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Featured Review Preview & Trailer @ComicsTitan Dr Who Tenth & Eleventh #1

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1

The Eisner Award-winning Nick Abadzis (Laika) and fan-favorite Elena Casagrande (Angel, Suicide Risk, Doctor Who, Star Trek) take control of the TARDIS for their first five-issue arc with the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant!

Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s New York Laundromat, dreaming of college and bigger, better and brighter things.

So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations – talking about an infestation of psychic aliens – she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands.

After Donna’s tragic exit, the Doctor thought he was done with new companions. But Gabby Gonzalez is going to prove him wrong… if she survives the night!

Regular linked cover by Alice X. Zhang!

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1

A stunning new era begins for the Eleventh Doctor, as played by Matt Smith!

Alice Obiefune has just lost her mother when the Doctor explodes into her life.

But what does this grieving young woman have to do with the career of a 70s musician, an amnesiac alien, and a terrifying cosmic threat?

In the wake of the second Big Bang, find out what the Doctor gets up to when Amy and Rory aren’t around!

Series architects Al Ewing (Loki: Agent of Asgard, Mighty Avengers, Trifecta) and Rob Williams (Revolutionary War, Ordinary, Miss Fury, The Royals: Masters of War, Trifecta) kick off a whirlwind adventure through eternity with artist Simon Fraser (Nikolai Dante, Grindhouse, Doctor Who)!

Regular linked cover by Alice X. Zhang!



See the Review Rating Overview page for more information on how I rate each comic

Cover & Solicit 5/5

Both issues have multiple covers, which is to be expected with such a huge #1 release. The main cover for both issues is by Alice X Zhang. They are beautifully painted covers and  I'd even love to see her take on interiors at some point.

Art, Colors & Inking 4/5

The Tenth Doctor is drawn by Elena Casagrande (Suicide Risk, Angel, Hack/Slash). The Eleventh Doctor is drawn by Simon Fraser (2000 AD, Judge Dredd). Both artists do an excellent job and I can't wait to see more by them. They both draw their versions of the Doctor spot on and they are easily recognizable.

Layout & Flow 5/5

Both issues take place during the times that the Doctor is without companions. So as a reader you don't really have to know much about prior comics or even TV episodes to jump right in. The flow of both issues are very well balanced between introducing the new companions and telling the story. Each also presents the companions and the story in different ways. With the 10th primarily focusing on the companion and her family and daily interactions, and the 11th more thru a diary type monologue telling the back-story.

Story 5/5

The Tenth Doctor is written by Nick Abadzis (2000 AD, Deadline USA, Doctor Who Magazine) while the Eleventh is co-written by Al Ewing (2000 AD, Jennifer Blood, Iron Man: Fatal Frontier) and Rob Williams (Judge Dredd Magazine, Daken: Dark Wolverine, Star Wars: Rebellion). Both stories are excellently written and add to the Doctor Who mythos.

The Tenth Doctor's story involves the new companion Gabby Gonzalez. She is stuck doing what her family wants, running the dry cleaner, going to college for accounting, and working at their diner, when all she really wants is to live her life and follow her passion of art. The story Abadzis tells is really well written when it comes to building the back-story and introducing the characters. We eventually find the Doctor and as usual where he goes trouble follows, or is it the other way around. It seems something is morphing people into monsters, and it's up to the Doctor and his new companion to stop it.

The Eleventh Doctor's story involves the new companion Alice Obiefune. Alice has had a bad week, her mothers' passing, loosing her job, and being evicted, Alice just can't catch a break. That is until she runs into the Doctor. It seems a Joy-Beast is running loose and feeding on despair and sadness. I love how they changed the standard "It's Bigger on the Inside" joke with "It's All Upside Down", it just adds to the fun of the issue, with most of it being about sadness and loss. In the end Alice helps the Doctor immensely in solving the mystery of the Joy-Beast before being asked to join him on more adventures.

Verdict - 4.7 (9.5/10) (Buy Doctor Who) SAVE 10%

It was disappointing when I heard Doctor Who was leaving IDW, but once I heard Titan was picking it up, I knew we would only get the best as the Doctor was now back home in the UK. Both the Tenth Doctor and Eleventh Doctor's issues do an excellent job in keeping with the spirit of the series. The artists interpretations of the Doctor and his companions are spot on and a beautiful rendition. Both writing teams do an excellent job of telling a story. Each unique yet both very enjoyable. I can't wait for the next issues and the upcoming Twelfth Doctor series this October.


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