Doctor Who: Special 2013 #1

Doctor Who: Special 2013 #1

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Jimmy Braxton Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 25, 2013 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

In this special one-shot story celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, a strange force flings the TARDIS and the Doctor into our own universe! Once here, the Doctor encounters a 10-year-old girl who happens to be a huge fan of the Doctor Who TV show. The Doctor grapples with being a fictional character and monsters lurking at the girl's school on the way to coming face-to-face with the actor who portrays him, Matt Smith!

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody Dec 24, 2013

    This is a self-referential, fun, touching, emotional issue that runs the gambit of Doctor Who. This takes pieces of everything that makes Doctor Who so great and mixes it up into one final story to send things off in a great way. While I absolutely hate to see IDW's run on Who end, they have given us a pretty impressive body of work over the last six years. I don't know who will get the license next, but good luck you've got some seemingly impossible shoes to fill. Roll on Doctor Who and thanks for everything IDW! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Gary Kane Dec 24, 2013

    Putting it simply this is a great team, a great story and a great ending for both Matt Smith's Doctor as well as IDW's Doctor Who run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - John Yohe Dec 31, 2013

    Hardcore Doctor Who fans will of course want to buy "The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who". As a self-contained issue, without the need for too much insider knowledge, this is a good buy for anyone looking to explore outside their normal interests, and I can't help think that this would make a good gift, especially for younger folks. The only danger is that it might serve as a gateway drug to the regular Doctor Who TV show. And the comic. And action figures.... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Dec 24, 2013

    This is a great Dr. Who comic book that will delight even the most cynical fan of the material. Cornell and Broxton really nail the finer points of the franchise with immense quality. The tale also manages to find some of the brighter points of the way that the franchise has exponentially grown in the past few years. Make sure to pick up the swan song of IDW and Dr. Who. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Dec 24, 2013

    This DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL is a book for Doctor Who fans and no one else. That sounds mean and cruel, and it's not supposed to come off that way, but it's true. Fans of the series will love this 2013 Special. It's really a love letter to the fans and the series. In fact, it's one of the more fun issues of DOCTOR WHO I've read since IDW recently relaunched it. There's not a lot of books coming out this week; however, if you have some extra cash or you're a Doctor Who fan, you really should pick this book up. It's a ton of fun. Read Full Review

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