"The Hunger is the 19th issue of John Byrne's Star Trek: New Visions comic series. It was published in December 2017.


For thousands of years, it had drifted above the outer rim of the galaxy, draining life from all the worlds it found there. Now, it has learned of the banquet of populous planets near the heart of the Milky Way, and is heading there at terrifying speed—with only the Enterprise standing in its way.


Captain's log, stardate 6619.2… USS Enterprise on an exploratory mission into intergalactic space.

Captain's, log, stardate 6620.3… The planet is just as Spock described it—cold, dead, with dust whistling around us. The filters in our respirator units will last only a few hours in this environment.

Captain's, log, stardate 6624.9… We have arrived at what First Officer Spock believes to be the most recently attacked planet.

Captain's log, delayed entry. The sudden shift in gravity threw me against and through the wall. But I no longer had any idea of how long ago that was. Falling like that left me with no sense of time or distance. However, there was one thing I did know. I was not alone! Given the speed and ease with which they dispatched Lt. Bachman… I saw nothing to be gained by resisting them. Docility was my best gambit. My "hosts" abandoned me, leaving me to be moved ever deeper by a levitation device.



BachmanChristine ChapelPavel ChekovJames T. KirkTommy KovaksJohn KyleLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • Hollow Planet


intergalactic spaceMilky Way GalaxyRohrbough Maelstromunknown planets
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Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

StarfleetStarfleet MedicalUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technologyEdit

antimatterblack holeclass Mgalaxygravityimpulse powerintensive care unitintermixLeiber-Kurtzberg Theorylife energymaintenance robotmathematicsmummificationnacellenegative energypattern bufferrespiratorrobotscannersensor arrayslingshotstructural integritytricorderwarp signature

Ranks and titlesEdit

biologistcaptainchief engineercommanderdoctorfirst officerlieutenantplanetary scientist

Other referencesEdit

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  • This story took place shortly after Pavel Chekov had been promoted to lieutenant. The one-page story "R.H.I.P.", the previous story by John Byrne, cited the promotion.
  • Chekov quoted lyrics, "And they all lived in little boxes, and they all look just the same." The lyrics were from "Little Boxes", a song made popular by singer Pete Seeger in 1963. (Little Boxes article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)



published order
Previous comic:
#18: "What Pain it is to Drown"
TOS comics Next comic:
#20 "Isolation"
chronological order

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