Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #2

Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #2

Writer: David Tipton, Scott Tipton Artist: Lee Sullivan Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
6.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary continues! Oh my giddy aunt! It's time to break out the recorders, as the Second Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor! Scheduled in stores 03/27/13. (4793)

  • 8.5
    Florida Geek Scene - mikefavata Feb 26, 2013

    Another cliffhanger ending for the Doctor and his companions. Apparently the companion related cliffhanger endings will be piecing the various Doctor's stories together. With a solid story and improved art from the first issue, there's no reason not to keep reading. And who wouldn't want to potentially see all 11 Doctors in issue #12? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Feb 28, 2013

    Prisoners Of Time #2 is a great story and gives me a lot of hope for the rest of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Feb 27, 2013

    Finally, this issue doesn't have much to do with the overlapping arc. Issue one opened up with some strong hints. This issue has very little besides an abrupt ending. This ties it in, sure, but I'm sure many readers would like a little extra detail or clues for their efforts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - David Vandervliet Mar 11, 2013

    As a whole, the Prisoners of Time is engaging, as each Doctor finds himself trapped and alone by the shadowy figure in black. It is speculating, but it would seem that this story should be leading to all 11 Doctors (or more even?) to meet, but will they? If they do, can any story live up to expectations? Especially given that they will have very little time to work together in the story's final chapter(s)? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Ethan Lewis Mar 3, 2013

    Scott and David Tipton clearly love Doctor Who and have once again managed to really capture him in all of his forms. I was concerned going into this issue that they wouldn't really capture the differences between The Doctor's regenerations but I they did this quite well. They made him subtly different without it being over the top. My fez comes off to you two! The intensity in the Doctor's eyes on the Francesco Francavilla's cover is amazing. It makes a Whovian tingle. Lee Sullivan's interior art was really fun! I loved the homage to the hats of the other Doctors. Easter eggs like that keep Doctor Who fans coming back for more! Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Melissa Grey Feb 27, 2013

    What follows is a story so painfully straightforward that it is almost completely lacking in surprises or unexpected twists. Perhaps I've simply been spoiled by years of Steven Moffat's and Russel T. Davies' takes on the wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey adventures of the Doctor and his assorted companions but this issue's unerringly rigid point A to point B structure is ultimately a bit of a letdown. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Feb 27, 2013

    As a huge 2nd Doctor fan, this doesn't quite feel like a Troughton adventure. It's a fun ride, but it feels like an average story and not the huge event it should be. With Jaime relegated to a second string character, everything just feels off. The Tiptons have 9 more Doctors to go, so hopefully the others get their due diligence 3/5 Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 27, 2013

    It's another down the middle issue of this series. It's pretty fun and I enjoy seeing each issue cover a different incarnation of the Doctor from the series, but this issue fails to make a good connection to the overall arcing story we're supposed to be in. While the art does feel a bit dated, I do like that the robots and other characters feel like they came from that era. It was a nice touch, leaving everything the same.Overall, I give this issue a mild recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 7, 2013

    It is clear from his performance (especially in the latest Christmas Special) that Matt Smith is taking some cues from the Second Doctor's interpretation of the character, which is something I greatly enjoy. Unfortunately, the creators use this influence in the wrong direction, with the Eleventh Doctor's influence creeping through this story to make it feel more like a Matt Smith issue than a Patrick Troughton issue. As The Doctor admires a nice fez, I chuckled a bit, but the character's actions just didn't feel 100% authentic to the Doctor of seasons 3 through 6 (and 6B.) I'm still on board with the overall concept of a multi-Doctor series, but this was a rather disappointing story for me, causing Doctor Who - Prisoner Of Time #2 to earn a middle-of-the-road 2.5 out of 5 stars overall. It's not a bad book (and the cover is quite striking) but it's not a particularly successful Second Doctor book... Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 1, 2013

    This was an utter tragedy for one of my favorite Doctors. This is only Issue #2 and this was the best efforts by all involved? So very, very disappointing. Read Full Review

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