- By Tony Daniel
- The U.S.S. Enterprise, under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, is en route to the extreme edge of the Alpha Quadrant, and to a region known as the Vara Nebula. Its mission: to investigate why science outpost Zeta Gibraltar is not answering any Federation hailing messages. When the Enterprise arrives, a scan shows no life-forms in the science station. Kirk leads a landing party and quickly discovers the reason for the strange silence—signs of a violent firefight are everywhere. Zeta Gibraltar has been completely raided. Yet there are no bodies, and the entire roster of station personnel is missing...
- By Scott Harrison
- After its recent encounter with V'Ger, the U.S.S. Enterprise has returned to drydock to finish its refit before commencing its second five-year mission. The crew has been granted a two-week period of shore leave before preparations for their next voyage begins. Shaken by their encounter with V'Ger, Kirk, Spock, and Sulu travel to their respective homes and must reflect upon their lives—now forever changed.
- By John Byrne
- John Byrne continues his new Star Trek photoplay adventures with 'A Scent of Ghosts' and 'Memoriam.' Past and Present collide, as the Enterprise takes aboard a special figure from Spock's past, only to find themselves haunted by an mystery from years before. Plus, a sad farewell.