Review: Doctor Who
Author: Andy Diggle, Brandon Siefert
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Published: March 19, 2013
Genre: Comic Book, Graphic Novel
The Doctor is back!
New York Times bestselling writer Andy Diggle joins Eisner Award-winning artist Mark Buckingham as a shadow being emerges from a machine used to view alternate realities, stealing time from those he touches in order to become “real.”
Can the Doctor save the Hypothetical Gentleman's latest victim?
Also, writer Brandon Seifert and artist Philip Bond collaborate on a story. The Doctor and Rory, on a boy's night out gone wrong, leave Amy to face the Silence on her own!
Last year my family and I had the pleasure of discovering Doctor Who for the first time. It was love at first sight with the whole family. Now as I impatiently await the next new episode, I find myself drawn to books based on the show. So needless to say this graphic novel held great appeal to me.
What I really liked about this book:
It has the Ponds in it! They are two of my favorite companions of all time. I loved seeing them back in action with The Doctor. I think the author did a good job with keeping up with the characterization and personalities of all the characters. The story-lines are okay. They're not nearly as complex and detailed as other stories that I have read, but they're enjoyable all the same.
What I didn't really like:
The artwork. I thought is was just okay. There were times that the characters looked expressionless. In one part Amy was irritated, but she had the same look on her face when she wasn't. I think one of the most important attributes of graphic novels is to be able to depict the characters emotions in the art frames. I've not read many graphic novels, but the ones I have read seemed to have more details to the pictures. It's not awful, but it could have been better.
Overall, I did enjoy it. It got me a quick Doctor Who fix while I'm waiting for the second half of season 7.