Review of ‘Star Trek/ Doctor Who Assimilation 2: #1’

"Dr. Who" Panel - Comic-Con 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 24: Actors Karen Gillan (L) and Matt Smith (R) speak at “Dr. Who” Panel during Comic-Con 2011 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 24, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

By, Heather Maloney

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

The long awaited “Star Trek” and “Doctor Who” crossover comic book was released today by IDW Publishing. “Star Trek/ Doctor Who Assimilation 2: #1” is a fun romp between fandoms. The adventure is written by Scott and David Tipton along with Whovian favorite Tony Lee. As a blend of both universes, The Doctor and Next Generation crew are fighting a frightening enemy alliance of the Borg and the Cybermen.

The artwork by J.K Woodward is breathtaking. At some points throughout the book it feels like the drawings are actual photos of the Doctor, Rory and Amy. Stylized and beautiful, the art is done like a series of classic paintings full of drama and detail.

Part One is only the beginning; however it draws the reader into both worlds with what seems like effortless story telling. Amazingly believable, the story weaves between “Star Trek” and “Doctor Who” without having to suspend disbelief and shows plausible continuity between the two worlds. Ending on a cliffhanger, readers will no doubt be counting down the days until Part Two is released in June.

Please stay tuned for additional “Doctor Who” updates and reviews.


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