Titan Comics newest eleventh Doctor instalment is a trip down memory lane as we encounter some familiar faces.
Writer Rob Williams tries his luck by taking on a familiar foe in ‘The Scream’ and succeeds in telling a fun, interesting, different take on the Silence.
At the end of the last issue, we were surprised by their reappearance and this issue starts exploring the effects of their rather unique condition on an individual. A Silence wants to be remembered and in desperation, he does all he can to make that possible.
The writing of this story fits in perfectly with the characters, you can hear Matt Smith’s voice coming out of the pages. Most of the story is narration via the Silence, which is a different approach but one that pays off and succeeds in giving the Silence a voice.
The artwork, as usual, is flawless, it has always been consistent in the eleventh Doctor run. There are some beautiful panels drawn by Leandro Casco which represent the Doctor and the Silence perfectly. The artwork even resembles that of Edvard Munch who is best known for this artwork “The Scream”.
Unfortunately, the story suffers half way through when it comes to a brisk halt before moving on to something else. That being said, Rob Williams has succeeded in setting up the arc for this series. Character development must also be commended as we do discover a little more about Alice.
Overall a good start to this new story. There are plenty of unanswered questions and despite lacking in plot halfway through this issue does succeed in delivering a compelling story which makes for interesting reading.
Blogtor Rating: 7/10
Eleventh Doctor #3.2 ‘The Scream’ is available now in digital and print form.