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The Hollow Crown, Issue 1 is the first issue of a two-part Star Trek: The Original Series comic, Romulans: The Hollow Crown, written and illustrated by John Byrne and published by IDW Publishing in September 2008. The book began Byrne's second Star Trek miniseries, and was a sequel to Byrne's first Star Trek comic, Alien Spotlight: Romulans. The series plays off the events of several TOS episodes, exploring the Klingon-Romulan Alliance.

Publisher's descriptionEdit

From solicitations
Legendary creator John Byrne presents a special two-part sequel to his first Star Trek tale. In chapter one, the first mission of the Empire's new ship and weapon ended in failure, but the Praetor is not done yet! Familiar faces old and new join in a continuation of the tale begun in Star Trek Spotlight: Romulans. Learn who will ultimately wear “The Hollow Crown.”


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ActusArennGaiusJames T. KirkKloorKolothKorKorlatToranunnamed Klingonsunnamed Romulans
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Starships and vehiclesEdit

D7-classUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • Imperial vehicleRomulan smallcraftVas Hatham-class
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ChR Gal Gath'thong


Fourth moonHall of HeroesImperial PalaceRomulan Neutral ZoneRomulusThird moon

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

AcademyFederation StarfleetKlingon EmpireKlingon-Romulan AllianceRomulan SenateRomulan Star EmpireStarfleet CommandUnited Federation of Planets

Ranks and titlesEdit

captaincommanderguardsmanladypraetorqueenRomulan Preator

Other referencesEdit

artificial gravity generatorcattlecloaking deviceconcussion chargecorbomitecourtghostgodmatterrationscannersectorstatuetaxtransportertreasonvid-scanweddingwidow



The story begins immediately after "Balance of Terror" and the preceding comic "Alien Spotlight: Romulans". The story then jumps ahead a year after "Alien Spotlight: Romulans" to period concurrent with the end of "The Deadly Years" and continuing some time after.

Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Balance of Terror
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Child's Play
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2266.
The Memory Beta Chronology places events from this story in 1 other timeframe(s):
Previous adventure:
The Deadly Years
c. 2267
Issue 1, pages 12-22
Next adventure:
The First Peer

Production historyEdit

Published Order
Previous comic:
Alien Spotlight: Romulans
TOS comics
John Byrne's Romulans
Next comic:
The Hollow Crown, Issue 2
Previous story:
Stories by:
John Byrne
Next story:
Too Many Presidents


Related storiesEdit

Romulans: Pawns of War, by John Byrne
Alien Spotlight: RomulansRomulans: The Hollow Crown (12) • Romulans: Schism (123)


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