Star Trek Comics Checklist

Star Trek: The Next Generation DC Comics monthly series

#1 Oct 1989
Return to Raimon
Picard is invited to attend the death celebration of the primarch of Raimon. The primarch is murdered and Picard is accused of the crime. Stardate 42305.7

Part one of a two-part story arc. Also contains the first TNG stardate guide.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#2 Nov 1989
Murder, most foul
Accused of murder, Picard must endure trial by combat. Riker insists on standing in for Picard, while the Enterprise crew investigates the murder. Stardate 42307.2

Conclusion of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist:

#3 Dec 1989
The derelict
The Enterprise encounters a derelict starship. An away team led by Riker is trapped on board. The derelict, designed to collect biological samples, takes off with Enterprise in pursuit. Stardate 42315.8

Part one of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#4 Jan 1990
The hero factor
All but two members of the away team have been placed in stasis by the derelict collector. Worf and assistant chief engineer McRobb must disable the vessel that has imprisoned them. Stardate 4236.8 (42316.8 typo?)

Conclusion of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#5 Feb 1990
Serafin's survivors
The Enterprise rescues colonists from a planet torn apart by natural disasters. The colonists were suffering from a genetic disease but are now completely healthy. Troi is suspicious of their behavior, including Geordi's former lover. Stardate 43201.8

Part one of a two-part story arc. Dr. Crusher returns from Starfleet Medical in this issue.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#6 Mar 1990
Shadows in the garden
The surviving colonists must feed by taking life energy from other beings. Once Geordi discover's the truth from his old friend, the other colonists turn on her, and attempt to escape.

Conclusion of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist:

#7 Apr 1990
The pilot
On a famine relief mission, Enterprise is boarded by intruders from another ship who kidnap Data. The pilot of the pirate ship is an android who wants Data's body for his own. Stardate 43265.4

Part one of a two-part story arc. This issue begins a loosely-connected story arc which concludes with issue #12.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Gordon Purcell
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist:

#8 May 1990
The battle within
While Data struggles with the pilot for control of his android body, Riker beams aboard the pirate ship to try and disable its navigational interface.

Conclusion of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Gordon Purcell
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#9 Jun 1990
The pay off
Picard disobeys orders to divert to a planet which has a cure for the deadly disease contracted by Dr. Crusher. He must outwit the Ferengi, to obtain the cure. Elsewhere, a ship identified as the Enterprise destroys another Federation vessel.



Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Eric Peterson

#10 Jul 1990
The noise of justice
While awaiting results of an investigation, Picard reflects on his life, including the occasion when he is knifed through the heart. Evidence is found contradicting his statement of innocence, so Picard is bound over for court martial until another Enterprise is sighted in a distant sector of space.

Part one of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist:

#11 Aug 1990
The impostor
The impostor Enterprise has destroyed another Federation vessel. Data discovers that the rogue ship is following a course of previous Enterprise missions and determines its next heading. When Enterprise meets the impostor, the impostor anticipates Picard's every move until he turns command over to Riker, and the impostor flees. Stardate 43269.3 thru 43270.0

Part two of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist:

#12 Sep 1990
Whoever fights monsters
The impostor Enterprise turns out to be a single alien organism. Troi must make it understand that its actions have killed thousands of beings. Stardate 43284.2

Conclusion of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#13 Oct 1990
The hand of the assassin
The Enterprise hosts two monarchs who are fighting for control of their world. Because their race is telepathic, elaborate security precautions are in place, but an assassin manages to take control of O'Brien. O'Brien's actions at the regular poker game are the key to foiling the assassin's plans. Stardate 43423.6



Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jerome Moore, T. Wood

#14 Dec 1990
Holiday on ice
During shore leave on an ice planet, Geordi and Riker come across a hidden Ferengi base. Both are captured by the Ferengi. Stardate 43810.7

Part one of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jerome Moore, T. Wood

#15 Jan 1991
Prisoners of the Ferengi
Worf and Data lead a search party to find Riker and Geordi, who have escaped from their Ferengi guards. The Ferengi are mining illegally and the Enterprise crew must deal with the situation.

Conclusion of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jerome Moore, T. Wood

#16 Feb 1991
I have heard the mermaids singing
The Enterprise investigates a maelstrom near the Romulan neutral zone. After a tremendous surge of power, the maelstrom disappears, leaving the Enterprise damaged. Crew members begin behaving strangely and when sensors are restored, they discover that the ship has drifted into the neutral zone. Stardate 43878.1

Part one of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jerome Moore, T. Wood

#17 Mar 1991
The weapon
The Romulans detect the Enterprise in the neutral zone. They also detect energy beings on the Enterprise and decide that a new type of weapon is being tested. Picard communicates with the energy beings and learns that they were pulled through the maelstrom. He invites them to visit the Romulans and the Enterprise is able to leave the neutral zone.

Conclusion of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Ken Penders
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#18 Apr 1991
Forbidden fruit
One of Wesley's experiments goes awry, with dire consequences for the Enterprise and an entire planet. Data must travel back in time to persuade Wesley to halt his experiment. Stardate 43131.4 thru 43134.2



Writers: Dave Stern, Mike O'Brien
Penciller: Mike Manley
Inker: Robert Campanella
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#19 May 1991
The lesson
Vignettes of life on the Enterprise -- Dr. Crusher feeling old on her birthday; Troi determined to cheer up Dr. Crusher; Riker teaches a history lesson; and Worf views a message from his bond-brother, Jeremy Aster (The Bonding).



Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jerome Moore, Tatjana Wood

#20 Jun 1991
The flight of the Albert Einstein
While the Enterprise delivers a medical team to one colony, a shuttle piloted by Wesley, with Riker, Worf, Dr. Selar (The Schizoid Man) and others aboard, heads for a second colony with emergency medical supplies. The shuttle is swallowed by a subspace vortex and disappears. Stardate 44212.9

Lost shuttle, part one of a five-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#21 Jul 1991
Mourning star
After conducting a search, The Enterprise must give up on the lost shuttle. Memorial services for the lost crew members are conducted. Aboard the shuttle, Riker is in stable condition with serious wounds. The shuttle encounters a structure constructed of many ships, both familiar and alien. Stardate 44295.3

Part two of a five-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#22 Aug 1991
Trapped
The Enterprise is assigned to help evacuate a water-breathing race from their home planet. Troi discovers that the natives have something to hide. The shuttle is captured by a tractor beam and reeled into the ship structure. There are two groups living in the structure, all from other ships drawn into the vortex, and only one is friendly to the Federation. Stardate 44292.2

Part three of a five-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#23 Sep 1991
The barrier
Troi discovers a sentient race, imprisoned by another race, to be left behind by the evacuation. The shuttle crew joins the group that reeled them in to defend against an attack by the hostile group. They are fighting for possession of a ship which may be able to take them back to civilization.

Part four of a five-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#24 Oct 1991
Homecoming
The Enterprise concludes its rescue mission while the shuttle crew finds its way back to Klingon space in an alien ship, with all of the inhabitants of the lost ships. Stardate 44298.2

Conclusion of a five-part story arc. 25th anniversary double issue.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#25 Nov 1991
Family reunion
Jeremy Aster, Worf's bond-brother, and Alexander (Reunion) meet on Earth. The Enterprise comes across Okona's (The Outrageous Okona) abandoned ship and traces his path to a planet light years away. An away team beams down to find Okona. When they materialize, they are wearing ancient Egyptian-like garb. Stardate 44698.7

Return of Okona, part one of a four-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jerome Moore, Tom McCraw

#26 Dec 1991
Strangers in strange lands
Jeremy helps Alexander learn a little about being Klingon. The away team finds Okona and makes contact with the Enterprise, but can't beam out. They must take to the streets of a mysterious and lethal city.

Part two of a four-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#27 Jan 1992
The final battle
Okona and the away team face numerous life-threatening hazards until they meet a guide who takes them out of the city. The Enterprise learns that the city is a memorial to a long-dead monarch. Visitors are given an exciting guided tour before being allowed to leave.

Part two of a four-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jerome Moore, Tom McCraw

#28 Feb 1992
The remembered one
It has been a year since K'Ehleyr died (Reunion) and Worf mourns for her. Okona decides that he can't ask Dr. Crusher to dinner, because Wesley is a friend. A passing alien energy life form detects Worf's grief and freezes the Enterprise, appearing as K'Ehleyr to Worf. Both learn a lesson about themselves and about each other.

Conclusion of a four-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jerome Moore, Tom McCraw

#29 Mar 1992
Honor bound
An old friend traveling with his son, contacts Picard and asks to come aboard the Enterprise. They are being pursued by warriors demanding the son's execution for an accidental death. Data resolves the situation with assistance from Wesley.



Writer: Kevin Ryan
Artist: Carlos Garzon
Cover artist: Carlos Garzon

#30 Apr 1992
The rift
Riker risks everything to help a space station before it is swallowed by a wormhole. All station personnel are transported to the Enterprise, but Riker is still aboard when it enters the wormhole. On the other side, he discovers others who have been trapped and who are now insubstantial ghosts of their former selves. Stardate 45482.6

Part one of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Carlos Garzon
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#31 May 1992
Kingdom of the damned
While Riker works from the other side of the rift, Enterprise engineers discover that the station's shields are still intact and they devise a successful plan to retreive him. Stardate 45482.9 thru 45483.8

Conclusion of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Carlos Garzon
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#32 Jun 1992
Wet behind the ears
LaForge and Ensign Sonya Gomez (Q Who?) are assigned to an Academy training mission as on-board advisors. During the mission, the training crew discovers a secret installation belonging to the Catarr, who are hostile to the Federation. The Catarr attack and LaForge is knocked unconscious. Gomez takes command of the cadet ship and outmaneuvers the Catarr.



Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#33 Jul 1992
The way of the warrior
The Enterprise is transporting the Ysalanti delagation to Starbase 85 for Federation-mediated peace negotiatons with the Malakhai. Q arrives and decides to turn the entire crew into Klingons.

Part one of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Ken Penders
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#34 Jul 1992
Devil's brew
The Klingon crew of the Enterprise begin losing control of their emotions. Q continues to taunt Picard. The Ysalanti, who hate Klingons, decide to do something about getting back home. Guinan and Data are still themselves, and Guinan demonstrates to Q that she is still in charge of Ten Forward. Stardate "None or your business" (from Q's log)

Part two of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Ken Penders
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist:

#35 Aug 1992
The dogs of war
The Ysalanti attempt to steal a shuttlecraft while Riker punches out Picard and promotes himself to Captain. Worf discusses matters with Data and his cat, and decides that as the only real Klingon on board, he must take control of the situation. Worf punches out Riker, restores order, and Q gives up, turning the crew back into their normal selves.

Conclusion of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Ken Penders
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jason Palmer

#36 Aug 1992
Shore leave in Shanzibar
Picard reluctantly agrees to shore leave on Shanzibar, when Ardra's (Devil's Due) ship is found in orbit. At a tavern, Picard, Troi, Geordi, and Ro (Ensign Ro) start a brawl, get arrested, and wind up in jail, where they find Ardra. Stardate 45838.4

Part one of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jason Palmer

#37 Sep 1992
Consorting with the devil
Ardra has been imprisoned for learning of a plot to loot the royal treasury of Shanzibar and kill the king. She persuades Picard to help her break out of jail and expose the plot.

Part two of a three-part story arc. Contains a TNG stardate guide, third revision.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jason Palmer

#38 Sep 1992
Dirty work
After sneaking into the king's palace, Ardra and Picard use a laundry cart to get to the king. Using the long-range hologram projectors on Ardra's ship, they expose the plot to kill the king and are rewarded handsomely. While looking for the Captain, Riker and Worf start a brawl of their own.

Conclusion of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jason Palmer

#39 Oct 1992
Bridges
The Enterprise is sent to investigate a moon-sized object on the outskirts of Federation space. While an away team begins their investigation, the Sztazzan arrive. Stardate 46253.3

Part one of a six-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jason Palmer, Karl Kesel

#40 Nov 1992
Bone of contention
The Sztazzan order the Enterprise to leave. Picard has Riker take the saucer section to safety, while he remains on the battle section to deal with the threat and retrieve the away team. The Sztazzan begin firing on both sections. A stray shot hits the artifact, it energizes, and the saucer section disappears.

Part two of a six-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jason Palmer, Karl Kesel

#41 Dec 1992
Separation anxiety
Transported to an unexplored sector of space, the saucer section and the Sztazzan flagship head for a nearby planet. Dr. Crusher leads an away team to the planet's surface. The Sztazzan once again order Picard to leave the area, but he declines. Aboard the artifact, a massive power buildup may lead to an explosion.

Part three of a six-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Rob Davis
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jason Palmer, Karl Kesel

#42 Jan 1993
Second chances
While the battle section draws fire from the Sztazzan, the away team on board the artifact must try to slow down the power buildup. The saucer section away team discovers the control center and computer archives of the artifact's creators. They learn how they might get back, but can't take advantage of the knowledge alone.

Part four of a six-part story arc.

Writer: Michael J. Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jason Palmer, Karl Kesel

#43 Feb 1993
Strange bedfellows
The Sztazzan and the saucer section cooperate to get back to the artifact. The Sztazzan commander and Picard agree to cease hostilities and open discussion for joint exploration of the artifact.

Part five of a six-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jason Palmer, Karl Kesel

#44 Mar 1993
Restoration
A day-in-the-life wrap-up following the Sztazzan conflict. The crew joins Ensign Ro in celebrating a Bajoran holiday.

Conclusion of a six-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jason Palmer, Karl Kesel

#45 Apr 1993
Childish things
The medical team that developed Geordi's visor is aboard the Enterprise to perform the same operation on an alien price, in hopes of improving relations with his people. Unfortunately, someone wants him dead. Stardate 46301.8



Writers: Michael Jan Friedman, Kevin Ryan
Penciller: Chuck Frazier
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jason Palmer, Jerome Moore

#46 May 1993
The maze
A tyrant invites the Federation to discuss normalizing relations and requests the Enterprise. Picard, Geordi, Riker, and Data beam to the surface and are taken prisoner. While Riker, Geordi, and Data make their way through a deadly maze, Picard must try and understand what kind of game the tyrant is playing. Stardate 46318.6



Writers: Michael Jan Friedman, Kevin Ryan
Penciller: Carlos Garzon
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist:

#47 Jun 1993
The worst of both worlds
While delivering supplies to a planet near Wolf 359, the Enterprise is drawn into a time-space anomaly. Data determines that the ship is still in the same sector of space but in a parallel universe. Sensors indicate that an approaching vessel is the battle section of a Galaxy-class starship. The entire bridge crew is transported to the battle section where they meet Captain Riker and the remaining members of his Enterprise crew. They are the last Federation vessel still operating in defiance of the Borg, who have assimilated most of Earth's population. Captain Riker asks for help to free Earth from the Borg.

Part one of a four-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Rod Whigham, Jerome Moore

#48 Jul 1993
The belly of the beast
Commander Shelby, Wesley Crusher, O'Brien and several others from the battle section beam aboard the bridge of the Enterprise to take command. Shelby reluctantly continues to take orders from Captain Riker. Picard decides to help Captain Riker and asks that Dr. Crusher beam over to the battle section also. O'Brien and Wesley find Dr. Crusher with Keiko and Molly. Molly thinks O'Brien is her daddy but Keiko and Dr. Crusher recognize them as different people. Wesley escorts the doctor to the transporter. Dr. Crusher learns that Wesley's mom has probably been assimilated by the Borg and she vows to help. Picard and Data volunteer to find Locutus aboard the Borg ship and bring him back. While the Enterprise and the battle section provide cover, Picard and Data board the Borg vessel only to discover that Locutus is not present.

Part two of a four-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Rod Whigham, Jerome Moore

#49 Aug 1993
The armies of the night
Picard and Data barely escape the Borg ship. Locutus is found on Earth, at Starfleet Headquarters. Captain Riker and Picard decide to send a larger away team to try and bring back Locutus. Shelby, on the Enterprise, is assigned the task of decoying the Borg vessel. She is willing to go along but is also planning independent action. Picard, Commander Riker, Data, and both Worfs beam to Starfleet Headquarters in San Francisco where they witness humans being assimilated. They find Locutus, but must fight to get to him. After capturing Locutus, the away team beams out, but the Borg wound, and perhaps kill one of the Worfs. Stardate Irrelevant

Part three of a four-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jason Palmer, Jerome Moore

#50 Sep 1993
And death shall have no dominion
Worf, from the battle section crew, has died like a warrior. The Borg ship begins chasing the battle section. Both Rikers head for the bridge to deal with the Borg ship while Picard, Data, and the others attempt to link with the Borg mind-net through Locutus, as they did once before. Data gives the "sleep" command, but this mind-net has better access barriers and it fails. Judging Captain Riker's plan a failure, Shelby mutinies. She abandons the battle section to its fate and turns the Enterprise back to Earth. Wesley and O'Brien defy her orders and are forced to stun her. Concentrating on destroying the battle section, the Borg ship leaves itself open to attack from the rear by Enterprise. Determined to enlist the aid of the imprisoned spirit of his counterpart, Picard whispers something to Locutus. Picard/Locutus responds with the word "eat". Data sends the "eat" command to the Borg consciousness. All Borg activity stops as every Borg tries to feed, draining all power from the Borg ship and destroying the mind-net link to Earth. Captain Riker reassures Picard that he will help the Enterprise return to its own universe. The crews of each ship make their farewells. In the battle section sickbay, Picard's counterpart awakens and warns Picard that the rift is closing. Picard/Locutus had used the power of the Borg consciousness to create the rifts, hoping that someone would come to help. Both ships rush to the closing rift. On board the battle section, O'Brien is found in a cargo hold, stunned by a phaser. His counterpart has beamed aboard the Enterprise to be with a family once again, but he gives himself up and returns to the battle section. With their O'Brien safely aboard, the Enterprise returns home.

Conclusion of a four-part story arc. Double-sized issue.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos, Romeo Tanghal
Cover artist: Jason Palmer

#51 Oct 1993
Lifesigns
Investigating an unexpected supernova, an Enterprise away team discovers an exposed shelter on a nearby planet. The shelter was originally two kilometers below the surface and Troi senses some kind of life inside. She touches the shelter and is knocked unconscious by an energy discharge. Troi recovers in sickbay and Dr. Pulaski (The Child) finds no damage. Data and Geordi use the ship's phasers to cut the shelter open but don't find any life forms. When the away team beams back to the ship, several energy creatures from the shelter transport with them and enter the ship's systems. The creatures begin draining power from the ship while the nearby star shows signs of going nova again. Troi communicates with the creatures and learns that they feed on stellar nova and were responsible for the nova under investigation. To prevent them from using the Enterprise to travel through Federation space creating supernovae, Data devises a scheme to contain the creatures. He succeeds, but it nearly costs him his life and Troi senses something in Data for the first time. Stardate 42102.5



Writer: Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Mike Christian
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

#52 Oct 1993
The rich and the dead
The Enterprise arrives at Beta Maradi Seven where the crew will take shore leave. Picard and Dr. Crusher decide to stay aboard ship and enjoy a gift from Robert Picard, a Dixon Hill (The Big Goodbye) holodeck adventure. Data leaves on a mission to pilot Judge Advocate General Phillipa Louvois (The Measure of a Man) to a legal conference. Riker, Troi, Geordi, Worf, and Alexander pay a visit to the Bitinga Brothers circus. Dixon Hill and his associate, Red, have a client waiting for them at the office. After hearing the details of the case, they set out to question a suspect, but are confronted by an unwelcome old friend instead. Stardate Holodeck 1942

Part one of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jason Palmer, Jerome Moore

#53 Nov 1993
Reductions & deductions
Q throws a wrinkle into Picard's holodeck adventure. Worf and Troi are reduced to the size of a dust mote and placed in the clothing of Kartakkan, the humanoid cannonball. Unless Picard, as Dixon Hill, solves the mystery, Troi and Worf will die in flames or on impact with water. Hill and Red question several suspects and Hill announces that he knows who the guilty party is. Riker begins searching for Worf and Troi. Data and Captain Louvois must travel through a radiation field to get to the legal conference. Their propulsion systems are thrown off-line by the radiation. Kartakkan readies himself for his flight through the jaws of death.

Part two of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist:

#54 Nov 1993
Hidden agendas
Dixon Hill deduces who the murderer is, based upon the bottle of wine he and Red were served. They go back for proof and are caught by the murderer, but manage to get out of a tight situation. Q agrees to hold up his end of the bargain, and restore Troi and Worf to normal size. When Riker finds his shipmates, Troi is examining some cargo containers. She has sensed a semi-sentient species sealed in the container. Other rare animals are found in sealed containers. The circus performers, all smugglers, get the drop on the Enterprise crew, but Picard, still dressed as Dixon Hill arrives with a security team, to save the day. Picard muses about Q's real agenda during this visit while Data and Captain Louvois repair their shuttle. As they begin to restore power, an oncoming ship is on a collision course with the shuttle.

Conclusion of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Pablo Marcos
Inker: Bob Pinaha
Cover artist:

#55 Dec 1993
The good of the many
Data and Captain Louvois are uninjured after an alien ship collides with their disabled shuttlecraft. The occupants of the other vessel are not so lucky. A second alien vessel appears. Data and Louvois are arrested for "disproportionate destruction of lives" and brought to trial by the Terviorii. Their legal system is dedicated to the welfare of the majority and since nine individuals lost their lives, Data and Louvois have no defense. Data tries and fails to argue their case. Captain Louvois argues that Data is a unique life-form, the sole representative of his race, therefore his rights "outweigh those of any group comprising less than an entire race". Her argument convinces the Terviorii to drop all charges. Meanwhile, back on the Enterprise: Dr. Crusher sends a message to Wesley, detailing her recent encounter with Q; the Klingon flowers in the garden are doing poorly and Worf misses Keiko O'Brien's botanical skills; Picard reaffirms his support for Riker after receiving a copy of Captain Jellico's report on his tenure as commander of the Enterprise; and Lwaxana Troi arrives for another visit.



Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Deryl Skelton
Inker: Steve Carr
Cover artists: Jason Palmer, Jerome Moore

#56 Jan 1994
Companionship
Lwaxana Troi is travelling with the Enterprise to attend a diplomatic conference. The Eregeus are considering joining the Federation and their neighbors, the Sakerions, are hosting the conference. Lwaxana convinces Picard that Alexander and his classmates should attend the conference to get "a taste of democracy in action". Picard agrees, as long as Worf and a security team accompany the children. Also attending the conference are Deanna, Geordi, Dr. Crusher, and Dr. Selar. When the Enterprise away team arrives at the conference hall, they are attacked by unseen assailants. Worf, Alexander, Geordi, Lwaxana, Deana, and Selar are abducted, and awaken in a laboratory. Deanna finds herself sharing Alexander's body, Selar shares Geordi's body, and Worf finds himself in Lwaxana's body. When they attempt to escape from the laboratory, the Eregeus confront them.

Part one of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Deryl Skelton
Cover artist:

#57 Mar 1994
Of two minds
Worf/Lwaxana, Deanna/Alexander, and Selar/Geordi fight their way past Eregean guards, taking advantage of skills from both minds in each body. Aboard the Enterprise, the Sakerions inform Picard of Eregean mind transfer techniques and the strong likelihood that the Enterprise crew members were kidnapped to serve as hosts for the ruling Eregean triumvirate. When Lwaxana, Alexander, and Geordi escape via transporter, Picard must find the bodies belonging to Worf, Deanna, and Selar before it is too late to transfer their minds back.

Part two of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Deryl Skelton
Cover artists: Jason Palmer, Jerome Moore

#58 Apr 1994
Bodies of evidence
Using their telepathic abilities, Deanna/Alexander, Worf/Lwaxana, and Selar/Geordi attempt to locate the bodies of Deanna, Worf, and Selar on Eregeus. While Barclay tries to trace the transporter beam which was used to abduct the Starfleet officers, three away teams beam down to the planet. All three missing bodies are found with suspicious ease and Barclay traces the transporter beam to an unexpected source. The Sakerionites have been setting up the Eregeans as fall guys (fall aliens?), in order to hide their crimes against Eregeus. Thanks to Barclay's efforts, Picard creates a ruse of his own to expose the Sakerionites. The grateful Eregeans help reunite separated minds and bodies. Worf, of course, is dismayed at having had such an intimate encounter with Lwaxana.

Conclusion of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Deryl Skelton
Cover artists: Jason Palmer, Jerome Moore

#59 May 1994
Children of chaos
On Chalna, Captain Picard of the Stargazer, first officer Ben Zoma, and science officer Jack Crusher, exercise their diplomatic skills to try and prevent the Chalnoth from attacking a colony in disputed territory. To prove his veracity, Picard agrees to trial by combat, while a power struggle brews among the Chalnoth leaders. Choosing to fight with slings, Picard defeats his Goliath-like opponent, resolving the situation, but making Chalnoth enemies in the process. Sixteen years later, while investigating the disappearance of a Federation ship, the Enterprise encounters the Chalnoth, and Picard renews an acquaintance with an old adversary. Stardate 47763.7 and events 16 years previous

Part one of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Deryl Skelton
Cover artists: Jason Palmer, Jerome Moore

#60 Jun 1994
Mother of madness
Searching for the missing crew of the Aquitaine, Riker and his away team follow a Chalnoth team, while Picard tries to hold off Pathox, captain of the Bludgeoner and an adversary from a previous mission. The Enterprise away team finds the Chalnoth attacking a bug-eyed monster beneath the planet's surface. The creature has cocooned the crew of the Aquitaine and a Chalnoth crew. Pathox attacks the Enterprise, which holds its own, until several more Chalnoth ships arrive. The creature routs the Chalnoth away team, but Troi senses that it is trying to protect them by cocooning them. Riker learns that the Chalnoth were trying to set up a military post. Picard may have to abandon the away team to protect the ship.

Part two of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Cover artists: Jason Palmer, Jerome Moore, Williams

#61 Jul 1994
Brothers in darkness
While Picard, in the Enterprise, battles the Chalnoth, Riker and his away team try to understand the unusual behavior of the creature. They free some of the cocooned Aquitaine and Chalnoth crew and learn that the creature may have been injured by the Chalnoth, causing her to destroy her own eggs and cocoon the humanoids as if they were her eggs. Picard manages to disable the Chalnoth ships while the away team subdues the Chalnoth landing party. Dr. Crusher sedates the creature, the cocooned crewmembers are rescued, and Crusher finishes up with some field brain surgery on the creature, to repair her injuries. Picard disavows any desire to meet the Chalnoth a third time.

Conclusion of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Deryl Skelton
Cover artists: Jason Palmer, Terry Pallot, Rick Taylor

#62 Aug 1994
The victim
Dazed and confused, Deanna Troi is confronted by the killer of Dr. Crusher and Riker. When he kills her companion, Troi runs. The killer chases her into a large building, taunting her as she dodges his energy bolts. Running down one hallway after another, Troi finds Worf's body and his phaser. She turns a corner and finds the killer. As she holds him at phaser-point he advances, but she can't bring herself to fire at him. Troi awakens to find heself surrounded by her shipmates. Picard reminds her that the Thrakkite ambassador has been murdered and Troi was one of two suspects. Their hosts, the Talquosians tested her innocence by inducing a dream scenario wherein Troi was given every opportunity to kill the victim. The real killer confesses and briefly puts up a fight, until Troi convinces him to give himself up.



Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Rachel Ketchum
Inker: Rick Burchett
Cover artist: Jason Palmer

#63 Sep 1994
A matter of conscience
Picard agrees to let Geordi carry out a planetary survey on Beta Argotha, where evolution proceeds at a rapid pace, while the Enterprise patrols the neutral zone. After Geordi and his away team leave in a runabout, the Enterprise encounters a Cardassian ship with a single Romulan survivor, a scientist named Tavorak, who claims to be on the run because he has developed a virus which eats dilithium crystals. A Cardassian ship arrives, claiming that Tavorak is wanted for crimes against the Cardassian people. Geordi's away team crashlands on Beta Argotha, where they find an identicle runabout in worse shape, and another away team, led by Geordi LaForge.

Part one of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jab Friedman
Artist: Deryl Skelton
Cover artist: Jason Palmer

#64 Oct 1994
The deceivers
The alternate Geordi (wearing a Future Imperfect communicator) explains that his mission is to divert a rogue sun which has entered the Beta Argotha system and threatens a densely populated planet in his universe. Neither Geordi is certain they are in their own universe, but alternate Geordi asks for help to carry out his mission, and Geordi refuses. Meanwhile, on the Enterprise, Tavorak insists he is telling the truth. A Romulan ship arrives, demanding that Picard turn over the criminal. Picard and his senior staff consider the possibilities, and decide to look for evidence on Tavorak's derelict ship. A Ferengi vessel arrives and abruptly departs, while Picard awaits Riker's investigation of the derelict. On Beta Argotha, alternate Geordi commandeers Geordi's runabout and intends to complete his mission, even if it means destroying the Beta Argotha system.

Part two of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jab Friedman
Artist: Deryl Skelton
Cover artist: Jason Palmer

#65 Nov 1994
The truth elusive
The alternate Geordi's ploy to get the drop on his counterpart fails because of Troi's presence and he can't offer any proof that both away teams are in his universe. On the Enterprise, Picard solves the puzzle of Tavorak's story, realizing that the Romulan's motivation is profit. One of Geordi's ensigns determines that they are in the alternate universe and the functioning runabout is given to the alternate away team to try and complete their mission, while their counterparts make plans to repair the other runabout and attempt to return to their own universe. Picard convinces Tavorak that he will be safer seeking asylum from the Federation, rather than selling his virus to the highest bidder. Geordi and his away team make it back to their own universe, but will never know whether their counterparts successfully completed their mission.

Conclusion of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Deryl Skelton
Cover artist: Jason Palmer

#66 Dec 1994
Just Desserts
The Enterprise rendezvous with a rare, space-faring creature which is returning to Utalabria, one hundred years after its first visit. During that visit, the creature consumed all of the nuclear waste stockpiled on the planet, solving a serious health hazard. Planetary leaders subsequently chose not try and solve the problem, but to wait for the creature to come again and provide a no-cost solution. Unfortunately, it appears that that the creature is now allergic to nuclear waste, and it's up to Dr. Crusher to come up with an allergy shot for delivery by several of the ship's all-purpose probes.



Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Deryl Skelton
Cover artists: Jason Palmer, Jerome Moore

#67 Jan 1995
Friends and other strangers
Riker reunites with several old crewmates to fulfil a promise made when they served on the Hood. Meanwhile, Lt. Coltrane and Ensign Ro board a shuttle to return to the Enterprise. Tisatti pirates attack the shuttle, causing it to crashland on a nearby planet. Coltrane doesn't survive and Ro is rescued by a mysterious hooded being. Riker and his friends travel to Altair to return memory bubbles containing ancient scriptures, which they took for safekeeping during a rebellion years earlier. Tradition calls for returning the scriptures on foot and the road to be travelled is very hazardous.

Part one of a four-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Deryl Skelton
Cover artists: Peter Krause, Terry Pallot

#68 Feb 1995
The Bajoran and the beast
Riker and his former shipmates barely escape death while trying to reach the monastery. While camped in the jungle, old disagreements resurface, leaving everyone unsettled. Later on, Riker hears a scream and discovers that one of his friends has fallen to his death. Meanwhile, Ro wakes up in a luxurious bed. Her hooded benefactor invites her to dine and tells her he has signalled for help, but refuses to show his face. The Tisatti pirates track Ro down and confront the hooded being, insisting that he hand Ro over. A firefight ensues, and the hooded being is mortally wounded. The Enterprise arrives to finish rounding up the Tisatti, and Ro learns who her dying friend really is.

Part two of a four-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Deryl Skelton
Cover artists: Peter Krause, Jerome Moore

#69 Mar 1995
Dreams die
Riker and his former crewmates continue their journey after burying their dead. At the monastery, Riker accuses Orzon of murdering Randy. Orzon confesses, explaining that he was offered a lot of money for the monks' bubble-books, because of rumors that they hold the secret of the monk's treasure. After placing the stones on the alter, the monastery begins to tumble down. Meanwhile, Dr. Crusher attends a medical conference where she meets Dr. Pulaski and some terrorists. On the Enterprise, Geordi figures out how to repair the emotion chip created by Dr. Soong, for Data.

Part three of a four-part story arc. This issue contains a TNG stardate guide, fourth and last revision: page 1, page 2.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Deryl Skelton
Cover artists: Peter Krause, Terry Pallot

#70 Apr 1995
The last verse
Riker discovers that he and his crewmates have unleashed the vengeance of the monks by returning the bubbles to the monastery, in the form of an automated killing machine. Orzon gives his life to stop the machine. At the medical conference, Pulaski and Crusher discover that their guards are sensitive to strong odors. While others create a diversion, Pulaski floods the ventilation system with a pungeant gas, disabling the guards and permitting the capture of Granthos, the terrorist leader. However, Granthos is not necessarily the villain of this drama.

Conclusion of a four-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: Deryl Skelton
Cover artists: Peter Krause, Terry Pallot

#71 May 1995
War of madness: The first casualty
A Federation colony and starship are destroyed by Tholians. The Tholian commander is out to avenge wrongs perpetrated against his people. The Enterprise is ordered to investigate after picking up an expert on Tholian military tactics, Riker's father, Kyle Riker. Meanwhile, members of the Enterprise crew ponder their future, as glimpsed by Picard during his last encounter with Q (All Good Things... Part I).

Part one of a five-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Gordon Purcell
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artists: Purcell, Pallot

#72 Jun 1995
A handful of dust
While investigating the Tholian attack on Alpha Unuria, Riker and his father are increasingly at odds. The Tholian first officer is having second thoughts about his commander's plans. The Enterprise receives a distress call and arrives to find three Tholian ships. Trapped in a Tholian web, the crew of the Enterprise must discover a way out before their ship is destroyed. Stardate 48252.6

Part two of a five-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Gordon Purcell
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artists: Purcell, Pallot

#73 Jul 1995
The dying of the light
Kyle Riker asks Troi for help resolving his differences with his son. Geordi thinks that Riker's plan to escape the Tholian web may succeed. The Tholian First Officer is relieved of duty by his commander for voicing doubts. The Enterprise breaks free of the web but their systems take a beating. Gowron arrives with a squadron and drives the Tholians away, then demands to know why the Federation has started a war with the Tholians.

Part three of a five-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Gordon Purcell
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artists: Purcell, Pallot

#74 Aug 1995
Ceremony of innocence
Picard can't confirm or deny Gowron's accusations. Responding to a distress call from Starbase 180, the Enterprise encounters the Tholians again, damaging their flagship. With the Tholian commander injured, the First Officer confronts Picard, explaining that they are attacking because Klingons attacked Tholian colonies. Picard must find a rogue Klingon ship whose last known coordinates are near the planet which is home to Hugh and his renegade Borg.

Part four of a five-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Gordon Purcell
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artists: Purcell, Pallot

#75 Sep 1995
Cry Havoc
Data finds a pattern in the attacks on Tholian outposts. Picard convinces First Officer Nethrax to assist the Enterprise after Gowron give permission to pursue the stolen Klingon ship. While Picard deals with the Tholian commander, Riker, LaForge, and Data leave with Nethrax. Upon finding the Taj, they discover that the ship is commanded by a Borg named Enab, rather than Hugh. Enab and his followers aresearching for the secret of the Tholian hive mind, in hopes of retyurning to their old ways. With help from the Enterprise crew, the Tholians capture the renegade Borg and peace is restored. Stardate 48275.8

Conclusion of a five-part story arc. Extra-size issue with a painted cover.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Gordon Purcell
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artist: Sonia Hillios

#76 Oct 1995
Suspect
All of the former Chief Engineers of the Enterprise have been murdered. Starfleet investigator Regina Campisi has identified a suspect, new Enterprise crewmember, Lt. Farrell. While LaForge watches his back, the command crew sets out to look for proof, with unexpected results. Stardate 48319.4

Spot makes the cover but not the story.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Ken Save
Inker: Shephard Hendrix
Cover artists: Gordon Purcell, Terry Pallot

#77 Nov 1995
Gateway
A large concentration of tetryon particles leads the Enterpise to an abandoned station and a gateway that may have been created by the solanagen-based life-forms previously encountered (Schisms). The USS Hornet joins the Enterprise to investigate. Captain Higler's brother was one of the crewmen killed during the first encounter. A probe is discovered with two unknown ships fighting for its possession. Chasing them back to the station, the Hornet and one of the alien vessels are drawn into the gateway.

Part one of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Gordon Purcell
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artists: Purcell, Pallot

#78 Dec 1995
The unconquered
The remaining alien vessel tries to communicate with the Enterprise and is determined to be an ally. The battle section of the Enterprise breaks through the gateway with help from the aliens. The Hornet is boarded by the hostile aliens looking for information stored in databanks. The Enterprise rescues the Hornet, but not without losses, and the gateway is destroyed.

Conclusion of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Gordon Purcell
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artists: Purcell, Pallot

#79 Jan 1996
Artificiality
During a memorial service for a crewman killed in the line of duty, Picard wishes that everyone was as durable Data, rather than flesh and blood. Q responds by transforming the entire crew of the Enterprise into androids. Picard and his crew react to the change with unexpected results as they respond to a distress call from a colony which has been devastated by an incurable virus.

Part one of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Gordon Purcell
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artists: Purcell, Pallot

#80 Feb 1996
The abandoned
With the exception of Data, the android crew of the Enterprise has difficulty dealing with the deadly virus afflicting the colonists. Data investigates more thoroughly and discovers oddities in the colonists' story. Picard eventually refuses to take the colonists to a starbase and they try to take over the ship. Data uncovers the truth and Q leaves in irritation after restoring humanity to Picard and his crew.

Conclusion of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Gordon Purcell
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artists: Purcell, Pallot

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