Star Trek Comics Checklist

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Hearts and Minds Malibu Comics mini-series

See DS9 #9 for the four-page prelude to this mini-series. Newsstand editions with a $1.95 cover price were also published.

#1 Jun 1994
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.

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

#1 Aug 1994
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 unconfirmed. This issue is labeled as a limited edition, even though the original solicitation indicated that there would be no arbitrary production limits.

#2 Jul 1994
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. Stardate 47295.9

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

#3 Aug 1994
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. Stardate 47295.9

Also contains an interview with Mike Barr and Michael Jan Friedman (see DS9 #13), and "Behind Hearts and Minds" by Mark Altman.

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

#4 Sep 1994
Masters of war
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.

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

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