Anyone hoping that the second issue of Assimilation2 – the IDW Doctor Who/Star Trek: The Next Generation cross over mini-series – would come out all guns blazing as the Doctor and the rest of the Enterprise join forces to fight the combine threat of the Borg/Cybermen; well, prepare to hold fire on that tantalising prospect.
But that’s no bad thing; if TrekInk’s review is anything to go by there’s much to look forward to in the latest and subsequent issues of the series.
While the ‘glacial’ pace my infuriate fans already familiar with both universes, there’s lots of great detail in Scott and David Tipton’s (with contributions from Tony Lee) story:
“In these first two issues of the eight-issue mini-series, we’ve been treated to a pair of one-shot tales that introduce each universe to fans of both franchises. Readers who are already familiar with Star Trek and Doctor Who may not need this introduction, but the Tiptons are clearly aiming to bring in a broader audience. The Next Generation story presented here rings clear and true, just like the Who tale in issue #1. Now that the preliminaries are concluded, bring on the Doctor and the Enterprise together.”
There’s also much to love in J.K Woodward’s beautiful painted art:
“As unlikely as it may sound, he’s done an even better job in this issue. Maybe that’s just my inner Trekkie speaking. Nevertheless, Picard and crew felt absolutely right in Woodward’s painted universe. An outstanding job.”
Now all we need is for the TARDIS and the Enterprise to ‘engage’ and let one of the most enticing cross overs to really get going.
If all this isn’t enough to get you to part with your cash Assimilation2 comes complete with two regular covers and two retailer incentive covers which includes J.K Woodward’s chilling Borg/Cyberman artwork, Mark Buckingham’s amusing ‘Dixon Hill meets the Doctor’ piece and Joe Corroney provides a flip side presentation of the Enterprise crew aboard the TARDIS with the reversal a wraparound photo cover featuring both crews.
IDW’s Assimilation2 #2 is available now in physical form from Forbidden Planet for £2.65.