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"Captain James T. Kirk: Psycho-File" was an original four-page Gold Key Comics story published in the omnibus The Enterprise Logs, Volume 1 in 1976. It was the first of four original Gold Key stories which appeared only in omnibus publications.

This story recounts various events from the early life of James T. Kirk.


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Heroic actions by Kirk are noted at Xaraka XII, Planetary Fort 128, and at the Axanar Peace Mission, with a service appraisal being given as of stardate 28:3:17.

At age 12, Kirk and his mother are presented with a posthumous Supreme Medal of Honor for Colonel Benjamin Kirk. When James T. Kirk enters Starfleet Academy, Cadet Will Rogge thinks Kirk got a pass because of his war hero connection. Rogge jumps Kirk, but Kirk later denies the incident to duty officer Kivo to prevent Rogge from being expelled. Rogge later commends Kirk for his promotion to captain of the USS Enterprise.

Kirk first meets Spock and Montgomery Scott at a spaceport at Phobos Base. They drive a V3A-class nukemobile groundcar to the transporter rendezvous point, but the engine stalls. Kirk says the third diverter is probably faulty, but Scott is doubtful. Kirk mentions a recall warning issued against the part last week, which Scott missed because he had been sick. The vehicle is repaired, and Scott gains confidence in his new captain. Scott hand-molds a medal for Kirk out of a V3A-class diverter part, inscribed with a notation from the “Order of the Battered Oil Can.”

Kirk was to marry Doctor Janet Wallace, but both agree at the Moonbeam Club that neither would give up work for the other. A photograph taken at their dinner serves as a souvenir of their engagement.



HuxBenjamin KirkJames T. KirkWinona KirkKivoWill RoggeMontgomery ScottSpockJanet Wallace
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Alden McWilliamsL.R. Nazoyo

Starships and vehicles

V3A-class nukemobile
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USS Enterprise (Constitution-class)


AxanarEarth (Starfleet Academy) • Moonbeam ClubPhobos BasePlanetary Fort 128Xaraka XII
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Alpha Centauri

Races and cultures


States and organizations

Starfleet Academy

Science and technology


Ranks and titles

cadetcaptaincolonelcommanderdoctorduty officergenerallieutenantphotographer

Other references

Axanar Peace MissionbiophysicistengagementKaragite Order of HeroismKlingon RepulsionMedal of HonorStarfleet Gallantry CitationstarshipSupreme Medal of Honor


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  • Kirk was reported to be 5' 11" or 180 cm and weighed 173 pounds or 78.5 kg.
  • Two Starfleet Academy cadet uniforms were shown. Cadets wore gray pants, black shirt with two yellow stripes on the arms. The duty officer uniform consisted of a dark blue shirt with orange armbands under a blue vest with matching cap.
  • Benjamin Kirk was treated as though he was James’ father, a war hero who died in 2245 when Kirk was 12. However, that would contradict later-established canon in TOS movie: Star Trek, in which Spock said the older Kirk had lived to see his son become captain of the Enterprise. It also contradicted several non-canon appearances by George Samuel Kirk, Sr. Benjamin Kirk might have been a father figure, godfather or grandfather.
  • Various non-canon stories told of Kirk's first meeting with Spock and/or Scott. Their first meetings in canon were seen in an alternate timeline in TOS movie: Star Trek.



Gold Key Comics stories and publications
Issues "The Planet of No Return" • "The Devil's Isle of Space" • "Invasion of the City Builders" • "The Peril of Planet Quick Change" • "The Ghost Planet" • "When Planets Collide" • "The Voodoo Planet" • "The Youth Trap" • "The Legacy of Lazarus" • "Sceptre of the Sun" • "The Brain Shockers" • "The Flight of the Buccaneer" • "Dark Traveler" • "The Enterprise Mutiny" • "Museum at the End of Time" • "Day of the Inquisitors" • "The Cosmic Cavemen" • "The Hijacked Planet" • "The Haunted Asteroid" • "A World Gone Mad" • "The Mummies of Heitius VII" • "Siege in Superspace" • "Child's Play" • "The Trial of Captain Kirk" • "Dwarf Planet" • "The Perfect Dream" • "Ice Journey" • "The Mimicking Menace" • "Death of a Star" • "The Final Truth" • "The Animal People" • "The Choice" • "The PsychoCrystals" • "A Bomb in Time" • "One of Our Captains Is Missing!" • "Prophet of Peace" • "Furlough to Fury" • "The Evictors" • "World Against Time" • "The World Beneath the Waves" • "Prince Traitor" • "Mr. Oracle" • "This Tree Bears Bitter Fruit" • "Murder on the Enterprise" • "A Warp in Space" • "Planet of No Life" • "Destination... Annihilation!" • "And a Child Shall Lead Them" • "What Fools These Mortals Be.." • “Sport of Knaves” • "A World Against Itself" • "No Time Like the Past" • "Spore of the Devil" • "The Brain-Damaged Planet" • "To Err Is Vulcan" • "The Empire Man!" • "Operation Con Game"
Additional stories "James T. Kirk: Psycho-File" • "A Page From Scotty's Diary" • "Spock: Psycho-File" • "From Sputnik to Warp Drive"
Collections Star Trek Annuals (1969197019721973197419751976197719781979198019831986) • The Enterprise Logs (Volumes 1234) • The Key Collection (Volumes 12345) • Gold Key Archives (Volumes 12345) • Gold Key 100-Page Spectacular
Related media "Voyage of Discovery" • "The Exile" • "The Red Hour" • "The Tunnel of Death" • "... Wild Goose Chase!" • "A Hint of Life" • "Space Chase" • "Escape from the Clinging Dags" • "Eye of the Beholder" • "The Menace of the Mechanitrons" • "Trial by Fire!"


Published Order
Previous comic:
first story
TOS comics
(The Enterprise Logs)
Next comic:
A Page From Scotty's Diary

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