Review Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Vol. 1 & 2
Doctor Who is one of the longest running sci-fi franchises in history, it has permeated geek culture around the world several times, where every actor who has inhabited the character, has become a worldwide star, even long after they have the role, more so than the actors filed the role of James Bond.
Personally, I have been a fan of the Doctor since Tom Baker filled the role and every actor since. Doctor Who’s cross pollination into comics, was just natural, as fans can’t get enough of him in the many mediums he has been in, from books to radio plays, comics was just the next logical medium.
Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor has had the most fun of all the actors in recent memory, so one definitely was happy to see his adventures continue in comic form.
In volume 1, Al Ewing and Rob Williams, brings the Eleventh Doctor traveling alone, as he has left the Ponds on their honeymoon, opening the book with a scene at a graveyard, introducing his new companion, Alice Obiefune, a librarian. She meets the Doctor by way of a Rainbow Dog, that he is chasing and in his assuming way, he expects everyone to know exactly what he is talking about. Which as hilariously executed as it is on the TV show. The chase the dog through the House of Commons, to finally returning the Rainbow Dog and his companion to their dimension. Their adventures then lead them into a world where there is nothing but happy people to him meeting Robert Johnson in 1931 Mississippi, and encountering the Entity, CEO of ServeYou Inc, where they pick up another companion, John Jones, to a murder mystery in a future world, and finally making others understand Leviathan like mind creature named ARC, who becomes his third companion.
In volume 2, they encounter a homicidal Nimon, which attacks the crew and whom the Doctor defeats in the most interesting fashion. The Doctor then gets involved a dogfight amongst galactic spaceships and Alice gets an unexpected return of someone she loves to the Doctor who negotiating a space treaty among species through a test of quantum physics, to finally defeating the Entity in his Criminal World dimension in the only way the Doctor can.
Al Ewing, Rob Williams, Simon Fraser, Boo Cook, Gary Caldwell and Warren Fleece, have created a near flawless comic book, everything from the stories to the art, one would believe Steven Moffat were curating these comic books. Overall, everyone who has contributed to this creation has put nothing but heart on these pages and it shows, go out and buy these now.
Story: Al Ewing and Rob Williams Art: Simon Fraser, Boo Cook, Gary Caldwell and Warren Fleece
Story: 10 Art: 9 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Must Buy
Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review