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"The Exile" was a TOS comic story appearing in the fourth issue of the Brazilian omnibus Jornada Nas Estrelas in 1976. The seven-page story accompanied Portuguese versions of Gold Key Comics's "Sceptre of the Sun" and "The Legacy of Lazarus". Eaglemoss released an English translation of this story in 2020 in Graphic Novel Collection, Volume 129.


Eaglemoss introduction

This oft-overlooked story was drawn and lettered to emulate the quirky style of Gold Key's Trek comics. Brazilian writer Edson Perin translated the story for Eaglemoss, after which editor Rich Handley re-lettered the panels in English.


Captain's log, stardate 28:45.3
Passing through the constellation of Zorat, toward the Satsam galaxy, the Enterprise is drawn to a small planet...

At the helm, Hikaru Sulu discovers his hands are being psychokinetically controlled, forcing him to bring the USS Enterprise into orbit of an uncharted planet in the Zorat constellation. James T. Kirk beams to the surface with a landing party to investigate. Spock spots a humanoid in the distance. Kirk tackles him to keep him from fleeing, then tries to communicate with him, but Leonard McCoy doubts the caveman can understand languages. McCoy sees a pregnant humanoid woman lying behind some boulders — and realizing that both lives are in danger, he quickly treats them.

A glow composed entirely of mental energy appears behind them. Drenam thanks them for the medical help and asks forgiveness for having forced their ship to come here. He explains that he is from Arek and that they've saved the life of Arek rebel Madad, whose personality was imbued within the unborn child so that the exile can relearn how to behave in society, while helping advance the cavemen. Drenam hopes that this will rehabilitate Madad, and someday he can live a happy life back on Arek.

Captain's log, stardate 28:46.4
The Enterprise moves away, breaking the infinite silence, while down here, on the small planet, the cry of a child awakens a new civilization!



DrenamJames T. KirkMadadLeonard McCoySpockHikaru Sulu

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)


ZoratZorat planet
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Races and cultures


States and organizations

Starfleet (command divisionoperations divisionsciences division)

Science and classification

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Other references

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Related media




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"
Games "Voyage of Discovery" • "The Tunnel of Death" • "... Wild Goose Chase!" • "A Hint of Life" • "Space Chase" • "Escape from the Clinging Dags"
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 "The Exile" • "The Red Hour" • "Eye of the Beholder" • "The Menace of the Mechanitrons" • "Trial by Fire!"


Published Order
Previous comic:
A Bomb in Time
TOS comics Next comic:
One of Our Captains Is Missing!
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
The Conscience of the King
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Sweet Sorrow
Star Trek: New Visions
Previous story:
The Conscience of the King
Voyages of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) (2264 to 2270) Next story:

Department of Temporal Investigations
Forgotten History

Chapter 1 (pages 15-26)
Production history
June 1976
Published as "O Exilado" in Jornada Nas Estrelas #4 (2nd series) (Editora Abril)
10 September 2020
English language: Reprinted in Graphic Novel Collection, Volume 129. (Eaglemoss)

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