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Introduction (blurb)

From solicitations: Someone's been leading Captain Picard and company across the galaxy -- but why? And who's behind it? The stakes are raised on a planetary scale.


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BranasBeverly CrusherDataGeordi La ForgeMiles O'BrienJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerRo LarenTomalakWorf, son of Mogh

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • Scorpion-class
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IRW HaakonaUSS Jackson


Government medical facilityRete Mire
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Daystrom OneIconiaRomulan Neutral Zone

Races and cultures

Referenced only

States and organizations

Federation StarfleetRomulan Star EmpireRuling Council of Rete MireThe WholeUnited Federation of Planets

Other references

AssassinationCenturionChancellordesertdimensional gatewayIconian gatewayforce fieldPrime Ministersubcutaneous homing beacontransporterVice Chancellor


  • This issue was the first IDW Star Trek comic (alongside The Enterprise Experiment, Part 2, released on the same day) which was released with only one cover. All other issues of the Intelligence Gathering miniseries had a second cover available by Joe Corroney.
  • The ten pages of editorial content in this issue included several adverts for other IDW Star Trek publications: A page advertising the omnibus edition of The Space Between miniseries; A page advertising the The Enterprise Experiment miniseries; And a page advertising the next Tipton/Messina miniseries, Mirror Images
  • This issue was released on a Thursday rather than the usual Wednesday due to a public holiday on the preceding Monday. The issue was further delayed on the east coast of the United States and parts of Europe due to problems at a distribution center.

Related stories

  • Intelligence Gathering - This issue links to most of the preceding issues of the miniseries, the events of which are largely revealed to have been parts of plots by the Romulans to capture Data.
  • Contagion - The discovery of the Iconian gateway in this episode is explained to have been the catalyst for the events in this miniseries. Following that discovery the Romulans hunted for more Iconian technology, and what they found required the assistance of Data to bring under control.


This issue is set shortly after "Matters of the Mind", the preceeding issue in the miniseries.

published order
Previous comic:
Matters of the Mind
TNG comics
Intelligence Gathering
Next comic:
Final issue of the series
Previous comic:
Matters of the Mind
Comics by:
Scott and David Tipton
Next comic:
Mirror Images, Issue 1
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Matters of the Mind
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
The Inner Light


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