Doctor Who: Ghost Stories, a new four-part miniseries, follows the Twelfth Doctor, Grant and Lucy, from the television episode The Return of Doctor Mysterio (Season 10). If you are anything like me, you saw the episode based off of this comic spin-off, and became captivated by the charming love story between Grant and Lucy. I wanted to live more in this world and never thought I’d be granted it―until now.
We jump eight years in time to see Lucy, Grant and a grown baby Jennifer, now living as a family. It’s announced on the television an armed robbery is taking place, Grant having a second life as a local superhero, The Ghost, rushes off to save the day and the action begins.
Writer George Mann incorporates the Doctor’s humor as seen on television, which is much appreciated. The pacing read fast though and it would have been nice if it were possible to slow it down. The storyline did leave readers with a cliffhanger in this first issue, and I’m curious to see where it goes, so I will be reading on in the future.
Artist Ivan Rodriguez, who also worked on Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen, creates a Who-World one might expect for a superhero-based story line, reminiscent of Superman (in my humble opinion). Rodriguez has moments where he captures Capaldi’s character traits nicely and others where you can see the artist’s own unique hand added in. It’s not particularly my favorite but it’s by no means the worst.
Overall, the storyline didn’t take me where I thought it might go, but that’s what’s great about Doctor Who; Does anyone ever really know what to expect from a Timelord? Rhetorical question. Of course not. If you’re a Doctor Who fan, it’s a must-buy. If you’re not, it might not hold the same nostalgic significance it holds for others.
Story: George Mann Art: ist Ivan Rodriguez Color: Dijjo Lima
Story: 8.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Buy
Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review