"Public Enemies, Private Lives" was the 8th issue of Marvel Comics's 1996 regular series of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine comics. The issue consisted of a 22 page story, credited as edited by Tim Tuohy, written by Mariano Nicieza. Issue art was penciled by Tom Grindberg and inked by Bob Almond. This story was lettered by Chris Eliopoulos and colored by Matt Webb.
Major Kira and Chief O'Brien are taking a runabout to Maurer IV on a botanical mission. Accompanying them are Keiko and Jake, who Captain Sisko hopes it will inspire the writing of his novel.
However, the Maquis are using Maurer IV as a meeting point to buy technology from an unknown party and Major Kira and the others soon encounter them. Chief O'Brien recognises some of the Maquis members from the incident in the germ warfare compound several weeks earlier. The crew are surprised by other members of the Maquis group and the leader determines that Jake is Captain Sisko's son. Kira is able to have the Orinoco send out a distress call just before a Romulan warbird decloaks and destroys it. Kira and O'Brien are knocked out and Jake and Keiko are stunned by phasers. The Maquis learn that their contacts are surgically altered Romulans disguised as Humans, before they too are shot.
Deep Space 9 receives the distress call and Captain Sisko launches the Defiant on a rescue mission, planning to take the ship through the Badlands, Maquis territory.The
The Romulans are led by Narek, who is keen to aid the Maquis in their fight against the Federation and the Cardassians. Narek begins to interrogate Jake, but is stopped by Tomalak. Narek's father.
While Kira and O'Brien plan an escape, Sisko receives a transmission from Cal Hudson, who explains that the Maquis on Maurer IV are dissidents. Sisko asks for Hudson's help.
- Julian Bashir • Jadzia Dax • Cal Hudson • Kira Nerys • Kunkel • Narak (Romulan) • Keiko O'Brien • Miles O'Brien • Odo • Benjamin Sisko • Jake Sisko • Tomalak • Worf
Races and cultures
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Starships and vehicles
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- This month featured the first comic appearance of the modern era grey-shouldered uniform, which had been created for Star Trek: First Contact and introduced in DS9 in "Rapture". This Starfleet uniform had not been introduced in all of Starfleet however, as cadets and flag officers will continue to wear the 2366 design of uniform until the following year, which was especially noticeable in sister title Starfleet Academy.
- The Orinoco is identified as the runabout, but it was destroyed in "Our Man Bashir" .
Risk, The Conclusion
DS9 Marvel series
Public Enemies, Private Lives, Conclusion