Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2 Review

What is the thing that’s chasing after the Doctor and Gabriella? Read on to find out.

The official description from Titan:

All Gabriella Gonzalez wanted was to skip her shift at the Laundromat and hang out with her friends. It’s Halloween, and Sunset Park is hosting its first-ever Day of the Dead festival!

But her father wouldn’t listen – again – and now Gabby is stuck with a store full of empty washing machines while the rest of the neighborhood goes wild.

But this graveyard shift is living up to its name! Vortexes explode out of the machines, shadowy creatures stalk on the edge of sight, and Gabby finds herself pursued by unearthly forces.

Doctor Who Tenth Doctor #2 Cover BDoctor Who comics returned in a big way, with the double helping of Who being a brilliant way of kicking off Titan’s time with the Doctor. Despite having the weaker start of both titles, it’s still the adventures of the Tenth Doctor that interest me the most, with the energetic antics of this issue reminding me exactly why.

Nick Abadzis gives us a very energetic ride, and opposed to the opening issue, there was no shortage of the Doctor. The humour, and quirkiness that Abadzis oozed into the Doctor throughout this issue really captured my attention, with the dialogue between him and Gabby being a joy to read. The only thing I disliked about the issue was the overuse of jargon, as though it’s a character trait I enjoy about the Doctor, I felt that it was a little overused in this issue. And despite not being confusing, it did retract from the excitement.

The artwork from Elena Casagrande continues to inject energy into this series, with her fun and quirky style suiting this Doctor Who tale perfectly. Her layouts also prove to be exciting, with the smooth flow, and dynamic vibe being just what this series needs. Casagrande also yet again captures the likeness of the Tenth Doctor brilliantly, with the eccentric facial expressions being a fitting touch. In addition to all this we also get wonderful colours from Arianna Florean with her bold palette giving a fabulous tone to the issue.

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor moves on swiftly, and though the overuse of jargon was unsettling, the issue as a whole was very exciting. Highly recommended.

  • + The Tenth Doctor in all his glory.
  • + Nick Abadzis give a energetic thrill ride.
  • + Elena Casagrande delivers fun and quirky art.
  • - Overuse of jargon.

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