Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #4

Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #4

Writer: David Tipton, Scott Tipton Artist: Gary Erskine Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 17, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
6.2Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary continues! Put on your scarves and munch on some jelly babies, as the fan-favprite Fourth Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Apr 17, 2013

    I may be a hard reviewer to please when it comes to the Prisoners of Time, but this issue more than does what it should. It's a great adventure that feels like it belongs on the TV screen. The Fourth Doctor and Leela are captured perfectly. If the last eight issues are like this one, then this will turn out to be a truly epic celebration. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 20, 2013

    The art is not as good as the story, but this was still fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Apr 16, 2013

    In short, this is one of the better issues for Prisoners Of Time. This does, of course, depend on your preferences for each Doctor, but this issue does a good job of capturing everything well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Gavin Craig Apr 19, 2013

    This is a unique opportunity to add a Doctor or two to your list of favorites. Bow ties are cool, but so are scarves, and umbrellas, and celery. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Apr 18, 2013

    The plot is in keeping with the television series, but references aside, this didn't feel like it had to be a Fourth Doctor story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 19, 2013

    I'm pretty sure the underlying conclusion of "Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time" #4 wasn't supposed to be, "Companions, eh, who needs them?" but that's where the wheels are falling off a bit. Once again, I want to like this comic more than I actually do. The visuals are pretty fun (and Francesco Francavilla's covers have been outstanding) but there needs to be some real script tightening in this series, and soon. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 19, 2013

    All in all, this issue gives me the most mixed feelings of any Prisoner Of Time outing to date. The Fourth Doctor is visually okay, sort of, but none of the dialogue feels particularly true to the characters in play. Leela never looks even a little bit like Louise Jamison, and the use of modern "villains" in a context that feels very much like modern Who may be designed to appeal to the broadest possible audience, but it feels unfaithful to the old-school stories. Doctor Who " Prisoner Of Time #4 isn't a bad issue, but it is often awkward both visually and story-wise, and is just off-putting enough to drop its rating to something below average. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Apr 18, 2013

    Doctor Who: Prisoners Of Time #4 does not set a good stage for the next seven issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GreyMouser Apr 17, 2013

    . . $4, 22pgs + 2pg backup. all ADs@back. Bakerrific cover. . . Great opener of Leela studying higher mathematics with K-9. I am enjoying these more as the series continues, and it doesnt hurt that Tom is one of my faves. The story progression feels better this time, not rushed but full action and adventure. Leela continues to impress later as a total badass. The Topton's writing and dialog is good this issue, charming and witty. Erskine's art Kirchoff's colors are looking quite good for this installment, as well.

  • 10
    Dalekbuster523 Jun 8, 2016

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