Star Trek Comics Checklist

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Shadowheart DC Comics mini-series

#1 Dec 1994
The lion and the lamb
On Nothra, a Klingon frontier world, rebellious natives create havoc for their Klingon overseers. When they attack an armory, their leader introduces himself as Shadowheart, a mythical Klingon demon. On Lisarion, Worf and his crewmates join Sergey and Helena Rozhenko in paying their respects to Nikolai Rozhenko, who was killed defending the colony he lived in. Lt. D'Sora finds evidence that the attackers may have been Klingon. A Starfleet admiral arrives and informs Picard that Nikolai Rozhenko is alive and leading the insrrection on Nothra under the nom de guerre Shadowheart. Worf and Riker are sent to end the rebellion. Gowron informs them by subspace communication that Kurn will join them on their covert mission. Stardate 46479.3

The painted cover is also the left panel of a mural whose center and right side panels are the covers of Generations and DS9/TNG crossover #1. The covers were all painted by Sonia Hillios. An advertising poster of the three covers titled The Voyage Continues was also produced in 1994.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Steve Erwin
Inker: Charles Barnett III
Cover artist: Sonia Hillios

#2 Jan 1995
Dealers in darkness
Worf, Kurn, and Riker arrive at Nothra to learn why Nikolai Rozhenko is leading a rebellion as Shadowheart and to stop him. They acquire a map to Shadowheart's stronghold from an informant, but Klingon security forces interrupt their plans. Forced to escape into the dangerous Nothran jungle, the away team and their informant, Ibtoc, find themselves in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Lursa and B'Etor (Redemption, Part I) urge the Nothran governor to eliminate Shadowheart as quickly as possible.

Painted cover.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Steve Erwin
Inker: Charles Barnett III
Cover artist: Jason Palmer

#3 Feb 1995
My brother's keeper
Making their way through the Nothran jungle towards Shadowheart's stronghold, Worf must save Riker from being devoured by warrior-ants and Ibtoc is killed by a river creature. With Klingon security forces closing in, and weakened by their jungle trek, Worf, Riker, and Kurn are found and captured by the rebels. The Klingon security chief tells his men that he is especially looking forward to killing a human, something he hasn't done since his last visit to Lisarion.

Painted cover.

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Steve Erwin
Inker: Charles Barnett III
Cover artist: Jason Palmer

#4 Mar 1995
The prince of madness
Worf, Riker, and Kurn awaken as Nothrani captives. They meet Nikolai, his mind twisted by jungle gases, who believes himself to be Shadowheart. He plans to destroy the Klingons who raided Lisarion. Klingon security forces arrive and battle begins. Worf decides to fight alongside his brother, with Kurn and Riker joining him. Kurn defends Klingon honor by killing the leader of the security forces, who also led the raid on Lisarion. Nikolai and Worf are unable to resolve issues from their past.



Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Steve Erwin
Inker: Charles Barnett III
Cover artist: Jason Palmer

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