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Star Trek: Picard - Countdown #2

Star Trek: Picard - Countdown #2

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As the situation on the Romulan colony continues to unravel, Picard finds himself faced with a difficult choice that will affect millions. The official countdown to the Star Trek: Picard series on CBS All Access continues here!

32 pages, Kindle Edition

First published December 18, 2019

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Profile Image for HBalikov.
1,713 reviews638 followers
January 25, 2020
I took a chance on the next issue. And, I feel that my mind is being subjected to the torture of “a thousand tiny cuts.” Yet, I only have myself to blame….”fool me twice….”

My additional “coin” got me less that I had hoped. Two issues and we still don’t know exactly why Picard wasn’t able to succeed in his mission to rescue the Romulans. We know that part of it was the lack of cooperation he received from the Romulans (revealed in #1) but this is really being strung out.

I think I will wait a while before plunging further.

(The 2* rating is more a reflection of my frustration than the quality of the story.)
Profile Image for Shelley.
225 reviews14 followers
January 22, 2020
I'm a sucker for a bargain. I know I said after the extremely short Coundown #1 I wouldn't bother with more in the series, but then this went on sale for $1.99. And I was curious where the story would go. So I got comic two of three in what I presume is a lead-in to the new series, Picard. And I gotta admit, I'm interested in the story, the questions it raises, how it will end.

But again, after about 5 minutes of reading, I turned the last page on my Kindle. Why are these so SHORT? And why was I still surprised?!


Ah well, I didn't learn. There's one more in the series, for which I will NOT pay the list price of $4.99. But yeah, if it goes on sale for $1.99, this sucker will pay up ... again! Probably to find there won't be any clear answer to the storyline without watching Picard, which I haven't quite decided if it's worth subscribing to CBS All Access to see. There's nothing else on there I'd watch, tbh. But hell, you know I probably will.

Profile Image for Christopher.
1,333 reviews153 followers
December 30, 2019
Star Trek: Picard - Countdown #2 picks up straight after the previous book with Picard taking part in a native Rebellion and rescuing his first officer Commander Muskier! :D Meanwhile the Verity is taken by the Romulans under Governor Shiana setting up future plotlines! :D The story rocks along at an incredible pace with action at every turn. At the same time it drops in adventure and nuggets all along the way! :D Crisp High Five! :D Get it if you can! :D
7 reviews
January 25, 2020
Continuation of Picard backstory

Political intrigue and double-crossing Romulans begin this book and continue the backstory of Picard. Great plot and character development. Just seemed too short as just as I was getting into the story line, it ended. Looking forward to the next installment.
Profile Image for Mira.
Author 1 book54 followers
February 13, 2020
Countdown is a three part comic series acting as a prologue to the new CBS Star Trek series Picard.

Yes I read this without reading the one that comes before it! They had sold out of the others and I couldn’t wait.

The artwork is gorgeous and I am so looking forward to reading part one and part three! It’s interesting to see the characters in this light and I want to know what happened!
Profile Image for Gregory.
283 reviews5 followers
April 22, 2020
Excellent continuation!

Admiral Picard and his First Officer are prisoners on the Romulan Colony that must be evacuated before the destruction of Romulus by a Supernova. Picard must stop the Governor of the colony from taking what is good intentions before it becomes serious that would make things worse.
Profile Image for Arjun Rajkumar.
342 reviews4 followers
December 18, 2019
Still carrying along at a nice pace though could have packed some more story in! Having been used to reading TPBs reading single issues is very different. Looking forward to the last issue! I am not sure how much of a prelude this is to the show!
Profile Image for Alvaro Zinos-Amaro.
Author 63 books53 followers
December 26, 2019
An improvement over the first issue, with an unexpected world-building plot twist, in addition to the surprises involving various Romulan characters.

More dynamic panels, tighter writing, a better sense of pacing, and all still rooted in a classic Trek dilemma. Well done.
January 2, 2020
Hope there will be a better novel Adaptation

10min reads are really not enjoyable. One more to go and I can forget about comic books hopefully for another 20years. Comics simply don’t have the depth I expect from a good Star Trek novel.
3 reviews
January 10, 2020
Cool story but short

This seems like a cool story so far, but these Star Trek comics seem to be quite short. I’ll admit, I’ve not read a whole lot of comics, but I don’t remember them being quite so short. But I love Star Trek!
Profile Image for Grant Nguyen.
15 reviews
January 11, 2020
A great second part

Love the artwork and the story continues to unfold. I simply wish there was more to read. Overall I still recommend the store as we prepare for Star Trek: Picard.
Profile Image for Shae.
2,541 reviews283 followers
January 22, 2020
Was hoping for a little more on the art in this series, but I love seeing how we get to the conflicts that lead to the new Picard show. I am not surprised by what happened in this issue at all. This all makes so much sense to me. I am worried about what will happen in the next issue though.
Profile Image for Robert Schulz.
Author 1 book1 follower
February 3, 2020
Die dreiteilige Serie fängt gut an (Teil 1: ****) und läßt dann (Teil 2: ***; Teil 3 **) stark nach, so kann etwa keiner der Charaktere wirklich überzeugen, die Antagonisten sind einfach platt, die mehrfachen, etwas wirren Wendungen am Ende reißen es nicht raus.
Profile Image for David.
31 reviews4 followers
December 31, 2021
What an excellent, if brief story contributing to the richness of Romulan history and culture, as well as our protagonists' backstory. Much, much better than the Picard novel. I can't recommend this to fans enough.
Profile Image for P aul Eaton.
46 reviews4 followers
December 22, 2019
True to form ?

Well again we we go you will have to read for yourself. Picard is Picard and not all Romulans are true to form.
Profile Image for Kym Taborn.
103 reviews
December 26, 2019
Took a U turn I was not expecting. I found issue 1 better. Let's hope it gets back in track for a big finish next month.
Profile Image for Susy.
3 reviews1 follower
January 16, 2020
Seriously loving this series. Can’t wait for the show. I’ve missed Picard!
2 reviews
January 21, 2020
A great second chapter!

Still jonesing for the new series. This is a great lead in and back story so far. Bring it on!
Profile Image for Peter.
6 reviews2 followers
January 29, 2020
A very useful precursor to the ‘Picard’ TV series. This three-part comic book story is well written and flows nicely.
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431 reviews8 followers
January 30, 2020
Fun, action-packed!

Great art, and great backstory for the new series. I need to get the final installment now, darn it! :)
22 reviews
February 23, 2020

Short. But interesting and good graphics. Best to read this on an iPad or tablet rather than on the kindle.
1 review
February 25, 2020
A must read!

I look forward to seeing more episodes and recommend it all fans. The artwork is superior and the storyline is imaginative.

Profile Image for Rob Cook.
488 reviews9 followers
March 1, 2020
The story cranks up the pace in this second of three parts. The artwork is brilliant and captures the likenesses of the actors well.
May 8, 2020
Good story.

Good story with good artwork. Helped with Picard storyline a great deal. Read all three volumes and highly recommend for anyone.
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