Friday, July 31, 2015

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #010

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artists: Brian Williamson & Mariano Laclaustra
Colorist: Hi-Fi

"Gangland Part 2"

We last left Clara and the Doctor in Las Vegas dealing with gangs of both alien and human type. The Cybock Imperium had captured Clara and the Wolf Pack, trying to convince the Wolf Pack (through violence) to perform in their casino to try to take the last little power away from the other leading gang of the city. Of course the Wolf Pack and Clara argue against this and in timely fashion The Doctor and the enforcer of the other gang show up to save them moments before Clara is zapped with the Time Gun of Time Lord creation.

From this point the Cybock Imperium decide to show themselves and start fighting out in the open, destroying quite a few people and leading us back to the first page of the arc with The Doctor playing a weird version of Russian Roulette called Rassilon's Roulette that would force whomever got shot's timeline to vanish. There of course is a Doctor ploy and all works out okay. The book closes with cheesy one-liners from the Doctor that felt incredibly campy and forced, but I am sure would have felt slightly better on screen. 

Overall, I feel that this book has been the weakest of the bunch. I am not sure if it is because I have spent the least amount of time with this Doctor, or if the stories just aren't as grasping. I just find a lot of the things on the pages forced, the characters less likable, and the general concepts to be heavily cliche. The last line of the book made me look around embarrassed, not sure why it was forced in. This may be the issue that makes me cut down my Doctor Who pulls.

Rating 5/10 - Some good, mostly blah

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