Doctor Who: Prisoner Of Time #7 continues the celebration of all things Doctor Who. It’s the seventh Doctor this time (Sylvester McCoy for those keeping record) with another fun little romp. Seven issues in, is the series beginning to pick up as get into the latter half?
The official description from IDW:
Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary continues! The Seventh Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor! In a 19th-century Scottish castle, a live-in nurse’s concerns about the elderly couple in her care are allayed by a visiting doctor and his curiously modern female companion.
This issue again gives us a quick little story. This issue plays to some of Doctor Who‘s strengths, often telling the story through dialogue and discovery over action. That said, it’s not without its monster or two within the one issue. However, there’s very little hinting at the grander story being told here, save for a few lines of dialogue.
As always, Scott & David Tipton demonstrate a keen understand of Doctor Who and his various regenerations. The seventh Doctor certainly feels like the seventh, with the right mannerisms and formalities. Yet, again, the series tries to do thinks that couldn’t always be done at the time, making use of the benefits afforded by the comic book format.
Likewise, Ken Hopgood provides art with Charlie Kirchoff once again on colors. The art works well, defining the characters that need to be recognizable, whilst also adding plenty of detail and background where else it is needed. Kirchoff also adds plenty of color in what could otherwise have ended up as a rather bland issue, visually. Castles are typically various shades of grey, so a few artistic liberties here and there are very much appreciated.
All in all, this is a good issue for Prisoner Of Time. Granted, it might not be the best, but it certainly offers a lot. Of course, it also helps if you’re a fan of the seventh Doctor.