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Doctor Who (2008 Series) #5

July 12, 2008

Doctor Who #5 (IDW Publishing)
By Gary Russell & Mirco Pierfederici

The Doctor and Martha return to Earth, rather abruptly, dropped onto the northern tip of England in the late 1950s. Separated from the Tardis, they have to seek out help, but instead find out that a line has been drawn in a galactic conflict. As always, the fate of the universe rests in the Doctor’s hands. So what else is new? Gary Russell really does a good job of whipping up a story that would fit just perfectly in the universe of the TV show. He has a good feel for the characters, and uses their backgrounds very well (Martha’s medical knowledge helping her to ferret out the aliens in their midst, for example). I do have to take off points for the artwork, though. Mirco Pierfederici‘s lines are too heavy, not fluid enough, and some of his poses are kind of weak. His depiction of David Tennant is pretty good, but his Freema Agyeman is very inconsistent. Bland artwork pulls down an otherwise strong comic book.
Rating: 7/10

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