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Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 IDW mini-series

Scott and David Tipton, in collaboration with Tony Lee, are writing Assimilation2, while J.K. Woodward will provide fully painted artwork. Woodward, David Messina, Joe Corroney and others will illustrate the covers.

#1 May 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
Without asking for surrender first, the Borg, accompanied by another type of cyborg, launch a surprise attack on the largest cities of Delta IV. A Starfleet task force is on its way but won't arrive before the planet is overrun. Meanwhile, the Doctor and his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams are engaged in a chariot chase through the streets of ancient Egypt, late for an appointment with the Pharaoh. Sneaking past the palace guards, the time travelers are confronted by the Pharaoh's Vizier, an escaped alien criminal who doesn't escape the Doctor. After all the excitement, the Doctor recommends a visit to someplace cool and foggy. Attributing a rough landing in 1941 San Francisco to a bit of dimensional feedback, the Doctor feels they are bound to run into something unusual. Stardate 45635.2

Features the painted artwork of J. K. Woodward.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: J. K. Woodward

#1 May 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
Solicitation: They said it would never happen! Nearly five decades and 1500 episodes in the making! The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! When the Federation's most terrifying enemy strikes an unholy alliance with one of the Doctor's most hated antagonists, the result is devastation on a cosmic scale! Spanning the ends of space and time itself, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise find themselves joining forces with the Doctor and his companions, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance!



Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: David Messina

#1 May 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2


Retailer incentive wrap-around photo cover.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward

#1 May 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2


Retailer incentive TARDIS crew on the Enterprise cover by Joe Corroney.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: Joe Corroney

#1 May 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2


Retailer Exclusive edition. Forbidden Planet variant signed by Tony Lee. Forbidden Planet is a UK comics retailer.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: David Messina

#1 May 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2


Retailer Exclusive edition. Hastings Entertainment variant photo cover. Hastings is a US comics retailer.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward

#1 Jun 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2


Second printing.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: J. K. Woodward

#1 Aug 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2


Third printing.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artist:

#2 Jun 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
Solicitation: The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! When the Federation's most terrifying enemy strikes an unholy alliance with one of the Doctor's most hated antagonists, the result is devastation on a cosmic scale! Geronimo? Make it so!

Variants include a wrap-around photo cover and an Enterprise crew in the TARDIS cover by Joe Corroney.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: J. K. Woodward

#2 Jun 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2




Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: Mark Buckingham

#2 Jun 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2


Retailer incentive cover. Wraparound photo cover.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward

#2 Jun 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2


Retailer incentive cover.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: Joe Corroney

#2 Jul 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2


Second printing.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: J. K. Woodward

#3 Jul 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
With the Enterprise under attack by Borg and Cybermen ships, Picard orders a retreat. Starfleet crewmembers have never seen Cybermen, but the Doctor's description would easily apply to the Borg. A search of historical records yields a log entry from the Enterprise, commanded by James T. Kirk. Kirk describes an unusual incident at an archeological site. Investigating a failure to check in, Kirk and his crew find the research team acting unnaturally. With the assistance of a friendly doctor, the Starfleet crew rescues the scientists from the influence of Cybermen. And the doctor? He and his Jelly Babies disappear. The researchers thought he came with Kirk! Meanwhile, the Doctor, who is remembering things that simply shouldn't be, is very worried. Picard takes the Doctor to meet an old friend. Stardate 3368.5 and shortly after 45635.2.

Variants include a sketch cover by Elena Casagrande.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: J. K. Woodward

#3 Jul 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
Solicitation: The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! The true horror of the Borg-Cybermen alliance has been revealed, but what course of action will Captain Picard and the Doctor agree upon? And will the Doctor's recently resurfaced memories shed new night on the dilemma?



Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artists: Elena Casagrande, Ilaria Traversi

#3 Jul 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2


Retailer incentive sketch cover.

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: Elena Casagrande

#4 Aug 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
Captain Picard introduces the Doctor and his companions to Guinan. Like the Doctor, Guinan can sense things outside the normal flow of time and both of then know that something's wrong. The Doctor believes the Cybermen have altered the past to bring their universe to a future with the Borg. The Doctor is resolved to stop them and Guinan urges the Captain to trust their visitor. Elsewhere, the Borg/Cybermen fleet is no longer headed for Earth. Data discovers that Cogen V was being assimilated when the fleet reversed course for the planet. Picard orders the Enterprise to Cogen V, where an away team led by Riker makes a disturbing discovery. Borg and Cybermen casualties are everywhere. There are no life signs either. The Cybermen have turned on the Borg and have probably taken the Cogenians too. The Enterprise is hailed and the Captain must make a difficult decision.

Variants include a black & white cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artists: Gordon Purcell, J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: J. K. Woodward

#4 Aug 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
Solicitation: The biggest science-fiction crossover of all time continues, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! As the CyberBorg continue to carve a swath of destruction across the galaxy, the Federation is met with the possibility of assistance, but from an unthinkable source! Will Captain Picard and the Doctor agree to an alliance that could be worse than the enemy they face?

Cover artist Francavilla also creates posters for episodes of Doctor Who.

Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artists: Gordon Purcell, J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: Francesco Francavilla

#4 Aug 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2


Retailer incentive sketch cover.

Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artists: Gordon Purcell, J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: Francesco Francavilla

#5 Sep 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
Picard is adamant, refusing to open negotiations with the Borg. He'd like to see the Borg and the Cybermen destroy each other. Neither Guinan nor the Doctor can persuade him otherwise. Counselor Troi suggests to Amy that the Captain needs to hear from someone other than the Doctor. Amy invites Picard on a tour of the TARDIS and the future of the Federation, if the Cybermen aren't stopped. When he returns, Picard is finally ready to speak with the Borg.



Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: J. K. Woodward

#5 Sep 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
Solicitation: The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! Captain Jean-Luc Picard faces one of the most difficult decisions of his life, but the fate of the galaxy may depend on it! Can the Doctor convince him to make the correct choice?

Retailer incentive cover.

Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artists: The Sharp Brothers

#6 Oct 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
The Borg representatives are met on a desolate planetoid. The Conduit, a drone designated to speak for the collective, explains that the Borg won't harm anyone in order to ensure their own continued existence. The Conduit returns to the Enterprise with the away team. Only then does Riker realize that the Conduit is an old friend, recently assimilated. With the Conduit's assistance, a plan is formulated to stop the Cybermen from converting the Borg homeworld and restore Borg programming. To prepare, the Enterprise must return to Naia VII for help and the Doctor, with his companions, must travel back in time to Wolf 359.



Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: J. K. Woodward

#6 Oct 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
Solicitation: The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! An unexpected alliance is formed, providing a glimmer of hope in surviving the CyberBorg onslaught!

Retailer incentive cover.

Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee
Artist: J. K. Woodward
Cover artist: Emanuela Lupacchino

#7 Nov 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
Aboard the Borg cube commanded by Locutus at the battle of Wolf 359, the Doctor, Amy and Rory quietly make their way to the central computer. The Doctor explains the insidious nature of the Borg to his companions as he makes a copy of the original Borg programming. Amy is a little shocked at the loss of life that occurred at Wolf 359 and surprised that the Doctor can't change this fixed point in time. Returning to the Enterprise, the away team is assembled. Amy and Rory refuse to be left behind. Boarding the TARDIS, the away team makes for the Cybermen armada and the Cyber-controller. Unlike a Borg ship, intruders are detected immediately. The team splits up. One group must fight their way to Engineering and stop the ship, while the rest head for the bridge to find the Cyber-controller.

See building a cover to learn how J.K. Woodward created the cover for this issue.

Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: J. K. Woodward, Gordon Purcell
Cover artist: J. K. Woodward

#7 Nov 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
Solicitation: The Doctor and his companions must travel into the past and navigate through one of the Federation's most crushing defeats in order to prevent an even worse fate in the present!

Retailer incentive cover.

Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: J. K. Woodward, Gordon Purcell
Cover artist: Jenny Frison

#8 Dec 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
Aboard the Cybermen flagship, Worf, Any and Rory fight their way to engineering and disable the ship. Meanwhile, the Doctor, with Picard, Data, and the Conduit, head for the bridge, fighting Borg-enhanced Cybermen all the way. Riker and the Enterprise catch up with the disabled flagship, bearing a golden beam that paralyzes the Cybermen, but not the Cyber-controller. Like his predecessors, the Cyber-controller proclaims that the Doctor will die and while he's jabbering about his victory, Data and the Conduit overpower the top bot, plug in, and restore the original Borg programming. With the collective restored, the Conduit sets the ship on self-destruct. Escaping aboard the TARDIS in the nick of time, the Conduit announces that Borg cooperation is over and resistance is futile. Worf and Rory promptly space him. The Doctor and his companions take their leave of the Enterprise, while the collective resolves to investigate and master time travel.

There will also be a variant cover by Andrea Di Vito and an exclusive Dynamic Forces variant cover to be released Jan 2013.

Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: J. K. Woodward, Gordon Purcell
Cover artist: J. K. Woodward

#8 Dec 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
Solicitation: The epic crossover between the two greatest science-fiction properties of all time ends here! Our heroes launch a desperate mission behind enemy lines in hopes of ending the CyberBorg threat, but there's a traitor in their midst...

Retailer incentive cover.

Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: J. K. Woodward, Gordon Purcell
Cover artist: Andrea Di Vito

#8 Feb 2013
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2


Dynamic Forces retailer exclusive wraparound cover.

Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: J. K. Woodward, Gordon Purcell
Cover artist: J. K. Woodward

#8 Mar 2013
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2


Dynamic Forces retailer exclusive wraparound cover. Gordon Purcell signed edition.

Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: J. K. Woodward, Gordon Purcell
Cover artists: J. K. Woodward, Gordon Purcell

#8 Mar 2013
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2


Dynamic Forces retailer exclusive wraparound cover. Gordon Purcell signed and remarked edition - a sketch of Captain Picard.

Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: J. K. Woodward, Gordon Purcell
Cover artists: J. K. Woodward, Gordon Purcell

#8 Apr 2013
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2


Dynamic Forces retailer exclusive wraparound cover. Gordon Purcell signed and remarked edition - a sketch of Doctor Who.

Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: J. K. Woodward, Gordon Purcell
Cover artists: J. K. Woodward, Gordon Purcell

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