Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1

Writer: Robbie Morrison Artist: Dave Taylor Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: October 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
10User Rating

As the eighth series of Doctor Who hits BBC America, don't miss the stunning debut of the twelfth Doctor's all-new comics adventures! Freshly regenerated and with a new head full of unanswered questions, the Doctor whisks Clara Oswald away to a strange and distant world. Clara thought she was in for an evening of marking essays, followed by a date, if things went well. Instead, she's facing down murderous alien fauna in her best dress, without a clue what the Doctor is searching for, or what is going to try to kill them should they find it! Offering shocks, surprises, and timestream-shaking revelations, don't miss your chance to get on board this amazing ongoing series!

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Oct 17, 2014

    Robbie Morrison is known for his work on various BATMAN stories, and THE AUTHORITY.He had a very brief stint as a writer on the fascinating SPIDERMAN's TANGLED WEB.His work there was memorable, and a good example of why he's a great choice for DOCTOR WHO.If you're interested, check it out - it is one of the best MARVEL's you've never heard of, and it's still available in trade paperback (Volume 2).Dave Taylor also has a history with BATMAN, but he's also done some other work including projects for Marvel and JUDGE DREDD.This new DOCTOR WHO represents a change from the previous (post-revival) incarnations.The earlier Doctors have all been younger, 'cooler' types.Capaldi represents a return to paradigm of the Doctor as an older man.Capaldi's Doctor is still a man of action, but he is not a hipster; he is a man equal parts Sage and Warrior.This is why Morrison is a good choice. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Oct 20, 2014

    So, will I come back to the title for issue #2? Oh most likely, unless something gets in the way. However, Titan needs to get their act together when it comes to these variant covers or I'll stop reading just based on principle. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    TheCultDen - Reece Morris-Jones Oct 15, 2014

    All in all, it's a great issue. It's not perfect, but it's pretty close. It's just so nice to see two great Doctor Who titles on the shelves. Let's hope next month sustains such a strong start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 21, 2014

    So, lots of fun, highly recommended for any fan of The New Doctor! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Oct 13, 2014

    Titan Comics' debut of the Twelfth Doctor is sure to make a splash with Doctor Who fans, and this reviewer eagerly awaits the next chapter of this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Oct 14, 2014

    Dave Taylor presents the world in a manner which is pleasing to the eyes. Hes tasked with drawing a lot of visually different scenes from the TARDIS interior to thick jungle lands to molten underground caverns, it all looks great. The characters themselves are drawn very accurately too, including Capaldis intense eyebrows, which again makes the comic feel authentic and is a great transition from the screen to the page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Herald - Dave Oct 19, 2014

    All in all, Doctor Who: The 12th Doctor #1 is a fun read, and honestly feels like some much desired bonus footage of the eighth season. There's always the implication that there are so many more adventures we never see, and this comic does a nice job of elucidating one of those. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Oct 20, 2014

    In conclusion, the plot is handled well, and the mystery is introduced fairly quickly. It feels like an episode of the television series except without any budget constraints in terms of special effects, and it does what its meant to for a first issue, draw you in and keep you there. Its also worth noting quickly just how good the cover art is, as Alice X. Zhang knocks it out of the park, which is really an added bonus when you consider that this issue is mostly a success despite the negative elements that this reviewer has mentioned. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 11, 2014

    The only real weakness to this issue is the same problem that most TV tie-in comics possess. While fans of the current Doctor Who series will love this book, it does little to open itself up to comic readers who might discover the show through this book. The book isn't entirely inaccessible to new readers, but Whovians will get far more out of it than non-fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Oct 16, 2014

    All in all, while it's a bit of a rockier start than the the other two books, it also has a way harder job to do, and the plot of the issue is exciting and engaging enough to make me look forward to the next issue, and 100% positive that the rough patches will get smoothed out over time. Like every Titan Doctor Who book so far, it's well worth it for fans of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 16, 2014

    A colorful and fun opening, it's just that it's difficult to reconcile with the ongoing BBC TV production. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 11, 2014

    Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1 is a great starting off point for the Twelfth Doctor's Titan adventures, as though it has a lot of work before becoming amazing, it sets a wonderful premise. It also leaves on an explosive cliffhanger definitely has me hooked for the next issue. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - Gary Murphy Oct 24, 2014

    Did I enjoy reading it? Yes, but thats because I am a fan of Doctor Who and in particular, a fan of Capaldis Doctor. It has a standard plot, albeit with some rather excellent characterisation, combined with art that is not up to scratch make this first issue of Titans Doctor Who: The Tweflth Doctor a pass for the majority of the comic going public. Fans of the Doctor might want to pick this up, but based on this first issue, they may want to wait for the trade. Much like other licenced comic properties, the series struggles to justify its existence. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 15, 2014

    While this wasn't my favorite Doctor Who comic, neither is the new season of the show. Both need time to grow and mature so I'm by no means writing this one off. In fact I think the creative team had a bigger challenge than the other Doctor Who comic creators and an even bigger challenge than the show runners because they had even less to work with and just as many people to impress. That's something I think everyone should keep in mind while reading the story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Graham van der Made Oct 23, 2014

    I recommend this issue for Doctor Who fans, but no one else. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 16, 2014

    "Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor" #1 was a slightly audacious move from Titan, to get a full-length comic starring the new TARDIS team up and running so quickly. (At least when "Doctor Who Magazine" does something similar, an 8-page length means that the creative team has a bit more time to get their initial chapters together.) Morrison and Taylor really do the best they can under difficult circumstances, and I'll definitely check in shortly to see how having some more time and reference material has worked in their favor. For now, though, it's probably not going to wow those who are looking for their "Doctor Who" fix. Read Full Review

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