The story succeeds because Lee tightly meshes the historical elements to science fiction and Doctor Who. The author could have crafted this sci-fi story for an original character or a different series character, but because it's Doctor Who the story changes. It's charged with an atmosphere specific to the show. The Doctor's devastating cleverness, Emily's defiance of physics with an advanced tech "magic wand" and the daring-do of Matthew Finnegan, Martha Jones and the rest generate tremendous energy that Shedd and Kirchoff then replicate through their illustrations. Read Full Review
Still, it's a near faithful reproduction of the kind of thing you might see in a "Doctor Who" serial with an unlimited budget, and though Tennant's Doctor doesn't translate perfectly to the page, Tony Lee captures his voice about as well as he can, given the restrictions of the medium. It's a good complement to the series, even with a new Doctor in the TARDIS on television. It gives this series a kind of immediate nostalgia. And that's okay. Read Full Review
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