In Review: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine—The Dog of War #3 (of 5)

The Deep Space 9 crew throws a farewell party worth a corgi’s weight in latinum! But just as they prepare to send off Latty, they are met with the screaming siren sounds of a security breach
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Synopsis: This month in The Dog of War. The Deep Space 9 crew throws a farewell party worth a corgi’s weight in latinum! But just as they prepare to send off Latty, they are met with the screaming siren sounds of a security breach, and not only is the prized corgi nowhere to be found…the Borg headset is missing as well. Now the crew must put their heads together to retrieve their pup and keep the tech out of enemy hands!

 

The Story

When Latty the Corgi Dog is stolen along with the Borg Headset. The crew of DS9 along with a little help from Quark set about trying to figure out why the thieves were so keen to steal Latty and the Borg Headset. Believing the thieves and Latty to be still onboard the station. Worf sets out to try and rescue the Dog and get the Borg headset back. However, they beam out before he is able to catch them. Following up on a lead. Sisko has Quark contact an animal rights activist that tried to warn him about the people that he’d been dealing with. While talking to her. Sisko learns that the Borg headset was just a means for them to scrape all the data from DS9’s computers. So that the broker could sell their information on the black market.

Armed with this information. Sisko sets out on a mission to retrieve the Borg headset and hopefully rescue Latty and reunite him with the crew of DS9 who have all taken a shine to the little dog.

 

The Artwork

Angel Hernandez continues to do some great artwork for this book, which is helped immensely by the great colorwork of Nick Filardi. The character likenesses are brilliantly done as are the various locations onboard Deep Space Nine. One of the best sequences of panels in this book is when the alarm claxon goes off when Latty and the Borg Headset get taken. Hernandez does a brilliant job of capturing the frenetic urgency of the situation from us seeing the pre-recorded video warnings from Gul Dukat right up until Worf’s firefight with the thieves as they flee the station. I also loved the little collage of the station’s memories of Latty toward the end of the issue that builds up to Sisko’s decision to rescue him.

 

Overall

Mike Chen continues to spin us a fun Star Trek story, which combines the cuteness of Latty and his relationship with the crew with the Broker’s plans to steal information from the station while using the dog as a diversion. I’ve enjoyed this book and continue to do so. I especially liked the opening security Log in which the writer managed to capture Odo’s intonation and voice brilliantly. But the most fun aspect is seeing Quark develop a friendship with the dog, which to him is just a piece of merchandise. Or at least it was a piece of merchandise until he worked his way into the Ferengi’s heart.

9.7
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine—The Dog of War #3 (of 5)
  • Covers
    9.3
  • Story
    9.6
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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