Through the Mirror, Issue 4 is the fourth issue of IDW Publishing's The Next Generation comic, Through the Mirror.


Finally, Mirror Picard's plot is revealed! It's the Enterprise's crew versus Enterprise crew, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance!


Previously in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through the Mirror: 
The Mirror Universe versions of Lieutenant Barcaly and Counselor Troi have infiltrated the Enterprise-D! Mirror Barclay set to work on a bit of sabotage, sending a falsified message to lure the Enterprise to the Martorelles Array, a deep-space Starfleet listening post. But what is Inquisitor Tori up to.

As the USS Enterprise-D drops out of warp at the Martorelles Array, Wesley Crusher reports it is jamming all communications and scans which has made him unable to confirm Admiral Paris's orders. What he has been able to gleam from the message however is that its point of origin and date of transmission were not consistent with the date and where Paris is supposed to be. All signs indicate that this is almost certainly a trap.

In a turbolift, Data and Riker discuss the duplicates they witnessed on the Shashpar and how they may be responsible for all the unexplained activity. The two decide to seek Counselor Troi's aid in the matter only for the computer to register her presence at two locations, both in her quarters and in engineering. Deciding the one in engineering is the duplicate, the two run off. In engineering, the Inquisitor manipulates the system to fake a warp core breach before Barclay arrives and the two beam away, in time for Commander Riker to witness their departure.

Rematerializing in the array, the two are greeted by their crew with Picard eagerly considering the potential of their victory. Thanks to [[Data (mirror)|]]'s discovery of how to transport across universes and La Forge repurposing the Martorelles Array into a transporter, the Terran Empire can soon enjoy a fleet of Galaxy-class warships that will not only crush the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance but place Picard at the head of their own empire. And with the USS Enterprise soon evacuated, they will have the first of their many new trophies.

Minutes pass and the Enterprise has yet to detach a single escape pod. As the Terrans argue and point fingers, their counterparts beam over, having quickly detected the sabotage. Picard is darkly amused and dares his Federation counterpart to make a move...that is...if he has the fortitude.



Jean-Luc Picard (mirror) • Wesley Crusher (mirror) • Data (mirror) • William T. Riker (mirror) • Geordi La Forge (mirror) • Deanna Troi (mirror) • Reginald Barclay (mirror) • Beverly Crusher (mirror) • Worf

Starships & Vehicles

USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • ISS Enterprise-D


Martorelles Array

States and Organizations

United Federation of PlanetsStarfleetTerran EmpireImperial Starfleet

Ranks and Titles



Related Media

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" • 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" • 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" • 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:
Through the Mirror, Issue 3
Ripe for Plunder, Chapter Three
The Next Generation (Through the Mirror) next comic:
Through the Mirror, Issue 5
Ripe for Plunder, Chapter Five

External link

Through the Mirror, Issue 4 article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.

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