Review: Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Vol.1 TPB

9d_vol_01_weapons_of_past_destruction_scThe Ninth Doctor is BACK with a brand-new miniseries: WEAPONS OF PAST DESTRUCTION! Leaving World War II behind, The Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack discover that Time Lord technology, lost in the wake of the Time War, is being sold on the intergalactic black market! Now the threat of a NEW temporal war brews on the horizon, with the Doctor and his friends caught between the twin threats of the Unon and the Lect – two species with intertwined histories who are jostling to replace the Time Lords on the universal stage. Can the Doctor stop history repeating itself? Collects The Ninth Doctor #1-5

Christopher Eccleston’s version of the Doctor was always one my favorite incarnations of the character. Titan Comics manages to bring revive him in splendid fashion in this first compiled volume in superb fashion. The volume manages to bring in the Doctor’s sense of humor about war. The comic is an action filled story involving two fan favorite characters, Rose Tyler, and Captain Jack Harkness.  If you’re a fan of the Ninth Doctor, you should pick this up.

Shedd and Stott do a superb job with the art. The comic manages to showcase unexplored worlds and the dangerous after-effects of the Time War. They give the Doctor a metaphysical grief as he sees what he did after he ended the time war. Only then does the Doctor spring into a flowing sense of action in attempt to right his own wrongs, and try to stem the ripples before they can go farther.

Story: Cavan Scott Art: Blair Shedd, Rachael Stott
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review