Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Star Trek: TNG Hive - Paul's Review

***I received an ecopy of this book from Diamond Book Distributors via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***

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Title: Star Trek: The Next Generation - Hive
Author: Brannon Braga
Year Published: 2013

Release Date: March 12, 2013 

Synopsis: In the distant future the entire galaxy has been completely assimilated by Borg and its king... Locutus! The only hope lies in the past, in the hands of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise - as Picard faces off against the Borg collective in one final, terrifying, and definitive encounter!

Review: I was only provided with the first 3 issues of this comic series, so bear this in mind as I continue my review. 

This comic just did not pull me in. I enjoyed the references to the Star Trek Expanded Universe, such as Riker on the Titan with Tuvok. I enjoyed some characters from the television series reappearing. But, there was nothing new with the story. The Borg has been so overplayed. The aliens in this comic are very similar to Species 8472 from Star Trek: Voyager. I didn't really like how they magically brought Data back. Too much was happening that didn't make sense to me. 

I do realize I didn't get to the end of this comic and I'm sure the ending will be interesting as all the pieces of the story come together, but I didn't enjoy it enough to go out and purchase the fourth volume immediately. Maybe if I notice it at the comic book store. 

I will give what I read of this graphic novel a 2.5/5.


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