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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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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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