The Gods Have Come! was a five-page Star Trek: The Original Series comic strip published in 1977. It was the tenth of 11 annual stories from the UK comic strips series and was printed in the United Kingdom in Mighty TV Comic Annual 1978. In this story, Kirk and Spock tried to rescue warring races near an active volcano.

Publisher's description[edit | edit source]

Omnibus teaser
The Enterprise picks up strange sounds coming from volcanic planet Alpha 332, where Kirk and Spock impose peace on a pair of warring tribes, the humanoid Parracas and the simian Turracas.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Captain's logstardate 32-19-25. The Enterprise is moving through the edge of Galaxy 517. This is unexplored territory and my orders are to proceed with caution…"

Unusual voices were detected by Nyota Uhura which Spock traced to an active volcano on a nearby planet. Uhura provided Kirk and Spock with a bearing, and they beamed down to investigate. Through smoky, sulfurous gases they found a group of humanoid Parracas led by Maracu who were praying to the volcano. She interpreted Kirk and Spock as messengers of the volcano, and through telepathy with Spock explained that they were praying for an end to war with their neighbors. Montgomery Scott radioed that the volcano could blow at any moment. She heeded Spock's warning — her people packed their belongings and headed away from their village down the mountainside toward a valley.

Kirk and Spock rode on saddled Parraca beasts toward the other side of the volcano, but were captured by ape-like warrior Turracas led by Turr. They were also telepathically receptive to Spock, but Turr refused to believe Spock's warning about the volcano. Turr decided to sacrifice Kirk and Spock to the mountain. Before Turr could toss them into the boiling lava, Scott beamed them back to the ship. The Turracas were spooked by the transporter effect and started to flee, just as the volcano erupted. Aboard the Enterprise, Kirk was glad that at least one of the two races would survive.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

James T. KirkMaracuMontgomery ScottSpockTurrNyota Uhura

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)

Locations[edit | edit source]

Galaxy 517 (Alpha 332Biluddin)
Referenced only 
Earth

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

HumanParracaTurracaVulcan

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

communicatorgeologyriflescannertransporter

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

captainFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)lieutenantlordStarfleet rankswarrior

Other references[edit | edit source]

atmospherebowbeambridgecenturycraterdaygodhelmetlavalogicgalaxykilometermagicminutemountainParraca beastpeaceprayerradiationreligionsecondspacespearStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)sulfurtelepathyvillagevolcanowar

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Chronology[edit | edit source]

Published Order
Previous comic:
"What Is This Thing Called Spock?"
TOS comics
UK comic strips Annuals
Next comic:
"Rock and a Hard Place"

Production history[edit | edit source]

26 August 1977 
First published in Mighty TV Comic Annual 1978 (Polystyle Publications)
September 2017 
Reprinted in the omnibus The Classic UK Comics, Volume 3 (IDW Publishing)

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Background[edit | edit source]

  • The source of the August 1977 publication date was Amazon.com.

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Connections[edit | edit source]

UK comic strips
Weekly story arcs 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637
Annual stories 12Captives in SpacePlanet of RejectsGateway to the Future67Planet of the DeadWhat Is This Thing Called Spock?The Gods Have Come!11

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