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In the distant future, the entire galaxy has been completely assimilated by the Borg and its King, Locutus. The only hope for the future lies in the past - in the hands of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise.


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In the distant future, the entire galaxy has been completely assimilated by the Borg and its King, Locutus. The only hope for the future lies in the past - in the hands of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise.

30 review for Hive

  1. 4 out of 5

    Alejandro

    It lacks to exploit its real potential. I got this in its single comic book issues but I opted to make the review on this edition to be able to do a better overall review about it. It's a 4-issue miniseries. Creative Team: Writers: Brannon Braga & Terry Matalas Illustrator: Joe Corroney RESISTANCE IS KINDA REASONABLE When I knew about this mini-series I thought that it could be good to get it, in special that it was just 4 issues. The premise seemed real good, a story with the Star Trek: The N It lacks to exploit its real potential. I got this in its single comic book issues but I opted to make the review on this edition to be able to do a better overall review about it. It's a 4-issue miniseries. Creative Team: Writers: Brannon Braga & Terry Matalas Illustrator: Joe Corroney RESISTANCE IS KINDA REASONABLE When I knew about this mini-series I thought that it could be good to get it, in special that it was just 4 issues. The premise seemed real good, a story with the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast, set after of the film Nemesis, involving the Borg and even Seven of Nine (from Star Trek: Voyager) would appear. Okay, the story is not so bad, only that it's not much original because the great plan to "destroy" the Borg resulted in a virus... ...mmh, where did I heard that before? Where??? Geez, weren't they thought in something more original since since the TV episode "I, Borg" was way way WAY many years ago? Don't you think that by now, the Borg couldn't make counter-measures for an attack of that kind? Thankfully it seems that they don't. Geez. The Borg aren't what they used to be! Also, I think that they didn't push the story to its total potential and/or getting advantages of the "moment" selected to set the story. I mean, it's post-Nemesis, therefore, William Riker is now a captain of his own ship, the USS Titan but in the story, his starship is conveniently damaged and so, he is again onboard the USS Enterprise-E and you don't feel that he is already a captain but merely he got back to be the first officer of Captain Picard. It could be real cool to have both vessels in the story. PARALLEL UNIVERSES ON SALE! Also, I don't want to spoil something important, I will only to comment that I got amazed (in an really odd sense of amaze) that they did BIG things here... ...like destroying a planet here, killing a character there, and they kept like that at the end of the story! One could guess that since the story had elements of time travel, they would do something about to avoid/restore those things. However, I guess that after Star Trek (2009) now they don't bother to fix the timeline anymore. (And don't take me wrong! I love the new movies by Abrams!) So... Hey! What's the big deal of yet another parallel dimension?! Do anything and don't bother on the consequences! Geez! The artwork is quite good and it's a positive factor for the overall experience with the comic book mini-series. At the end, it's a fun read. But maybe there were too much to fit in just four issues of comic books, maybe in a prose novel format they could develop a stronger story.

  2. 4 out of 5

    47Time

    This is a pretty good story that highlights Picard's strategic thinking, the Borg threat and the power of time travel. Still it will likely be enjoyed more by fans than new readers. It doesn't turn the Star Trek universe on its head, but this looks to be the standard in Star Trek comics - maintain the status quo. It's like they're afraid to change anything. Or not allowed. The assimilated Jean-Luc Picard who was called Locutus has been pivotal in the Borg's assimilation on the galaxy. A small par This is a pretty good story that highlights Picard's strategic thinking, the Borg threat and the power of time travel. Still it will likely be enjoyed more by fans than new readers. It doesn't turn the Star Trek universe on its head, but this looks to be the standard in Star Trek comics - maintain the status quo. It's like they're afraid to change anything. Or not allowed. The assimilated Jean-Luc Picard who was called Locutus has been pivotal in the Borg's assimilation on the galaxy. A small part of Picard awakens within Locutus. He believes the Collective has lost its purpose. He rebuilds Data to help him kill the Queen. Locutus recounts events from 500 years before when the Borg resurface. They claim they are on the brink of extinction after being unable to assimilate the Voldranaii from a parallel universe. The Voldranaii armada set out to destroy all who oppose them, including the Federation. (view spoiler)[Seven of Nine volunteers to infiltrate the Borg, but the plan is countered. It soon becomes apparent that the Voldranaii were genetically engineered by the Borg as a ruse to steal the Federation's access codes. This allows them to plow through the Federation without resistence. Picard of the future and the rebuilt Data are able to kill the Borg queen. Data goes back in time to when the Borg assaulted the Federation carrying a virus designed by Locutus to destroy the Borg. Picard delivers it to the queen when she assimilates him. It spreads like wildfire, killing the Borg. Seven of Nine sacrifices herself to save thousands of assimilated people. The Borg threat is ended and the future is changed. (hide spoiler)]

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kieran McAndrew

    Resistance is Futile A Borg ceasefire signals a new and dangerous enemy for the Federation. To defeat them, the Borg Queen proposes an alliance to save our galaxy from utter chaos. A time travel adventure which sees the return of Locutus and the Borg Collective, the Gigeresque artwork captures the true horror of a hive mind. The story explores the scars left on both Picard and Seven's psyches as they face a return to the living hell that is the Borg. Resistance is Futile A Borg ceasefire signals a new and dangerous enemy for the Federation. To defeat them, the Borg Queen proposes an alliance to save our galaxy from utter chaos. A time travel adventure which sees the return of Locutus and the Borg Collective, the Gigeresque artwork captures the true horror of a hive mind. The story explores the scars left on both Picard and Seven's psyches as they face a return to the living hell that is the Borg.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Taaya

    It’s logical in itself - which is more than you can say for most Trek comics -, but after being almost through with the humble bundle, I just can’t stand this dark, war-ish comics anymore. I miss comics with fun Trek episodes. Character growth without trauma, exploring the unknown, bickering, ... Guess if this had been the first comic I’d read, I would have given it more stars. But now I’m just tired of this dystopian crap and want MY Trek back. The hopeful, close to utopian post-communism.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Andre

    Excellent Star Trek story line. Well worth your time.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    Could have done without seeing Vash, but otherwise an interesting plot. Thanks to NetGalley and IDW Publishing for the ARC (sadly not the full book, though).

  7. 5 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    Another great adventure from the Star Trek Universe, but the story was quite a bit of "old hat". A true fan of TNG won't care though. Another great adventure from the Star Trek Universe, but the story was quite a bit of "old hat". A true fan of TNG won't care though.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Beet

    Good story by Brannon Braga it was great to see the borg queen get her comeuppance book was quick to read i read it in 2 days would definitely read again

  9. 5 out of 5

    Gabriel Mero

    OMG, this graphic novel was everything I could have ever wanted! Set post-Nemesis, Jean-Luc Picard is on shore leave with a lady friend, when he suddenly begins to hear the Borg Collective in his head, recalling his short stint as Locutus of Borg. The Borg Queen contacts Starfleet, urging Jean-Luc to help her with a problem that only he can help her with; the Borg have tried to assimilate a new race, but were overpowered, and, upon fleeing, were followed by these deadly creatures. With the help OMG, this graphic novel was everything I could have ever wanted! Set post-Nemesis, Jean-Luc Picard is on shore leave with a lady friend, when he suddenly begins to hear the Borg Collective in his head, recalling his short stint as Locutus of Borg. The Borg Queen contacts Starfleet, urging Jean-Luc to help her with a problem that only he can help her with; the Borg have tried to assimilate a new race, but were overpowered, and, upon fleeing, were followed by these deadly creatures. With the help of Seven of Nine (just returned to Earth with the Voyager crew, and the crew of the Titan (Will Riker and Deanna Troi) he is able to infiltrate the Borg Collective, however, things do not go as planned as Seven is re-assimilated and discovered to be double agent. The Borg betray Starfleet and Picard is re-assimilated. 500 years later, he brings Data back as a Borg and uses him to set things right again, sending him back in time to change to course of events. Seven's death at the end was both tragic and true to her character. This definitely should have been the fifth TNG film! It was nice to see the Enterprise D and E crew together again, as well as the added inclusion of Seven of Nine, who I laud as the best Star Trek character of all-time. I especially loved the cameo with Janeway and Tuvok. I would recommend this graphic novel to any fan of TNG and Voyager. I promise, you will not be disappointed.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Darren

    TITLE: Star Trek: The Next Generation- Hive AUTHOR: Brannon Braga ARTIST: Terry Matalas GENRE: Graphic Novel/Media Tie-In/ Star Trek PAGES: 105 FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: $15.98 I love Star Trek, that is no secret. Among the “canon”, I really appreciate the stories dealing with The Borg (resistance is futile). In fact, the Borg pretty much shot up to the top of my list for favorite Star Trek villains. When I found out that Star Trek has gone into graphic novels, I almost lost my geeky mind. One of the f TITLE: Star Trek: The Next Generation- Hive AUTHOR: Brannon Braga ARTIST: Terry Matalas GENRE: Graphic Novel/Media Tie-In/ Star Trek PAGES: 105 FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: $15.98 I love Star Trek, that is no secret. Among the “canon”, I really appreciate the stories dealing with The Borg (resistance is futile). In fact, the Borg pretty much shot up to the top of my list for favorite Star Trek villains. When I found out that Star Trek has gone into graphic novels, I almost lost my geeky mind. One of the first I got was Star Trek: The Next Generation-Hive. This is a Borg story to beat all Borg stories. In the distant future, the Borg have taken over the universe, led by their king…Locutus of Borg! Not the queen. No, Locutus (Captain Jean-Luc Picard for those who are not in the know), and it it up to Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise in the past to defeat the Borg once and for all before the Borg can take over life as we know it! The artwork in this book is stunning. There is no other way to say it. The story flows easily, even with the time jumping aspects, I never lost my place in what was going on. This is a story that could easily have been made into a movie, and the fans would have eaten it up! This is one of the best stories offered up about Jean-Luc Picard, and should be embraced by fans and readers alike. Get this book (resistance is futile), and you will thank me later! I give this one 5 out of 5 stars!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ellen Schoener

    Hmm... some alternate universe type of story I assume since most of the things that happen have now been redconned by the Picard series. It starts out pretty much like the episode "Scorpion", just with Picard in charge this time. It develops pretty much into a dystopian cat and mouse game between the queen and Picard and his crew (including Seven) and also features a timey-whimey plot featuring several time lines. And I did not like the ending. Seven is one of my favorite characters, and I prefer h Hmm... some alternate universe type of story I assume since most of the things that happen have now been redconned by the Picard series. It starts out pretty much like the episode "Scorpion", just with Picard in charge this time. It develops pretty much into a dystopian cat and mouse game between the queen and Picard and his crew (including Seven) and also features a timey-whimey plot featuring several time lines. And I did not like the ending. Seven is one of my favorite characters, and I prefer her in a future as a Space Ranger as seen in "Picard". I actually think she is the best character featured in "Picard"... Now, did I like this story? I admit it was too bleak for me. However, the art was great, so a point for that. Star Trek, for me, is about hope and exploration, not about violence and destruction. This is not Warhammer 40000! Why has recent Star Trek become this dark? This is an issue the "Picard" series also suffers from, all they need next season is the EMH leading an army of his freed brother mine slaves yelling "Blood for the Blood God". And this is coming from someone who loves Warhammer 40000! But when I want Warhammer 40000, I read that, and do not pick up a Star Trek comic. Especially one that is also missing the irony and subtle dark humor the Warhammer setting has to offer.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Chris Robertson

    I remember when TNG first came out: so many Trekkies were angry that another crew would dare carry the torch of the Enterprise. It was (and still is) awesome to see how this crew carries on the legacy. The Borg has to be one of TNG's most memorable foes. Lots to like in this volume: art is very good, and entrusting the story to a TNG creator is smart. It suffers slightly from pacing: 4 issues is a bit of a crunch. Some of the dilemmas kicked up don't get properly fleshed out, lessening their imp I remember when TNG first came out: so many Trekkies were angry that another crew would dare carry the torch of the Enterprise. It was (and still is) awesome to see how this crew carries on the legacy. The Borg has to be one of TNG's most memorable foes. Lots to like in this volume: art is very good, and entrusting the story to a TNG creator is smart. It suffers slightly from pacing: 4 issues is a bit of a crunch. Some of the dilemmas kicked up don't get properly fleshed out, lessening their impact (is it right to kill innocents to stop a threat..."needs of the many" all over again). Also, can this REALLY be the last encounter?? Good fun overall.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Apostolos

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. An interesting post-nemesis cross-over between TNG crews and Titan (how else would you get Troy and Riker back?). The story is pre-JJ (where we already see B4 as having morphed into data), and this comic sets the stage for that to happen. A future Locutus, after the Borg have conquered everything, sends Data into the past to help his past comrades in overcoming a borg deception (which is how they conquered the galaxy). I wish that the novel-verse and the comic book s had some connections because An interesting post-nemesis cross-over between TNG crews and Titan (how else would you get Troy and Riker back?). The story is pre-JJ (where we already see B4 as having morphed into data), and this comic sets the stage for that to happen. A future Locutus, after the Borg have conquered everything, sends Data into the past to help his past comrades in overcoming a borg deception (which is how they conquered the galaxy). I wish that the novel-verse and the comic book s had some connections because this comic collection, and the novels deal with the end of the Borg in different ways.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kacey

    This was a very cool story featuring one of the most popular and threatening entities in the Trek universe. I thought the art style was good, and the story was engaging with each part flowing easily into the next. Now, I haven't seen any of the movies so I'm not completely familiar with all that happened after TNG ended, and Seven is an unfamiliar character for now, but I did know enough to follow along. I wish Hugh had made an appearance or was at least referenced, but overall I really enjoyed t This was a very cool story featuring one of the most popular and threatening entities in the Trek universe. I thought the art style was good, and the story was engaging with each part flowing easily into the next. Now, I haven't seen any of the movies so I'm not completely familiar with all that happened after TNG ended, and Seven is an unfamiliar character for now, but I did know enough to follow along. I wish Hugh had made an appearance or was at least referenced, but overall I really enjoyed this. I could easily picture this as part of the show or one of the movies.

  15. 5 out of 5

    James Crawford

    The graphic novel starts out with the Borg triumphant. They control all the planets in the galaxy. Locutus is their male leader although the Borg Queen is still present. A sort of metaphysical problem arises for Locutus. Now that the Borg have conquered everyone and still have not achieved perfection, what else is there to do? 7 of 9 is still a Borg in this story. Then there's the non-Borg Picard in the past. He wants to stop the Borg from taking over everything (of course) so the fate of the enti The graphic novel starts out with the Borg triumphant. They control all the planets in the galaxy. Locutus is their male leader although the Borg Queen is still present. A sort of metaphysical problem arises for Locutus. Now that the Borg have conquered everyone and still have not achieved perfection, what else is there to do? 7 of 9 is still a Borg in this story. Then there's the non-Borg Picard in the past. He wants to stop the Borg from taking over everything (of course) so the fate of the entire galaxy falls on his shoulders. It all turns out to be a fairly good story.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Oh the Borg.....oh you BORG!!!! Such a wonderful story that intersects so many of my favorite Star Trek characters and story lines and it was just SUCH a fun and wonderful graphic novel! I love that the wonderful shows I love and characters in the graphic novel are based on the faces we know and love from the amazing TV series. If you are a TNG or Voyager fan you will LOVE this graphic novel! Such a joy to read!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Joe

    Five hundred years in the future, the Borg have eliminated the Federation; in the present, the Borg Queen is asking Picard and the Federation to work together to stop a powerful alien race. I was excited to read about what happened, but it was a ruse and this comic turned into just another Federation vs the Borg story. I would like for Brannon Braga to rewrite it and explore the idea of the Federation and Borg working together.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Terrance Lively

    An interesting graphic novel that focuses on the Borg. The story is fairly developed for such a short novel, but keeps the pace moving. While good, there are areas where I think it would have been nice to dive a little deeper and flesh out some issues. Worth a quick read and works as a good piece of quick entertainment.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ben Clapton

    Interesting plot This story has an interesting plot, featuring time travel, the borg, and various plot twists. The art is great. However, I was left wanting more. It’s great as a comic, but I feel like it could have been split into more parts and gone into more depth. A good light read.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Carol Gibson

    I really thought this was a well down graphic novel on a what if. In this story that spans over 500 years we see how Picard, Seven and Data deal with the Borg. What I really liked about it was that it addressed the psychological damage that the Borg does to the people who survive encounters with them. This is a great read for fans of Trek and the Borg.

  21. 5 out of 5

    firebug

    As a certain half-vulcan would say...fascinating. I greatly enjoyed this comic. Although an important main character dies (no spoilers), I thought the comic was wonderful (And I hope you do too! )

  22. 4 out of 5

    Robert Vitagliano

    Excellent art and a creative Borg story The scope of starships and Borg characters are both excellently drawn and the story is pretty action packed. It's definitely too over the top to be an episode or movie but a comic is the right medium for it for sure. Excellent art and a creative Borg story The scope of starships and Borg characters are both excellently drawn and the story is pretty action packed. It's definitely too over the top to be an episode or movie but a comic is the right medium for it for sure.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Debra Cook

    Great Next gen adventure fighting the Borg with Seven of Nine but It was very confusing.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Wes

    Crazy concept The borg used to be scary... they lose every time now though. Time to actually make them formidable again or hang them up to dry.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Adam

    Nope.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Cody

    This is a well written story with a twist, but the end was slightly confusing.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Elliot Huxtable

    Gotta love a Borg story.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Eric

    Great Borg arc The interplay between seven of nine and Picard is great. The reappearance of Data was appreciated, though I wish there was more done with him. All in all a good read.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mike Hillman

    Short but fun I almost blinked and missed it but it was a fun ride to be sure. Honestly would have liked this spread across two books a nd fleshed out more.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tom

    Star Trek graphic novels rarely hit the mark, and this is no different. Nothing more than bizarre fan-fiction wrapped in an "officially licensed" sleeve. Star Trek graphic novels rarely hit the mark, and this is no different. Nothing more than bizarre fan-fiction wrapped in an "officially licensed" sleeve.

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