New Writer, New Stories, New Approach.
Issue three begins by building on the story left in the previous issue, promising a new start with a fresh storyline. We see comic book companion Alice request a visit home as she can no longer remember details of her mother as a side effect of events in the previous story.
However, this story does not quite have the same impact as the previous with a small occurrence leading to something bigger than really necessary. It still manages, however, to leave its mark.
There are great things attempted in this issue, the scale of which has not been done before in the Titan Comic’s eleventh Doctor run. The ambition for the plot which is quite complex explores interesting consequences of time travel.
The character development is to be commended. Writer Alex Paknadel succeeds to build on the new character, the sapling from the previous issue, and by making him the centre of the plot makes for absorbing developments. We learn more about the character and his purpose in this series, and the reveal at the end was a standout moment. This was not foreshadowed earlier in the issue and came as quite a shock. Paknadel has set up a very promising future for the character along with what could be the new arc. This hopefully could turn out to be the most interesting and original idea to date.
Artwork in this issue is, as usual outstanding, this run has perhaps the most consistent from all the series produced so far. Congratulations to Simon Fraser for amazing artwork.
Overall an enjoyable issue packed with new ideas and story which hopefully will lead on to more from writer Alex Paknadel, a promising start. Welcome to the Whoniverse.
Blogtor Rating: 6.5/10
DOCTOR WHO: ELEVENTH DOCTOR #3.3
Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Simon Fraser
Colorist: Gary Caldwell
On sale: March 1, 2017
COVER A: Claudia Iannciello
COVER B: Will Brooks – PHOTO
COVER C: Marc Ellerby