The Haunted Asteroid was a comic book story published by Gold Key Comics in 1973. In this story, the USS Enterprise investigated a mausoleum reputed to be haunted.

Publisher's descriptionEdit

Cover blurb
"Turn back or die" - The Enterprise crew is determined to explore the Haunted Asteroid!


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Log EntriesEdit

  • Captain's Log, Stardate 2492.5: We are approaching the small but celebrated asteroid Mila Xa, in the thin outer-reaches of star system Delta. I have called an orientation briefing...



James T. KirkKrispLeonard McCoyMuro IIIJay NordykeSaeenaMontgomery ScottSpock

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • unnamed spacecraft (Nordyke's ship)


DeltaMila Xa asteroid

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

FederationSpace Academy

Science and technologyEdit

asteroidasteroid beltbraincarboncomputercrystal treeelevatorgasgymnasticsinspectionmercurymicro-crystal recordingmini-bombphaserpsycho-proberadioskeletontombtransporterweight-liftingzombie robot

Ranks and titlesEdit

emperorempressimperial majestyprincessscientist

Other referencesEdit

bureaucratconcrete blockdart boardfreedomghostgold medalgnomeharpiemausoleumoil heaterorchardParvonian camelpool tablerailroadrobotTaj Mahaltombwedding



  • ~1666 – On her wedding day that year, it was discovered that Saeena was a mutant with an extended lifespan, prompting Muro III to begin building a hideaway on an asteroid.
  • ~1669 – Muro III reportedly disappeared on a space expedition that year, but instead joined Saeena on the asteroid.
  • Between 1716 and 1766 – Muro III died of old age, aged 84.


previous comic:
#18: The Hijacked Planet
Star Trek: The Original Series
(Gold Key)
next comic:
#20: A World Gone Mad



  • Sulu said he had once been a gold-medal winning gymnast. Scott said he had once been a weight-lifter.
  • Scott called the robot guards “zombies,” Although they walked upright with arms outstretched while repeating phrases, they did not resemble corpses. Perhaps the gas they emitted was a hallucinogenic, prompting visions.
  • Uses for a psychotricorder and psychoscan ware described in TOS episode: "Wolf in the Fold".

Related storiesEdit


External linksEdit

The Haunted Asteroid article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.