The Space Between was a six-part Star Trek: The Next Generation comic miniseries. It was the first Star Trek comic project by the most recent company to obtain the Star Trek comics license, IDW Publishing. The complete miniseries was published in an omnibus book in September 2007.
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation with this all-new relaunch of the Star Trek franchise in comics. In the first collection of this special miniseries, travel to Tigan-7, Kandom 9, uncharted space and more -- each leading the dedicated crew of the Starship Enterprise into unexpected adventures. If you enjoyed watching Star Trek: The Next Generation on television, get ready for the comics adventure you've been waiting for.
The stories took place throughout the television series, out of chronological order, telling unique tales which the writer was aiming to be seen as lost episodes, not working as prequels or sequels to existing episodes but each a stand alone story, and a character piece often centering on one or two characters. The apparently stand-alone stories were tied together with a story which began in the epilogue in the fifth issue and continued into the sixth issue.
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Each issue of the series was available in at least three covers. The standard covers were either an art cover, produced by a variety of artists over the series, or a photomontage cover. Zach Howard produced covers for every issue which were used as more limited availability retail incentive covers for all but the third issue, which had a Howard cover produced, but was not released. Additionally each of the first three issues had a second retail incentive cover; a sketch cover, then an alternate art cover and for the third issue a different photo cover.
Dennis Calero's cover for the first issue was reused for the cover of the omnibus book.
|Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Space Between|
|Issues||History Lesson • Captain's Pleasure • Strategy • Light of the Day • Space Seeds • An Inconvenient Truth|
|Creators||David Tischman • Casey Maloney • Leonard O'Grady • Robbie Robbins • Aaron Leach • Stacie Ponder • Neil Uyetake • Chris Mowry • Dan Taylor|
|Cover artists||Dennis Calero • Zach Howard • Jeremy Geddes • Thompson Knox • Ken Kelly • Joe Corroney|
|IDW Publishing miniseries|
|Completed series||The Space Between • Klingons: Blood Will Tell • Year Four • Alien Spotlight • Intelligence Gathering • Turnaround • The Enterprise Experiment • Assignment: Earth • Mirror Images • Romulans: The Hollow Crown • The Last Generation • Countdown • Alien Spotlight II • Crew • Mission's End • The Wrath of Khan • Spock: Reflections • Nero • Romulans: Schism • Ghosts • Fool's Gold • Star Trek Movie Adaptation • Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor • Burden of Knowledge • Countdown to Darkness • Captain's Log • Khan: Ruling in Hell • Infestation|
|Future series||Assignment: Earth II|
|IDW Publishing omnibuses|
|IDW miniseries||The Space Between • Klingons: Blood Will Tell • Year Four • Alien Spotlight, Volume I • Intelligence Gathering • Turnaround • Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment • Assignment: Earth • Mirror Images • Countdown • The Last Generation • Mission's End • Crew • Spock: Reflections • Nero • Romulans: Pawns of War • Alien Spotlight, Volume II • Ghosts • Fool's Gold • Star Trek Movie Adaptation • Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor|
|Archive material||Star Trek Archives (Best of Peter David • Best of Gary Seven • Best of DS9 • Best of Captain Kirk • Best of Alternate Universes) • Star Trek Omnibus (Volume 1 • Volume 2 • The Original Series • Movie Omnibus) • Motion Picture Trilogy • Newspaper Comics (Volume 1 • Volume 2)|