Monday, October 31, 2016

Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen #4 (of 5)

   I'm a sucker for Doctor Who stories that team different incarnations of the Doctor, and that's exactly what you get in the Supremacy of the Cybermen mini-series.

     This issue doesn't feature a direct meeting of the Doctors, but follows adventures in different time eras as each one fights against different staggering menaces created by the robotic Cybermen.

    So you have the Ninth Doctor trying to save Rose and stop nanites from taking over his body; the Tenth Doctor is trying to save his companions from a skyscraper-sized Cyberman; the Eleventh Doctor finds himself a prisoner of Cyber-controlled dinosaurs; and the Twelfth Doctor must find a way to save the Time Lords and Gallifrey itself from the destruction of the universe.

   It makes for a fast-paced issue, and writers George Mann and Cavan Scott do a good job of capturing the voice of each version of the Doctor.

   The art by Ivan Rodriguez and Walter Geovanni is quite good, capturing the likenesses well and making the mayhem clear and easy to follow.

   This series has been a lot of fun and is building to a whopper of a conclusion. While the Doctor's on hiatus on TV, this is a great way to keep your Who-meter topped out. (Sorry, that was terrible.)

Grade: A-


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