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Review: Doctor Who: Ghost Stories #2

Doctor Who: Ghost Stories #2 seemed to be a little too cheesy for my taste. Being a self-proclaimed Whovian, I like to think I can handle a little cheese with my Doctor, but this issue crossed a line for me. Aside from the overbearing moral messages being forced on readers, I found the narrative to be too suffocating. I didn’t like being told what was happening. I wanted to see it.

I also found it difficult to believe Lucy would allow her daughter, Jennifer, to run into the lair of the man who nearly just killed her husband. I’m also expected to believe the villain falls to his knees in defeat and we are only in issue two. It’s moving too fast now and it seems the writer is attempting to simply get from point A to point B. There is an overarching storyline of gemstones to be found but I’m having trouble recalling what their importance is supposed to be.

While the political undertones of The Harmony Shoal throwing shade at the Trump administration is amusing, it doesn’t quite make up for the lack of interest I’ve taken. It’s another moral message we’re supposed to run along with, but it’s predictable in the worst kinds of way, and I’m not here for it.

I was really looking forward to this series, but I’m more interested in the original storyline from the television show than the one here. In the show, what’s most intriguing about this character “The Ghost” is the double life he leads and the romance. It had a Clark Kent and Lois Lane-type of vibe that worked. However, this new series lacks both the mystery and the romance that the series did so well with.

Story: George Mann Artist: Pasquale Qualano
Story: 2.0 Art: 5.0 Overall: 4.0 Recommendation: Pass

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review