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"Too Many Presidents" was the fifth and final issue of John Byrne's Assignment: Earth miniseries. Published in September 2008, it featured Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln protecting President Richard Nixon in 1972.


From solicitations
The President of the United States is the most powerful person on the planet—but what if the man in the office is an agent of a foreign government? Seven and Roberta journey to Beijing to make sure only Nixon returns from China! John Byrne's first-ever Star Trek series concludes here!


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Hei MaoIsisRoberta LincolnMao Tse-TungPat NixonRichard NixonGary Seven
Referenced only
Dwight D. EisenhowerAbraham Lincoln

Starships and vehicles

Air Force One (Boeing 747) • groundcars


Beijing (Peking) • ChinaUnited States of America
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Georgia (country)MoscowRussiaUnion of Soviet Socialist RepublicsWhite House

Races and cultures

Human (AmericanChinese) • Vehereklin

States and organizations

National Security CouncilRepublican PartySecret ServiceUnited States Congress

Science and classification

Beta 5 computercommunicationscomputerelevatorlong distance transporterpistolriflescannerservo

Ranks and titles

agentchairmancoloneldirectorguardPremierePresident of the United States of Americasupervisor

Other references

allergyammunitioncapital cityCommunismDNAgalaxygovernmenthistory • "Janus" • metermovieprisonsurgeryWatergateWorld War IIIyear



February 1972
Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln protect Richard Nixon during his historic visit to China.
August 1974
Seven and Lincoln return from off-planet to hear a recording of Nixon's resignation speech.

Production history

17 September 2008
First published by IDW Publishing.
29 December 2008
Reprinted in the Assignment: Earth miniseries omnibus.
28 May 2013
Collected in hardcover in The John Byrne Collection omnibus.
31 December 2015
Collected in paperback in The John Byrne Collection omnibus.
9 November 2017
Reprinted in hardcover in Graphic Novel Collection #23 by Eaglemoss.



  • As the main story in this issue was three pages short of the twenty-two page quota the issue also contained a short three-page story, titled Ah-Ha!".

Related stories

Media featuring Gary Seven
Episode Assignment: Earth
Miniseries The PeacekeeperConvergenceThe Eugenics WarsAssignment: Earth
Novels Assignment: EternityThe Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2From History's ShadowElusive Salvation
Short stories "The Aliens Are Coming!" • "Seven and Seven" • "Assignment: One" • "Rocket Man" • "Time Line"
Comics "The Peacekeeper, Part One" • "The Peacekeeper, Part Two" • "Split Infinities" • "Future Imperiled" • "Brighter Than a Thousand Suns" • "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" • "My Name Is Legion" • "We Have Met the Enemy..." • "Too Many Presidents" • "Ah-Ha!" • "Medics" • "Hosts" • "1971/4860.2" • "An Unexpected Yesterday" • "Year Five, Issue 11" • "Year Five, Issue 12" • "Year Five, Issue 15" • "Year Five, Issue 16" • "Year Five, Issue 17" • "Year Five, Issue 21" • "Year Five, Issue 22"


Published Order
Previous comic:
Previous story: Isis
Previous issue: We Have Met the Enemy...
TOS comics
Assignment: Earth
Next comic:
Next story: Ah-Ha!
Next issue: Final issue of the series
Previous story:
The Hollow Crown, Issue 1
Stories by:
John Byrne
Next story:
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1
Chapters 1-23
Previous story:
We Have Met the Enemy...
The adventures of Gary Seven Next story:
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 1972.
The Memory Beta Chronology places events from this story in 1 other timeframe(s):
Previous adventure:
The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1
Chapters 1-23
August 1974
Page 19
Next adventure:


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