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Children of Chaos – In May 1994, the 59th issue of DC Comics' 1989 series of Star Trek: The Next Generation comics. The issue consisted of a 24 page story, as written by Michael Jan Friedman. The art was by Deryl Skelton, with Margaret Clark credited as editor.



The Stargazer travels to Chalna for negotiations with what passes for their semblance of government. The Federation is maintaining a temporary scientific outpost on the planet Ynathaia, which the Chalnoth claim lies within their space. Though Picard promises that the outpost will leave as soon as they have concluded their survey, the more vocal officials demand its immediate removal. Picard accepts a trial by combat, with the prospect of war hanging in the balance. Choosing an Aldebaran sling as the weapon, he ultimately defeats his impressive opponent, winning the Federation colony time to complete their mission and peacefully withdraw.

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AntocchGilaad Ben ZomaBeverly CrusherJack CrusherDataGeordi La ForgePathoxJean-Luc PicardWilliam RikerRoryTablerLisa TakamuraTakamuraDeanna TroiWorfunnamed ChalnothUSS Enterprise-D personnel (unnamed USS Enterprise-D personnel) • unnamed USS Stargazer personnel
Referenced only

Starships and vehicles

USS AquitaineBladeBludgeoner (Chalnoth starships) • USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class explorer) • USS Stargazer (Constellation-class exploratory cruiser)


Shipboard locales

USS Enterprise-D
bridgequarters (Nakamura's) • transporter room
USS Stargazer

Stars and star systems

Beta ScoraataKaus Borealis

Planets and planetoids

Beta Scoraata IIKaus Borealis V (Chalna) • Ynathaia

Races and cultures


States and organizations

FederationStarfleet (command divisionoperations divisionsciences division)

Ranks and titles

captainchief engineerchief medical officercommandercommanding officercounselorfirst officerflight controllerlieutenantlieutenant commanderoperations managerscience officersecond officersecurity chiefsecurity

Technology and weapons

Aldebaranian slingimpulse enginestarship

Other references

aliencolonycommunicationscoordinatesdiplomacyenergyhumanoidlifeformmatterorbitplanetrankspacestardateStarfleet uniformstarstar systemTrygdala stormuniformweapon


2370 (stardate 47763.7)


Related stories


  • The Stargazer is shown with the registry "NCC-7100", even though onscreen it appeared registered as "NCC-2893". NCC-7100 was the registry of a starship model of a Constellation-class ship seen in Picard's ready room.
  • Jack Crusher is shown with lieutenant commander insignia inside the comic and addressed as commander and science officer. On the cover, he wear's lieutenant's insignia on his uniform. On the cover and in the comic he wears an operations division gold uniform instead of a uniform showing the colors of sciences division, showing his position. He may have had another specialty in operations, and joins a list of science personnel who wear operations colors in Star Trek history, including Marla McGivers and Ann Mulhall.



previous comic:
#58: Bodies of Evidence
Star Trek: The Next Generation
(DC Comics, series two)
next comic:
#60: Mother of Madness

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