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"Time Out of Joint" is the lead story in the sixteenth issue of John Byrne's New Visions comic series, published in June 2017.


Captain Kirk is torn from his timeline. Every corner he turns, every door he opens, throws him into a different day, a different year—and a different danger.


Log entries

Captain's log, stardate 6171.8 …
The Enterprise is under attack. My position, engineering, to consult with Chief Engineer Scott.
Captain's log, delayed.
A moment before the ship was under attack by an unknown enemy. But, all is calm, and we are not yet even in orbit around the planet where the attack began!
Everything is normal. An average day aboard a starship. In the recreation roomauxiliary control… engineering… no hint of anything abnormal at all. Except me! I was away without entering. My place is on the bridge — can I get there? But when I step into the elevator
Captain's log, stardate 6171.8 …
USS Enterprise on routine patrol. Nothing extraordinary to report.



Pavel ChekovChristine ChapelSean FinneganJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyGary MitchellJanice RandMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota UhuraJanet Wallaceunnamed USS Enterprise personnel (ensign, crewmen, alien officer, security officers, Starfleet Academy cadets)

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • Sector 875 starship


Earth (Starfleet Academy) • Sector 875 (DT-262)
Referenced only
Pollux IV

Races and cultures

HumanSector 875 speciesVulcan

States and organizations

StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Science and classification

astrophysicschronometercomputercoordinatesecologyelevatorG-108deflector shieldHD-585impulse engineintercooloerphaserport phaser bankscannertemporal phase weapontransportertricorderuniversal translatorventilatorviewscreenwarp drivewarp matrix

Ranks and titles

cadetcaptainchief engineercommanderdoctorensignfirst officerlieutenantnurse

Other references

alternate realityatomauxiliary controlbridgecommand hubcorridordaydreamdecadedimensional phase shiftelectromagnetic fieldengineeringevasive maneuversheadachehelmhologramkilometerlight yearlogicmeterminuteorbitrecreation roomrocketrogue planetoidsciences departmentsecondsickbayspacestardateStarfleet regulationssuicidetemporal anomalytemporal warp fieldtimetime jumptimelinetransporter roomyear



This story is set in 2269 after the installation of a holographic interface in engineering, in "The Traveler", and three weeks prior to Lieutenant Janice Rand's return to the Enterprise, in "Home".

Production history

June 2017
First printed in New Visions, Issue 16. (IDW Publishing)
February 2018
Reprinted in the omnibus New Visions, Volume 6. (IDW Publishing)
October 2019
Reprinted in hardcover in Graphic Novel Collection premium subscription photonovel #4. (Eaglemoss Collections)


Related stories



Published Order
Previous comic:
#15: Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot...
TOS comics
(New Visions)
Next comic:
#16: Home

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