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"mangHom qaD" was the 18th issue of Star Trek: Starfleet Academy in its incarnation as a series from Marvel. This Marvel Comics publication was released in May 1998. Published in both the English and Klingon languages, this issue includes a Klingon glossary by Doctor Lawrence Schoen of the Klingon Language Institute.


B'essa'al challenges for leadership of First Cadre. To win honor for their people, the cadets of First Cadre resolve to find the Sword of Kahless, believed lost in the Gamma Quadrant (DS9 episode: "The Sword of Kahless"). Following a false trail, they are captured by a vengeful Omega Squad, for the death of Kamilah Goldstein. Pava must face Kovold one last time.



Edam AstrunB'essa'alMatthew Decker (24th century)Pava Ek'Noor sh'AqabaaGothKakghKandarKovoldKrungMakreeMurg
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Kamilah GoldsteinKahless the Unforgettable


Rejak VI (Rejak star system, the galaxy's Alpha or Beta Quadrant)
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Gamma Quadrant

Starships and vehicles

Jem'Hadar fighter (fighter) • Klingon bird-of-prey (bird-of-prey) • Klingon shuttle

Races and cultures

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States and organizations

DominionFederationFirst CadreKlingon EmpireKlingon Defense ForceOmega SquadronStarfleetStarfleet Academy

Other references

anatomyatmospherebat'lethbloodbootcadetclothingDominion WarenergyFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2370s-2380s)galaxygasgovernmenthumanoidjumpsuitlifeformmatternation-statepantsplanetquadrantraces and culturesrankshuttlecraftspacestarstar systemStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2373-2380s)starshipswordSword of Kahlesstechnologytimetitletunicuniformuniverseweapon


Related media


  • "mangHom qaD" translated from Klingon is "Cadet Challenge".



Stories set in Starfleet Academy
Comics Starfleet Academy ("Prime DirectivesLibertyLoyalty TestWar and PeaceLove and DeathPassagesHide and SeekReturn to the Forbidden PlanetA Prelude to WarJudgmentTelepathy War (Part One) • Parents' DayT'Priell Revealed (Part OnePart TwoPart Three) • Culture ClashMangHom qaDBetween Love and Hate") • Starfleet Academy!Starfleet Academy (Issue 1Issue 2Issue 3Issue 4Issue 5)
Movies Starfleet Academy SCISEC Briefs (SCISEC Brief 001: "Mystery Behind Voyager" • SCISEC Brief 002: "Mystery Behind Ceti Alpha VI" • SCISEC Brief 003: "Mystery Behind the Vulcan Katra Transfer" • SCISEC Brief 004: "The Whale Probe" • SCISEC Brief 005: "Nimbus III" • SCISEC Brief 006: "Praxis" • SCISEC Brief 007: "Trilithium" • SCISEC Brief 008: "Temporal Vortex" • SCISEC Brief 009: "The Origins of the Ba'ku and Son'a Conflict" • SCISEC Brief 010: "Thalaron Radiation")
Novels Video game novelization1990s series (Crisis on VulcanAftershockCadet KirkWorf's First AdventureLine of FireSurvivalLifelineThe Chance FactorQuarantine) • The Best and the BrightestAcademy: Collision Course2010s series (The Delta AnomalyThe EdgeThe Gemini AgentThe Assassination Game)
Short stories "The Bottom Line" • "Best Tools Available"
Video games Starfleet Academy Starship Bridge SimulatorStarfleet AcademyStarfleet Academy: Strategic CommandStarfleet Academy: Chekov's Lost MissionsAcademy TrainerCadet Training Facility
Live performances Star Trek LiveThe Starfleet Academy Experience


Published Order
Previous comic:
Culture Clash
Starfleet Academy (Marvel SA) Next comic:
Between Love and Hate

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