Space Cowboy was a 7-panel Star Trek: The Original Series comic strip, the second of two stories released by Kenner in 1974. The story was told on slides projected onto a wall using Kenner's Give-A-Show Projector toy. In this story, the USS Enterprise helped a doomed freighter.


Spock detected a freighter in distress heading into the path of a meteor. Since the vessel's navigation was jammed, James T. Kirk assisted them in an environmental suit with a jetpack. He lassoed the vessel with a length of titanium cable. The Enterprise used the cable to drag the freighter out of the way of the meteor. Spock commented that the famous cowboy Buffalo Bill couldn't have done it better.



James T. KirkLeonard McCoySpockunnamed Humans (freighter pilots)
Referenced only 
Buffalo Bill

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • freighter


Interstellar space

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

Starfleet (command divisionoperations divisionsciences division)

Science and technologyEdit

environmental suitgrapplerjetpacknavigation computerscannerviewscreen

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)Starfleet ranks

Other referencesEdit

assignment patchbridgecowboymeteorropeStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)titanium



Published Order
Previous comic:
Project Iceberg
TOS comic strips
Kenner Comic Strips
Next comic:
last story

Production historyEdit

Included in the Give-A-Show Projector, Blue Box, slide 97-000 (Kenner)
Included in the Give-A-Show Projector, Purple Box (Kenner)
September 2017 
Reprinted in the omnibus The Classic UK Comics, Volume 3 (IDW Publishing)


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