A routine shuttlecraft mission goes awry, leading Captain Picard to believe half his commnad crew has perished. Faced with continuing the mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise, the captain and crew must deal with their grief on their own time.
Unknown to the crew, though, is that the shuttle crew is not dead - just on the other side of the galaxy! Their epic struggle to survive and ultimately find their way home fuels this power-packed story with dynamic artwork.
Collecting one of DC's finest NextGen storylines, from issues 20-24. Worf, Riker and other crew members are on a medical mission when their shuttlecraft disappears. The others are forced to come to terms with their presumed deaths, but they have urgent missions to complete. Beverly in particular is devastated, having lost her only son. The away team, of course, is still alive and must overcome a nest of enemies and a starship trap to reach safety. Meanwhile, the Enterprise assists the natives of a water world, but Deanna discovers these people are hiding a dark secret.
Michael Jan Friedman is one of Trek's favorite writers, and his run at DC comics is no exception. The characters are resourceful as always in facing their many challenges, but the grief of "the ones left behind" is truly powerful.
New painted cover art by Jason Palmer.