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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Malibu Comics monthly series

For a time, Malibu printed comics for the direct market with a cover price of $2.50 and for newsstand distribution with a cover price of $1.95. Newsstand editions of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine comics were printed on less expensive paper, somewhat gray with a matte finish. Newsstand editions also have a barcode in the lower left corner. Beginning with issue #21, direct market editions have a barcode on the cover with the label DIRECT EDITION. The indicia of issues #3 - #19 and #21 note the lower priced newsstand editions. After issue #21, there is no further mention of newsstand pricing. Newsstand editions of issues #1 and #2 may exist.

#1 Aug 1993
Stowaway
On their way back to class from Dax's lab, Jake and Nog detour through the cargo holds and accidentally release a green mold. They hurry back to class without telling anyone what has happened. Renowned xenoarcheologist, Dr. Wembley, aboard a visiting Federation starship, asks DS9 to store some artifacts from the Gamma quadrant for transport to Earth. O'Brien takes the artifacts to the cargo bay and is nearly overcome by the rapidly reproducing mold, which also produces a toxic gas. While Odo and his staff try to evacuate contaminated areas, Bashir identifies the mold as a Cardassian-engineered substance. Bashir questions Mr. Garak about the mold but gets no answers. In order to cover all bases, Sisko asks permission to examine the artifacts and determine if their presence may have been responsible for activating the mold. Permission is refused and Captain Johnson takes the artifacts back to his ship. A fungicide developed by Dax and Bashir proves ineffective, but the Cardassians arrive, in three cruisers, with an offer to destroy the mold. Stardate 46257.8

Part one of a two-part story arc. Cover A: Direct Market edition. This edition also has a centerfold poster reproducing the illustrated cover. The backside of the poster advertises DS9 Icee Comic Book Collector's Cups from Circle K, a DS9 Limited Edition Mini Comic, and an untrimmed version of DS9 #1.

Writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Gordon Purcell
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artists: Jerome Moore, Richard Ory

#1 Aug 1993
Stowaway

Cover B: Newsstand edition. Same as above except cover has a photo of the cast superimposed on artwork of the wormhole. There may be a newsstand edition with a barcode and possibly another variant without a cover price.

#1 Aug 1993
Stowaway

The untrimmed comic mentioned in the Direct Market issue centerfold. Sold by Platinum Editions.

#1 Aug 1993
Stowaway

Limited Edition with a black matte-finish cover, gold and silver foil logo, embossed glossy white and black lettering, and a gray, embossed image of DS9 drawn by Rick Sternbach, senior illustrator for TNG and DS9. This edition was solicited at the same time as the Direct Market issue and doesn't contain any centerfold advertisements. There may be a variant of this edition with a different black cover, but this is unconfirmed.

#1 Aug 1993
Stowaway

Limited Edition with gold foil cover and an embossed image of the DS9 crew drawn by Jerome Moore. The cover states that this edition is limited to 21,000 copies. Packaged by Catch-a-Star Collectibles and sold by QVC. This edition doesn't contain the centerfold advertisements found in the Direct Market issue.

#1 Aug 1993
Stowaway

A variant edition with the illustrated cover, barcoded, and with a cover price of $2.95. This edition is polybagged, with the logo "POSTER INSIDE! FREE!", referring to the same cover reproduction which is stapled in the centerfold of other editions.

#2 Sep 1993
Stowaway
Sisko declines help from the Cardassians while the mold spreads throughout DS9. Captain Johnson refuses to let anyone speak to Dr. Wembley about the Gamma quadrant artifacts. Sisko sends Dax and Odo to the Armstrong to find out what Johnson is hiding. They discover that Wembley died of a stroke and Johnson has covered up his death so that Wembley would get credit for the Gamma quadrant discoveries. They also confirm that the artifacts were not responsible for activating the mold. Since mold activity has centered around the school, the children of Keiko's class are questioned. Jake confesses to finding the mold after he and Nog spilled chemicals in Dax's lab. The chemicals activated the mold. Dax and Bashir learn how to kill the mold and the station is cleaned up. Sisko invites the Cardassians to return if they ever have problems with the mold. Stardate 46258.2

Conclusion of a two-part story arc. This issue is polybagged with a Skybox DS9 promo trading card.

Writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Gordon Purcell
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artists: Purcell, Pallot

#3 Oct 1993
Old wounds
Gul Trelar, born on Bajor, once known as "The Butcher of Bajor", and now an old man, arrives at DS9 to acknowledge his approaching death. Travelling with Trelar are his children and second wife, a Bajoran who was once his prisoner. At his own request, Trelar stays in one of Quark's holosuites, so that his mother and childhood home can be simulated. At dinner with DS9 officers, Trelar collapses, Bashir administers medication, and he is left alone in the holosuite to rest. The following morning, Trelar is found stabbed to death, and there is no record of anyone entering the holosuite. Nearly everyone is a suspect. Odo uses his shapeshifting skills to conduct an investigation and learns that Trelar's son programmed the simulation of his father's mother to kill.

Also contains a bonus pinup by Rob Davis and Terry Pallot.

Writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Rob Davis
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artists: Jerome Moore, Richard Ory

#4 Nov 1993
Emancipation
While collecting biological samples in the Gamma quadrant, Dax and Bashir encounter an alien vessel carrying refugees in need of medical assistance. Once they arrive at DS9, it becomes apparent that the refugees are slaves, fleeing their owners. Rogon, a representative of the Chiaran people, arrives at DS9 to reclaim the runaway slaves. The DS9 crew stalls while Sisko tries to come up with a valid reason to offer asylum to the slaves. Rogon is very convincing as he argues with representatives of the slaves. Some already regret fleeing through the wormhole. Dax finds evidence that the Chiarans may have originated from the Federation side of the wormhole, giving Sisko something to work with. One of the slaves sets off a bomb, killing many of his comrades. So many of the slaves are having second thoughts that their leader, Mardak, decides to make the decision for them. Mardak hijacks a runabout and heads for the wormhole, intending to destroy it.

Part one of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Gordon Purcell
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artist: ?

#5 Dec 1993
Emancipation
Dax and O'Brien take a runabout in pursuit of Mardak. Using phasers set at one-fiftieth power, O'Brien gives the hijacked runabout a nudge out of the wormhole before it explodes, while Dax transports Mardak and his accomplice to safety. Rogon's hot-headed first officer, Caldor, has a run-in with Kira. Rogon apologizes for his officer's behavior because he can see that the violence of the runaways is trying Sisko's patience. When a bomb explodes in Quark's, Rogon is severely injured and Mardak's mother is killed. Rogon grants the runaways their freedom to prevent more bloodshed. In response, Caldor incites his crew to mutiny and attacks the station, in an effort to force return of the slaves. O'Brien uses the Chiaran's own weapons to help stop the attack. Rogon and Mardak leave DS9, one returning home, the other taking his people to a new home.

Conclusion of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Gordon Purcell
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artists: Purcell, Tim Eldred

#6 Jan 1994
Field trip
Sisko and Dax accompany Keiko O'Brien and her class, on a field trip to the other side of the wormhole. On the way back, an electrical malfunction injures Sisko and Dax, and damages the runabout's guidance and telemetry systems. Keiko, Jake, and Nog must find the wormhole and get the ship back to safety before life support fails.

Writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Rob Davis
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artist: Jerome Moore

Pickpocket
After losing his communicator to a pickpocket, Bashir commiserates with Quark over Odo's absence and the lack of security, even in the bar. Deciding to solve the case themselves, Quark's Regulars (the customers who owe him money) are pressed into decoy service. The self-deputized constables catch a dangerous criminal and an innocent accomplice.

Writer: John Vornholt

Program 359
Dax and Bashir run into Sisko coming out of a holosuite again. Dax is concerned about Sisko's repeated trips visits to the holosuite. Bashir uses his medical authority to examine Sisko's program. They discover that Sisko has been fighting the battle of Wolf 359 over and over again, losing each time. When Sisko catches them viewing his program, Dax and Bashir learn that he has finally come to terms with his actions at Wolf 359, and with his wife's death.

Writers: Colin Clayton, Chris Dows

#7 Feb 1994
Working vacation
To prevent Kira from disrupting discussions with Gul Dukat about a mining agreement, Sisko assigns her the job of envoy to Zaria 5, on the other side of the wormhole. The contract administrator of Zaria 5, a resort world, wants to discuss commercial development with the Federation. On arrival, Kira learns that she has been assigned a personal steward to attend to all her needs. As she learns more about Zaria 5, she becomes increasingly irritated. Zarian society consists of a master and servant class. Each year, a negotiation by combat establishes their contractual relationship, but since the servant class has no trained warriors, they have never won a negotiation, and remain virtual slaves. Kira's warrior blood boils when she learns that her steward is this year's combatant for the servants. She tries to teach him some basic fighting skills, but he is not up to the task. Kira takes matters into her own hands and takes her steward's place, winning the negotiation for the servants. She leaves the planet in turmoil, but the servants are in a position to establish a more equitable contract. Sisko is upset with Kira, but she reminds him that she is not a Starfleet officer, and not bound by the Prime Directive. Then she asks Sisko when he will allow her another vacation.

Writer: Len Strazewski
Penciller: Rob Davis
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artists: Dan Day, David Day

#8 May 1994
Requiem
A young Bajoran girl is writing in her diary when the Cardassians arrive and take her parents away. Two years later, DS9's primary reactor fails. Sisko recruits Dulath, a Cardassian engineer, to help O'Brien restart one of several contaminated reactors before the backup reactor fails. O'Brien reluctantly goes to work with Dulath, who was once DS9's chief engineer. Sisko explains that he lost his job after shutting down the contaminated reactors. While examining a conduit, O'Brien discovers a functioning power generator and a diary. Kira reads the diary and learns that a young girl, perhaps the daughter of Bajoran resistance leader Malor Bet, once hid in the conduit, with help from Quark. She questions Quark, but Dulath has her answer. The girl's name was Malor Ti. Finding the diary has affected Kira deeply. In a holosuite, she programs an image of Malor Ti. Stardate 45123.8 and two years later

Part one of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Mark A. Altman
Penciller: Gordon Purcell
Inker: Scott Reed
Cover artists: Purcell, Terry Pallot

#9 Jun 1994
Requiem
Kira asks Sisko to let her search for Malor Ti, whom she believes may still be alive and in hiding somewhere in the quarantined area of DS9. O'Brien and Dulath decide to work separately in order to restart an off-line reactor before the backup reactor fails. While Odo conducts a search for the girl, O'Brien finds a bomb in the reactor he and Dulath have been working on. Uncertain whether to trust Dulath, Sisko goes with O'Brien's gut instincts. After the backup reactor fails, Dulath and O'Brien restart the off-line reactor just in time. O'Brien also finds the body of Malor Ti in an access tube near the reactor. Bashir determines that she died of radiation poisoning several months before. Kira realizes that it was Malor Ti who placed the bomb in the reactor and died for her efforts. A Cardassian ship arrives to pick up Dulath. O'Brien bids goodbye to a new friend and Kira mourns for a young girl. Stardate 47295.3

Conclusion of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Mark A. Altman
Penciller:Gordon Purcell
Inkers: Scott Reed, Larry Welch
Cover artists: Kirk, Terry Pallot

Hearts and Minds: Prelude
After taking on supplies and a little R&R on DS9, a Klingon vessel begins an exploratory mission into the Gamma Quadrant, but they are attacked by Cardassians. Finding their weapons sabotaged, the Klingons chose to self-destruct, doing as much damage as they can, rather than surrender. Stardate 47295.4

This story continues in the Hearts and Minds mini-series.

Writer: Mark A. Altman
Penciller: Rob Davis
Inker: Terry Pallot

#10 Jun 1994
Descendants
Two humanoid life forms arrive through the wormhole without a spacecraft or protective gear. Sisko allows them to come aboard, but is prevented from examining them by Bajoran residents of the station, who believe the visitors to be Prophets. The "Prophets" begin wandering throughout DS9, leaving glowing, orb-like objects in their wake. While Dax speculates that they might be Preservers, Odo is suspicious and investigates. Watching the visitors touch station residents, Odo confirms his suspicions that they are not what they appear to be. When he finds an orb-like object he asks Bashir to examine it. To their surprise, it hatches into a flying creature, which they manage to contain in a force-field. The visitors assure Sisko that the creatures are tame, but Odo instructs a security guard to fire his phaser at the visitors. They are revealed as adult creatures of the same type as the hatchlings. They inform Sisko that DS9 has been chosen as an incubator for their young, and the station's residents will serve as food. The creatures prove resistant to phasers, but O'Brien transports them into space, and the station's weapons are used to drive them back into the wormhole.

Writer: Dan Mishkin
Penciller: Leonard Kirk
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artists: Kirk, Pallot

#11 Jul 1994
A short fuse
Cardassians stage a surprise raid on DS9, taking over the station and capturing the command crew. Jake and Nog are the station's only hope. At least, that's how they imagine their roles on DS9 to be. When Odo wanders by their usual perch, high above the Promenade, they learn he is searching for signs of a bomb. Sisko and Odo insist that the boys return to their quarters. O'Brien recommends that they have patience with their elders, but Jake and Nog sneak off to search on their own. Jake wonders if things would be different if his mother were still alive. When they find a suspicious object, Jake and Nog take it to Ops, where they convince Dax to beam it into space and into the wormhole. Expecting to be hailed as heroes, the boys are somewhat dismayed to learn that Odo found the bomb in Quark's bar. O'Brien is considerably more than dismayed when he learns that the "bomb" beamed into space was his long-awaited, brand new sub-space field analyzer.

Writer: Charles Marshall
Penciller: Leonard Kirk
Inker: Bruce McCorkindale
Cover artists: Kirk, Terry Pallot

#12 Jul 1994
Baby on board
While counting the night's profits, Quark discovers an abandoned Bajoran baby. It's too late to find someone else to do the dirty work, so Quark takes the child home, and manages to feed and change the child with only moderate success. The next morning, Quark turns the baby over to Odo, who wears himself out morphing his hands into amusing toys to try and calm the bawling infant. Just before Odo becomes a puddle, Sisko arrives to take over. Jake is late for school so he can't babysit. Sisko plays with the child and reminisces about the days when Jake was a baby. When Dax stops by, she is assigned daycare duty so that Sisko can meet with a Federation inspector. The baby girl isn't comfortable with Dax. Dr. Bashir suggests that the child wants to breast-feed. Dax is relieved when the good doctor synthesizes some Bajoran breast milk before he is called away for an inspection. Kira arrives just in time to relieve Dax of diaper duty and eventually sings the baby to sleep with a Bajoran lullaby. When O'Brien arrives and wakes the baby, Kira gives him custody. Called away to meet with the inspector, O'Brien leaves the child in his quarters where Molly finds her and asks Keiko if they can keep the baby. Keiko takes the infant to Ops, where the Federation inspector is berating Sisko and his staff for looking as though they haven't slept. Fortunately he understands the rigors of parenthood and commends the DS9 staff for taking care of the child, whose mother turns up in sickbay, having misplaced her daughter while delerious with fever.

Also contains "Everything you ever wanted to know about Trills but were afraid to ask" by Mark Altman.

Writer: Charles Marshall
Penciller: Leonard Kirk
Inker: Bruce McCorkindale
Cover artists: Kirk, Terry Pallot

#13 Aug 1994
Lapse
Bashir vaccinates everyone aboard DS9, including Odo, to prevent the spread of a virulent strain of Bajoran flu. Odo has agreed to test security systems by staging a mock attack on the station, but he reacts badly to the vaccine and becomes convinced that everyone is out to get him. Quark tries to convice Odo that they are friends, as does Kira. Odo's paranoia creates havoc for station personnel until Bashir finds a puddle of Odo. While recovering, Odo experiences vague and tantalizing memories of his past.

Also contains "Crossover of the Millenium: An interview with Mike W. Barr and Michael Jan Friedman" by Shaun McLaughlin.

Writer: Charles Marshall
Penciller: Leonard Kirk
Inker: Bruce McCorkindale
Cover artists: Kirk, Terry Pallot

#14 Sep 1994
Dax's comet
A Bajoran religious cult, living underground for centuries, is ready to emerge again to greet the Messenger and wage the Battle of the Gods. Meanwhile, the DS9 crew tries to maintain order in the face of rumors of an impending apocalypse. Kira explains the mythology of a planet-wide catastrophe occurring every two thousand years. Dax believes the rumors may have some truth to them because long-range sensors have detected a comet on a collision course with the wormhole. The Guardians, leaders of the religious cult, learn that Sisko has asked Starfleet for permission to alter the comet's course. A saboteur dies in his own blast without causing major damage to DS9, when the Guardians arrive at the station. They demand that Sisko cease his interference in spite of the threat to Bajor. Stardate 48273.5

Part one of a two-part story arc. When placed side-by-side, the covers of issues #14 and #15 form a single illustration.

Writer: Jerry Bingham
Penciller: Tim Eldred
Inker: Bruce McCorkindale
Cover artists: Leonard Kirk, Terry Pallot

#15 Oct 1994
Dax's comet
The station is in turmoil and the Guardians are escorted to a security suite under protective custody. Guardian acolytes resort to violence in an attempt to take control of the station, but Odo thwarts their efforts. Sisko receives word from the Federation, denying permission to interfere with the comet's course, but Dax estimates that the comet's collision with the wormhole will light up the quadrant. Sisko confronts the Guardians, accusing them of cowardice for not helping rebuild Bajoran civilization, while Dax talks Bashir, Kira, and Odo through some complicated runabout manouvers to turn the comet from its course, in spite of regulations.

Conclusion of a two-part story arc. When placed side-by-side, the covers of issues #14 and #15 form a single illustration.

Writer: Jerry Bingham
Penciller: Tim Eldred
Inker: Bruce McCorkindale
Cover artists: Leonard Kirk, Terry Pallot

#16 Nov 1994
Shanghaied
A Jerakan freighter docks at DS9 and Quark steers two young Bajorans looking for work, to the Jerakans. Three days later, Odo comes looking for Quark. The Bajorans were reported missing by their families. Odo believes they were shanghaied by the Jerakans and insists that Quark help get them back. When a second Jerakan ship arrives looking for more crew, Quark and Rom are shanghaied, but Rom turns out to be Odo. Using a ruse, Odo and Quark take over the ship, contact the first Jerakan vessel, and order them to return to DS9, promising that no Jerakan ships will ever be allowed through the wormhole if they don't comply. Back at DS9, Kira suggests that Bajorans would be willing to work for the Jerakans if conditions were agreed upon in advance.

Writer: John Vornholt
Penciller: Leonard Kirk
Inkers: Jack Snider, Richard Emond
Cover artists: Kirk, Terry Pallot

#17 Dec 1994
Images
While having a nightmare about Marritza (Duet), Kira is awakened by a message from Bajor. She is instructed to meet and provide security for Sueriel, a half Cardassian Bajoran spy, returning home. Once aboard DS9, Sueriel finds that her Cardassian appearance is despised by resident Bajorans and also attracts the attention of the Circle. Sueriel is severely beaten by members of the Circle and she begs Bashir to destroy her face. Instead, Bashir performs reconstructive surgery and fakes Sueriel's death. With Sueriel's help, Kira captures a Bajoran double agent who is using a ring of the Circle to do his dirty work.

Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Leonard Kirk
Inker: Jack Snider
Cover artists: Kirk, Terry Pallot

#18 Jan 1995
Hearts of old
Gwyn, Jadzia's childhood friend and lover before she joined with Dax, arrives on DS9 with Tev, his female Klingon crewmate. Jadzia is troubled and distracted by Gwyn's presence. Gwyn and Tev arouse Odo's suspicions and get involved in a phaser firefight in Quark's. An alien briefly takes Jadzia hostage, Odo frees her, and the alien escapes with Gwyn and Tev in pursuit. They capture the alien and announce their intention to extradite their captive. Jadzia and Gwyn part friends, but with some regrets.

Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Leonard Kirk
Inkers: Jack Snider, Richard Emond, Larry Welch
Cover artists: Kirk, Terry Pallot

Wargames
A Federation team beams into a Maquis camp, finding it deserted except for Lt. Cmdr. Kelloway of the Grissom, who claims he was abducted by the Maquis and forced to help repair some of their ships. Kelloway is brought before Admiral Nechayev and Gul Evek, and asked if he knows the whereabouts of Chakotay. Kelloway reveals himself to be Maquis, but is prevented from killing Evek. The Cardassians pick up Chakotay's ship on long range scanners and Evek leaves for the Badlands.

Set before the premiere of Star Trek: Voyager. The Maquis storyline continues in the mini-series Soldier of peace.

Writer: Mark A. Altman
Penciller: Rob Davis
Inker: Terry Pallot

#19 Feb 1995
Mission of mercy
Sisko and Bashir travel to the Gamma Quadrant to mediate a peace settlement between the Uradi and the Vantous. Their runabout is attacked. When Bashir awakens, he finds himself in a med-lab, and Sisko is seriously injured. Bashir must instruct alien doctors on how to save Sisko's life while coming to terms with his role as a Starfleet officer and as a doctor.

Writer: Dan Mishkin
Penciller: Ken Penders
Inker: Arne Starr
Cover artist: Penders

#20 Mar 1995
Last remains
An electromagnetic pulse causes stationwide failures, the destruction of a ship coming through the wormhole, and a shift in Bajor's rotational axis. Dax identifies the source as something inside the wormhole. While Sisko considers his options, which include collapsing the wormhole, a probe reveals the remains of a Romulan warship inside the wormhole. The vessel's artificial singularity is disrupting the wormhole. Dax, Kira, and O'Brien must retrieve the Romulan ship before another pulse destroys DS9.

Writer: Dan Mishkin
Penciller: Ken Penders
Inker: Jack Snider
Cover artists: Leonard Kirk, Terry Pallot

#21 Apr 1995
Fadeout
Sisko refuses to release a Tzuweri ship because they have stolen a cargo of hallucenogenic devices. The Tzuweri attempt to use their own transporters to separate from DS9, but only succeed in phase-shifting, along with part of the station. Station personnel begin hallucinating as more of the station shifts into parallel space. The Tzuweri mount an assault on Ops, where O'Brien has come up with a plan, while Sisko and Odo recover crewmates from shifted areas of DS9.

Writer: Dan Mishkin
Penciller: Rob Davis
Inker: Bruce McCorkindale
Cover artists: Davis, Terry Pallot

#22 May 1995
Deep space mine
Commander Quark of the Ferengi Alliance, greets a pair of Sa'arovians, beings from the Gamma Quadrant with the Shatterer, a doomsday device, to sell. The Grand Nagus has told them that the Ferengi run DS9 and Sisko, now in charge of Quark's bar, has agreed to the subterfuge, hoping that the device will not dall into the wrong hands. When Sa'arovian officials arrive in pursuit of the Shatterer, Quark must make the deal of his life.

Writer: Dan Mishkin
Artist: Terry Pallot
Cover artist: Leonard Kirk

#23 May 1995
Secret of the lost orb: The search
A Bajoran vedek kills a Nausicaan during a fight in Quark's. The vedek turns out to be a human named Crockett, searching for a lost orb on behalf of Kai Winn. Upon being released, Crockett travels to a remote monastery on Bajor belonging to a militant religious order. For centuries they have kept the lost orb hidden. Crockett steals the orb and escapes through the wormhole.

Part one of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Dan Mishkin
Penciller: Leonard Kirk
Inkers: Aubrey Bradford, Scott Reed, Larry Welch
Cover artists: Kirk, Terry Pallot, Moose?

#24 Jun 1995
Acceptable losses
Kira travels to the Gamma Quadrant in search of the stolen orb. On Ares, Kira learns that the orb means something quite different to the Aresians, who worship war. After being captured, Kira is rescued by Crockett, who plans to sell the orb back to Bajor, but she has plans of her own.

Part two of a three-part story arc.

Writer: Dan Mishkin
Penciller: Leonard Kirk
Inker: John Montgomery
Cover artists: Kirk, Terry Pallot

#25 Jul 1995
Gods of war
Back on DS9, the Cardassians have come for Crockett, but Sisko persuades Gul Dukat to cooperate and help negotiate with the Aresians, who want all of Bajor's orbs. In the Gamma Quadrant, the Defiant and Dukat's ship areattacked by the Aresians. Dukat's ship is destroyed and the Defiant retreats back through the wormhole. Meanwhile, Kira reexamines her faith and comes to an understanding of the Aresians. When the Aresians bring the battle to the Alpha Quadrant, Kira negotiates a truce with the gift of an orb.

Conclusion of a three-part story arc. Extra-size issue and also contains "Ambassadors", addresses of ST:DS9 fans.

Writer: Dan Mishkin
Penciller: Leonard Kirk
Inker: John Montgomery
Cover artists: Kirk, Jack Snider

#26 Jul 1995
Genesis denied, part 1
A Cardassian Gul arrives at DS9 fleeing from the Varahat. Enemies of the Cardassians, they request help from DS9's healer for their injured Controller. While Bashir prepares to offer help, the Cardassians on DS9 overpower their guards and prepare their own reception for the Controller.

Writer: Colin Clayton, Chris Dows
Penciller: Rob Davis
Inker: Jack Snider
Cover artist: Brian Murray

Mudd's pets, part 1
Horace Tiberius Mudd, grandson of Harcourt Fenton Mudd, brings creatures from the Gamma Quadrant aboard DS9 to sell to Quark. Unfortunately, they turn out to be genetically-engineered weapons that eat anything and everything. Stardate 48597.4

Writers: Randy Lofficier, Jean-Marc Lofficier
Penciller: Keith Conroy
Inker: Larry Welch

#27 Aug 1995
Genesis denied, part 2
The Varahat stop the Cardassians from harming the Controller and mortally wound their leader. While healing the Controller, Bashir learns that the Varahat and Cardassians have similar DNA, knowledge he uses to save the life of Gul Akha, much to his chagrin.

Writer: Colin Clayton, Chris Dows
Penciller: Rob Davis
Inker: Jack Snider
Cover artist: Brian Murray

Mudd's pets, part 2
With less than 36 hours to evacuate the station, Sisko enlists Mudd and Quark in the effort to round up the Meeps. Dax and Bashir learn the ravenous beasts' saliva is a universal solvent and devise a rather messy method of stopping the creatures. Mudd and Quark are left with the job of cleaning up.

Writers: Randy Lofficier, Jean-Marc Lofficier
Penciller: Keith Conroy
Inkers: Larry Welch, Scott Reed

#28 Sep 1995
Friend and foe alike
A Cardassian military leader arrives on DS9 as a guest and an assassination attempt follows. Odo captures a Starfleet lieutenant running from the scene, whom O'Brien recognizes as Ro Laren. Ro escapes and a manhunt ensues. She remains one step ahead of station security until O'Brien captures her, but she insists that they are working on the same side, to prevent the assissination and the destruction of the station. O'Brien reluctantly follows Ro. When they find and subdue the real culprit, O'Brien does nothing to prevent Ro's escape.

Painted cover.

Writer: Dan Mishkin
Penciller: Leonard Kirk
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artist: Mark Brill

#29 Oct 1995
Sole asylum, part 1
Sisko travels to Cardassia Prime to negotiate Thomas Riker's (Defiant). Cardassian scientists are studying Riker to discover the secret of his duplication (Second Chances [TNG]). Their objective is to create an army of duplicates. A genetics specialist helping with the study doesn't want her people to have such a weapon. Stardate 48979.1

Painted cover.

Writer: Mark Paniccia
Penciller: Rod Whigham
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artist: Mark Brill

Enemies & allies, part 1
In the Mirror Universe (Through the Looking Glass), Bashir and Tuvok are captured by the Alliance. Their Klingon and Bajoran captors find a data chip hidden in Tuvok's wrist, under the skin.

Tim Russ played the Role of Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager.

Writers: Mark Paniccia, Tim Russ
Penciller: Rob Davis
Inker: Aubrey Bradford

#30 Nov 1995
Sole asylum, part 2
Dr. Nol is determined to prevent the Cardassian military from learning anything useful about Thomas Riker's creation. Sisko fails to secure Riker's release. Riker decides to trust Nol and tells her his story. Sisko visits with Riker and tries to bolster his spirits while Nol convinces her superiors that there is nothing to be gained by continuing to test Riker. She receives support from her long-time assistant.

Painted cover.

Writer: Mark Paniccia
Penciller: Rod Whigham
Inker: Terry Pallot
Cover artist: Mark Brill

Enemies & allies, part 2
Aboard the Alliance ship quvna', Klingons remove the data chip from Tuvok's arm, decode it, and make plans to capture a rebel weapons shipment, but downloading the information disables all systems. Tuvok and Bashir capture the crippled ship. Klingons aboard ship see things Tovok's way, decide that Alliance life is not honorable, and join the rebellion.

Tim Russ played the Role of Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager.

Writers: Mark Paniccia, Tim Russ
Penciller: Rob Davis
Inker: Aubrey Bradford

#31 Dec 1995
Remembrance
Dax joins Kor (Blood Oath) on Qo'nos to honor Kang and Koloth with the quv van je tay, but their enemies are everywhere. Chernoth, granddaughter of the albino and Toral, of the House of Duras (Redemption, Part I [TNG]), want to use the occasion of the ceremony for revenge and to further their own plans.

Painted cover, extra-size issue.

Writer: Leonard Kirk
Artist: Kirk
Cover artist: Rob Prior

Rules of behavior
Dax attends a conference at Starbase Montgomery and learns that Gwyn, her former lover (DS9 #18), has come to protect her from a fanatical religious cult bent on killing all joined Trills.

Painted story. Also contains essays on the principal governments of the Alpha Quadrant: The Cardassian Union, Romulan Star Empire, Klingon Empire, and the United Federation of Planets.

Writer: Jason Levine
Artist: Scott Sava

#32 Dec 1995
Turn of the tide
A fanatical group of Cardassians escapes from a Bajoran prison vowing death to all Bajorans. Sisko is informed that a shuttle carrying Gul Dukat and Kira suffered a catastrophic warp core failure and both were killed. Dukat and Kira survive in an escape pod but are captured by the escaped Cardassians, who have devised a plot to destroy DS9, the wormhole, and Bajor. O'Brien and Odo aren't convinced of Kira's death and arrive in to help Dukat and Kira prevent genocide.

Also contains a cover gallery of every DS9 comic and part two of an article on Thomas Riker by Chris Kipiniak.

Writer: Chris Dows, Colin Clayton
Penciller: Rob Davis
Inkers: Craig Gilmore, Terry Pallot
Cover artist: Leonard Kirk ?

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