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"Behemoth, Part 2" was the 42nd issue of IDW Publishing's 2011 ongoing series of Star Trek comics, written by Mike Johnson. This is the second part of the Behemoth story arc, illustrated by Cat Staggs.


Previously in Star Trek
While on their five-year mission into uncharted space, the USS Enterprise came upon a damaged alien vessel of an unknown origin. Discovering the injured pilot inside, Captain Kirk and the crew learned of a new threat of unprecedented power, shortly before that threat revealed itself to the Enterprise

As Behemoth bears down on the USS Enterprise, its energy tendrils begin somehow breaking down the dilithium crystals in the warp core and absorbing them through the hull. Impulse engines are already at maximum power and they cannot escape the entity's grasp. Once Kirk is back aboard, he instantly orders the ship to jump to warp which, in spite of the monumental risks, allows them to escape.

As the Enterprise licks its wounds, the crew learns that their new friend calls himself "The Hunter" who tells them of Behemoth. The entity feeds on solar radiation to such an extent that it gorges itself on stars, leaving the empty systems to die, before, organically, warping off to its next meal.

At a staff meeting, Carol proposes that Behemoth only turned its attention on the Enterprise because it was "sampling a dish". As the crew debates the morals of killing the lifeform to ensure the survival of others, Behemoth catches up to them, drawing the Enterprise into itself to feed on the crystals.

As death seems certain, a shuttelcraft launches. The Hunter has loaded his ship with photon torpedoes and intends to use this unique opportunity to create a matter/anti-matter reaction from inside his foe. Though Kirk attempts to dissuade him, the alien is immovable instead insisting that his new friends save themselves. With no choice, Kirk orders the ship to warp as Behemoth dies and the shockwave from its death slams into them.

The Enterprise tumbles across space eventually coming to a halt. The news however is not good. Chekov cannot find them anywhere on the map and Scotty reports that Behemoth drained all their power.

They're stranded.



Pavel ChekovThe HunterKeenserJames T. KirkCarol MarcusLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota UhuraZahraUSS Enterprise personnel

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • Federation shuttlecraft


the galaxy's Alpha or Beta Quadrant
Referenced only
EarthHexel VIIJemison-575sector 001Sol system

Shipboard locations

bridgehangar baybriefing room

Races and cultures


Technology and weapons

hullimpulse enginelife supportphoton torpedoself destructstarshipteleportertranslation algorithmwarp drive

States and organizations

Starfleet (command divisionoperations divisionsciences division) • United Federation of Planets

Ranks and titles

captainchief engineerchief medical officercommandercommanding officercommunications officerdoctorengineerexterminatorfirst officerhelmsmanlieutenantlieutenant commanderofficerscience officersecond officerweapons officer

Other references

alienalternate realityantimattercaptain's logcaptain's log, USS Enterpriseclothingcommunicationsdilithiumenergyhumanoidlifeformlog entrymatterraces and culturesrankred alertRussian languagesciencespacestardateStarfleet uniformtechnologytimetitleuniformuniverseweapon


earlier in the year 2262 (Kelvin timeline)
Enterprise encounters the Hunter. ("Behemoth, Part 1")


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previous comic:
#41: Behemoth, Part 1
The Original Series (IDW series) next comic:
#43: Eurydice, Part 1

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