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"Deadly Reflection!" is a Star Trek: The Original Series comic published by DC Comics in 1985. The comic was written by Mike W. Barr, with art by Tom Sutton and Ricardo Villagran. It is the eleventh comic in DC's first TOS comic series, and the third part of the New Frontiers story-arc. In the issue the mirror-Spock takes the Bird-of-Prey to Vulcan to study his primary universe counterpart, while on the Excelsior the rest of the primary universe crew manage to trick their mirror counterparts to gain control of the ISS Enterprise.


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  • Captain's log, stardate 8217.2 : After 15 years, the barrier between our parallel universe has been breached... and I at last face my weakling counterpart.



Pavel ChekovGarrettAmanda GraysonJames T. KirkLeonard McCoySaavikSarekMontgomery ScottSpockLawrence StylesHikaru SuluT'LarNyota Uhura

Mirror universe counterparts

Pavel ChekovKendrickJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyMarlena MoreauMurraySaavikMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura

Starships and vehicles

IKS B'rel (B'rel-class) • ISS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • USS ExcelsiorGenghis (SW7-class shuttlecraft) • Starbase 13 defense fightersworkbee


Starbase 13Vulcan

Races and cultures


States and organizations


Science and technology


Ranks and titles


Other references



Related stories

  • New Frontiers (TOS comic miniseries) - This is the third part of the New Frontiers story arc, continuing on from the previous issue which established a mirror universe plot and Spock's continued recovery on Vulcan following the events of The Search for Spock. The story continues into the next six issues as Kirk and his colleges work to stop their mirror universe counterparts, while Spock's contact with his mirror-self leads to a full mental recovery.


Stories featuring the mirror universe
Enterprise episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly" • prose: Age of the Empress • "Nobunaga"
Discovery episodes: "Into the Forest I Go" • "Despite Yourself" • "The Wolf Inside" • "Vaulting Ambition" • "What's Past Is Prologue" • "Terra Firma" • comics: Succession ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 3" • "Issue 4")
The Original Series episode: "Mirror, Mirror" • comics: Hell's MirrorThe Mirror Universe Saga ("... Promises to Keep" • "Double Image" • "Deadly Reflection!" • "The Tantalus Trap!" • "Masquerade!" • "Behind Enemy Lines!" • "The Beginning of the End..." • "Homecoming...") • Fragile GlassMirror Images ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 4" • "Issue 5") • "The Mirror, Crackedprose: SpectreDark VictoryPreserverThe Sorrows of Empire • "Ill Winds" • "The Greater Good" • video game: Shattered Universe
Kelvin timeline comics: Mirrored ("Part 1" • "Part 2") • "Parallel Lives, Part 2" • Live Evil ("Part 1" • "Part 2" • "Part 3")
The Next Generation comics: "Mirror Images, Issue 3" • Mirror Universe Collection (TNG - Mirror Broken comics: "Origin of Data", "Prelude", "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5" • TNG - Through the Mirror comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5" TNG - Ripe for Plunder comics: "Chapter One", "Chapter Two", "Chapter Three", "Chapter Four", "Chapter Five" • TNG - Terra Incognita comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5", "Issue 6") • ST: The Mirror War: "Issue 0", "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Data", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Geordi", "Issue 5", "Issue 6", "Issue 7" • prose: Dark MirrorThreeThe Worst of Both Worlds • "The Traitor" • "The Sacred Chalice" • "For Want of a Nail" • Rise Like Lions
Deep Space Nine episodes: "Crossover" • "Through the Looking Glass" • "Shattered Mirror" • "Resurrection" • "The Emperor's New Cloak" • comic: "Enemies & Allies" • prose: Dark PassionsWarpathSaturn's ChildrenFearful Symmetry • "A Terrible Beauty" • The Soul Key • "Freedom Angst" • Disavowed
Voyager prose: The Mirror-Scaled Serpent • "Bitter Fruit" • comic: "Mirrors & Smoke"
New Frontier comics: Turnaround ("Part I" • "Part II" • "Part III" • "Part IV" • "Part V") • prose: Cutting Ties • "Homecoming"
Klingon Empire prose: "Family Matters" Titan prose: "Empathy" Vanguard prose: "The Black Flag"
Miniseries and anthologies RPG sourcebook: Through a Glass, Darklycomics: The Mirror Universe SagaTurnaroundMirror Imagesprose: Mirror Universe TrilogyMirror Universe (Glass EmpiresObsidian AlliancesShards and Shadows)


Published Order
Previous comic:
Double Image
TOS comics
first DC monthly series
Next comic:
The Tantalus Trap!
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Double Image
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
The Tantalus Trap!


Publication history

February 1985
First published by DC Comics.
April 1991
Reprinted in The Mirror Universe Saga omnibus. (DC Comics)
September 2009
Reprinted in the Best of Alternate Universes omnibus. (IDW)
19 July 2018
Reprinted in Graphic Novel Collection #41. (Eaglemoss)


December 1994
German: As "Tödliche Spiegelungen", translated by Uwe Anton, collected in Die Spiegelwelt part 1, Star Trek #1. (Carlsen)
August 1985
French: Part 1 in Double image, omnibus Star Trek #4. (Arédit)
October 1985
French: Part 2 in Suspense Intergalactique, omnibus Star Trek #5. (Arédit)

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