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

With stolen Starfleet data on its way to the Dominion, Captain Sisko dons the mysterious Borg headset in an attempt to stop the transmission!
Dog

Synopsis: In the final issue of Dog of War. With stolen Starfleet data on its way to the Dominion, Captain Sisko dons the mysterious Borg headset in an attempt to stop the transmission! Meanwhile, Major Kira and Lieutenant Commander Dax race to keep their new crewmember and prized corgi off the black market.

 

The Story

Picking up from where the last issue left off. Sisko and his crew have launched a rescue mission to retrieve Latty the Corgi and take back the Borg headset. However, when they found the headset it was transmitting a file full of Starfleet security codes to The Dominion. While Sisko uses the headset to block the transmission and clear a path for Dax and Kira to save Latty. The dog is so scared by the fires and the ship falling apart around him that he will not come to Kira and Dax when they call him. Knowing that he can help Latty. Bashir is forced to leave Sisko on his own in order to save the dog, which means that Sisko must risk his life by pushing his brain harder to cope with the demands of the Borg headset.

 

The Artwork

Angel Hernandez finishes off his art duties in style and provides readers with a cute moment toward the end of the book where Latty finds a forever home on the station with one of Quark’s most valued patrons. The image of Morn holding the dog was the perfect way to end this story.

 

 

Overall

Mike Chen finishes off this story with some great action beats and an edge-of-your-seat moment where Sisko orders Julian Bashir to leave him and go save the dog. The final few pages are great as we see Sisko gain an insight into what Captain Picard went through when he was assimilated. You see the Borg Headset may have had the assimilation parts removed, but it still had an intense impact on the wearer. 

Overall. This series was a great mix of action, espionage, and cuteness.

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

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