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Writer(s): Peter David
Artist(s): Tom Sutton and Ricardo Villagran
Publisher: DC Comics
Series: DC TOS volume 1 #52
Published: July 1988
Pages: 22
Stardate: 9000.4 (2280s)

The crew must fight off hellish hallucinations as the Enterprise transforms into a Divine Comedy.

Background Information

Creators

Characters

Canon characters listed below are linked to the main article about them. Non-canon characters are not linked, but those that recurred, appearing or being mentioned in more than one story, are defined further in DC TOS volume 1 characters.
Constitution class refit bridge 2

Senior staff of the Enterprise-A.

James T. Kirk 
USS Enterprise-A captain.
Spock 
Vulcan Enterprise-A exec and science officer.
Leonard McCoy 
Enterprise-A surgeon.
Uhura 
Enterprise-A communications officer. Kirk leaves Uhura in command of the vessel while he leads the bridge crew into the pit below.
Pavel Chekov 
Enterprise-A and security chief.
Konom 
Klingon Enterprise-A ensign.
William Bearclaw 
Enterprise-A security ensign.
Arex 
Enterprise-A birdge officer, ordered by Kirk to help Uhura man the bridge in the rest of the staff's absence.
M'Ress 
Enterprise-A bridge officer.
Castille 
Mentite Enterprise-A lieutenant.
Lucifer
Charon 
Boatman at the banks of one of Hell's rivers.
Nancy Bryce 
Enterprise-A navigation ensign.
Dante 
Ancient Earth author.
Plato 
Ancient Earth scholar. Plato was one of many images in limbo as the crew journeyed through Hell, having been born before the time of Christ.
Euclid 
Ancient Earth scholar. Euclid was one of many images in limbo as the crew journeyed through Hell, having been born before the time of Christ.
Socrates 
Ancient Earth scholar. Socrates was one of many images in limbo as the crew journeyed through Hell, having been born before the time of Christ.
Medusa
Bloemker 
Enterprise-A crewmember. Kirk and company discover her body encased in ice in the ninth circle of Hell, foreshadowing her involvement in later events.
Tanner 
Enterprise-A crewmember.
Martell 
Enterprise-A crewmember.

References

Centaurs
Cerberus
Dante's Inferno
USS Enterprise-A quarter

The Enterprise-A.

USS Enterprise-A 
Refit-type Template:ShipClass Federation starship.
Hell
Italian language
karate
Le Guin's Syndrome
Melkotians
Mentite 
Species of super-telepaths.
Minotaur
Phlegethon

Timeline

2286 
Enterprise reconnoiters in the Omicron Ceti system investigating the destruction of the Federation colony and the hijacking of USS Zephyr.


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