Parallel Lives, Part 1 is the twenty-ninth issue of IDW Publishing's 2011 ongoing series of Star Trek comics. The issue is the first part of a two-part story arc by writer Mike Johnson, releasing in January 2014. Issue art was by Yasmin Liang, with Roberto Orci credited as creative consultant.


After the events of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, the USS Enterprise has embarked on a five year journey of exploration into uncharted space, boldly going where no one... man or woman... has gone before...
Captain's log, stardate 2261.274 
The Enterprise is completing its general survey of the previously unexplored world of Kassen Five. It's a class M pre-industrial planet with two dominant species. One significantly more dominant than the other.

In a parallel universe where everyone is of the opposite sex, Jane Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, stops the oppression of a people. The crew argues about the use of the transporter. Meanwhile, a black hole is discovered and Starfleet Command has assigned the Enterprise. As the crew talks with each other, Jane Kirk gets a medical examination. They find the anomaly and end up inside it. On the other side, they detect another Starfleet ship. They soon realize they are in a parallel universe, the one that is the subject of most of the issues in this comic book.

To be continued..



Chris ChapelPavlovna ChekovKeenseraJames T. KirkJane Tiberia KirkCarl MarcusLea McCoyLeonard McCoyJason RandMarjorie Scottfemale SpockSpockHikari SuluThomasNnamdi Uhuro
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female Khan

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class)
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USS Kelvin

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit



Kassen VCampor system

Shipboard locationsEdit

Transporter roombridgeReady room

Technology and weaponsEdit

starshipwarp engine

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainChief engineercommandercommanding officerfirst officerofficerscience officer

Other referencesEdit

black holeenergyFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (alternate 2250s)galaxygovernmentgravityhumanoidlifeformnation-statePrime Directiveraces and culturesrankspaceStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (alternate reality)technologytimetitleuniformuniversewarp factoryear




Related storiesEdit


Cover galleryEdit


Stories set in the Kelvin timeline
comics When Worlds Collide: Spock Confronts the Ultimate ChallengeNero (1234) • Starfleet Academy (12345) • Star Trek Movie Adaptation (123456) • IDW Star Trek: Volume 1 (1st story arc: 1, 2The Galileo Seven: 1, 2) • Volume 2 (Operation: Annihilate: 1, 2Vulcan's Vengeance: 1, 2) • Volume 3 (The Return of the Archons: 1, 2The Truth About Tribbles: 1, 2) • Volume 4 (1314Mirrored: 1, 2) • Volume 5 (17181920) • Countdown to Darkness (1234) • Volume 6 (After Darkness: 1, 2, 324) • Volume 7: The Khitomer Conflict (1234) • Khan (12345) • Volume 8 (Parallel Lives: 1, 2I, Enterprise!: 1, 2Lost Apollo: 1, 2) • Volume 9: The Q Gambit (123456) • Volume 10 (Behemoth: 1, 2Eurydice: 1, 2, 3Volume 11 (The Tholian Webs: 1, 2Deity: 12Flesh & Stone) • The Spectrum War (123456) • Live Evil (123) • Reunion (12) • Legacy of Spock (1234) • Connection (12) • Manifest Destiny (1234) • Stranger Worlds (123456) • Boldly Go: Volume 1 (123456) • Volume 2 (789101112)
novels Star TrekStarfleet Academy (The Delta AnomalyThe EdgeThe Gemini AgentThe Assassination Game) • Into Darkness
video games Delta Vega: Meltdown on the Ice PlanetAcademy TrainerCadet Training FacilityD-A-CRace to DestinyThe Mobile GameStar TrekRivals
board games Expeditions live-action shorts Transporter CommercialBrilliant Enterprise CommercialCollision insurance commercialBold Explorers
websites Starfleet ShipyardDossiersExperience The Enterprise apps Star Trek App
prequels in original timeline Countdown (1234)
previous comic:
The Khitomer Conflict, Part 4
The Original Series (IDW series) next comic:
Parallel Lives, Part 2

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