Mr. Oracle was a comic book story published by Gold Key Comics in 1977. It was the 7th of 22 stories drawn by Alden McWilliams and the 15th of 20 stories written by Arnold Drake.

In this story, a society was threatened by a nova.

Publisher's description[edit | edit source]

Intro teaser
A planet was dying, but the civilization upon it was about to be reborn on a new world! All they required was a man of superior intellect whose brain could be expanded to encompass all their knowledge! And the advanced brain they chose belonged to … Mr. Spock!

Summary[edit | edit source]

Captain’s log, stardate 23:19.2. I have received orders from Star Fleet Command to execute a new long range probe technique…

Captains log, supplemental. The “operation” lasted some three hours. Mr. Spock was in no apparent pain or danger. But the rest of us could only gape in amazement and fear as the ray process ended!

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Christine ChapelGrand RizaJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyRiza OneMontgomery ScottSpock
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Tycho BraheAlbert EinsteinHikaru Sulu

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • hovercraftexodus starships

Locations[edit | edit source]

Riza homeworld
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Earth (Scandinavia)

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

Human (Scandinavian) • RizaVulcan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

FederationStarfleetStarfleet CommandTen Rizas

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

communicatorcomputercraniumdrawbridgeelectro-carbinesnitric acidproberadioactivityrocketsciencespacespacesuitwarp drive

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

astronomercarpenterguardhigh priestmechanicplumberscientistservanttechnician

Other references[edit | edit source]

2-B civilizationarchitecturecannibalscodeculturedaggergamblerhaggisheadachehellLatinmagic wandmind meldmineralmonkeymushroomnitrogennovaoxygenpractical jokeprison cellreligionRiddle of IkorRouletteskullslaverysorghistarU-235warriorswaterwitchcraftWotam

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Chronology[edit | edit source]

Published Order
Previous comic:
"The Voodoo Planet"
TOS comics (Gold Key) Next comic:
"This Tree Bears Bitter Fruit"
Previous story:
Prince Traitor
Stories by:
Arnold Drake
Next story:
"Sweet Smell of Evil"
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
‘’The Voodoo Planet’’
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
The Haunted Asteroid

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Information[edit | edit source]

  • Leonard McCoy cited Tycho Brahe’s observations of a supernova in the constellation Cassiopeia in 1572. McCoy said that it happened in the 17th century, but it was in the 16th century. (Wikipedia)
  • The diminutive Riza were green-skinned on the cover but yellow-skinned in the story.
  • Two pages were spent discussing preparations for a “new long range probe technique,” which was treated among the crew like a special event, but it was just travel at warp speed. Possibly the story ran short and this was needed as a filler.

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