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Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #3

Yes, the Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack are once again entangled with the Slitheen – or, to be more precise, they’ve fallen into the middle of a Raxacoricofallapatorian civil war! You’ve never seen these skinsuit-wearing shapeshifters in their natural hunting grounds… or witnessed them this terrifying! Trust no one!

The Ninth Doctor is my least favorite of the current crop of Dr. Who Titan tie-ins. The art is sloppy, the plot more convoluted than the name of the Slitheen homeworld, and each issue ends with a rather overblown cliffhanger/reveal situation. It had been a fun read, but with the end of the first story arc, I’m a bit frustrated.

Issue three wraps up the first story arc in the sort of panicked-writer acrobatics that the worst Dr. Who episodes exhibit, trying to cram in and wr...

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Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen #1

For the Cybermen’s 50th Anniversary… YOU WILL BE DELETED!

Exiled from Gallifrey at the very end of Time, Rassilon, fallen leader of the Time Lords, has been captured by the last of the Cybermen.

Now the Cybermen have access to time travel. With it, every defeat is now a victory. Every foe is now dead — or Cyberised.

I always have fun with Titan’s Doctor Who comics, even when they’re a bit rough around the edges. Somehow the chirpy, headlong fun of the series overcomes its limitations. It is thus with much regret that I nitpick Supremacy of the Cybermen #1.

There was something wrong with the art on my digital copy, so that the whole thing looked like a bitmap image – lots of little pixels around the edges...

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Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Vol 1

The first hardcover collection of the Twelfth Doctor series!

On the terraformed ice planet of Isen IV, the Doctor and Clara discover a monstrous Hyperion has been awakened at the planet’s core. Can they halt the rampage of a living star, in the middle of the celebrity wedding of the century, before it escapes to conquer the galaxy?

And when Clara and the Doctor land in India, a conspiracy hundreds of years in the making comes to light! A Thuggee cult is trying to resurrect one of the most deadly aliens yet known… Split across two time zones, our heroes must stop this return at all costs – with the help of Rani Jhulka, ‘the renegade Amazon’ in the 1820s, and Priyanka Maratha, daughter of one of the Doctor’s oldest friends, in the Mumbai of 2314!

To find out just what makes Peter Capaldi’...

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Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor #3

“GAZE OF THE MEDUSA” continues, as the Doctor and Sarah Jane team with Professor Odysseus James, and his daughter, Athena, to face down an ancient alien horror. Battling a malign influence all the way from Ancient Greece to London in 1887, the Doctor is faced with a petrifying challenge – and physical evidence that he cannot win!

Not much to add from my previous review of the first two issues of “Gaze of the Medusa”; the story is still excellent vintage Who, the art is charmingly terrible, and the monsters are appropriately tacky. The Fourth Doctor is my favorite Dr. Who miniseries from Titan Comics so far, and I’d love to read the rest of them as they come out.

My only complaint, as with the series itself (and British series in general) is that sometimes it’s difficult to mak...

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Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #2

The ongoing adventures of the Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack continue, as Part 2 of ‘DOCTORMANIA’ confronts the three with a solar system wide conspiracy, an intergalactic crime family, a murderous case of acid rain, and, more importantly, the return of an unexpected old foe in a hideous new guise!

I was a little dubious about Titan Comics’ The Ninth Doctor miniseries; it pales in comparison to their Fourth Doctor efforts, and the story wasn’t all that interesting. The first issue was intriguing enough to warrant further reading, but with the release of the second issue, its cracks are beginning to show.

First, let’s talk about extraneous characters. Jack Harkness is a bit of a manikin: the writers move him from place to place, but he doesn’t really do anything...

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