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Preview: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Facing Fate Vol. 3 The Good Companion

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR: FACING FATE VOL 3 THE GOOD COMPANION

Writer: Nick Adbadzis
Artists: Giorgia Sposito, Arianna Florean
Publisher: Titan Comics
Hardcover, 112pp, $22.99, £18.99
On sale: Aug 1, 2018
ISBN: 9781785865350

The Vortex Butterflies trilogy reaches is game-changing conclusion with devastating consequences for Gabby, Cindy and The Doctor! Will they all make it out in one piece? Or will the fate of these beloved companions be changed forever?

Preview: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year Three #14

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #14

Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Giorgia Sposito
Colorist: Arianna Florean
Cover A: Iolanda Zanfardino
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Nick Abadzis
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99
On sale: March 7, 2018

The Time Sentinels have declared war upon the Doctor! After kidnapping Gabby and sending the Circle of Transcendence to destroy Aramuko, the Sentinels are intent on meddling in events to eradicate the Doctor from Time itself… But not all of the Sentinel collective approve of this plan. Aspect Blue (who had masqueraded as Noobis’ girlfriend, Siffhoni) has formulated a plan of his own – and has seemingly helped Gabby escape in the Red TARDIS!

Preview: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Facing Fate Volume 2: Vortex Butterflies

DOCTOR WHO – THE TENTH DOCTOR: FACING FATE VOLUME 2: VORTEX BUTTERFLIES

Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Giorgia Sposito
Publisher: Titan Comics
Hardcover – 112pp – $22.99 – On sale: February 6, 2018
ISBN: 9781785860881

The brand new Year Three comic adventures of the critically acclaimed Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant, continue in a bold new volume!

Besieged by an evil red TARDIS and bounced around from the inside of a living nightmare to ancient China, the Doctor and his friends have had a tough time of late!

As Cindy recovers from the… splitting headache she developed on her most recent adventure, Gabby’s mysterious block-transfer butterfly powers continue to develop – and Noobis, the amnesiac offshoot of a former god, continues to grow as his own entity.

But the TARDIS team put all that to one side when they visit the distant past of VENUS. What strange civilisation once lurked in its now-poisonous depths? And what connection does it have to the Doctor’s own history?

And out in the darkness of the vortex, the Time Sentinel lurks. What nefarious plan does it have for the Doctor and his friends?

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

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year Three #13

W​riter:​ Nick Abadzis
​Artist: ​Giorgia Sposito
​Cover A: Iolanda Zanfardino
​Cover B: ​Photo
​Publisher: Titan Comics ​
​FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: January 31, 2018​

The penultimate episode of the stunning Year Three sees the Doctor forced to justify his meddling in time – with Gabby and Cindy’s lives on the line!

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

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #12

Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Giorgia Sposita with Valeria Favoccia
Cover A: Blair Shedd
Cover B: Will Brooks
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: December 27, 2017

While working with Zhe to control her spectacular block transfer abilities, Gabby was kidnapped by the Red TARDIS!

Meanwhile, the Doctor and Cindy were hot on the trail of Marteek, or rather, an imposter pretending to be Marteek, when they received a terrifying message from Cleo… concerning the destruction of Earth!

Preview: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Volume 7 War of Gods TPB

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR VOLUME 7 – WAR OF GODS TPB

Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Georgia Sposito
Publisher: Titan Comics
112pp – $16.99 – On sale: December 12
ISBN: 9781785860904

The epic conclusion of the Tenth Doctor’s Year Two adventures! On the Shining Horizon, Dorothy and Gabby become concerned about Anubis’ behavior… portending the return of the terrible Sutekh!

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

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #11

Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Giorgia Sposito
Cover A: Simon Myers & Rachael Smith
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: David Carr ​
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November 22, 2017

THE GOOD COMPANION – PART ONE!

The endgame begins for the Tenth Doctor’s third year! Can Gabby Gonzales be saved, or does the universe have other, more fatal plans?

Preview: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Year Three #10

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR: YEAR THREE #10

Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Giorgia Sposito
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: October 18

VORTEX BUTTERFLIES PART 4 OF 4!

The Vortex Butterfly’s identity has finally been unveiled… but the Doctor is distraught to discover that this entity is none other than his beloved companion, Gabby! Vortex Butterfly Gabby insists that he left her behind, in every possible timeline, and she was forced to build her own world from pieces of space and time. Meanwhile, present Gabby (staying in London with Cindy and Sarah Jane Smith) is experiencing strange things too – her powers have brought her drawings to life!

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

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #8

Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Giorgia Sposito
Cover A: Claudia SG Iannicello
Cover B: Will Brooks Photo
Cover C: Arianna Florean
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: August 16

More shocking revelations for the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant, as the true extent of Gabby’s powers starts to become clear…and Cindy’s response changes everything!

Review: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #3.7

Tenth_Doctor_3_7_Cover AWelcome to the Vortex Butterflies story line, featuring the Tenth Doctor and his comic-exclusive companions Gabby Gonzalez and Cindy Wu. #3.7 is the second issue in the Vortex Butterflies arc, so I recommend picking up 3.6 before diving in. However, the arc so far is a wonderful entry point into the Doctor Who comics. Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #3.7 starts with the Doctor at a space junkyard, picking up a machine that will help him record temporal waves and register “vortex leaks”. He left his companions at a safe house in London, and their travel buddy Noob on the Xenopsychology planet of the Zokadyll. All three stories unfold simultaneously, and their narratives are well-balanced and easy to follow. There are answers to some questions (what do Gabby’s new powers actually DO? What is Noob up to on that giant library planet?) while others are left open-ended, meaning I’m now anxiously awaiting 3.8!

Writer Nick Abadzis captures David Tennant’s interpretation of the Doctor (as well as a couple other show-based cameos) and blends him right in with original characters like Gabby and Cindy. He introduces them with a equal measures of exposition and character action, making them well-rounded and compelling even after the Doctor leaves them behind for some intergalactic alone time. And isn’t that the mark of a truly great companion?

marcieNoobThe book has appeal for both die-hard Whovians, and those new to the series. Most importantly, it adapts the show into the comics format seamlessly. There is plenty of timey-wimey talk, but the elements that matter get a closer examination, making the rest the familiar background noise of our favorite show-off timelord.

Artists Giorgia Sposita and Iolanda Zanfardino don’t miss a beat, bringing both 20th century London and deep space to life. Colorists Arianna Florean and Nicola Righi‘s do some heavy lifting, as well, with remarkable renderings of the time vortex, deep space, and multiple planetary backdrops, and Gabby’s new powers are delightfully other-worldly. The characters are stylized just enough to keep those based on actors from dipping into the uncanny valley–something other Who books sometimes suffer from. Letterers Richard Starkings and Jimmy Bentacourt enhance the book, as each species has their own distinct speech pattern, reflected in a completely unique rendering.doc in space

Rose and DocRachael Smith’s bonus comic at the end of the book took me by surprise. It’s a breath of goofy fresh air at the end of a high stakes adventure-in-progress. I don’t think I stopped smiling from the first panel to the last. Bringing Rose back to Ten’s side in such a realistically teenage way while kicking the comedy up to eleven (no pun intended). I hope this is a tradition we will see continued in future issues.

Story: Nick Abadzis Art: Giorgia Sposito
Colorist: Arianna Florean and Nicola Righi
Letterers: Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt
Story: 8.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy (but pick up 3.6, too.)

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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