Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #6 Review

What are the Fractures? And how will they affect the Doctor and Coal Hill School? Read on to find out.

The official description from Titan:


Molly’s father was killed in a terrible accident. UNIT scientist John Foster suffered the same fate. But are they really gone? Both play a part in the universe-hopping new arc! The Doctor and Clara race against time to both stop a dreaded new peril – The Fractures – in a bid to stop reality unraveling around them.

12D06coverBPreviewDoctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor enters its third arc, and having so far delivered an inconsistent, all be it entertaining series of events, it’s refreshing to delve into a new tale. Despite having some confusing elements, with the entire premise being a lot to follow, The Fractures gets of to a good start, with the mysterious nature allowing for some captivating moments. The way that it brings Coal Hill (which was featured in the latest series of the show) into the comic world also entices, allowing Clara to become more invested.

The thing that has captivated me the most about Robbie Morrison‘s writing over his two Doctor Who series’, has been his familiarity with the characters, with each incarnation feeling like the actor who played them. That remains true in this issue, as though there’s a lot to take in with the main story, the characters remain perfect. Between the charming dialogue shared between the Doctor and Clara, and the Doctor’s surmising of the situation, there’s a lot to entice, with the atmosphere being gripping.

With a new arc comes a new artist, as Brian Williamson takes over from Dave Taylor on this story. Despite there being some flat moments throughout, Williamson generally impressed, with the detailed pencils and smooth flow allowing for an immersive feel. He also manages to capture the likeness of Peter Capaldi‘s Twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman‘s Clara perfectly, with the facial expressions also conveying their personalities. In addition to this, we also get wonderful colours from Hi-Fi, with his vibrant palette allowing for a rich finish to proceedings.

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #6 is a wonderful jumping on point for new readers, as whether you’re an avid fan of the show, that’s considering following it into these Titan comics, or know nothing about the show, but have an interest, then this is the place for you.

  • + Interesting new tale.
  • + The Doctor at his best!
  • + Robbie Morrison's understanding of Doctor Who is amazing.
  • - A lot to take in at times.

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