Anyone with the scantest of knowledge of Doctor Who history will know that Sylvester McCoy’s Seventh Doctor was the final incarnation of the character for the Classic Series. To suggest, however, that the character was the death knell for the series is an oversimplification of the various political machinations that led to its decline and eventual cancellation in 1989.
Every month I like to do a compilation of mini reviews for comics that are new reader friendly. August was full of great reads featuring hip hoppers, private detectives, henchmen misadventures, beautiful people, charming love stories and the Big G.
Each month I like to showcase a batch of new comics that you should be reading. I try and make it varied, mixing up creative directions, genres and different storytelling to have something that will appeal to everyone. April offers campy teens fighting alien killing machines, Time-Lords, giant monster prisons, Revolutionary War rebels, rich ducks and much more.
Its time for the Twelfth Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, to make his debut in comics with Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1. Written by Robbie Morrison and art by Dave Taylor, this new Doctor Who series is an interesting story which fans of the new Doctor will enjoy.
Writers Al Ewing and Rob Williams, along with artist Simon Fraser, bring a series that is true to the Matt Smith rendition of Doctor Who while bringing their own personal touches. Whovians will be very happy with Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1, which is full of touching moments, humour and a new companion. And for those who are still unsure I have included a preview.
I review Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1, which continues stories starring the David Tennant portray of the character. Whovians wont be disappointed by this début issue from Nick Abadzis, Elena Casagrande and Titan Comics. And for those who are still unsure there is also a preview.