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Subject: [Malibu Comics] Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Limited Edition Preview 01 Jun 93 Interviews with Mike W. Barr and Gordon Purcell; sample script, pencil breakdowns, and art for Preview #2. Bagged with Hero Illustrated #1 as Hero Premiere Edition #1. Cover has DS9 logo in gold foil on a blue background, with a photo of the space station. There is no story in this comic. 01 Jun 93 Same as above except DS9 logo appears in silver prism foil (which has a rainbow effect). Sealed in plastic and numbered. One copy given to comic book dealers for every 25 copies of Hero Illustrated #1 ordered. 02 Jul 93 Hostage Situation A Klingon bird-of-prey docks at DS9 so that a prisoner being transported to Qo'Nos can receive medical attention. After an escape attempt thwarted by Odo, shapeshifting into a Vulcan Sehlat, Bashir examines the prisoner, but is overpowered and held hostage in sickbay. Sisko resolves the situation when he discovers that the Klingon captain set up the hostage situation so that the prisoner would be killed. Bagged with Hero Illustrated #2 as Hero Premiere Edition #1A. Possibly another 10,000 copies sold by Platinum Editions. (Mike W. Barr; Lurene Haines)
Subject: [Malibu Comics] Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Newsstand editions of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine comics are printed on less expensive paper, matte finish and somewhat gray. Newsstand editions have a barcode on the cover and early issues have a cover price of $1.95. 01 Aug 93 Stowaway, 1 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 Capt. 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. Cover illustration of the DS9 crew drawn by Jerome Moore (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 #1. (Mike W. Barr; Gordon Purcell, Terry Pallot; Jerome Moore, Richard Ory) 01 Aug 93 Stowaway, 1 Same as above except cover has a photo of the cast superimposed on artwork of the wormhole (Cover B: Newsstand edition). 01 Aug 93 Stowaway, 1 The untrimmed comic mentioned in the Direct Market issue centerfold. Sold by Platinum Editions. 01 Aug 93 Stowaway, 1 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 uncomfirmed. 01 Aug 93 Stowaway, 1 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. 01 Aug 93 Stowaway, 1 A variant edition with the illustrated cover, barcoded, and with a cover price of $2.95. This edition is polybagged, with the logo "free poster inside", referring to the same cover reproduction which is stapled in the centerfold of other editions. 02 Sep 93 Stowaway, 2 Sisko declines help from the Cardassians while the mold spreads throughout DS9. Capt. 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. This issue is polybagged with a Skybox DS9 promo trading card. (Mike W. Barr; Gordon Purcell, Terry Pallot; Purcell, Pallot) 03 Oct 93 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. (Mike W. Barr; Rob Davis, Terry Pallot; Jerome Moore, Richard Ory) 04 Nov 93 Emancipation, 1 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. (Mike W. Barr; Gordon Purcell, Terry Pallot;) 05 Dec 93 Emancipation, 2 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. (Mike W. Barr; Gordon Purcell, Terry Pallot; Purcell, Tim Eldred) 06 Jan 94 "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. (Mike W. Barr; Rob Davis, Terry Pallot; 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. (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. (Colin Clayton, Chris Dows;;) 07 Feb 94 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. (Len Strazewski; Rob Davis, Terry Pallot; Dan and David Day) 08 May 94 Requiem, 1 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. (Mark A. Altman; Gordon Purcell, Scott Reed; Gordon Purcell, Terry Pallot) 09 Jun 94 Requiem, 2 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. (Mark A. Altman; Gordon Purcell, Scott Reed, Larry Welch; 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. This story continues in the "Hearts and Minds" mini-series. (Mark A. Altman; Rob Davis, Terry Pallot; na) 10 Jun 94 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. (Dan Mishkin; Leonard Kirk, Terry Pallot; Kirk, Pallot) 11 Jul 94 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. (Charles Marshall; Leonard Kirk, Bruce McCorkindale; Kirk, Terry Pallot) 12 Jul 94 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. (Charles Marshall; Leonard Kirk, Bruce McCorkindale; Kirk, Terry Pallot) 13 Aug 94 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. (Charles Marshall; Leonard Kirk, Bruce McCorkindale; Kirk, Terry Pallot) 14 Sep 94 Dax's comet, 1 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. Note: When placed side-by-side, the covers of issues #14 and #15 form a single illustration. (Jerry Bingham; Tim Eldred; Bruce McCorkindale; Leonard Kirk, Terry Pallot) 15 Oct 94 Dax's comet, 2 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. Note: When placed side-by-side, the covers of issues #14 and #15 form a single illustration. (Jerry Bingham; Tim Eldred; Bruce McCorkindale; Leonard Kirk, Terry Pallot) 16 Nov 94 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. (John Vornholt; Leonard Kirk, Jack Snider, Richard Emond; Kirk, Terry Pallot) 17 Dec 94 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. (Laurie S. Sutton; Leonard Kirk, Jack Snider; Kirk, Terry Pallot) 18 Jan 95 "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. (Laurie S. Sutton; Leonard Kirk, Jack Snider, Richard Emond, Larry Welch; 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". (Mark A. Altman; Rob Davis, Terry Pallot) 19 Feb 95 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. (Dan Mishkin; Ken Penders, Arne Starr; Penders) 20 Mar 95 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. (Dan Mishkin; Ken Penders, Jack Snider; Leonard Kirk, Terry Pallot) 21 Apr 95 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. (Dan Mishkin; Rob Davis, Bruce McCorkindale; Davis, Terry Pallot) 22 May 95 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. (Dan Mishkin; Terry Pallot; Leonard Kirk) 23 May 95 Secret of the lost orb: The search, 1 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. (Dan Mishkin; Leonard Kirk, Aubrey Bradford, Scott Reed, Larry Welch; Kirk, Terry Pallot, Moose?) 24 Jun 95 Acceptable losses, 2 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. (Dan Mishkin; Leonard Kirk, John Montgomery; Kirk, Terry Pallot) 25 Jul 95 Gods of war, 3 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. Extra-size issue and also contains "Ambassadors", addresses of ST:DS9 fans. (Dan Mishkin; Leonard Kirk, John Montgomery; Kirk, Jack Snider) 26 Jul 95 "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. (Colin Clayton, Chris Dows; Rob Davis, Jack Snider; 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. (Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier; Keith Conroy, Larry Welch) 27 Aug 95 "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. (Colin Clayton, Chris Dows; Rob Davis, Jack Snider; 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. (Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier; Keith Conroy, Larry Welch, Scott Reed) 28 Sep 95 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. (Dan Mishkin; Leonard Kirk, Terry Pallot; Mark Brill) 29 Oct 95 "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. Painted cover. (Mark Paniccia; Rod Whigham, Terry Pallot; 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. (Mark Paniccia, Tim Russ; Rob Davis, Aubrey Bradford;) 30 Nov 95 "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. (Mark Paniccia; Rod Whigham, Terry Pallot; 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. (Mark Paniccia, Tim Russ; Rob Davis, Aubrey Bradford;) 31 Dec 95 "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, Parts I and II" [TNG]), want to use the occasion of the ceremony for revenge and to further their own plans. Painted cover, extra-size issue. (Leonard Kirk; Kirk; 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. (Jason Levine; Scott Sava;) 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. 32 Dec 95 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. (Chris Dows, Colin Clayton; Rob Davis, Craig Gilmore, Terry Pallot; Leonard Kirk ?)
Subject: [Malibu Comics] Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Annuals 01 Jan 95 The Looking Glass War A badly damaged starship arrives unannounced through the wormhole. It is another U.S.S. Defiant, piloted by Curzon Dax. Arriving from a parallel dimension, Curzon needs Odo's help to prevent a war between the Federation and the Dominion. In his dimension, the Dominion invaded and were turned back after heavy losses and only after the Jem'Hadar had taken hostages, including Sisko, Kira, and Bashir. With O'Brien's help, Curzon searched many dimensions until he found one with Odo, because the flashpoint that caused his war was Odo's murder. Sisko denies Curzon's request. Curzon kidnaps Odo and escapes to his dimension in the undamaged Defiant. Sisko and his crew repair Curzon's defiant and follow Curzon for a confrontation with the Jem'Hadar and themselves. (Mike W. Barr; Leonard Kirk, Rob Davis; Leonard Kirk, Terry Pallot) 01 Dec 95 Ultimate Annual "No time like the present" Cardassian agents covertly return to Bajor to retreive an ancient artifact hidden when the occupation came to an end. When touched, the artifact emits waves of temporal distortion, creating disturbances across the Federation and alerting the artifact's creators, an ancient race eager to reclaim what was once their most feared weapon. Painted cover. (Laurie Sutton; Leonard Kirk, Scott Reed, Saleem Crawford; Mark Brill) "The Nagus's new clothes" The Grand Nagus arrives on DS9 for a reception at Quark's, but his ceremonial robes have turned to dust. Garak is hired to create new robes, but renegade Ferengi bomb his shop, leaving only his holographic projector, which the Nagus uses with mixed reviews. (John Vornholt; Patrick Woodrow, Larry Welch;) "Small victory" Worf helps Odo break up a brawl and accidentally causes a small child to lose her pet cat somewhere on the Promenade. Odo may not want Worf's help, but the child does. (Mariano Nicieza; Anne Timmons, Scott Reed;) Also contains a gallery of DS9 pinups.
Subject: [Malibu Comics] Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Specials 01 Dec 94 Lightstorm A Federation colony on Gakora, in the Gamma Quadrant, is destroyed by alien vessels. The A'vwi, still under command of Kol ("Hearts and Minds" [DS9 mini-series]), is on patrol in the Gamma Quadrant when a distress call is intercepted. Arriving at Gakora, Kol, Koleth, and Katha, an Imperial Adjunct assigned to the ship by Gowron, find a single survivor whom they take to DS9 for medical attention. Sisko insists on returning to Gakora with Kol. Koleth takes time to have a drink with Bashir, whom he owes a life debt. In the Gamma Quadrant, the A'vwi is attacked by an alien fleet, but their leader allows the Klingon vessel to travel to their homeworld. On Myvock, Malek, leader of the alien world, welcomes the Klingons, but condemns Sisko and Dax to death. He believes humans have defiled Gakora, a planet held sacred by his people. Back at DS9, the lone survivor recovers enough to tell Bashir that it was Lursa and B'Etor ("Redemption, Parts I and II" [TNG]) who led the alien attack on Gakora. Bashir and O'Brien travel to Gakora looking for evidence only to be captured by the Klingon sisters and turned over to Malek. Kol and Katha transport the Starfleet officers from their gallows and kidnap Malek, taking him to Gakora to show him the truth. Malek's chief military commander betrays his leader and attacks the landing party. Koleth gives his life to protect Bashir, but Lursa and B'Etor escape. Malek ends his war on humans and Bashir mourns his friend. Morn escorts Katha to dinner. Also contains an interview with Michael Westmore, Paramount makeup supervisor and designer, by Mark Paniccia. (Mark A. Altman; Rob Davis, Terry Pallot; Davis, Pallot) 01 Dec 94 Lightstorm Limited edition (2500 copies) with a silver foil logo. nn Jan 95 Special Hero Edition Contains previews of "The Maquis: Soldier of Peace" and "Terok Nor", DS9 creator profiles, an interview with Mark Altman, and a "Mirror, Mirror" sketchbook. Painted wraparound cover by Trevor Goring. There is no story in this comic. Polybagged with Hero Illustrated #20, Feb 1995. 00 Jan 95 Terok Nor Bashir and Dax tour a Bajoran museum and learn the story of Charna Sar, Bajor's greatest architect. A condemned prisoner, Charna is freed by Kotan Darek, the Cardassian assigned to construct a space station in orbit of Bajor. Forced to work for the Cardassians, Charna helps design the station that will be known as Terok Nor to her generation, and Deep Space Nine to the next Bajoran generation. Painted cover and interior artwork. Includes an illustration of the Defiant, and an essay on the Dominion. (Mark A. Altman; Trevor Goring; Goring) 01 Aug 95 "Collision course" An asteroid threatens the station. The cargo carried by Quark's new partner proves to be an explosive solution to the situation. Painted cover. (Phil Crain; Rod Whigham, Scott Reed; Scott Sava) "Frozen boyhood" The contents of a derelict Earth ship provides Jake with a different take on baseball. (Bruce Costa; Keith Conroy, Aubrey Bradford;) "Oaths" Bashir's concern for a young patient conflicts with Odo's strict interpretation of the law. (Terry Pallot; Pallot, Rob Davis, Jack Snider;) "Honor" Nog's convictions and desire to join Starfleet are put to the test. (Christopher Pelton; Moose Baumann, Anne Timmons, Scott Reed;) "Dangerous times" Terrorist attacks on the station and an attempt to kidnap Odo bring to light a new threat to the Federation, fanatics bent on preventing the Founders from taking a foothold, at any cost. (Joe Fielder; Rob Davis, Bruce McCorkindale;) 00 Dec 95 Worf "Bonds of honor" Worf is accused of sabotaging Starbase 113. Admiral Nechayev instructs Sisko to arrest Worf the moment he returns to the station. Worf decides to follow a ship which was the last to leave before his own departure. The Xanosian vessel leads Worf to a Klingon ship, whose commander has engineered Worf's predicament. With help from a friend, Worf is able to turn the tables. Photo cover. (Dan Mishkin; Steve Erwin, John Montgomery, Scott Reed; Moose Baumann) "Unhappy trails" Dax and Kira accompany Sheriff Worf who is trailing stagecoach thieves in the New Mexico desert. They succeed in spoiling Worf's holosuite adventure. (Moose Baumann; Rob Davis, Aubrey Bradford;) Also contains a gallery of Worf pinups by various artists and a biography with photos, covering the period from his birth to his acceptance of a position as Strategic Operations Officer for DS9.
Subject: [Malibu Comics] Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Celebrity Series Malibu's Celebrity Series features characters from all eras of Star Trek and stories written by Star Trek actors. 01 May 95 Blood and honor Dax, Bashir, and a young ensign return from the Gamma Quadrant with a mysterious artifact generating phenomenal ammounts of energy. Upon arrival they learn that a Starfleet officer has died in a questionable accident and Jannak, a Romulan diplomat, has arrived on DS9 as ambassador to Bajor. More accidents and deaths occur, causing suspicion to shift from the Romulans to Bajoran fundamentalists. The truth about the artifact prompts Jannak to invite the young ensign, whose name is Kirk, to join him in fulfilling the vision shared by his father and one Captain Kirk years before ("Balance of Terror" [TOS]). Also contains "Mark Lenard Biography: A man of many hats" by Robert and Catherine Felix and an editorial by Mark Paniccia. Cover features a b&w photo of Lenard and his signature. Also available in a signed, limited edition. (Mark Lenard; Leonard Kirk, Ken Penders, Terry Pallot, Larry Welch, Scott Reed; Penders, Kirk, Pallot, Renee Pulve) 01 Aug 95 The Rules of Diplomacy At Sisko's request, Starfleet Academy hopeful Nog escorts a young Klingon officer on his first diplomatic mission to the Ferengi homeworld. While visiting a casino, Nog and his guest learn about their respective cultures and form a friendship. Also contains an editorial by Phil Crain and "Aron Eisenberg: Nog--No Ordinary Guy" by Chris Kipiniak. Cover features a photo of Nog and a b&w photo of Aron Eisenberg in the upper right corner. Also available in a signed, limited edition. (Aron Eisenberg, Mark Paniccia; Leonard Kirk, Bob Almond, John Montgomery, Scott Reed; Moose Baumann)
Subject: [Malibu Comics] Hearts and Minds (mini-series) See DS9 #9 for the four-page prelude to this mini-series. 01 Jun 94 For the Glory of the Empire A fleet of Klingon battle cruisers and destroyers arrives at DS9. Their commander informs Sisko that they will protect DS9 in the war with the Cardassians. Sisko learns about the Klingon ship destroyed in the Gamma Quadrant and informs Starfleet. The Federation dispatches a Betazoid negotiator to resolve the conflict and instructs Sisko to hold things together until his arrival. Sisko sends Dax, Bashir, and a Klingon officer to the Gamma Quadrant to find the destroyed vessel's flight recorder. Meanwhile, Quark is taking over the station's comm channels to advertise his bar and a mysterious woman worms her way into his confidence. Shortly after Gul Dukat arrives at DS9, the Betazoid mediator arrives and his ship explodes, leaving Sisko to deal with angry Klingons and Cardassians. (Mark A. Altman; Rob Davis, Terry Pallot; Davis, Pallot) 01 Aug 94 For the Glory of the Empire Deluxe edition with a hologram cover based on the illustrated cover art by Rob Davis and Terry Pallot. According to net rumor, there is a version with holograms on both the front and back covers, but this is uncomfirmed. This issue is labeled as a limited edition, even though the original solicitation indicated that there would be no arbitrary production limits. 02 Jul 94 On the edge of armageddon While Sisko keeps the Klingon and Cardassian delegations from each other's throats, Odo and O'Brien investigate the explosion which destroyed the negotiator's ship. Maura offers to buy Quark's bar. Dax, Bashir, and Koleth arrive at Keltar, the last reported stop of the K'Tang in the Gamma Quadrant. The Klingons taking leave on Keltar direct the investigation towards Caldonia 3, a planet populated by cut-throats and mercenaries. Upon arrival, the local "godfather" insists that the K'Tang was destroyed because they went into the Abyss, where the dead spirits go to rest. Back on DS9, Klingons and Cardassians go beyond threats and Maura makes Quark an offer he can't refuse. (Mark A. Altman; Rob Davis, Terry Pallot; Davis, Pallot) 03 Aug 94 Into the abyss Quark asks Odo for protection from Maura. Odo instructs Quark to go ahead and sell the bar. Dax, Bashir, and Koleth begin searching for the K'Tang in an area of the Gamma Quadrant known as the Abyss. While the Cardassians prepare for war, Quark concludes the sale of his bar and Odo sneaks aboard Maura's ship. Quark enlists Morn to check the cargo containers that Maura was transporting. In the Abyss, evidence proving that Cardassians didn't destroy the K'Tang is found. Sisko gives the Klingon and Cardassian delegations an ultimatum. Quark finds Romulan disruptors in Maura's cargo. The away team's investigation leads them to a planet wracked by ion storms. They land, hoping to find K'Tang survivors, but find Romulans instead. Also contains an interview with Mike Barr and Michael Jan Friedman (see DS9 #13), and "Behind Hearts and Minds" by Mark Altman. (Mark A. Altman; Rob Davis, Terry Pallot; Davis, Pallot) 04 Sep 94 Masters of war, 4 Dax, Bashir, and Koleth are separated and imprisoned by their Romulan captors. Kira arrests and questions Maura about her smuggling activities. The Romulan commander explains his plan to set the Klingons and Cardassians at each other's throats so the the Romulan Empire can gain a foothold in the Gamma Quadrant. Sisko is forced to use his runabouts to protect Cardassian ships from Klingons. Odo arrives at the Romulan base aboard Maura's ship and helps the away team escape. They arrive back at DS9 in time to prevent a Klingon-Cardassian war, with the Romulans in pursuit. The Klingons gleefully take their revenge upon the Romulan ship. (Mark A. Altman; Rob Davis, Terry Pallot; Davis, Pallot)
Subject: [Malibu Comics] Deep Space Nine/The Next Generation (mini-series) Malibu Comics and DC Comics cooperated on this DS9/TNG crossover. An ashcan edition, part 1 and part 4 of the mini-series were published by DC Comics (part 4 of this checklist). 01 Oct 94 The wormhole trap, Part 2 of 4 (Malibu Comics) While the wormhole's instability plays havoc with Bajoran weather, the investigation continues. Kira, Odo, and Worf lose the Cardassian trespassers when they transport to a nearby sensor-camoflaged ship and escape into the wormhole. Data and Dax investigate how the Cardassians can travel through the wormhole, while Bashir and Crusher look into an odd flux in the genome set of some blood shed by one of the Cardassians. LaForge and O'Brien examine the old circuitry which the Cardasians were trying to activate. Gul Dukat protests accusations of Cardassian interference, but Troi feels he is telling the truth. Riker assembles an away team to attempt entering the wormhole and reluctantly agrees to let Kira join them. The doctors determine that the blood sample left by the saboteur isn't Cardassian, but belongs to an unknown race. Riker, Kira, and their away team barely make it through the wormhole and are captured in the tractor beam of an alien vessel after spotting the missing runabout. Painted cover. (Mike W. Barr, Michael Jan Friedman; Gordon Purcell, Terry Pallot; Scott Sava) 01 Oct 94 The wormhole trap, Part 2 of 4 (Malibu Comics) Limited edition with a gold foil embossed logo cover. 02 Nov 94 Encounter with the Othersiders, Part 3 of 4 (Malibu Comics) Riker and his away team of Kira, Dax, Odo, Data, and Troi, are caught in the assault beams of an alien fleet on the other side of the wormhole. They escape briefly, only to be trapped in a stasis projector and brought before Thoron, the alien leader. Picard and Sisko travel to Bajor, hoping to ease fears. Bashir questions Crusher about Trills and O'Brien considers returning to the Enterprise. With Odo's help, the away team escapes detention and wreaks havoc on the alien ship. Upon finding the missing Starfleet officers, they are captured once again. Painted cover. (Mike W. Barr, Michael Jan Friedman; Gordon Purcell, Terry Pallot; Scott Sava)
Subject: [Malibu Comics] The Maquis: Soldier of Peace (mini-series) This mini-series acts as a bridge between Star Trek: DS9 and Star Trek: Voyager. See DS9 #18 for a prelude to this mini-series. 01 Feb 95 "Vacation's over" Bashir leaves for a vacation on Risa. On the transport ship he meets Tessa Blake. She invites Bashir to her room for an intimate encounter with a phaser. Bashir awakens aboard a Maquis freighter. Tessa needed a doctor for a Maquis assault on a Cardassian prison camp, where prisoners from missing Federation and Maquis vessels have been reported. The assault proceeds far too easily and the entire force is captured by Cardassians. (Mark A. Altman; Rob Davis, Terry Pallot; Davis, Pallot) "Memoirs of an invisible Ferengi" Romulans arrive on DS9 and purchase time in the holosuites, leaving a container "of immeasurable value" in Quark's safekeeping. Inside the container is a belt which makes the wearer invisible. Quark is overjoyed, but not for long. (Cris Dows, Colin Clayton; Brian Michael Bendis, Bruce McCorkindale) Includes "The Maquis", an essay by Mark A. Altman, and illustrations of Maquis insignia by Jim Magdaleno. 01 Feb 95 Same as above with a photo cover featuring Dr. Julian Bashir. 02 Mar 95 "Rats in a maze" Bashir and the Maquis are put to work mining ore. While being questioned, Bashir boasts of having friends in the Obsidian Order. Word is sent to Garak on DS9, of Bashir's plight. Garak and Sisko set out to find the Cardassian prison in a ship procured by Quark. When they arrive, they too are taken prisoner. The Cardassian commander is particularly pleased to see Garak. (Mark A. Altman; Rob Davis, Terry Pallot;) "A tree grows on Bajor" Sisko and a reluctant Jake attend a Bajoran tree-planting ceremony. As his father explains the significance of the occasion, Jake is reminded of his mother and deeply moved. (R.A. Jones; Leonard Kirk, Jack Snider) 03 Apr 95 Victims of deceit Gul Dulcet, the Cardassian commander, and a protege of Gul Dukat, has plans for Garak and no use for Bashir, Sisko, and the Maquis. Injured trying to help a wounded prisoner, Bashir finds himself in the infirmary where he learns that Tessa is a doctor and has cooperated with the Cardassians because they have promised to release her brother, a member of Chakotay's Maquis crew, whom the Cardassians claim to have captured. Bashir escapes and frees the others, just as Kira arrives in the Defiant. Dulcet and Tessa escape. Tessa discovers she has made a fatal mistake, and Dulcet learns that trusting Dukat may have fatal consequences as well. (Mark A. Altman; Rob Davis, Terry Pallot; Davis, Pallot)
Subject: [Malibu Comics] The Malibu Sun 01 Mar 93 Malibu Sun Preview Special Contains interviews with Mike W. Barr and Walter Koenig. Photo cover of DS9 crew. 28 Aug 93 Preview of DS9 comics. 37 Jun 94 Preview of DS9 mini-series, "Hearts and Minds".
Subject: [Comic Shop News] Comics Debut 02 Jul 93 Preview of Malibu's DS9 #1
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