Will these new adventures of the Doctor prove a hit or a miss? Read on to find out.
The official description from Titan:
Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s New York Laundromat, dreaming of college and bigger, better and brighter things.
So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations – talking about an infestation of psychic aliens – she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands.
After Donna’s tragic exit, the Doctor thought he was done with new companions. But Gabby Gonzalez is going to prove him wrong… if she survives the night!
Doctor Who is back with not one but two series (and eventually a third). Despite being hugely excited for both series I was mostly looking forward to this one due to David Tennant‘s Tenth Doctor being my personal favourite. I do however have to say that I was slightly disappointed. Not the story overall, that was enjoyable, but in the lack of the Doctors appearance. Nevertheless I’m sure these new series are going to be a good thing for both Doctor Who and Whovians alike.
Nick Abadzis builds a enticing and mysterious story that best fits the precedence that Doctor Who has created over the years. Introducing new characters and placing the Doctor in a underused setting Abadzis shows that there are infinite possible stories when it comes to the Doctor and that we never know truly how many years have passed between companions. In addition to this I feel that Abadzis captured the personality of David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor perfectly as though I reiterate the fact that it’d been nicer to have seen more of him, when he did appear he was his fun, quirky self.
The first panel of this issue really blew me away with the image of the Tardis floating through space kicking that Whovian energy into me. Overlooking that artist Elena Casagrande manages to excel on so many levels with her fun and quirky art being very charming throughout. What I especially enjoyed however was the way that she managed to give a unique and dynamic layout to the issue without it being too flashy. In addition to this she captured the likeness of the Tenth Doctor perfectly showing his lively yet concentrated personality.
Titan have got off to a cracking start bringing a fresh and intriguing tone to this loveable character. And with enough time to build up the excitement prior to the new TV series. Recommended.