Doctor Who: The Whispering Gallery #1

Doctor Who: The Whispering Gallery #1

Writer: Leah Moore, John Reppion Artist: Ben Templesmith Publisher: IDW Publishing Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 14, 2009

    This is a very good story, and (for once) I'm not at all worried about it's canonicity or it's place in the world. It could have taken place at anytime during season 3 or 4 of "Doctor Who" and that's fine. It's a nice showcase for Martha, and especially plays off the strengths of the David Tennant Doctor. Leah Moore (daughter of Alan, natch) and John Reppion deliver a script that is simply and elegant, and Ben Templesmith's art is manages to capture David Tennant and Freema Agyeman without being slavishly photorealistic. Doctor Who comics are notoriously an odd lot (remind me to tell you about the one where Seventh Doc companion Ace is blowed up on panel, in complete contradiction to other licensed probably-non-canonical media) and this issue is no exception, but it is a good read, and pretty to boot. Doctor Who: The Whispering Gallery earns a well-deserved 4 out of 5 stars,as well as giving me my Doctor Who fix for the duration... Let's hope IDW can keep this streak of q Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Feb 28, 2009

    The Doctor alleviates the potential boredom by simply walking through Moore's and Reppion's pedestrian science fiction. That's a testament to the writers' excellent skills at characterization but not to their rigid plot. Replace the Doctor with a generic character like Booster Gold, and Whispering Gallery would be absolutely mind-numbing. For these reasons, Moore's and Reppion's tale is merely a first draft of a better story lurking inside. Read Full Review

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