Issue five of the eleventh Doctor’s comic run sees the return of one of NuWho’s most prolific monsters. The Ood…..
Sapping receives a physic message which leads him the Doctor and Alice to a spaceship in the future which just happens to be maintained by the Ood. The Doctor, of course, having previously saved the Ood and returned them to their own planet, is shocked to see them enslaved again. But why are they here? And who sent the message?
Issue five, ‘Time of the Ood” begins very innocently, as do most Doctor who stories with the Doctor and his companion in the TARDIS. Alice and sapling are playing chess.
The plot overall is rather simple with little story arc development. However, in this case, the story is fast-paced enough to maintain the interest of the reader and also maintain enough plot to get the pages turning.
Character Traits Straight from the Telly
The characters, as ever, are bang on in terms of character traits, James Peaty nails the Eleventh Doctor within the first page and from there on you are living inside a Doctor Who adventure which could have come directly from the TV series. Companion Alice felt a little out of the story not playing an important part in the overall plot. Jonni Halburton was an interesting character although perhaps his character was underutilised as it would have been nice to see more of his motive.
This issue works very much as a continuity haven for all fans who want to know more of certain episodes or aliens. It succeeds in being very accurate and is a good jumping on point for those not so versed in the Eleventh Doctor incarnation.
Writer James Peaty delivers some excellent lines for Matt Smith’s Doctor and gives some awesome call-backs to past adventures. The artwork in this issue is superb and succeeds in bringing all of our much-loved characters to life and bringing back the Ood.
Overall a fun read. The ending will leave you wanting more….