In Review: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine—Too Long a Sacrifice #1

Death casts its shadow as Constable Odo searches for truth amid a web of treachery and lies.

Synopsis: Death casts its shadow as Constable Odo searches for truth amid a web of treachery and lies. Everyone on the Promanade has a motive for this murder, be it vengeance, justice… or old-fashioned greed.

 

The Story

When a bomb goes off in one of the Promenade’s finest restaurants and Dr. Bashire and Garak barely escape with the lives. Odo is called in to investigate who it was the set the bomb. At first, it is suspected to be a terrorist attack, but when no one comes forward it turns into a murder investigation. The question is which one of the eight people that died was the target and who stood to gain from the deaths. Captain Sisco wants answers and the pressure is on Odo to find them, but a certain key part of evidence points the finger at a certain humble Ferengi bar owner.

 

The Artwork

The artwork from Greg Scott is for the most part fairly good. I like the rough and edgy art style he uses for this book because it kind of suits Deep Space Nine given that for its time it was the edgiest Star Trek series around. There are a few panels where character likenesses have a bit of a wobble from certain angles, but all the close-up work of character faces is really good and true to the likeness of the characters from the series. I particularly liked how the artists handled the standoff between Odo, Worf, and the two Nausicans in Odo’s office. And the art that depicted the explosion in the restaurant was really dramatic.

 

Overall

Star Trek writing legends Scott and David Tipton deliver a promising start to a Star Trek: Deep Space 9 mystery story, which will hopefully bring us some dramatic Odo moments. The dialogue is sharp and very much in keeping with how the characters would interact on the series. I particularly enjoyed the dialogue between Bashir and Garak at the start of the comic was bang on point as to where the bits of dialogue between Chief O’Brien, Dax, and Odo at the start of the investigation.

Overall. A solid start, which has me gagging to get the second issue.

9.2
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine—Too Long a Sacrifice #1
  • Covers
    9.3
  • Story
    9.4
  • Artwork
    8.7
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    9.2

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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