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The Enterprise crew is locked on a deep freeze planet doomed to disappear into space! — "Ice Journey" was the 27th issue of Gold Key Comics' 1967 series of Star Trek comics. It was the 25th story illustrated by Alberto Giolitti and the third of five written by John Warner.


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Log entries[]

Captain's log, stardate 20:27.3 
Approaching planet Floe I on special survey assignment for the Federation per Command order F-1221.
Captain's log, stardate 20:27.5 
Lieutenant Uhura and I are being held prisoners by the two leaders of Floe I — Dr. Krisp and Mr. Spock have vanished! It is clear that Amara and Sunaro intend to do away with the crew and me as soon as Lieutenant Uhura writes a false report about their mad society to the Federation... My only hope is that we manage to fool these tyrants and come out alive... I have lost all communication with the Enterprise!



AmaraJdulaJames T. KirkKrispMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluSunaroNyota Uhuraunnamed Floesunnamed USS Enterprise personnel (transporter chief)

Starships and vehicles[]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)


Floe (Floe I)
Referenced only 

Races and cultures[]


States and organizations[]

FederationStarfleetStarfleet Command

Science and technology[]

anti-freeze uniformantidotecommunicatorcomputerflame gungeometryheat-stabilizer tabletlaboratorymutation serumneutralizer discphaserradioriflescannersensorscramblertele-radiotransporterviewscreen

Ranks and titles[]

captainchief engineerchief science officercommandercommunications officercounter-leaderdelegatedictatordoctorhelmsmanlieutenantlieutenant commanderrebelscience officerslave

Other references[]

airportanimalatmospherebagpipesbeambridgecaptain's logcenturycitycivil warcivilizationcommunicationscorridordaydemocracyfireglaciationgovernmentgrasshopeiceice skatinglanding partylanding crewlawlight yearlog entrylogicmetabolismmusicmutationorbitpeaceplanetsciencesecondsecurityskeletonstarstar systemstardatetelepathytimetransporter roomturtlewaryearzoo



  • The reprint in The Enterprise Logs, Volume 4 omitted pages 4 and 18. Page 4 was a self-contained scene with the landing party visiting the bridge prior to beaming down, with Krisp commenting that the population survey might be dull. On page 14, Kirk realized that Nyota Uhura had prevented their fake report from being transmitted, and the Floes decided to kill them.
  • Krisp wryly suggested that Montgomery Scott could transmit background music into the landing party’s portable radios, presaging the Sony Walkman and the iPod.
  • This story has been released eight times in English as well as being translated into German, Italian, and Portuguese.


  • The variant environmental suits worn in the story, anti-freeze uniforms, were colored both red and blue on the cover, with black boots, but were all gold in the story itself. Communications equipment was said to work by telepathy, because conditions were so frigid that the landing party would asphyxiate if they spoke or breathed the atmosphere. That being the case, it was unclear why the uniforms were designed to protect the wearer's eyes but not their mouths.
  • Uhura was once misspelled Uhuru.

Related stories[]

Extinction from increasing cold was also featured in:

Genetic adaptation to climate change was also featured in:

Revolution for social equality was also featured in:



Published Order
Previous comic:
#26: The Perfect Dream
TOS comics (Gold Key) Next comic:
#28: The Mimicking Menace
Previous story:
The Perfect Dream
Stories by:
John Warner
Next story:
The Final Truth
Previous adventure:
Invasion of the City Builders
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
The Peril of Planet Quick Change

Production history[]

November 1974
First published by Gold Key Comics.
Printed in hardcover in Star Trek Annual 1976. (World Distributors Limited)
August 1976
Printed (excluding pages 4 and 18) in the omnibus The Enterprise Logs, Volume 4. (Golden Press)
Printed in hardcover in Star Trek Annual 1986. (World Distributors Limited)
June 2004
Printed in the omnibus The Key Collection, Volume 4. (Checker Book Publishing Group)
September 2008
Included on The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD. (Graphic Imaging Technologies)
August 2014
Remastered in hardcover in the omnibus Gold Key Archives, Volume 5. (IDW)
15 March 2018
Remastered in hardcover in the omnibus Graphic Novel Collection #32. (Eaglemoss)


German: Abridged in the omnibus "Stadt der letzten Hoffnung" in Zack Comic Box #22: Enterprise (Koralle-Verlag)
1978, July 10
Portuguese: As "Viagem Ao Gelo" in b/w in O Caminho das Estrelas (Aguiar) #17
Italian: As "Il Viaggio Ghiacciato" in the omnibus The Gold Key Collection, Volume 7 (Free Books)

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