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Where ONE man has gone before – "Gary" was the 64th issue of DC Comics's second monthly TOS series, published in October 1994. Written by Kevin Ryan, drawn by Rod Whigham and Arne Starr, it recounted the story of James T. Kirk and Gary Mitchell's visit to Dimorus, with a framing story set just after the events of TOS episode, novelization & comic adaptation: Where No Man Has Gone Before.

Description[]

Letter column teaser
The hardest thing any commander has to do is to tell the parents of a shipmate that their child has been lost in action. For Jim Kirk, it is an even harder task as he tells the parents of his best friend, the one who saved his life, how he died. Kirk finds it better to tell them instead how Gary Mitchell lived.

Summary[]

While the Enterprise travels to Earth for Gary Mitchell's funeral, Captain Kirk tries to compose a letter to Gary's parents. Unable to write the truth about Gary's death, Kirk instead writes a story about an adventure that Kirk and Mitchell had aboard the Farragut.

Log entries[]

Captain's log, USS Farragut, Captain Stephen Garrovick recording. 
We have just received an urgent distress signal from the planet Dimorus, where a Federation anthropological survey team has been conducting a study on the native life. Because of the urgency of the message, I fear the worst.
Captain's log, USS Enterprise, Captain James T. Kirk recording. 
Of all my duties as the captain of this vessel, there is none more difficult than the one I am about to undertake. Every time I perform this duty, I am reminded that it is my fault. It is because of my mistake or inability to anticipate something I should have seen, that one of my crew has paid the ultimate price.
I remember all too clearly the message we received when my father was lost. It was perhaps easier to hear that news from my father's closest friend, Captain Robert April, but I know now the cost of that message to Captain April. Because now, I must inform the parents of my closest friend that their son will never be coming home.
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, I will always remember the man who saved my life twice and saved us from shedding more blood because of our own ignorance. I miss Gary. I miss his friendship. But i honor his memory and his quest to remain open to the wonder of the galaxy.
It was that openness to new things, experiences and people that made Gary Mitchell a great officer and my closest friend. In the end, I think that openness may have contributed to his death, but through that death Gary gave his life in the service of Starfleet's highest ideal … to understand others.

References[]

Characters[]

AyersStephen GarrovickKellyHellundJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyDana MitchellGary MitchellThomas Mitchellunnamed Starfleet personnel (bridge officers, transporter chief, blond ensign)
Referenced only 
Robert AprilGeorge Samuel Kirk, Sr.Benedict de SpinozaSpockTyree

Starships and vehicles[]

USS EnterpriseUSS Farragut (Constitution-class heavy cruisers)

Locations[]

Dimorusthe galaxy
Referenced only 
Neural

Races and cultures[]

DimoranHuman

States and organizations[]

StarfleetStarfleet AcademyUnited Federation of Planets

Science and classification[]

communicatorcomputercudgeldartgeneratorhypospraylaser pistolmedscannerneurotoxinpoisonstimulanttransportertricorder

Ranks and titles[]

captaindoctorensignlieutenantmedical technicianofficerquartermasterscience officerscientistteachertransporter chief

Other references[]

assignment patchbloodbookbrainbriefing roomcoffeecomacorridorDimoran butterflydistress callengineeringfuneralgalaxyhonorhourkilometerlanding partylog entrylogicminuteorbitpeacepheromoneplanetPrime Directivequartersracerecreation roomrodentsecondsentiencestarstunsurgerytimelinetransporter roomtreewar

Timeline[]

Chronology[]

2250s 
2255 
2264 or 2265
2265

Appendices[]

Background[]

Related stories[]

The incident on Dimorus was also described in:

Images[]

Connections[]

Published Order
Previous comic:
#63: The Alone, Part Two
TOS comics
(DC Comics, Series Two)
Next comic:
#65: Bait...and Switch
Previous story:
The Alone, Part Two
Stories by:
Kevin Ryan
Next story:
Prisoners
Previous adventure:

Crucible
The Star to Every Wandering
Chapter 5, Section 1
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
A Choice of Catastrophes
Chapter 11 - Thirteen Years Ago
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2255.
The Memory Beta Chronology places events from this story in 1 other timeframe(s):
Previous adventure:
My Brother's Keeper
Republic
Chapters 1-4 & 21
2265
framing story
Next adventure:
My Brother's Keeper
Constitution
Chapters 1-4 & 17

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