In Review: Star Trek: Voyager—Seven’s Reckoning #2 (of 4)

Seven of Nine’s commitment to the Prime Directive will be put to the test as she finds herself being pulled deeper and deeper into an ancient conflict between two classes of the same alien species.
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Synopsis: This month on Star Trek: Voyager – Seven’s Reckoning. Seven of Nine’s commitment to the Prime Directive will be put to the test as she finds herself being pulled deeper and deeper into an ancient conflict between two classes of the same alien species. As tensions continue to rise, it seems like old grudges may spiral into an all-out rebellion…

 

The Story

Picking the story up from the last issue. Seven of Nine has gotten to know the underclass of the Alien’s that Voyager is helping with warp drive repairs. As she has gotten to know Greeb she has found herself empathizing with him and his people. In addition to that, she is having issues with her own feelings on the matter of Greeb’s people being oppressed by their leader Septa.

Seven’s feelings are having an impact on her behavior. It has subsequently been picked up by Security Chief Tuvok who heads up an intervention.

Meanwhile, back on the Alien ship. Greeb is making ready to start a rebellion.

 

The Artwork

While Angel Hernandez doesn’t have anything particularly exciting to draw in this issue. He does a great job of conveying the emotions of the various characters via facial expressions. In particular, I really enjoyed the few panels in which Ensign Kim offers Seven of Nine a friendly ear if she’d like someone to confide in. The body language of Seven when she goes to rest in her alcove is brilliantly done.

In regards to the Alien ship. We get some great moments in which Greeb is trying to rally support for his rebellion.

 

Overall

This second issue of Dave Baker’s Star Trek: Voyager story. He does a great job of setting up the rebellion storyline. In particular, Seven’s behavior being picked up by her shipmates made for some fun interactions. I think the moment in which Seven undergoes a medical exam by the Doctor was particularly well written. Baker’s take on that relationship was very consistent with what we saw in the TV series.

The best moment though is the meeting that Seven has with the Alien Leader Septa toward the end of the comic. Specifically, the moment in which Septa tells Seven that Greeb and his compatriots are being treated fairly and are not good for anything other than work.

I can’t wait to see how all this will play out in issue 3, which is likely to see things properly kick-off.

 

9.5
Star Trek: Voyager—Seven’s Reckoning #2 (of 4)
  • Covers
    9.0
  • Story
    9.6
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    9.8

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: [email protected]
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