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"Mirror Broken, Issue 4" is the fourth issue of IDW Publishing's Mirror Broken.


The ISS Enterprise is finally under the command of Jean-Luc Picard, and he's on the hunt for enemy warships, looking to strike back for Earth! But Picard's crew will find themselves under attack from both sides, as the Empire will stop at nothing to regain its secret weapon!
Space… The final frontier.
These are the voyages of the ISS Enterprise. It's continuing mission: to conquer strange new worlds, to enslave new life and civilizations… To boldly go where no one has gone before!
In the other-dimensional mirror universe, there is no United Federation of Planets, only a Terran Empire, where advancement comes through assassination, brutality is commonplace and kindness is a weakness. The Terran Empire is on its last legs in its war with the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance, but Jean-Luc Picard has learned of a final chance for victory: a revolutionary new Galaxy-class starship that could turn the tide of the war. The ship is called the Enterprise, and Jean-Luc Picard intends to take it. Having assembled a crew of co-conspirators , including the Enterprise's first officer, William T. Riker, Picard puts in motion his master plan to claim the ultimate prize: a warship that could tame the galaxy.


Aboard the ISS Enterprise-D, Data and Barclay tend to an isolation pod in the shuttle bay. Within is an odd alien, allegedly the last of her kind, known only as Guinan. Though quite possibly mad, Picard has learned to trust the alien woman's counsel. With some amusement, Barclay notes that both Guinan and Data are misfits that the otherwise brutal Picard has taken a liking to. Agreeing, Data asks if Barclay also counts among those misfits.

In the observation lounge, Picard heartily pats everyone on the back but notes that they're still lacking in numbers to properly staff such a large ship. The Inquisitor offers the obvious solution: Take on more crewmembers who can be bought. Picard adamantly refuses, insistent on only employing those completely loyal. The Inquisitor then points out another problem: Lieutenant T'Su is their only qualified navigator. Though Leah Brahms could fill that role, she's currently passed out drunk in her quarters. A stroke of inspiration strikes Picard and he suggests taking on Wesley Crusher as an officer-in-training.

Arriving at Neptune Station, Picard dumps off the few Jellico loyalists left, even allowing Teusta Fonn to use a few for his neurological experiments. In Ten-Forward, the Inquisitor seeks out Riker. Not to remind him of his place but rather to point out, he could one day have the Enterprise for himself. In sickbay, Beverly Crusher vocally protests conscripting Wesley before she is overruled by an unlikely voice: Wesley himself. He knows how the systems work and he's eager to prove himself. Satisfied, Picard tells him to find a quartermaster.

In uniform, Wesley enters the bridge with Picard. As the captain speaks of the imminent changes ahead, the ISS Arnold, ISS Horatio and the ISS Stargazer (no doubt fully crewed) drop out of warp, with Walker Keel demanding that Picard surrender the Enterprise. When the captain predictably refuses, the three ships open fire yet only manage to drop the shields by 3%. A single bolt from the Enterprise by contrast drops the shields on the Horatio to 36%. As the Enterprise unleashes her weapons on her peers, Riker notes they have a new problem…

…the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance has arrived to inspect the Enterprise.



Reginald BarclayBeverly CrusherWesley CrusherDataTeusta FonnGeordi La ForgeJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerDeanna TroiGuinanWalker Keel

Starships and vehicles

ISS Arnold (New Orleans-class) • B'rel-class bird-of-preyISS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class/Galaxy X-class) • Galor-classISS Horatio (Ambassador-class) • ISS Stargazer (Constellation-class)


Neptune Station (K-class) • Sol system

Races and cultures

AndroidBetazoid (mirror)El-Aurian (mirror)NeptunianTerran (mirror)




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)

previous comic:
Mirror Broken, Issue 3
The Next Generation (Mirror Broken) next comic:
Mirror Broken, Issue 5

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