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Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor The Sapling Vol. 3: Branches

​DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR THE SAPLING VOL. 3: BRANCHES

Writers: Alex Paknadel & Rob Williams
Artists: I.N.J. Culbard, Ivan Rodriguez, Jb Bastos & Luiz Campello
Publisher: Titan Comics
HC, 112pp, $22.99
On sale: April 3, 2018
ISBN: 9781785865374

The Doctor and Alice must finally face up to the Sapling’s true nature… but has their influence managed to calm his destructive instincts? Or will they find themselves at his terrifying mercy? With The Scream hot on their tail, intent on using the Sapling for his own nefarious purposes, The Doctor and Alice must make an impossible choice…

Meanwhile, the Doctor has possibly found another Time Lord!

Incredible writers Alex Paknadel (Arcadia) and Rob Williams (Supergirl), join with brilliant artists I.N.J Culbard (Wild’s End), Ivan Rodriguez (Doctor Who), JB Bastos (Knight Rider), and Luiz Campello (Doctor Who), in this epic conclusion to the Eleventh Doctor’s Year Three comics adventures!

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #13

DOCTOR WHO: ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #13

​Writers: Alex Paknad​el & Rob Williams
Artists: JB Bastos & Luiz Campello
​Cover A: Blair Shedd
Cover B: Photo
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC -​ ​$3.99 – On sale: ​January 10, 2018

The third year of the Eleventh Doctor comes to a fiery conclusion!

Can the Sapling escape its destiny?

Will the Scream be remembered? Will Alice make it out alive?

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor: The Sapling Volume 2: Roots HC

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR: THE SAPLING VOLUME 2: ROOTS HC

Writer: George Mann and James Peaty
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Publisher: Titan Comics
112pp – $22.99 – On sale: December 5
ISBN: 9781785860850

The Doctor, Alice, and the Sapling – now growing further into adulthood – take on another selection of insane adventures!

Still missing many of their most treasured memories, the TARDIS team stumble across a Memory Ark, and their reality starts to fray further at the edges…

Can the Doctor and Alice stop the Sapling from growing into the genocidal creature of destruction it is doomed to be? Can they reclaim their missing memories without destroying this new being? And can they have amazing, brain-bending trips through time and space along the way?

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #12

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #12

Writers: Rob Williams, Alex Paknadel
Artists: Ivan Rodriguez, J.B. Bastos
Cover A: Simon Myers, Rachael Smith
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Andy Carr
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November 29, 2017

The Eleventh Doctor’s Third Year is nearly at an end! With all the Sapling has learned and experienced alongside its Dzparentsdz… Can it avoid becoming the genocidal weapon it was born to be?

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #11

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #11

Part 2 (of 2)
Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: I.N.J Culbard
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: October 25

STRANGE LOOPS PART 2 OF 2!

A relic from the Time War causes complications for the Eleventh Doctor, when he believes that he has found a remnant of his people.

But disappointment turns to anger when he discovers what this remnant has done!

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor: Lost Dimension Special #4

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR LOST DIMENSION SPECIAL #4

Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Leandro Casco, J.B. Bastos
Cover A: Klebs Jr.
Cover B: Photo
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: September 27, 2017

The Eleventh Doctor and Alice arrive in an impossible time, caught in an impossible moment of history! Can The Doctor resist making a change that could doom – or save – the universe?

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #9

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #9

Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Cover A: Blair Shedd
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Antonio Fuso
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: August 30, 2017

The sapling continues to grow, under the influence of the Doctor and Alice – but can it suppress its programmed instincts for mass-destruction? When the three take a trip to the most inhospitable spot in the universe, the truth will come out!

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #8

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #8

Writer: George Mann
Artists: Ivan Rodriguez, Wellington Diaz, Klebs Junior, Leandro Casco
Cover A: Blair Shedd
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Simon Myers
Cover D: Andy Walker
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: August 16

Brand-new standalone one-shot featuring The Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith!

Review: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #3.7

Eleventh_Doctor_3_7_Cvr A“Year Three” of the Eleventh Doctor in comics features the two-part arc The Memory Feast, which takes place over issues #3.6 and #3.7 of Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor. In the story, Eleven, his human companion Alice Obifune and their, uhm, progeny?, a creature called “the Sapling”. The three find themselves on an impossible ship in deep space, chased by hooded figures through portal after portal of an alternate reality. The Doctor soon determines that the ship is a memory ark for an extinct species called the Xerzes. The species only exists now in the memories stored by the ship. Immediately, he empathizes and encourages his companions to help him eradicate the hooded baddies called the Thrake.

Comics adaptations can sometimes feel forced, like they’re a simplification of the original rather than a re-interpretation for the comics format. The Memory Feast is the latter. Artist I.N.J Culbard uses a two-page spread to show the companions running through portal after portal, and another to let a Xerxes projection explain the species’ fate to Eleven without exchanging a word. The climax of the arc takes place largely without dialogue, as well; instead the events unfold in dramatic artwork. The result is a story that feels like it exists specifically for a comic book.eleven.png

 

sapling

Sapling, where did you COME FROM?????

It’s nearly impossible to read George Mann‘s dialogue without hearing Matt Smith’s voice, from his goofy non-sequiturs to his panicked shout when The Sapling finds himself in danger. While Eleven’s behavior is certainly screen-accurate, Mann avoids leaning on Smith’s many catchphrases or tics, including only one interrupted “geronimo!”.

 

Personally I like that the dialogue and interactions were original rather than grabbing directly from the show. It reflects back on the original while staking a claim on its own territory, as well.

Overall, The Memory Feast is a fun, quick arc in what I hope is a deeper story from start to finish. 3.6 and 3.7 together make for what feels like a “filler” episode in the main storyline: Alice and Eleven’s creation of the Sapling. That said, it’s worth keeping on the shelf if only for the art. I will definitely be diving in to the rest of Year Three to find out what happens next.

Story: George Mann Art: I.N.J. Culbard
Colorist: Triona Farrell Letterings: Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt
Story: 6.0 Art: 8.75 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #3.7

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #3.7

Writer: George Mann
Artist: I.N.J Culbard
Colorist: Triona Farrell
Letterer: Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Jimmy Betalcourt
Cover A: Simon Myers
Cover B: Photo by Will Brooks
Cover C: Rodney Ramos
Cover D: Iolanda Zanfardino
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: July 26, 2017

THE MEMORY FEAST – PART 2!

The TARDIS team came across a huge spaceship… in what was supposed to be completely abandoned space!

Once inside, they found enormous microclimates filled with everything from pterodactyls to burning suns!

Of course, the wonder did not last as they were chased by memory parasites – the Thrakes – and the world inside the ship began to disintegrate, just as they came face to face with a mysterious coffin…

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