(Another winning write-up by Orion, folks! Do the Doctor Who comics live up to the TV show’s greatness? Does the story’s young-female Doctor Companion function as a Mary Sue for a middle-aged British writer? Are comics readers and DW fans ALL Special Snowflakes? Read on, and find out…)
by Orion Tippens
ADC Comic of the Day: Doctor Who Special 2013 #1
Writer: Paul Cornell
Pencils: Johnny Broxton
Published by: IDW Publishing
Released: Dec. 2013
Notes: One-shot, self-contained story
The Doctor meets…Doctor Who?!
After a mishap send the TARDIS astray, our favorite Time Lord stumbles upon a world most familiar to us readers.
This is our real world, or as the Doctor puts it; a world of “anti-fiction,” “non-fiction,” and “un-fiction.” Here, all of the exciting moments in the Doctor’s life are passed off through stories, through a fictional TV show called “Doctor Who” staged with special effects. “Doctor Who” is well-received by its huge fandom base, very popular at geek conventions, and a growing oncoming merchandising storm.
The Doctor is Continue reading
Hey guys, Mike here – I’m aware that a lot of you noticed that the site’s other fine contributors haven’t been seen much this month – that’s my fault for not keeping up with my in-box! There’s a lot of good stuff from my pals that you’ll be seeing, starting NOW, with hardcore Doctor Who fan Orion and a story of a guy, his Sonic Screwdriver, and his ROBOT DINOSAUR:
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #9
Writer: Tony Lee, Artist: Josh Adams
IDW, Sept. 2011, 21 pages
review by Orion Tippens
Missing new Doctor Who on the television, but not the head-rattling, timey-wimey nonsense of ridiculously elaborate plans to kill our beloved Doctor? Did you enjoy the fun, creative goodness of the better standalone episodes (“Vincent and the Doctor”, “The Girl Who Waited”), better appreciated not only by us fans, but those less familiar who enjoy a good, often campy science-fiction story?
Well, here you go, we have this issue of the current comics run based on the series. Here is all the fun of the show, as we join the Doctor, Amy, Rory, and a dinosaur named Continue reading