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Collection of stories from Gold Key Comics' original Star Trek series.


Key Collection Volume 6 is a comic book paperback collecting the sixth group of issues from Gold Key Comics' original Star Trek monthly, spanning from May 1977 to May 1978.

It depicted the events of a later missions taking place during the TOS five-year mission. While no definitive timeline was established, the stardates of these stories match a range of stardates spanning approximately the last three-quarters of TOS Season 1. Several canon characters and concepts were included in the stories, but the details were very much contradictory with televised Star Trek of the era; the artists were apparently unfamiliar with the source material.

Originally announced for release in March 2007, the collection was delayed until November 2008.


"Prince Traitor"
Issue #44 (May 1977)
"Mr. Oracle"
Issue #46 (August 1977)
"This Tree Bears Bitter Fruit"
Issue #47 (September 1977): On stardate "67:32.4"
"Murder Boards the Enterprise"
Issue #48 (October 1977): On stardate 5716.4
"A Warp in Space"
Issue #49 (November 1977)
"The Planet of No Life"
Issue #50 (January 1978)
"Destination Annihilation"
Issue #51 (March 1978): On stardate "26:04.4"
"And a Child Shall Lead Them"
Issue #52 (May 1978): On stardate "28:11.5"
Issue 45 contained a reprint of an earlier issue and is not included in this volume.



James T. Kirk 
Leonard McCoy 
Montgomery Scott 
Science officer
Hikaru Sulu 
Communications officer.

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