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Review: Doctor Who – New Adventures w/ the 10th Doctor #7

Previously in Issue #6

Doctor Who 10th #7 Cover

I hate to play favorites, but the 10th Doctor’s series may be my favorite of this new series of comics.

I hate to play favorites, but it looks like the 10th Doctor’s adventures are my favorite of this new Doctor Who series of comics.

This new arc is fantastic. The Doctor and Gabby are in WWI Belgium, the TARDIS is missing, and soldiers have confiscated the sonic screwdriver because they think it’s a weapon and that the Doctor and Gabby are spies. They become even more suspicious when the Doctor seems to know a helluva lot about The Weeping Angels outside their door.

Oh, did I forget to mention The Weeping Angels are there, snatching up soldiers and sending them back in time? Because they are.

How Angels Work

I mentioned in my review for the previous issue that The Weeping Angels are my favorite Doctor Who baddies. The idea of being sucked out of your time and tossed into the past terrifies me. Here, it’s even sadder as we watch the soldiers being dropped into the middle of a Roman gladiator arena and Salem, Massachusetts where one is burned for being a witch, because for a brief moment, they assume the angel was sent to rescue them from war.

Nope.

Train Crash

The explanation for why so many angels are there is a good one: the battlefield of a war is the perfect place for them to transport people and steal their time.

Why the Angels Are Here

Since it’s only the second issue in this arc, this isn’t the issue where the Doctor formulates a plan. He doesn’t even have time to think about a plan. This issue is a whole lot of explaining what the Angels are and running. Lots of running. And it’s great.

Gabby Sees an Angel

Score | 10/10Thoughts & Questions:
  • While each of these series do a great job of capturing the essence of each Doctor, there’s something about this series that feels the most authentic. When I’m reading, I can see David Tennant’s Doctor.
  • There’s a nice callback to a former companion from the early TV series, who was the inspiration for a sexy redhead Scotsman in the Outlander series of books (now TV show).

About Nina Perez (1391 Articles)
Nina Perez is the founder of Project Fandom. She is also the author of a YA series of books, "The Twin Prophecies," and a collection of essays titled, "Blog It Out, B*tch." Her latest books, a contemporary romance 6-book series titled Sharing Space, are now available on Amazon.com for Kindle download. She has a degree in journalism, works in social media, lives in Portland, Oregon, and loves Idris Elba. When not watching massive amounts of British television or writing, she is sketching plans to build her very own TARDIS. She watches more television than anyone you know and she's totally fine with that.

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