Real World article
(written from a Production point of view)

At the edge of the final frontier. – A strange contaminant wreaks havoc with the station after a Starfleet ship returns from the Gamma Quadrant.

Background informationEdit

  • The first-ever DS9 comic, this issue was released as a direct-market photo cover edition, an illustrated cover edition, a gold embossed version, a limited matte black cover edition and a polybagged edition also. There were also several "ashcan" (small-sized preview proofs) available in the preceding summer.
  • It was reprinted in the "Best of DS9" collection.
  • The captain of the USS Armstrong was intentionally drawn to look like John Tesh.


Cover galleryEdit


Canon characters listed below are linked to the main article about them. Non-canon characters are not linked, but those that recurred, appearing or being mentioned in more than one story, are defined further in Malibu DS9 characters.

Regular and recurring charactersEdit

Benjamin Sisko 
Starfleet commander assigned as CO of Deep Space 9.
Kira Nerys 
Bajoran Militia major assigned as Sisko's XO and liaison.
Shape-shifting security chief of DS9.
Julian Bashir 
Starfleet doctor, a lieutenant junior grade, assigned as station CMO.
Jadzia Dax 
Joined Trill Starfleet lieutenant assigned as science officer
Miles O'Brien 
Starfleet chief petty officer assigned as chief of operations.
Ferengi barkeeper who resides on DS9.
Jake Sisko 
Commander Sisko's teenage son, who resides with him on DS9.
Quark's teenage nephew who resides on DS9.
Captain of USS Armstrong. As a publicity stunt, artists for this issue used Entertainment Tonight co-host John Tesh's likeness for Captain Johnson.


USS Armstrong (NCC-19212)
Oberth-class Federation starship.

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