Enemies & Allies is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine comic published by Malibu Comics in 1995, in two parts, in the 29th and 30th issues of their monthly DS9 series. The story features the mirror universe activities of Tuvok and Julian Bashir.
Tuvok and Julian Bashir are in the shuttlecraft Runner being chased by two K't'inga class battle cruisers. They head toward an asteroid belt, and Tuvok contacts their home base, "Northern Star". Little do they know, but the Cardassian-Klingon Alliance ships have cracked their code and they are headed right toward one of their cloaked ships. Commander Mahj'K of the Alliance ship quvSud hails them and, as their shuttlecraft is trapped by a tractor beam, Tuvok and Bashir are beamed over to the newly decloaked starship.
On board the quvSud, the two are thrown into the brig. As the shield comes up, a Mahj'K taunts them with the knowledge that they are now headed toward the rebel Beta Quadrant outpost to destroy it in a hail of photon torpedoes.
Mahj'K contacts Captain Kroll on the ship that captured the shuttlecraft, but they can find no trace of the chip Tuvok claimed to have in his last transmission. Mahj'K delegates his first officer, Tr'anga to interrogate the prisoners. The Bajoran science officer, Nor, scans the two prisoners with a tricorder, quickly finding the chip hidden under Tuvok's skin at the wrist. Tr'anga pulls out a knife and prepares to cut it out.
Bashir taunts his Klingon captor, asking him if the alliance with the Cardassians and Bajorans is everything that he had hoped for. Bashir succeeds in riling up the Klingon, who stabs his d'k tahg into the wall and walks away.
Elsewhere on the quvSud, Tuvok endures Tr'anga's extraction of the data chip from his wrist, and Nor puts it into the computer to begin decoding it. Nor is finally able to decode the chip and discovers the location of the rebel weapons shipment. Kroll tells Mhaj'k to send the information and then Kroll and the Qaw'wl' will intercept the shipment, while Mhaj'k heads to Qo'noS with news of the victory.
Moments later, the power and warp engines go offline, and Tuvok grabs a phaser, shooting Nor, Tr'anga, and his other captors. With the power off, Bashir and Tuvok make their way to the bridge of the ship, now dead in space, and explain the use of the chip in immobilizing the three vessels. Mhaj'K pulls a phaser and aims it at Tuvok, but before he can fire, one of his bridge officers stabs him in the back with his d'k tahg.
Tuvok thanks the Klingon, noting that the ship's name is "'Honor', an appropriate designation for these circumstances. Let us set a universe free with it."
Starships and vehicles
- The entire story takes place aboard ships in open space.
- Referenced only
- Beta Quadrant • Qo'noS • shuttle bay
Races and cultures
States and organizations
- Bajoran government • Cardassian Union • Cardassian-Klingon Alliance • Klingon Empire • Terran Rebellion
Science and technoloy
- asteroid belt • Bajoran phaser pistol • blood • cloaking device • data chip • d'k tahg • energy cell • force field • Klingon disruptor pistol • mirror universe • parallel universe • photon torpedo • self destruct • shields • skin • systems-override program • tractor beam • transporter • universe • warp engine
Ranks and titles
- captain • commander • engineer (jonwI') • first officer • lieutenant • medic • science officer • surgeon • technician
- DS9 episode: "Through the Looking Glass" - This story marks the second appearance of the mirror universe versions of Julian Bashir and Tuvok, both of which first appeared in this DS9 episode which aired a few months before the publication of this comic.
- This story is one of four published by Malibu Comics which were released in two parts over two consecutive anthology comic books. Published alongside this story, in the 29th and 30th issues of Malibu's monthly series, was "Sole Asylum". The two earlier stories in the same format were "Genesis Denied, Part I" and "Part II" and "Mudd's Pets, Part I" and "Part II", released in the 26th and 27th issues of the series.
- The Mirror Universe Timeline, published in Star Trek Magazine #142, identifies this story as an alternate timeline to that of the main mirror universe timeline; it cites incompatibility with later depictions of the Terran Rebellion in both canon and non-canon stories.
|Malibu Comics monthly Star Trek: Deep Space Nine comics series|
|"Hostage Situation" • Stowaway (1 • 2) • "Old Wounds" • Emancipation (1 • 2) • 6 ("Field Trip" • "Pickpocket" • "Program 359") • "Working Vacation" • "Requiem" • 9 ("Requiem II" • "Prelude") • "Descendants" • "A Short Fuse" • "Baby on Board" • "Lapse" • Dax's Comet (1 • 2) • "Shanghaied" • "Images" • 18 ("Hearts of Old" • "War Games") • "Mission of Mercy" • "Last Remains" • "Fadeout" • "Deep Space Mine" • The Secret of the Lost Orb ("The Search" • "Acceptable Losses" • "Gods of War") • 26/27 ("Genesis Denied"/"Mudd's Pets") • "Friend and Foe Alike" • 29/30 ("Sole Asylum"/"Enemies & Allies") • 31 ("Remembrance" • "Rules of Behavior") • "Turn of the Tide"|
No chronological information is given in the comic, although is presumably takes place at a similar time to the other comics in Malibu's DS9 series, and the episodes of DS9 being aired at the time of publication. The story "Sole Asylum", which was published along side this story has a stardate of 48979.1, which places it at the end of 2371. The Mirror Universe Timeline, published in Star Trek Magazine #142, places the story in either 2371 or 2372.
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Stories in Malibu Comics' monthly series
most recent Star Trek story
- September 2008: re-released on The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD, by Graphic Imaging Technologies.