In Review: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine—The Dog of War #4 (of 5)

Captain Benjamin Sisko leads a stealth mission to recover the station’s beloved puppy, Latinum, and the missing Borg interface.
Dog

Synopsis: In this penultimate issue of The Dog of War. Captain Benjamin Sisko leads a stealth mission to recover the station’s beloved puppy, Latinum, and the missing Borg interface. But what he and his crew discover aboard the enemy craft has the potential to arm the Dominion with an alarming amount of power over the Federation in an already costly war.

 

The Story

With Latty the dog and the Borg technology having been taken by The Broker in the last issue. Captain Sisko and his crew set about launching a rescue and recovery and head off on The Defiant to find their K9 friend and recover the bog device before the broker sells it and any information to any buyers. Of course, Starfleet is concerned about whether or not the Borg device would have scraped any intel from DS9’s computers, which makes this a mission of great importance.

 

Artwork

Angel Hernandez gets to flex some muscles in this issue as he gets to draw some rather impressive action beats. The sequence where Dax uses some gymnastics in order to take the Borg device from the Brokers vault is really impressive. Added to this we get some dramatic panels in which Sisko uses the Borg device to communicate with the Broker’s ships computers. These include some panels of Sisko looking rather uncomfortable as he strains every synapse to keep control of the Borg Device.

 

Overall

A fantastic issue in which we finally get to see a few action beats as the crew set about rescuing Latty and taking back the Borg technology.  In terms of art, there is lots going on from the planning of the rescue through to its execution. I loved the sequence with Dax using gymnastics to recover the Borg thing. But also quite enjoyed the sequence where the crew were navigating through the ship’s air vents in order to find their targets.

9.7
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine—The Dog of War #4 (of 5)
  • Covers
    9.3
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    10

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