Doctor Who: Four Doctors #1
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Doctor Who: Four Doctors #1

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Neil Edwards Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: August 12, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

What shocking past event brings three Doctors together - to combat an unknown foe with three incarnations in its sights? The five-part Doctor Who event of 2015 begins here in a tale written by Doctor Who novelist Paul Cornell and illustrated by Neil Edwards that brings together the tenth Doctor and Gabby, the eleventh Doctor and Alice, and the twelfth Doctor and Clara!

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    Pop Culture Uncovered - Pauly D Aug 26, 2015

    In anticipation of the new season of Doctor Who in September, this limited weekly series is the perfect outlet to satisfy your appetite until the premiere and to enjoy seeing our old friends for another adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Aug 25, 2015

    Doctor Who: Four Doctors #1 is what I typically call a "Get the Band Together" comic. It exists to place the players onto the field and introduce the main conflict. At times first issues can come off as too expository, or just plain boring (let's get to the good stuff, already!), but that's not the case here. While there was very little action to speak of, the character interactions are more than enough to make this an entertaining and engaging story. I can already tell I'm going to be sad in five issues when this creative team parts for other projects. If you're a fan of the Doctor, or just good comics in general, then definitely check this out. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 16, 2015

    If you're a fan of Doctor Who, this is a must-have. You'll smile from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.5 - John McCubbin Aug 12, 2015

    Doctor Who: Four Doctors gets off to a phenomenal start, as between it's smart premise and the sheer presence of these characters, we are given something magical. The creators also manage to add flair, with the fluid dialogue and captivating artwork leaving this fan eager for the second installment, next week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Plug - Mike O'Rear Aug 12, 2015

    As a "New-Who" Whovian, my only real experience with different Doctor's meeting was in the "The Day of the Doctor" 50th anniversary special. Though even with only that to go on, I love how the Doctor's interact in this issue. Their personalities clashing and the shared disbelief in how they, Ten and Eleven, could become the twelfth Doctor: it does my nerdy heart good. Read Full Review

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    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Aug 15, 2015

    Doctor Who: The Four Doctors #1 has everything you want in a Doctor Who event comic. Read Full Review

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    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Aug 13, 2015

    Ultimately, the reader is in a for a treat, as one can see that this what an event series should read like, and as quirky as the Doctor Who Universe is, this would typical be a two part episode or an extra long episode. The story by Paul Cornell of Fathers Day fame, so far sets up a larger story which has this reader hooked already. The art by Neil Edwards provides excellent renderings of the actors who portray the different characters and beautiful backdrops for the characters to operate in. Overall, a great comic, that not only die hard fans will love but casual fans will enjoy. Read Full Review

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    Infinite Comix - Scott Morse Aug 12, 2015

    Titan Comics has an absolute winner on it's hands with the Four Doctors. There is little indication as towhere this story is going, and readershonestly shouldn'tcare. Lucky, this event is weekly so it's only 7 days until thenext fix! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Aug 13, 2015

    While the is merely the beginning, it does feel like we're bout to embark on an epic story, one that will justify having the Doctors meet and work together. Now we'll have to see if the rest of the series delivers on that sense of promise. Read Full Review

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    Flickering Myth - Villordsutch Aug 12, 2015

    With Paul Cornell being a seasoned Doctor Who writer you have an instant feeling of reassurance that he shan't be delivering a generic sci-fi tale with Doctor, TARDIS and Dalek crammed into the story to make it slightly fan pleasing. We're also given some brilliant artwork from Neil Edwards and a superb palette from Ivan Nunes, making Doctor Who: Four Doctors the comic you need to buy. Read Full Review

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    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Aug 12, 2015

    The multi-Doctor story can be a fine tight rope to walk. You can either reach dizzying narrative heights of a 50th Anniversary Special or descent into nostalgia baiting of a The Two Doctors. Thankfully Titan Comics' Four Doctors #1 skews toward the former and starts this new weekly Doctor Who event on a funny and engaging note that is sure to please fangirls and boys alike. Paul Cornell, Neil Edwards, and Ivan Nunes all understand what makes these Doctors and their respective companions entertaining and then deliver that full force. The plot and enemy will fully reveal themselves in time, but for now, let us just enjoy the fabulous time traveling ladies and their dense Doctors as they argue in a coffee shop. Read Full Review

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    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 13, 2015

    On the whole, this first chapter of The Four Doctorsproves a promising start. What flaws exist are minor things and do not distract from the enjoyment of the individual components thus far. Whovians are certain to enjoy this epic tale. Read Full Review

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    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Aug 13, 2015

    If you're a fan of Doctor Who and love multi-Doctor stories and want some more excitement featuring the characters, The Four Doctors should be right up your street as things can only get better from here. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 13, 2015

    "Doctor Who: Four Doctors" #1 may not have a title that rolls off of the tongue, but this is not only a good media tie-in comic, it's a good comic, period. Cornell and Edwards did exactly what they needed to for this first issue; they've put out a lure that's going to hook their readers. With a five-part weekly comic, an initial stumble could have proven to be fatal. Instead, they've ensured that readers are going to want to stick around. I know I'm in for the rest. Read Full Review

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    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Aug 12, 2015

    Overall, this first issue is a nice start to a really fun crossover. It’s awesome to see this story start up with a crazy yet stable base of artwork, and a storyline that seems like it’s going somewhere good. Doctor Who fans are definitely going to have fun reading this crossover, and I think I am, too! Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Aug 12, 2015

    Doctor Who: Four Doctors is a very promising crossover from seasoned talent that is deeply in love with the source material. Though the first half is very much like jumping into running water, once things hit a simple beat the book is a fairly simple read. It's great to see Paul Cornell back at the wheel of Doctor Who and Edwards gives the book a grounded though still exciting high concept science fiction life. This mini-series is a tough sell to even the more devoted Doctor Who fans but I think set up for a fun adventure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Austin Lanari Aug 13, 2015

    I'm chalking this one up to first-issue blues. There's a lot of promise here, and less room to repeat these mistakes once the plot is in full motion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Claire Stevenson Aug 12, 2015

    Issue one, whilst not quite kicking us off with a bang, provides a solid foundation for the series to progress. If Cornell plays it right, this could be a real winner. Read Full Review

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