Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #2

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #2

Writer: Al Ewing, Rob Williams Artist: Simon Fraser Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: September 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
10User Rating

The all-new adventures of the eleventh Doctor continue, as terror strikes a recession-hit paradise! When the Doctor last visited Rokhandi, it was a planet of such stunning natural beauty that an entire solar system had sworn to preserve it. What better place to take new companion Alice Obiefune on her first off-world adventure? And it would have been a magical vacation - if the TARDIS hadn't overshot by fifty years. Now the austerity-hit pleasure planet has become a "theme safari" corporate hell, overrun by eerie, giant-headed mascots and a trillion tramping tourist feet! But there's something more sinister at play than rampant commercialism and ecological devastation - and the Doctor and Alice need to uncover all of Rokhandi's long-buried secrets if they're to escape with their lives!

  • 9.0
    TheCultDen - Reece Morris-Jones Sep 10, 2014

    Once again Simon Fraser's art, though perhaps not the most detailed, is still perfectly suited to the tales of the 11th Doctor. Some of his layouts really pop and the two page spread in the middle of the comic brought tears to my eyes. Gary Caldwell is the real mastermind though, enhancing it all by bringing a bright garish look to everything but the issues monster, a subtle effect that emphasises what happens when commerce is put ahead of humanity. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 9, 2014

    Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor is proving that an episodic style can work, as though the story took a while to grab my attention, the Eleventh Doctor's personality makes up for the wait big time. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 10, 2014

    I may end up liking one of these Doctor Who series more than the other, but for now they're on par with each other in the best of ways. It's been a long time since I read a licensed property as a comic and actually enjoyed it, yet alone two of them based on the same property. Whatever Titan and the creative team are doing to produce this I hope they keep doing it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Sep 25, 2014

    But its all over before you know it, and its fun enough. However, I would say its time for Ewing and Company to take advantage of the serialized format of comics and start telling larger and longer stories. This is a really great team, and I really want to see them cut loose with a story that has more scope and scale. One issue may be enough to tell story, for sure, and tell it well, but it does require less complicated stories in order to work. Theres clearly a mystery building in the background, maybe its time to spend a few issues advancing that, or at the very least, give us a longer story with a little more heft. Read Full Review

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