Doctor Who Vol. 2 #4

Doctor Who Vol. 2 #4

Writer: Tony Lee Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: October 14, 2009 Critic Reviews: 2
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    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 16, 2009

    Whether in the form of prose or comic book, stories spinning off from a television series can read like the worst fan-fiction. Tony Lee continues to write the most authentic sounding Doctor Who tales, and IDW should secure Matthew Dow Smith and Charlie Kirchoff to Doctor Who for the long term. Their art sets the comic book apart and even distinguishes it from that of the longer running comic strip published in Doctor Who Magazine but without sacrificing the texture of the series. Read Full Review

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    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 19, 2009

    David Tennant's portrayal of the Doctor is(as with most everyone who has everytaken on the role) a very personal sort of thing,deliveredphysically, vocally, and through facial expression, taking him from merry prankster to somber lonely godand backusing only his face and his bearing. It is to the credit of this book's team that they manage to capture so much of thecharactersuccessfully on paper.Artist Matthew Dow Smith doesn't have a heavily photo-realistic style, but still captures the essence of Tennant in every frame. Tony Lee'sdialogue is a lot of fun throughout, especially the bits where the Judoon warriors stalk about, screaming"Resistance is futile" and all. There's a truelove of the Whoniverse (a phrase which, now that I'vewritten it, seems incredibly fatuous and smarmy) here, with logical progressions of themethroughoutthirtyyears of Doctor Who programming. It's a nicely donestory,the space battle as science-fiction staple, run through the prism of the veddy British show. Impr Read Full Review

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