 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.
Issue 8 - Immortal Wounds
Stardate 360.3. 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.
Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover Artists:
Patrick Zircher, Greg Adams
Cover Price: $1.99
Issue Date: August 1997
Marvel Early Voyages #7 Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover Artist:
??
Cover Price: $1.99
Issue Date: September 1997
Marvel Early Voyages #8
Issue 9 - One of a Kind
Stardate 361.6. 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.
Issue 10 - The Fallen (part 1 of 2)
Stardate 371.2. 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.
Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Michael Collins
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover Artists: Michael Collins, Greg Adams
Cover Price: $1.99
Issue Date: October 1997
Marvel Early Voyages #9 Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Michael Collins
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover Artist: ??
Cover Price: $1.99
Issue Date: November 1997
Marvel Early Voyages #10
Issue 11 - The Fallen (part 2 of 2)
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.
Issue 12 - Futures (part 1 of 4)
Stardate 388.4. 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.
Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Michael Collins
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover Artists: Michael Collins, Greg Adams
Cover Price: $1.99
Issue Date: December 1997
Marvel Early Voyages #11 Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Michael Collins
Inker: Greg Adams
Cover Artists: Michael Collins, Greg Adams
Cover Price: $1.99
Issue Date: January 1998
Marvel Early Voyages #12
Issue 13 - Future Tense (part 2 of 4)
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 (STVI: TUC).
Issue 14 - Past Imperfect (part 3 of 4)
Stardate 9521.9. 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 re-enters 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.
Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Steve Moncuse
Cover Artist: ??
Cover Price: $1.99
Issue Date: February 1998
Marvel Early Voyages #13 Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Steve Moncuse
Cover Artist: ??
Cover Price: $1.99
Issue Date: March 1998
Marvel Early Voyages #14
Issue 15 - Now and Then (part 4 of 4)
Stardate 9522.0. 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.
Issue 16 - Thanatos (part 1 of ?)
Stardate 390.5. 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.
Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Steve Moncuse
Cover Artist: Patrick Zircher
Cover Price: $1.99
Issue Date: April 1998
Marvel Early Voyages #15 Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Javier Pulido
Inker: Steve Moncuse
Cover Artist: Javier Pulido
Cover Price: $1.99
Issue Date: May 1998
Marvel Early Voyages #16
Issue 17 - Nemesis (part 2 of ?)
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.
 
Writers: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton
Penciller: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Steve Moncuse
Cover Artist: Javier Pulido
Cover Price: $1.99
Issue Date: June 1998
Marvel Early Voyages #17  
 
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