Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Too Long a Sacrifice #1

Writer: Scott Tipton, Denton J. Tipton Artist: Greg Scott Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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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. Legendary Star Trek scribes Scott Tipton & David Tipton team with noir artist Greg Scott for the first Deep Space Nine comic book series in a decade!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Adrian Jul 15, 2020

    Although it is only going to be four-issues, I am very excited to see how the story plays out. Deep Space Nine is without a doubt my favorite Trek so to see it come back with such vigor is very exciting. With its heavy Odo focus and the recent death of Rene Auberjonois who played the character on television, I feel like this miniseries is coming at the perfect time as an ode to Auberjonis and his contributions to the Star Trek universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jan 30, 2021

    Overall, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Too Long a Sacrifice is a searing crime noir that is only upended by its setting, and its excellent characterization. The story by the Tiptons is superb. The art by the creative team is alluring. Altogether, a story that brings us back to the space station, in this fun murder mystery. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Jul 18, 2020

    Licensed comics should get more love, as the Tipton brothers prove with their new Deep Space Nine series. Follow a mystery aboard the space station with a comic that feels like a lost episode of the classic series. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 15, 2020

    Greg Scott strikes the perfect tone with the art in this issue. The story has all the feel of a film noir mystery and Scott's use of shadows and composition fit perfectly into the tone of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jul 18, 2020

    A solid start, which has me gagging to get the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller Jul 20, 2020

    "Too Long a Sacrifice" promises, like the series is based on, a lot for past and future. It is a mystery noir story with wonderful character work that vibes with the dialogues. It has conflict that promises to be way more than what meets the eye. And it definitely is a posthumous tribute to Ren Murat Auberjonois' brilliant role that is done with care and love. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 16, 2020

    Thanks to the lock-down, I have been on a bit of Trek-a-thon, covering Classic, Next Gen, Picard and the new-ish movie. I have yet to make it out past Bajor. Reading this though, has made me realise how intricate this series became with the war, Worf and the secession of Bajor from it' s Federation application; not to mention changes in crew. Scott Tipton and David Tipton have managed to mine the show effectively with an engaging story of what could have happened between episodes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 27, 2020

    I enjoyed the issue, and seeing these characters used in a new story, although I have mixed feelings of the art of Greg Scott which seems to fit the look of Odo better than some of the other characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Villordsutch Jul 14, 2020

    This all to one side mind you, it's fantastic that IDW Publishing is putting their trust in a series, whose source material finished on television some twenty-one years ago, and if we're being honest it was quite a divisive show for most Trek fans. I'm hoping now that they can turn their attention to Star Trek: Voyager and perhaps give us a limited twelve-issue run"please? Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jamie Lovett Jul 16, 2020

    One of the reasons the Tiptons have lasted so long on the Star Trek line is their uncanny ability to mimic character voices and plot structure from the television shows, sometimes to a comic's detriment. Here they nail each character except for Worf, who comes off as a regressive caricature of himself as he looks to arrest suspects based on their species' reputation. Otherwise, leaning into the noir helps keep this issue from becoming merely a pale imitation of its source material Read Full Review

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