Star Trek 1117: The Unseen Enemy

1117. The Unseen Enemy

PUBLICATION: Deep Space Nine/Star Trek: The Next Generation #2 (part 4), DC Comics/Malibu Comics, January 1995

CREATORS: Michael Jan Friedman and Mike W. Barr (writers), Gordon Purcell and Terry Pallot (artists)

STARDATE: Unknown (follows the last issue)

PLOT: The combined TNG/DS9 crew escapes from the Gamma Quadrant aliens trying to sabotage the Wormhole and Odo reveals clues that the Cardassians may be the ones actually behind the scheme. They head for a Cardassian outpost and both defeat and implicate the Cardassians there. The GQ aliens get skittish and abandon their post. With the crisis resolved, the crews go their separate ways.

CONTINUITY: See previous issues (Dukat, Alexander)

DIVERGENCES: See previous issues.

PANEL OF THE DAY - Petty rivalry between the shows?
REVIEW: A disappointing finish. The art remains great, there's no dearth of action, and the Cardassians are well handled, but all the same, it seems fortuitous that the aliens would abandon their mission. The political landscape on Bajor was well used in previous issues, but there's no pay-off. Some nice goodbyes between characters, but both on the plot and character front, this is a slim resolution.

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