Parallel Lives, Part 2 is the thirtieth issue of IDW Publishing's 2011 ongoing series of Star Trek comics. The issue is the second part of a two-part Parallel Lives by writer Mike Johnson, releasing in February 2014. Issue art was by Yasmin Liang, with Roberto Orci credited as creative consultant.


After their confrontation with the Romulan and Klingon Empires on Kronos, Captain Jane Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise continue on their five-year mission into unexplored space only to encounter a starship of a most unusual kind...

The following log is from Jane Kirk's Enterprise:

Captain's Log, Stardate 2261.234

The Enterprise is undamaged after its journey through the anomaly dubbed a "quantum storm" by Commander Spock. Sensors indicate that we have been transported to an unknown region of space, but the first ship we have encountered is disconcertingly familiar.

The following log is from James Kirk's Enterprise:

Captain's Log, Stardate 2261.234

We've emerged from the anomaly Commander Spock calls a "temporal knot" to find ourselves off the edge of every stellar map we know of. That would be enough to cause concern, if not for the fact that we are now face to face with ourselves?

The two Kirks wonder what is going on when they meet each other.The only difference is that they are of the opposite sex. Both Kirks, both Spocks, and both McCoys realize this is first contact between two parallel universes. The two crews meet on Jane Kirk's Enterprise to discuss the whole strangeness. They realize that they are in a nexus between parallel universes. Montgomery Scott and Leonard McCoy remember their conversation in which McCoy told a story about a parallel universe that is the polar opposite of theirs. There are many similarities between them. The only difference is the sex. Jane Kirk realizes that the anomaly will disappear soon. The two Kirks head to the bridge. The two Scotts obviously realize that most stereotypes are wrong. Just then, the anomaly expands. The two crews make contact with a universe in which the Klingons have their own Enterprise, the original Mirror Universe, and the prime reality itself. James Kirk's crew returns to their Enterprise. James Kirk finds that the two Chekovs have discussed the problem. The quantum frequencies of the two universes have been identified. They use this info to get their own universes.

The following log is from Jane Kirk's Enterprise:

Captain's Log, Stardate 2261.235

We have contacted Starfleet Command and confirmed that we have returned to our own reality after our encounter with the quantum storm. The quantum storm dissipated soon after with only residual traces of its unique energy signature detectable on our scans. We have left behind any warning beacons to steer any ships clear of the region in which the storm was detected, but given the unpredictable nature of the anomaly, we can only for the best.

Jane Kirk realizes from her experience that there are probably many more parallel universes out there that they do not know of.



Pavlovna ChekovPavel ChekovKeenseraJames T. KirkJames T. KirkJane Tiberia KirkGeordi La ForgeLea McCoyLeonard McCoyMarjorie ScottMontgomery Scottfemale SpockSpockHikari SuluHikaru SuluThomasNnamdi UhuroNyota Uhura
Referenced only 
KeenserGeorge Samuel Kirk, Sr.

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class)
Referenced only 
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





  • This is first contact between two parallel universes that never met before.

Related storiesEdit

  • TOS comic: "Mirrored": Scott and McCoy remember their conversation about parallel universes.


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:
Parallel Lives, Part 1
The Original Series (IDW series) next comic:
I, Enterprise!, Part 1

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