Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #7 Review


Will the Doctor stop the Weeping Angels once more? Or will these sinister statues be deadlier to the Allies than the Germans? Read on to find out.

The official description from Titan:


Trapped in a field hospital in No Man’s Land, the Doctor and Gabby are surrounded on all sides by a force of starving Weeping Angels. Their only allies – a handful of experienced soldiers, the friendly-but-exhausted Corporal Jamie Hamilton, and beds full of the walking wounded.

As the siege stretches on and watchful eyes grow weary – who will be the first to blink?!

10D_07_Cover_B_DiamondDon’t Blink! These are words that most Doctor Who fans will know, as if you’ve been following the adventures of the Tenth Doctor since David Tennant first appeared in the role back in 2005, then you’re bound to be familiar with the sinister Weeping Angels. Having quickly became my favourite Doctor Who villain, these creatures have been a thorn in the Doctor’s side for many years now, with their addition to this comic expansion being warmly welcomed.

Having delivered a wonderful opening chapter last time round, writer Robbie Morrison continues to thrill, as though his work on the Twelfth Doctor remains a little inconsistent between issues, he certainly has a firm understanding of these deadly foes, and the fan favourite incarnation of the Doctor. He also continues to utilise the World War I setting brilliantly, with the desperate nature of the time adding a gritty tone to proceedings. In addition to this, we also get wonderful dialogue, with the interaction between Gabby and the Doctor being as engaging as ever.

The art that Daniel Indro has produced on The Weeping Angels of Mons has certainly amazed, as though there’s a part of me that still misses Elena Casagrande‘s wonderful illustrations, the gritty style of Indro works better with this tale. He also manages to capture the tone, and energy of the Doctor brilliantly, as though the sinister faces of the Weeping Angels impresses most, the former certainly adds excitement. Slamet Mujiono‘s colours also give a foreboding tone, with the dark shading giving great depth to Indro’s art.

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #7 is quite possibly the best issue of the series to date, with the menacing Weeping Angels, and gripping narrative being mesmerizing from start to finish. The World War I setting also continues to prove a great addition to this tale, and along with the more subtle time travelling elements, this is a must have for Whovians.

  • + The WWI setting continues to add a dramatic tempo.
  • + The Weeping Angels are as sinister as ever.
  • + Gritty artwork from Daniel Indro.
  • - Some developments felt a little predictable.

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