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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

REVIEW: "Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time Volume 1" by Scott Tipton

Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Type: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Whovian's Dream, Doctor Who, Series, 50th Anniversary Special

About the Book: November 23, 1963: A day that changed the world forever. That day saw the broadcast debut of Doctor Who, which was to become the longest-running science-fiction series on television. And now 50 years later, we pay tribute to one of the greatest pop-culture heroes of all time with this special series, which tells an epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the intrepid traveler through time and space known simply as... the Doctor. (From the IDW.com shop.)

My Review: I'm not used to reviewing graphic novels, so this is a first for me. Let's start off with the art - I found it to be well done. The Doctors and Companions looked like themselves, and the colors were appropriate. Movement and excitement was done well, and each monster featured was well done, and in many cases, quite scary.

Onto the story: While this volume is pretty good, I found it to be a little lacking - mostly because while some small story lines were completely, the overall story has just begun. This book is more like an introduction to the past Doctors and their companions, and a lead up to the big reveal which will come in later volumes. I would have liked more information on what will be happening down the road. No, I don't want spoilers or too much given away too early - but a little something more would have been appreciated.

Like with the illustrations, each Doctor acted exactly like I expected them to, so the characterization was there, and much appreciated. For a fan of graphic novels AND Doctor Who, this is a great way to gear yourself up for the 50th Anniversary in November of this year. And of course, be on the lookout for Volume 2!

Cover Lovin': I'm a fan of this cover. I love seeing the four Doctors in this book shown like a prism in the TARDIS console.

Recommendation: For fans of Doctor Who - more specially the Old Who, considering that is whom the book features.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE (4/5). Fun, fast volume, and I can't wait for more! I want to know what happens to the other Doctors, and how it all fits together.

This book is being released in preparation for the 50th Anniversary later this year. If you're a Whovian, New School, Old School, or both!, this is definitely a volume you should check out. And be on the look out for the next volume!

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda ~!~

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