Sunday, January 20, 2013

Review for Star Trek:The Next Generation/Doctor Who:Assimilation 2 Volume 2 by Scott Tipton, David Tipton, et al.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard faces one of the most difficult decisions of his life, but the fate of the galaxy may depend on it! Can the Doctor convince him to make the correct choice?


The story continues in this second installment of the Doctor Who/Star Trek:The Next Generation crossover as the battle against the Borg and the Cyberman (two of the memorable villains from each series) gets underway.  After a brief alliance, the Borg realize the Cyberman aren't to be trusted and do the unexpected by joining forces with the good guys.  As a fan of both of these shows I found their pairing to be very natural. The interactions between the characters were entertaining and reflected each character correctly.  The storyline itself was clever with a nice bit of action that kept you on the edge of your seat.  Events that happened on the television shows were also seamlessly incorporated into the story and was a special treat to fans.

As to the artwork, I felt most characters were perfectly represented, particularly The Doctor and Captain Picard. Amy and Rory however didn't fair as well.  They say that the camera adds ten pounds and in this case it's the drawing that does.  Their speech also felt a bit off. The witty banter they're known for was missing. Though I didn't get the chance to read the previous installment it was easy to pick up on what happened previously.  It was easy to jump right into the action without missing a beat.

As this story ends with a cliffhanger I'll definitely have to pick up the next story in this series.  Overall, I'm impressed with the characterizations and the pulse pounding storyline.  The creators have much to be proud of as this is a delightful treat to fans and non-fans alike.

My rating for this is an A.

*I received this from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

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