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Name: Tales of Honor #4
On Basilisk Station
Author: Matt Hawkins
( story by David Weber )
Publisher: Top Cow
Image Comics
Publication Date: 6 August 2014
Series: Tales of Honor
Previous: Tales of Honor #3
Next: Tales of Honor #5

Tales of Honor #4 : On Basilisk Station is the fourth issue of the Tales of Honor comic series, an adaptation of David Weber's book of the same name.

Written by Matt Hawkins and drawn by Sang-Il Jeong, it was released on 6 August 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.


While the crew of HMS Fearless continues to wonder who is behind the secret drug lab on the surface of Medusa, Petty Officer Horace Harkness starts a fight with a group of off-duty Marines in the mess hall; Ensign Prescott Tremaine eventually breaks it off. Honor Harrington gives some background on Tremaine, as well as on other officers such as exec Alistair McKeon, chief engineer Dominica Santos, and tactical officer Rafael Cardones.

Honor gets a message from Lieutenant Stromboli, informing her that the Havenite freighter Sirius has broken orbit. The captain suddenly realizes what is going on, and orders all hands to battle stations. On the bridge, she sends a message to the Manticore System, declaring Case Zulu, the code for an imminent invasion. She explains to the others that the Havenites instigated the uprising on Medusa so the Sirius could "witness" Manticore's lack of control and alarm a Havenite "peacekeeping force" conveniently waiting just outside Basilisk.

As the Fearless leaves to pursue the Sirius, the Manticoran Marines on the surface of Medusa finds the crashed recon skimmer and its murdered crew, and then go on to track a large force of flintlock-armed Medusans in a Mekoha-infused rage. A brutal battle ensues, during which the humans have to kill every last Medusan who comes at them.

When Honor orders Captain Johan Coglin of the Sirius to stand down, his ship reveals itself to be a Q-ship, an armed Naval vessel disguised as a freighter. Even though she is now heavily outgunned, the Fearless fires a warning shot across the larger ship's bow.


Cover versions[]



Rafael Cardones | Johan Coglin | Honor Harrington | Horace Harkness | Alistair McKeon | Dominica Santos | Maxwell Stromboli | Prescott Tremaine





Basilisk System | impeller node | Royal Manticoran Marine Corps | Royal Manticoran Navy | Q-ship

External links[]

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