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Review Brew: ‘Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #1’

What mysteries do a crashed spaceship in the Australian desert have?

Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #1
Written by: Andrew Cartmel
Art by: Christopher Jones
Colors by: Marco Lesko
Published by: Titan Comics
Price: $5.99
Release date: 06/06/18

When I was growing up my parents introduced me to the world of science fiction and I latched on to it without question or hesitation. I started exploring different stories and came across one’s about time travel and that became my gateway to the world of Doctor Who and my life changed for the better…..

Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #1 takes you on an adventure with The Seventh Doctor (Played by the brilliant Sylvester McCoy) and his companion Ace (Sophie Aldred). The Doctor and Ace are asked to investigate a crashed spaceship in the Australian desert in 1967. Apparently the ship has been there for thousands of years but was recently uncovered after the British military had tested bombs in the area 10 years prior. How did the ship get here and what secrets does it hold?

Andrew Cartmel proves he is a great writer to take on the Seventh Doctor and Ace. In every line of dialogue I read, I could hear it the way The Doctor would say it if it were an episode of the show. The story has a lot of great mysteries around it but it also has the camp factor to make it more fun. While the story is meant to be fun, it has moments of emotion and human drama that drive it along. The very beginning of the book shows The Doctor and Ace coming to terms with a tough decision they have to make and the weight of that scene carries throughout.

The art by Christopher Jones is spot on and captures the characters well. The Seventh Doctor looks exactly like Sylvester McCoy. His facial features are well done and his mannerisms are spot on. Ace looks fantastic and looks like she should in that era of the show. Marco Lesko is the perfect colorist for this book. I love how every scene including the one’s at night are bright and you can see the characters well. There are a few panels where The Doctor is sitting in a tent with two members of the military by lantern light and it is just beautiful.

I really enjoyed this book and I cannot wait to read more of the adventures of The Seventh Doctor.

5 traveling TARDIS’ out of 5

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