Synopsis: This month in The Dog of War. As Latinum the corgi begins winning over the hearts of the DS9 crew, Quark finds his own greed-filled heart touched by the large-lobed creature. But only a fool passes up a business opportunity! Meanwhile, Sisko tests the mysterious Borg component brought aboard the station in hopes of finding a tactical advantage in the war against the Dominion.
Having fallen in love with the Dog who they have nicknamed Lattie in the last issue. The crew of DS9 is going to find it hard to say goodbye to the pooch and so will Quark, although he’d never admit it. Elsewhere on the Station. Captain Sisko, Jadzia Dax, and Chief O’Brien continue to investigate the capabilities of the mysterious Borg component that was brought aboard with Latty and other bits and pieces of collateral that are connected to Quarks deal. What Sisko discovers about the Bog tech is horrifying and could well be the answer to getting Federation and Romulan forces to work together, but the device will definitely need some safeguards in place.
I also loved the panels where we see Sisko experimenting with The Borg device to see what it can do. In order to do this. They run a holographic simulation of a Borg attack which is really dramatic. This particular bit of the book was so well drawn and realized that I could easily see it in an episode of Deep Space Nine if the series was still on the air. It’s jaw-dropping.
This is a really strong second issue in which we see the crew’s relationships grow with Lattie, but also see some really good progress with the overall story. I’m looking forward to seeing where the third issue will go with all of this.