Review by: TheNextChampion
Story by Andy Diggle
Art by Mark Buckingham
Colors by Charlie Kirchoff
Letters by Shawn Lee
Cover by Mark Buckingham, Charlie Kirchoff, Kelly Yates, The Sharp Brothers, & Charles Paul Wilson III

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

If you are a big fan of Doctor Who I would not recommend this series. If you are a casual fan of Doctor Who, like myself, I would not recommend this. Maybe this is my fault because I am not a huge fan of Andy Diggle or Mark Buckingham. But as a ‘green’ Doctor Who fan I wanted to try out a new, ongoing series for the character. But this is a messy first issue for a lot of reasons which I’ll list quickly:

1) There isn’t the same magic in the writing as you’d see in a regular episode. That should be a given cause, no offense to Mr. Diggle, a guy like Steven Moffat is not involved. But I don’t see the same energy in reading the Doctor’s dialogue as you’d see in a regular episode.

2) It feels like the plot had to be rushed awful quick to get to the ending of this issue. Again it’s a problem when it comes to comics cause you don’t have the luxury of writing an episode script (which is at least forty pages).

3) Mark Buckingham’s art is a mix of Greg Land-ish style tracing and some weird, watercolor effect. Sometimes he draws the characters exactly like the actors while other times he gives a very basic model of their faces. It’s inconsistent and it bugged the hell out of me the entire time. Heck, the coloring in itself was pretty muddy which didn’t make for an enjoyable read.

I wanted to love this first issue and get involved with more Doctor Who in my life. But this first issue is very messy on both writing and art and I don’t see myself buying this series in the foreseeable future.

Story: 2 - Average
Art: 2 - Average

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