The Traveler is the 15th issue of John Byrne's New Visions comic series, released in April 2017.


A mysterious Traveler is pursued by a ruthless robotic horde. Or is he? Jim Kirk must answer that question before his ship and crew are lost.


Captain's log, stardate 6019.6… USS Enterprise on routine patrol along the border of the Beta Quadrant.

Captain's log, addendum: we are preparing to board the unknown craft, if "craft" is what it really is…

Captain's log, supplemental. It is eighteen hours since the mysterious alien was brought aboard. Dr. McCoy has summoned Mister Spock and myself to sickbay.

Captain's log, stardate 6020.0… The Traveler continues to take full advantage of the access to the ship I am allowing him. At present, one of his hatchlings is in sickbay, observing as Dr. McCoy performs an emergency appendectomy.

Captain's log, stardate 6020.1… A… most unusual meeting is convened in the briefing room.

Captain's log, supplemental: We are turning the "Traveler" over to the Q'al for proper disposition.



BlakeChristine ChapelPavel ChekovLeonard McCoyJames T. KirkMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluThe TravelerNyota Uhura
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BalokLemuel Gulliver

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • The Traveler's shipQ'al Mothership
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Beta Quadrant

Races and culturesEdit

HumanVulcanThe Traveler's speciesQ'al

States and organizationsEdit

StarfleetUnited Federation of PlanetsCouncil of Eternity

Science and technologyEdit

deflector screendeflector shieldimpulse powerphaserradarsensorspace-time continuumspace warpsubspacetricorderwarp driveweapon

Ranks and titlesEdit

captaincommanderchief engineerdoctorengineerfirst officer

Other referencesEdit

appendectomyatmosphereBeta QuadrantbridgebrigcadetCentral Controlgalaxygashumanoidhyperspacekilometerlifeformmachineliquid mercurymetermileneuro circuitoxygennitrogennurseryplanetquadrantrobotrookierosesickbayslave drivertransporter roomUmbra Accordwar



  • Many elements within this issue were inspired by the long running British science fiction television series Doctor Who, the Traveler himself showing similarities to the titular character while the Q'al are based on the Daleks, one of the Doctor's most recurring foes.
  • The Q'al even used the expression "Terminate", a different form of the word "Exterminate" which the Daleks are known to use as a battle cry when attacking their enemies.


published order
Previous comic:
#14: "Sam"
TOS comics Next comic:
#16: "Time Out of Joint"
chronological order

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