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"Swarm" is the twelfth issue of John Byrne's Star Trek: New Visions comic series. It was published in September 2016.


An alien threat that numbers in the millions, and star systems are already dying. What can the crew of the Enterprise do — alone! Photocomic magic by John Byrne!


Log entries

Captain's log, stardate 4575.9
Approaching Copernicus star system — or what remains of it. Slowing to impulse power only, one quarter speed.
Captain's log, stardate 4576.3
The menace of the Swarm has been successfully countered...



Pavel ChekovAli HarperJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura


Alpha QuadrantBeta ReticuliCopernicus systemunnamed stars and systems

Races and cultures


Ranks and titles


Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • Swarm

States and organizations

StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Science and classification

artificial gravitychemical rocketcontrol interfacedampersdeflectorimpulse engineintercoolerionic pulse weaponnacellephaserphoton torpedosensorsstar drive (fold)tractor beamtransporterwarp drive
Referenced only

Other references

bridgechronometric radiationengineeringhangar deckhead traumahorseshoe crabjamming signalmechanical telepathymind meldRigellian mega-cowplasmascience stationsickbaysubconscioustrans-gamma scantriphenalopinesupernova






Published Order
Previous comic:
#11: Of Woman Born
TOS comics
(New Visions)
Next comic:
#N/A: More of the Serpent Than the Dove
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Day of the Inquisitors
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
New Visions
Strange New Worlds
Production history
September 2016
Originally printed as New Visions #12. (IDW Publishing)
August 2017
Reprinted in the omnibus New Visions, Volume 5. (IDW Publishing)
April 2019
Reprinted in hardcover in Graphic Novel Collection premium subscription photonovel #3. (Eaglemoss Collections)

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