Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1

Writer: Rob Williams, Al Ewing Artist: Simon Fraser Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: July 23, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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)!

  • 10
    TheCultDen - Reece Morris-Jones Jul 24, 2014

    In the end, I can't give this issue any higher praise- I loved every second of it. Its a story that doesn't condescend and manages to squeeze in an introductory companion story, an alien chase and still have space left over for proper characterisation and fun. All whilst having great pacing, sharp writing and a respect for its characters and the reader. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jul 21, 2014

    If you were like me and you're a Doctor Who fan who stayed away from the comics, then I urge you to reverse that and give this issue a try. I can't think of when I've enjoyed a debut issue more in a long while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 17, 2014

    A wonderful story that shows the joy and change the Doctor can bring to a companion's life. Highly enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jul 22, 2014

    Whovians are a fickle bunch. While we clamor for any bits of new information about the next series, we are desperate, yet unsure of stories that take place outside of canon. Thankfully there are dozens of novels, hours of audio, and now Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1 . As the license lapsed from IDW last year, many fans were worried about the fate of the Doctor and his adventures in comic form but, after reading Titan Comics’ debut issue for this ongoing, it is clear that the imprint and creative team has gone to great lengths to deliver a stellar Doctor Who title. Time will tell if the series goes wibbly-wobbly, but for now, Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1 is everything a Whovian, young or old, could want from a debut issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Jul 25, 2014

    Cute. How often could I use that adjective to describe a comic? Sure, it's a bit emasculating, but that's the word I'm going with the describe Titan Comics' debut of Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor. Writers Al Ewing and Rob Williams deliver their fresh and funny take on the classic character, and the results impressive. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Martin Pierro Aug 5, 2014

    I am adding this title to my pull list and look forward where Titan is taking the Doctor Who comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 13, 2014

    We're sad that Smith has moved on, but happily, through this series, his adventures will continue on! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - John Saavedra Jul 17, 2014

    Maybe this series will take the TV approach: tell a couple of standalone stories and tie them all up at the end of the arc with bang. It doesn't necessarily have to be the Pandorica all over again (this issue starts a little while after Amy and Rory's wedding), but it should heart-wrenching. Something about Alice's predicament before she meets the Doctor tells me that the writing will hit very close to home by the arc's end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 21, 2014

    "Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor" #1 is an incredibly strong first issue; it's a real delight to see a licensed comic just hit the mark right out of the gate. There's even a great one-page back-up by Marc Ellerby focusing on the Pond family on date night, and let's just say that Ellerby packs in the laughs in just a few short panels. I'm definitely coming back for a second issue. Nicely done, all involved. It's a real relief to see a "Doctor Who" comic this strong. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jul 22, 2014

    Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor is back with a fun, quirky and emotional adventure. Between this and the Tenth Doctor Titan really have hit something amazing and I look forward to seeing how they follow-up on this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 24, 2014

    Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1 again is slow on the build up, but it proves to have the same potential as the show. We have the Doctor back on his feet after the second Big Bang, we have a newly introduced character and companion, and we now have a story set that can go pretty much in any direction Al Ewing so chooses for the Doctor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Jul 25, 2014

    Doctor Who: the Eleventh Doctor #1 has been solely crafted for fans of the Doctor Who series and will probably not be enjoyed by readers who are not at the very least familiar with the latest incarnation of the Doctor. If you are one of these people then this issue is fun, promising and worth your time to pick up and read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Jul 25, 2014

    Overall, the issue is a fun one-off story that truly works as a sort of "lost episode." That it shares more qualities of Davies era Who might offset ardent Eleven fans, but the magic of what makes number eleven special is not lost. Add in hints of an intriguing sub-plot about ghostly Time Lord apparitions, and you have a story that most any Doctor Who fan should check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 23, 2014

    For a Doctor Who fan I would definitely recommend checking this issue out. I'm looking forward to this series even more now and can't wait to see what happens to Alice next on her journey with the Doctor. If you're not a Doctor Who fan I don't know if it will resonate with you the same way, but it's still a well-written/plotted issue with great art and it might just make a fan out of you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Jul 27, 2014

    Overall, 'Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor' #1 was a solid book. I preferred 'Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor' #1 over this one, but this was still very good. I'm more likely to favor David Tennant's Doctor any day of the week, but I still appreciated the one-off tale that did a good job of focusing on the new companion. I'll probably keep reading because I'm curious to find out more about the Time Lord lurking in the shadows, but I could see fans of Matt Smith's Doctor enjoying this more than I did. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Following The Nerd - Saxon Jul 21, 2014

    In the end I found The Eleventh Doctor to be a much weaker start from Titan than their Tenth Doctor offering. The story has an ending, which wraps everything up, while the few elements that suggest a larger story going on feel forced, and crowbarred in. The colours are perhaps too vibrant and the tone far too light for the average adult fan to enjo, but kids will no doubt get a kick out of reading further adventures of the floppy haired Time Lord. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 18, 2014

    Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1 will be out next Wednesday, July 23rd from Titan Comics. Grab a copy at your local comic book store (Don't know where that is? Here you go.) or digitally via Read Full Review

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