Star Trek Comics Checklist

Star Trek: Unlimited Marvel Paramount Comics monthly series

This bi-monthly, double-sized series features stories from Star Trek, the original series, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Most, if not all, issues of Marvel Paramount Comics were distributed via direct market and at newsstands. The barcode for direct market editions has the text DIRECT EDITION.

#1 Nov 1996
Directives
(TNG) On a mission to establish first contact with the Endrel, Picard and the Enterprise meet another first contact team from the Lom Coalition. The Lom prime directive endorses proactive intercession on the affairs of other races and their activities may cost the lives of a third of Endrella's population. Stardate 479905.2

Writer: Dan Abnett
Writer: Ian Edgington
Artists: Ron Randall, Carlos Garzon, Jerome Moore, Al Williamson, Derek Fisher

Dying of the light
(TOS) A distress beacon brings Kirk and the Enterprise to a remote planet where an unscrupulous archeologist has been excavating. Unfortunately, the Gorn object to desecration of their cemetary world and express their displeasure. Kirk must restore peace by surrendering to an old adversary (Arena). Stardate 5970.3

TOS cover.

Writer: Dan Abnett
Writer: Ian Edgington
Penciller: Mark Buckingham
Inker: Kev Sutherland
Cover artists: Buckingham, Sutherland

#2 Jan 1997
Action of the tiger
(TOS) Summoned to Starbase 6 for a conference on Klingon Neutral Zone policy, Kirk and his aides are among the hostages taken by a Klingon squad. However, the Klingons aren't behaving as expected so Spock calls on a Klingon acquaintance for help. Stardate 5973.5

Writer: Dan Abnett
Writer: Ian Edgington
Artists: Mark Buckingham, Kev Sutherland

The unkindest cut
(TNG) A skeleton staff remains aboard the Enterprise with Picard, Worf, and Data while most of the crew takes a little R&R on Risa. A saboteur disables the ship's systems, killing six crewmen. Data discovers the killer, a Fenjex huntsman, in Mr. Mot's ("Data's day") barbershop. Picard learns that Mot is the target of a second huntsman back on Risa. Stardate 48293.5

TNG cover.

Writer: Dan Abnett
Writer: Ian Edgington
Artists: Ron Randall, Al Williamson
Cover artists: Randall, Williamson

#3 Apr 1997
Message in a bottle
(TOS) The Enterprise discovers a wormhole which leads to a pocket universe. Some form of communication is coming from the wormhole so Kirk, Uhura, Sulu, and other crew members enter in a shuttle. Kirk is injured and command falls to Uhura, whose ingenuity makes for a successful mission. Stardate 5989.6

The indicia lists Mar 97 as the publication date. TOS cover.

Writer: Dan Abnett
Writer: Ian Edgington
Artists: Mark Buckingham, Kev Sutherland
Cover artists: Buckingham, Sutherland, Atomic ?

Sins of the fathers
(TNG) The Enterprise is dispatched to Odena, where two tribes, the Urlan and the Dren'ai have been at war for centuries. An away team discovers that weapons have been smuggled aboard the Enterprise and Dren'ai terrorists steal a shuttle. From an injured Dren'ai, Dr. Crusher learns the surprising results of the ancient conflict. The Urlan and Dren'ai are told the truth and a turning point is reached. Stardate 48293.5

Writer: Ian Edgington
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artists: Ron Randall, Al Williamson

#4 May 1997
None but the brave
(TOS) Scotty joins Starfleet Security on a covert mission to retreive the battle section of a captured Constitution class starship while the Enterprise distracts the Romulans at the border of the Neutral Zone. The ship contains an experimental warp drive designed by Virgil Brahms.

Writer: Dan Abnett
Writer: Ian Edgington
Artists: Mark Buckingham, Kev Sutherland

Inheritance
(TNG) Dr. Leah Brahms ("Booby trap") invites LaForge to help her reconstruct an experimental warp accelerator designed by her grandfather over a century past. Brahms and LaForge are kidnapped by Commander Tomalak and taken to a base where the remains of a century-old ship containing the original experimental warp drive have been kept. LaForge and Brahms must use the drive itself to signal for help.

TNG cover.

Writer: Dan Abnett
Writer: Ian Edgington
Artists: Ron Randall, Al Williamson
Cover artists: Randall, Williamson

#5 Sep 1997
Secret lives
(TNG) Investigating loss of contact with a sub-space listening post on the Federation-Cardassian border, an away team led by Riker encounters their worst fears. Appearances by Lt. Shelby, the Traveler, and Wesley Crusher. Stardate 48303.6

TNG cover. The indicia lists Jul 1997 as the publication date. Marvel's "New guide to the Star Trek universe" began appearing in this issue, DS9 #9, and Voyager #9. Each guide contains crew member profiles and brief synopses of previous events printed on a two-page gatefold interior front cover.

Writer: Dan Abnett
Writer: Ian Edgington
Artists: Ron Randall, Al Williamson
Cover artists: Randall, Art Nichols ?

As flies to wanton boys
(TOS) On a routine planetary survey, an ancient structure is detected on a world thought to be uninhabited. Kirk and a shuttle are stranded. While the Enterprise tries to locate them, Kirk and his crew struggle with the natives, the result of genetic engineering gone awry. Stardate 5993.2

Writer: Dan Abnett
Writer: Ian Edgington
Artists: Tom Morgan, Kev Sutherland

#6 Nov 1997
Telepathy War Part 4: Heart of darkness
A joint Federation/Klingon task force enters the Gamma Quadrant to chase down the Dominion attackers. Riker leaves Omega Squad under Odo's supervison and Troi falls victim to a mysterious illness. To make matters more complicated, a changeling is loose on the Enterprise and doesn't want them to return to the Alpha Quadrant. Stardate 50788.4

See DS9 #13 for part 3 and Voyager #13 for part 5 of the Telepathy War series.

Writer: Dan Abnett
Writer: Ian Edgington
Artists: Ron Randall, Art Nichols
Cover artists: Randall, Nichols

#7 Jan 1998
An infinite jest
Q and Trelane play a game. The winner gets to rewrite creation in his own image. The playing pieces are Kirk and Picard, transported and placed in command of each others' Enterprise. Relying on their crews and facing Klingons, including Kang, both captains live up to their reputations and more. Stardate 49827.5 and 30 Oct 2371

This issue was originally solicited with a painted wraparound cover which wasn't published.

Writer: Dan Abnett
Writer: Ian Edgington
Artists: Ron Randall, Tom Morgan, Art Nichols, Scott Hanna
Cover artist: Vince Evans

#8 Mar 1998
The boy
(TNG) Alexander Rozhenko has a discipline problem at school, but he solves it the Klingon way.

Klingon Day of Honor issue.

Writer: Dan Abnett
Writer: Ian Edgington
Artists: Steve Pugh

The warrior
(DS9) Worf risks his life to save the child of an enemy.

Writer: Dan Abnett
Writer: Ian Edgington
Artists: Ron Randall, Randy Elliot

The veteran
(TOS) Kang travels to a remote planet investigating sightings of an old enemy. Captain Sulu comes looking for an old friend. They find each other and an old grudge.

Writer: Dan Abnett
Writer: Ian Edgington
Artists: Tom Morgan, Scott Hanna

#9 May 1998
Trekkers
Following a victorious card game with Klingon opponents, Sulu and Chekhov pilot a new shuttle on the return trip to the Enterprise. Unfortunately, Chekhov has become head of a Klingon house with his winnings and others want the house for themselves. Sulu's piloting skills and Chekhov's ingenuity are all they have to stay alive. Stardate 5997.1

Writer: Dan Abnett
Writer: Ian Edgington
Artists: Greg Scott, Josef Rubenstein

#10 Jul 1998
A piece of reaction
Picard and the Enterprise return to Sigma Iotia II (A Piece of the Action [TOS]) eighty years after Kirk, Spock, and McCoy first visited. The crew discovers that the Iotians have remade themselves in the image of Kirk's Federation. The Iotians take control of the Enterprise and are poised to take their piece of the Federation. Stardate 50812.8

Writer: Michael Martin
Writer: Andy Mangels
Artists: Ron Randall, Art Nichols
Cover artists: Randall, Nichols

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