Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #3

Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #3

Writer: David Tipton, Scott Tipton Artist: Mike Collins Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary continues! "Now listen to me!" It's time to fire up Bessie, as the Third Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor!

  • 10
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Mar 21, 2013

    It's fun to see the Tiptons use a great incarnation of the Doctor to his fullest, managing to capture his arrogance, action, and guile all within a one-part story. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 23, 2013

    Great fun in every way that will wisk you back to the 1970"s. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Mar 20, 2013

    In short, this captures the essence of the Doctor very well. Whilst the over-all story is lacking, the celebration of Doctor Who‘s many forms is still highly enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody Mar 20, 2013

    Prisoners of Time has been a pretty good series so far. Even with my old fan crankiness aside, the Tipton's have crafted fun standalone adventures with an intriguing overarching story. You have to commend them for making the older Doctors assessable to readers new and old. A good story with perfect art makes for a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Ethan Lewis Mar 24, 2013

    I really enjoyed this issue. It is definitely the kind of fun Doctor Who adventure you expect when you open up the comic. My only real disappointment with the story is that they didn't focus on The Master. He's such a great villain and a foil to The Doctor in many ways. He's also a villain that ties Classic Who to New Who. Including him may have helped connect the New Whovians to the classic series. On the other hand I am so happy they put Sarah Jane Smith in here. Next issue is Tom Baker. I clutch my ridiculously long scarf in anticipation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Following The Nerd - Ciaran Flanagan Jun 7, 2013

    All told this is a passable bit of storytelling that happens to have the Doctor Who brand name plastered across it. Completists wont need it but will buy it; casual fans would enjoy it but not read it. So it goes for licensed comics in the current era. Mores the pity. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 21, 2013

    We get a glimpse of someone who seems to be our villain at the end of this issue, but as with one and two (and, honestly, as the structure of the series requires), we don't learn anything much yet. The Third Doctor and The Brig look like the late Pertwee and Courtney, and they get in some fighty-fighty that moves the blood a little, but it just doesn't feel like a Third Doctor tale, no matter how much I tried to squint and make it work. Next issue promises the adventures of the iconic Fourth Doctor, which will really be the make-or-break point for the Tiptons' anniversary story, and hopefully it's going to be uphill from there. Doctor Who - Prisoner Of Time #3 gets the main character mostly right but mires him in a quagmire of 70s imagery and dulled suspense, earning a disappointing 2 out of 5 stars overall. The real shame is, The Third Doctor was one of the more dynamic and action-oriented Doctors, making this story's dullness a double fault... Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser Mar 20, 2013

    $4, 22pgs. 4 ADs @ back ____ A well intentioned charmer for fans of Doctor Who, i was pleased but sometimes puzzled. Plenty of action in this one as we see the fantastic Brigadier at his fighting best, but alongside a high kicking, Wushu-WHo? Some psychedelic art references transport me back to 70's comics. Odd , but ill take it as good fun if a bit out of character. Still there are some other flaws, from compacting a big story in too tight. The art is quite good on this one, a few panels really striking me.

  • 10
    Dalekbuster523 Jun 8, 2016

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Mar 24, 2013

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