Aspiring to be angels
Author: Peter David
Illustrators: Tom Sutton and Ricardo Villagran
Editor: Robert Greenberger
Publisher: DC Comics
Series: DC TOS volume 1 #49
Published: April 1988
Pages: 22
Year: 2280s
Stardate: 8988.9

The crew is trapped between an angry Klingon force and a renegade starship that attacked that Empire's outpost.



  • The second chapter in the Who Killed Captain Kirk? storyline, this issue was later collected in that book.
  • This was part of Peter David's first storyline as a Star Trek comic book writer.
  • The one-eyed Klingon, Kron, was named for another cycloptic character in author Peter David's Aquaman work.


Canon characters listed below are linked to the main article about them. Non-canon characters are not linked, but those that recurred, appearing or being mentioned in more than one story, are defined further in DC TOS volume 1 characters.
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James T. Kirk 
Enterprise-A captain.
Vulcan Enterprise-A exec and science officer.
Leonard McCoy 
Enterprise-A surgeon.
Montgomery Scott 
Enterprise-A chief engineer.
Pavel Chekov 
Enterprise-A security chief.
Growth-stunted Klingon albino found on Miraud. Pocket TNG: "Strike Zone" suggests he later receives the name "Kobrai" in his old age.
Klingon Enterprise-A ensign.
Nancy Bryce 
Enterprise-A navigation ensign.
William Bearclaw 
Enterprise-A security ensign.
Andorian mercenary.
Tellarite mercenary.
Alien mercenary.
Klingon survivor 
Klingon used as target practice by the mercenaries. Bendar and Melchior weren't sure which one had managet to shoot him after Grunt hurled him into the air.
Enterprise-A officer.
Phil Burroughs, aka "Zair" 
Captain of USS Zephyr.


Zair's next destination.
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USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) 
Refit-type Constitution class Federation starship.
USS Zephyr (NCC-1005)
Miranda class Federation starship. The Zephyr is only referred to as the "Renegade" in this issue. Her registry was readable off of her hull.

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