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Star Trek: The Next Generation - Intelligence Gathering was a comic miniseries published by IDW Publishing in 2008. The series was written by Scott and David Tipton with art by David Messina, the same team who previously worked on the miniseries Klingons: Blood Will Tell and the Alien Spotlights issues about the Gorn and Orions.


One year ago IDW's Star Trek comics line launched with Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Space Between, a series of six stand-alone issues. Now, prepare for the latest voyage of the Enterprise as the creative team that brought you Klingons: Blood Will Tell tackles an all-new Star Trek: TNG mini-series.


The miniseries was first announced in IDW’s behind-the-scenes book Focus on... Star Trek, tentatively titled House Call. A later interview confirmed the new title and reduction of issues from the originally announced six down to five.

The series was a sequential story in five parts, with an on-going mystery which was solved in the final issues. The series was set bewtween the The Next Phase and The Inner Light towards the end of the fifth season of the TNG television series. Each issue also told it's own largely stand alone story which the writers used to explore the relationships and roles of main TNG characters.


Title Valued Intelligence A Matter of Dates Chasing Shadows Matters of the Mind Disgrace
Scott & David Tipton
David Messina
16 January 2008
13 February 2008
26 March 2008
23 April 2008
29 May 2008
Cover A
(David Messina)
Intelligence Gathering 1A
Intelligence Gathering 2a
Chasing Shadows A
Matters of the Mind A
Cover B
(Joe Corroney)
Valued Intelligence B
Intelligence Gathering 2b
Chasing Shadows B
Matters of the Mind B
RI Corroney cover
Valued Intelligence RI
Intelligence Gathering 2 Corroney
Intelligence Gathering 3 Corroney
Intelligence Gathering 4 Corroney

All but the final issue of this series were available in three covers. Two covers were distributed in equally wide availability, one each by David Messina and Joe Corroney. The third cover for each issue was a more limited availability retail incentive cover featuring Corroney's cover artwork without titles. The final issue in the series had just one cover, by David Messina.


German translationEdit

For the German release of this series the title was changed to Tor Zur Apokalypse, which translates to Gateway to the Apocalypse, as the original English title did not have the same meaning once translated. The German omnibus, available in paperback or hardcover, published by Cross Cult featured new art by David Messina.[1]


IDW Publishing miniseries
Completed series The Space BetweenKlingons: Blood Will TellYear FourAlien SpotlightIntelligence GatheringTurnaroundThe Enterprise ExperimentAssignment: EarthMirror ImagesRomulans: The Hollow CrownThe Last GenerationCountdownAlien Spotlight IICrewMission's EndThe Wrath of KhanSpock: ReflectionsNeroRomulans: SchismGhostsFool's GoldStar Trek Movie AdaptationLeonard McCoy, Frontier DoctorBurden of KnowledgeCountdown to DarknessCaptain's LogKhan: Ruling in HellInfestation IDW bulb
Future series Assignment: Earth II
IDW Publishing omnibuses
IDW miniseries The Space BetweenKlingons: Blood Will TellYear FourAlien Spotlight, Volume IIntelligence GatheringTurnaroundYear Four: The Enterprise ExperimentAssignment: EarthMirror ImagesCountdownThe Last GenerationMission's EndCrewSpock: ReflectionsNeroRomulans: Pawns of WarAlien Spotlight, Volume IIGhostsFool's GoldStar Trek Movie AdaptationLeonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor IDW bulb
Archive material Star Trek Archives (Best of Peter DavidBest of Gary SevenBest of DS9Best of Captain KirkBest of Alternate Universes) • Star Trek Omnibus (Volume 1Volume 2The Original SeriesMovie Omnibus) • Motion Picture Trilogy

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