Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #1

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #1

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Christopher Jones Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: September 14, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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Paul Cornell returns to Doctor Who comics with "The Heralds of Destruction!" When something enormous crashes into Bedfordshire, the Doctor, Jo Grant, and the forces of UNIT under Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart mobilize immediately, only to find themselves in the middle of a pitched battle against a terrifying invader. But the shocking face that awaits their return to base may tip the whole world off its axis! It's classic third Doctor action as you've never seen it before!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 12, 2016

    Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #1 will be available for purchase on September 14, 2016 from your local comic book store (Don't know where that is? Here you go.) or digitally via Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Daniel Schwartz Sep 29, 2016

    Combine all of the above with the fact that Titan has chosen one of the most beloved Doctors in history to feature along with his companion and UNIT, and you have a winning formula for a great story and a way for Whovians to get their Doctor fix in the long months between episodes. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Sep 12, 2016

    Paul Cornell does some outstanding work in that he finds the character voices with great ease. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 18, 2016

    If you're any kind of fan of The Doctor, I think you'll really enjoy this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Sep 14, 2016

    This first issue is a complete set-up of the players, the threats, and the risks. Then the final page reveal drops, changing all the stakes. Personally, it sent me into fits of squeals of delight, over the moon, and ready to pre-order issue 2 on ComiXology. Obviously Cornell, Jones and Hi-Fi are ready to do more for the audience than just your standard alien invasion story. It will be enough for any classic fan to cry out, “Oh, my giddy aunt!” Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Plug - Samantha Whitten Sep 15, 2016

    Compelling characters, interesting story, and fantastic art make this comic a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 13, 2016

    While light on plot Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #1 is a tonally perfect and kinetic start to Titan Comics' newest Classic Who series. Paul Cornell adds another incarnation of the famous Time Lord to his growing collection with a fast-paced first issue with huge implications for the rest of the series. Artists Christopher Jones and Hi-Fi keep pace with Cornell, keeping the visuals just as in tone with the classic series as Cornell's script. Though the stars await the Doctor, The Third Doctor #1 shows that there is plenty of adventure to be found on planet Earth. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Sep 15, 2016

    A very solid and entertaining start to a promising run. The Third Doctors greatness is not overlooked or underplayed here. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Sep 14, 2016

    Overall, Doctor Who: The Third Doctormore than exceeded my expectations, delivering a book that's fun, exciting and perfect for longtime fans. Titan have been putting out a lot of Who comics, so it can understandably be hard to keep up, but let it be known that this is one you certainly don't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    That's Not Current - Glenn Miller Sep 13, 2016

    The Third Doctor isn't going to regenerate the medium of comics, but this is a wonderfully warm - not to mention shamelessly nostalgic comic which will gladden the heart of old and new Doctor Who fans. It manages to capture the essence of what makes Doctor Who tick, and it's one of the few to manage it this successfully. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdist - Blair Marnell Sep 14, 2016

    Without giving away the issue's biggest surprise, it has to be said that Cornell and Jones have pulled a fast one us. The story that we're gonna get isn't what we expected, and that cliffhanger has us really excited to see who else might show up. It's one of those moments that would have been really difficult to pull off in live-action, but it's perfect for the comic book realm. Long time Doctor Who fans are gonna love this twist, and even fans who have only watched the modern series should pick this up. This is classic Who with a modern perspective. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Sep 20, 2016

    As for the comic itself, the artwork isnt particularly compelling. The writing is better, moving the story swiftly from point to point; Number Three is quirky and funny without being annoyingly self-aware, and the other characters do their part. All in all, its the comics equivalent of a British television episode from the sixties. Im not complaining. Its a fun comic, and an interesting take on the Doctor. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Todd Young Sep 12, 2016

    It was about what you would expect from a first issue of Doctor Who–lots of setup and references from the series, and hinting at bigger things with a cameo from the "Master" at the beginning of the book. It's likely the problems for the Doctor are going to get much worse before the series concludes. How the plot continues from this point will tell whether it is a fitting tribute to Jon Pertwee's character or just a chance for a few fans to revisit an old favorite. Read Full Review

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