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This article is about the TOS comic story arc. You may be looking for TNG novel: The Peacekeepers.

The Peacekeeper, Part One was the 49th issue of DC Comics' second series of Star Trek: The Original Series comics. It featured the beginning of The Peacekeeper story arc, a two-part story published in 1993. The saga was written by Howard Weinstein, penciled by Rod Whigham, and dealt with the testing phase of the Peacekeeper project, a protomatter-based weapon of mass destruction.


The Thevosians are experimenting with a weapon of unbelievable destructive power based on protomatter, the substance which caused the death of Captain Kirk's son David. And Kirk of all people gets the assignment to monitor the field test. His worst fears become true, when the testbed USS Pacific disappears in an explosion with Scotty and Chekov...

To be continued

Log Entries

Captain's log, stardate 8637.7:
Despite the wounding of Lieutenant Keefer and killing of two other security guards by unknown intruders, Admiral Cartwright has accepted Commodore Hirosaki's recommendation that the field test should proceed — over my strongest objections...
A full diagnostic on the protomatter system has revealed no anomalies or damage...
...But, to minimize risk, the only crew aboard the
Pacific will be Commanders Chekov and Scott, and four Thevosian scientists.



AzarkPavel ChekovLance CartwrightGracie HirosakiIsisKeeferJames T. KirkKoobLeonard McCoyOpaiSaavikMontgomery ScottGary SevenShopaySpockTorali
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David MarcusNyota Uhura

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise-AUSS Pacifictravel pod
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Klingon birds of prey


Starbase 79Thevos (Thevosian Science Station)
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Races and cultures


States and organizations

StarfleetStarfleet CommandUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technology

batteryColt .45communicatordeflectordisruptorenergizerflashlightimpulsephaserphoton torpedoprotomattersensorservoshieldtransporterturboliftviewscreenvirtual realitywarp drivewarp engineweapon

Ranks and titles

admiralcadetcaptaincommandercommodoredoctorFederation Starfleet ranks (2270s-2350s)lieutenantrankscientistsecurity guard

Other references

alcoholassignment patchasteroidauxiliary controlbridgecaptain's logcatconference roomdaydecadedeckderelictdoomsday weaponengineeringGaelicspirithistoryhullKobayashi Maru scenariolaboratorylifeformmoonpeaceProject GenesisPeacekeeper projectradiationred alertScotchsecurityspaceStarfleet uniform (2278-2350s)tritaniumuniverseyear




"It may be completely new, Jim... but you aren't perfect"

--Leonard McCoy to James T. Kirk (translated from the German version)


Related Stories

Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanStar Trek III: The Search for Spock • "Friday's Child" • "The Apple" • "Assignment: Earth" • The Mirror Universe Saga
Media featuring Gary Seven
Episode Assignment: Earth
Miniseries The PeacekeeperConvergenceThe Eugenics WarsAssignment: Earth
Novels Assignment: EternityThe Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2From History's ShadowElusive Salvation
Short stories "The Aliens Are Coming!" • "Seven and Seven" • "Assignment: One" • "Rocket Man" • "Time Line"
Comics "The Peacekeeper, Part One" • "The Peacekeeper, Part Two" • "Split Infinities" • "Future Imperiled" • "Brighter Than a Thousand Suns" • "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" • "My Name Is Legion" • "We Have Met the Enemy..." • "Too Many Presidents" • "Ah-Ha!" • "Medics" • "Hosts" • "1971/4860.2" • "An Unexpected Yesterday" • "Year Five, Issue 11" • "Year Five, Issue 12" • "Year Five, Issue 15" • "Year Five, Issue 16" • "Year Five, Issue 17" • "Year Five, Issue 21" • "Year Five, Issue 22"


Published Order
Previous comic:
Deceptions, Part III
DC Comics, second series Next comic:
The Peacekeeper, Part Two
Previous story:
Deceptions, Part III
Stories by:
Howard Weinstein
Next story:
The Peacekeeper, Part Two
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Deceptions, Part III
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
The Peacekeeper, Part Two

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