Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor #1

Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor #1

Writer: Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby Artist: Brian Williamson Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: March 23, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
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Victorian England. A mysterious woman commands a hidden army in a house of the blind. Scryclops stalk the streets - and something alien and terrible screams from prehistory with a hunger that cannot be sated! The fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith return for an all-new adventure: "Gaze of the Medusa"!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 23, 2016

    If you're a classic Doctor Who fan, you will love this book. And if you aren't, this book may yet turn you into one. It's that good! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 28, 2016

    It's a real delight to read this series - it gets the Doctor "right," and does it with a smile and a wink. More like this, please! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Mar 22, 2016

    As we face the prospect of a long 2016 without any regular new Doctor Who episodes until Christmas, Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor goes a long way towards helping us forget this fact. Indeed, it helps us forget the fact that we aren't in 1977, and Tom Baker isn't still tripping over his own scarf and lowering his baritone to curse the menace of the week. Like the best Baker episodes, it finds the right balance between Gothic horror and lighthearted adventure, and is the start of a promising set of new stories featuring characters as we remember them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    FanboyNation - Lowell Newton Mar 23, 2016

    Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor #1 has all the campiness of the original show. Writers Gordon Rennie and Emma Beeby delivered the goods in the respect of being accurate. I like that they didn't try to update or make it dark and gritty for modern readers. I believe comic books are the perfect medium for Doctor Who. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Mar 18, 2016

    Overall, there's definitely been a lot of care and attention put into this comic, though nothing right now that makes it stand out as a must-buy. For fans of classicDoctor Whoepisodes, it is encouraging to see Titan support the earlier series, makingme hopeful they'll do more mini-series like this (come on Colin Baker mini…). And there's certainly a lot to like for these fans, though it's a little early to tell how good this will be when the story reaches its conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 20, 2016

    Interesting premise, some moments of excitement, but a little bit muted by some problems with Tom and Liz's faces. An okay start, if a bit more wobbly than I had hoped... Read Full Review

  • 9.0 Mar 31, 2016

    This is probably the most modern Who story I've read from the pre-revival Doctors. I love how dark and cinematic it looks, and how very over the top the giant cyclopean grunts are. The " scrying glass" as an old-school viewfinder was a nice element as well. This book feels very natural for Baker's Doctor and Sarah Jane, and I completely enjoyed this, the first new adventure of theirs. That last page is a doozy, and I really have no clue what comes next. But in a year without any new Who, I'll take all the quality stories I can get. Like twelve's Eye of Torment collection I'm reading currently. Which is good so far- I am excited for the Madame Vastra, jenny and Strax story at the end of that collection, because they are three of the best (and most ridiculous) characters in the Rogues Gallery of The Doctor’s known associates. But this book has a lot of really great moments, and it seems to be doing a great service to Tom Baker’s doctor, more so than the Ninth Doctor’s miniseries did- though, to be fair, I only read one issue (part way) and was just turned off by the look of the characters and their voices… This book feels right at home with Four and Sarah Jane, and I will make sure to wear my extra long and stripey Four scarf for when I come back to read issue two, and three… and, you guessed it- FOUR!

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 27, 2016

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