1174. Sole Asylum, Part One / Enemies & Allies, Part One
PUBLICATION: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #29, Malibu Comics, October 1995
CREATORS: Mark Paniccia / Mark Paniccia and Tim Russ (writers), Rod Whigham and Terry Pallot / Rob Davis and Aubrey Bradford (artists)
STARDATE: 48979.1 / Unknown (follows the last issue)
PLOT: Thomas Riker is being experimented on by his Cardassian captors to learn the secret of transporter cloning a man. Sisko is sent to Cardassia Prime to negotiate his release before they manage to create cloned armies. But a Cardassian scientist wants to stop the experiments too... In the back-up, Mirror Tuvok and Bashir are captured by Klingon forces who want the data chip hidden under Tuvok's skin...
CONTINUITY: Thomas Riker (Second Chances) was captured by the Cardassians in Defiant. Mirror Tuvok appeared in Through the Looking Glass. Mirror Bashir also appears.
DIVERGENCES: Thomas Riker's story is different in Imzadi II.
PANEL OF THE DAY - So Star Trek Online is kind of a flop, eh?
REVIEW: I'm stoked about seeing a Tom Riker story. Everyone wonders what happened to him after the events of Defiant and this answers some of the questions. That the Cardassians would try to use him to further their own ends is perfectly natural, as is that a beautiful lady Cardassian would leap to a Riker's defense. Good art too, showing us different vistas for Cardassia Prime. The back-up is pretty insubstantial at this point, but is notable for Tim Russ' participation. That and the good-looking art. But that's it really.