Friday, July 31, 2015

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #003

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artists: Blair Shedd with Rachell Stott
Colors: Anang Setyawan

"Weapons of Past Destruction Part 3"

This issue is the third part of a five part mini-series that shows the Doctor with Jack and Rose on a planet that is sort of like a flea market of illegal things encapsulated in a time bubble. This time bubble is under threat of being shut down because the Unon have shown up to stop the illegal activity and to put the cosmos back into proper order. The Unon have interest in the Doctor and the TARDIS, much as everyone else seems to have interest in getting their hands on a time machine.

During this, Jack and Rose get separated from the Doctor and are forced to believe that he was killed by the Unon. By no surprise to the reader, the Doctor is fine but in a sub-dimensional void talking to the Unon about what is going on. I am actually interested to see how everything plays out. 

This comic is a firm reminder as to what a shame it was that there was only one season with the Ninth Doctor. His personality is a bit more serious with overtones of comedy that he obviously uses so he doesn't punch someone in the face. Scott does a phenomenal job capturing that attitude with the way that the Doctor handles the aliens that are around him in this issue as well as with how he handles Rose and Jack. He is more concerned with what is happening to the planet with very little interest in his own survival. 

Rating: 8/10

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