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Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #5

Modern-day Seattle sees the Doctor, Jack, and Rose pulled into a city-wide civil war between strangely empowered citizens. But when they start mutating into horrendous monsters, the Doctor and friends find themselves out of their depth! Fighting side by side with a face from his future, can the Doctor restore normalcy to the city before it’s completely overrun?

Well, isn’t this a pleasant surprise!

After the garbled, poorly-drawn mess of the last story arc’s finale, I’d washed my hands of old Number Nine. Between the uselessness of Jack Harkness and the scumbly birds-nest of linework, there was little to recommend this comic at all.

But with the fifth issue, Titan has cleaned up its act...

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Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #2.12

Filled with new purpose, and information from the mouth of the WAR DOCTOR himself, Alice is closing in on the truth behind the Doctor’s possible-crime. But something horrific is stirring within the Squire, and the Doctor finds himself caught between duty and honor! Plus, Abslom Daak makes a fateful decision…!

And in this week’s episode of The Ugliest Doctor, no one has a single clue what’s going on. Including the comic’s creators.

The art is even worse than in the first issue. The dialogue makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Actions occur disjointedly. Any sense of fun or interest from the Dr. Who series is simply missing. Even Titan’s preview summary (see above) seems to have little to do with the storyline. Is anybody paying attention? Who’s in the driver’s seat?!

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Doctor Who: Four Doctors Vol 1

The universe-shattering crossover… the laws of time said should never happen! Under attack by the Reapers, antibodies of the universe! A photo that should never have been taken, that spells doom for reality! A breathless chase through three TARDISes! A hidden enemy lurking outside of known time! Three Doctors, three companions… and a whole host of heated discussions, flailing arms, and perfectly-phrased insults between immortal Time Lords who really should know better! Don’t miss this unforgettable first meeting between the tenth, eleventh and twelfth Doctors, with guest cameos from past incarnations, and an astonishing mystery at its heart! Written by Paul Cornell, Hugo Award-winning author of Doctor Who episodes “Father’s Day” and “Human Nature/The Family of Blood,” and drawn by Neil Ed...

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Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen #2

Cyberships on fire in the Thames, as the Ninth Doctor battles for the soul of London! Dinosaur danger for the Eleventh Doctor, as the Cybermen attempt to conquer human prehistory! Caught in the middle of an ancient alien war, the Cybermen present a third side for the Tenth Doctor to face! And for the Twelfth Doctor – a deeply personal showdown with the architect behind the universe’s current chaos. No TARDIS, no help, no rescue: THERE IS NO RESISTANCE… ONLY THE CYBERIAD!

DWSotC2 continues juggling four Doctors and their hangers-on in three different time zones, and I continue looking at my watch and saying, Get to the point already. I’m sorry, but only a die-hard Whovian really has time for this sort of thing...

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Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #2.11

BRAND NEW ARC BEGINS! Alice Obiefune is trapped in the Time War – caged in a time-locked region of space when stars burned, planets died and abominations walked the worlds, wreaking havoc with every unearthly step! She has lost the Doctor she knew, but the WAR DOCTOR has all the answers she seeks – if she can live long enough to reach him!

This one doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.

Granted, I was dropped into the series on the eleventh issue, and I’ve never seen any of the Dr. Who episodes featuring the Eleventh Doctor.

But this is the first Dr. Who comic where I was completely, utterly lost. The only three terms I recognized were “Dalek”, “Time War”, and “Doctor”...

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