Friday, July 10, 2015

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #14

Writers: Al Ewing & Rob Williams
Artist: Simon Fraser
Colorist: Gary Caldwell

"The Comfort of the Good Part 1"

This ride with the Matt Smith iteration of the Doctor has been interesting. I find myself oddly drawn to the book each month, even though I have REALLY considered dropping the Doctor Who titles as of late. There is something about the emotion angst that Ewing and Williams are putting the Doctor through in this tale, that makes me want to see how it all turns out. I mean, I know the things will work out in some way for the Doctor, but what about his companions Alice, Jones and ARC? What is the endgame for them all? Also, how does he mend his relationship with the TARDIS?

Well, some of these things are dealt with in this issue. Jones, the guy who is destined to be a rock god, vanished at the end of the last issue when the Doctor pretended to be a god and pushed the Entity (where ARC originates) away and somehow Jones was taken with it. This issue focuses heavily on ARC trying to communicate with Jones through its connection with the Entity to convince him to come back to them after the TARDIS abandoned them. The TARDIS' role in a Time Lord's life is explained a bit more and it really does make sense that the ship would abandon the failing Doctor.

The issue ties up neatly with the main characters back together (some changed due to events) and with them all standing before the TARDIS and a new player to the story. I am interested but am a tad weary as to how exactly this will all make sense. Then again, time is a wibbly wobbly thing, isn't it?

Rating: 7/10

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