Sunday, August 16, 2015

Doctor Who: Four Doctors #1

   I love it when The Doctors gather together!

   One of the real advantages to a time-travelling adventurer like Doctor Who is that he can team up with himself!

   To make it a little easier on the viewer (or the reader), this generally takes the form of meetings between the different actors who have stepped into the ever-changing role (when it's time for an actor to leave the series, the character "dies / is killed" and regenerates into a new form).

   Typically the Who's are gathered together to battle a huge menace, but this time around, the menace seems to be - The Doctors themselves!

   There's also a delightful meeting of the minds of the Companions in this story by Paul Cornell, which manages to capture the different characters and meld them together ingeniously.

   The art by Neil Edwards is solid, especially considering the difficulty in caricaturing so many famous faces in one story. The occasional falter is easy to forgive, especially considering how much fun he squeezes into this issue.

   If you're a fan of Doctor Who, this is a must-have. You'll smile from start to finish.

Grade: A


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