For the graphic novel collecting the first five issues, see Tales of Honor Volume 1: On Basilisk Station.
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Name: Tales of Honor #1
On Basilisk Station
Author: Matt Hawkins
( story by David Weber )
Publisher: Top Cow
Image Comics
Publication Date: 5 March 2014
Series: Tales of Honor
Next: Tales of Honor #2

Tales of Honor #1 : On Basilisk Station is the first issue of the Tales of Honor comic series, and an adaptation of David Weber's book of the same name, the very first of the Honorverse novels.

Written by Matt Hawkins and drawn by Jung-Geun Yoon, it was published on 5 March 2014.

Cover Summary[]

Based on the USA Today and New York Times bestselling science-fiction novels, Honor Harrington, by David Weber, the stories are set 2,000 years in the future when hyperspace travel has allowed humanity to colonize the far reaches of the universe. TALES OF HONOR follows the life and times of a brilliant, genetically engineered female spaceship captain, Honor Harrington, as she heroically leads her crew through a series of epic political, military, and personal adventures.


Commodore Honor Harrington of the Royal Manticoran Navy is being held aboard the Havenite battlecruiser Tepes, en route to her execution for war crimes on the prison planet Hades. Isolated from her treecat Nimitz and tortured by Secretary of Public Information Cordelia Ransom's minions, she recalls her first light cruiser command:

Six years earlier, Harrington assumes command of HMS Fearless, to the annoyance of her new exec, Commander Alistair McKeon, and much of the crew. Everyone is on edge, and the fact that their ship has been heavily modified with an experimental grav lance does not make things easier. However, thanks to Honor's careful planning and tactical cunning, Fearless is able to successfully deploy the weapon against the "enemy" flagship during battle exercises. But once the secret of the new weapon is out, the "enemy" team makes a point of "destroying" Harrington's ship in every following exercise.

Morale gets even lower when the Fearless is re-assigned to Basilisk Station, where the Navy tends to send officers to end their careers. Even worse, Harrington has to report to Captain Lord Pavel Young, an arrogant and cruel aristocrat who tried to rape her back in their Academy days. She beat him up using her genetically enhanced physical strength and martial arts training, but never reported his attempted crime out of fear of his family's influence. Young informs her that his ship, the Warlock, is in dire need of a refit, so he will return to Manticore and leave the protection of the Basilisk System and its tactically important wormhole terminus to her and the undergunned Fearless, basically setting her up to fail.

Back on Tepes, a Havenite physician named Dr. Wade arrives at the torture chamber and begins using a drill-like instrument on Honor's left eye.


Unlike the novels, the comic series is narrated by Honor Harrington from a first-person perspective.

The introduction states that the Diaspora of Man began in 2130 CE, when all other sources give the date as 2103 CE. This is likely a typo.

The comic sold out instantly at the distributor level and went into a second printing.[1]

Cover versions[]



Bergren | Braun | Lucien Cortez | Sebastian D'Orville | Alfred Harrington | Allison Chou Harrington | Honor Harrington | Sonja Hemphill | Alistair McKeon | Nimitz | Cordelia Ransom | Paul Tankersley | Wade | Dimitri Young | Pavel Young





Basilisk Station | Basilisk System | Cerberus System | Coup de Vitesse | Diaspora of Man | Earldom of North Hollow | energy torpedo | First Space Lord | graser | grav lance | HMSS Hephaestus | impeller drive | laser | Manticore Wormhole Junction | Medusan | missile | Post Diaspora | Prolong Treatment | Royal Manticoran Marine Corps | Royal Manticoran Naval Academy | Royal Manticoran Navy | Saganami Island | Secretary for Public Information | Star Knight class | sidewalls | treecat | wormhole

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Main Honor Harrington series
HH1 On Basilisk Station HH8 Echoes of Honor
HH2 The Honor of the Queen HH9 Ashes of Victory
HH3 The Short Victorious War HH10 War of Honor
HH4 Field of Dishonor HH11 At All Costs
HH5 Flag in Exile HH12 Mission of Honor
HH6 Honor Among Enemies HH13 A Rising Thunder
HH7 In Enemy Hands HH14 Uncompromising Honor
Spin off Series
Crown of Slaves Star Kingdom
CS1 Crown of Slaves SK1 A Beautiful Friendship
CS2 Torch of Freedom SK2 Fire Season
CS3 Cauldron of Ghosts SK3 Treecat Wars
CS4 To End In Fire SK4 A New Clan
Saganami Island Manticore Ascendant
SI1 The Shadow of Saganami MA1 A Call to Duty
SI2 Storm from the Shadows MA2 A Call to Arms
SI3 Shadow of Freedom MA3 A Call to Vengeance
SI4 Shadow of Victory MA4 A Call to Insurrection
HHA1 More Than Honor HHA5 In Fire Forged
HHA2 Worlds of Honor HHA6 Beginnings
HHA3 Changer of Worlds HHA7 What Price Victory?
HHA4 The Service of the Sword
Tales of Honor Comic Series
TOH1 Tales of Honor #1 TOH4 Tales of Honor #4
TOH2 Tales of Honor #2 TOH5 Tales of Honor #5
TOH3 Tales of Honor #3 TOHV1 Tales of Honor Vol 1

Honorverse Non-Fiction
Book Companions Ad Astra Companions
HOS House of Steel Companion SOTF Ships of the Fleet Calendars
HOSH House of Shadows Companion SITS Saganami Island Tactical Simulator
HOL House of Lies Companion
Jayne's Intelligence Review Jayne's Fighting Ships of the Galaxy
JIR1 The Royal Manticoran Navy SB1 Ship Book 1: The Havenite Sector
JIR2 The Havenite Republican Navy SB2 Ship Book 2: The Silesian Confederacy
JIR3 The Silesian Confederate Navy SB3 Ship Book 3: The Short Victorious War