Introduction (blurb)Edit

They say history is written by the victors: Blood Will Tell continues its look at the other side of the coin in the battle between Starfleet and the Klingons! Still struggling against the treaty with the Federation, the Klingon Empire looks for a new way to conquer: behind the scenes, one planet at a time. Can a single Klingon tame a world? Commander Krell aims to try!


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ApellaK'ahlynnKahnrahJames T. KirkKraggKrellMahtahkNonaTyree
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Kahless the Unforgettable

Starships and vehiclesEdit

IKS Korthos (D7-class)


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Races and culturesEdit

Hill PeopleKlingonMugato
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States and organizationsEdit

Federation StarfleetKlingon EmpireUnited Federation of Planets


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  • This comic, like previous issues in the miniseries, does not specify a title. However the title "The Order of Things", was given on IDW’s message boards by the writer Scott Tipton.
  • This comic was scheduled as the June issue of the series but was not actually released until early July.
  • The back cover of this comic is an advert for IDW's next miniseries Year Four, featuring the cover artwork by Steve Conley for the first issue.


  • This comic was available in four covers, two of equal availability by David Messina and Joe Corroney and two of more limited availability, the Corroney cover without titles or a photomontage cover featuring a Mugato. Prior to publication IDW displayed an alternate photomontage cover on their website featuring Krell, this cover was not used.

Related storiesEdit

Star Trek - Klingons: Blood Will Tell
Issues Against Their NatureBeneath the SkinThe Order of ThingsBlood Reign O'er MeLosses
Episodes Errand of MercyThe Trouble with TribblesA Private Little WarDay of the DoveThe Undiscovered Country
Creators Elena CasagrandeJoe CorroneyDavid MessinaRobbie RobbinsChris RyallDan TaylorScott & David TiptonIlaria TraversiNeil Uyetake


published order
Previous comic:
Beneath the Skin
TOS comics
Klingons: Blood Will Tell
Next comic:
Blood Reign O'er Me
Previous comic:
Beneath the Skin
Comics by:
Scott & David Tipton
Next comic:
Blood Reign O'er Me
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Beneath the Skin
Framing story
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Blood Reign O'er Me
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2293.
The Memory Beta Chronology places events from this story in three other timeframes:
Previous Adventure:
Pages 3-14: Ten months before "A Private Little War"
Next Adventure:
'Til Death
Previous Adventure:
A Private Little War
Pages 15-19: At the time of "A Private Little War"
Next Adventure:
Ni Var
Previous Adventure:
The Enchanted Pool
Pages 20-22: Two months after "A Private Little War"
Next Adventure:
Marginal Existence


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