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Doctor Who: Voyager (Doctor Who Graphic Novels: The Sixth Doctor #1)

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Classic comic strips from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine!
The Sixth Doctor, Peri and their shapeshifting penguin chum Frobisher take a madcap journey through space, time and magical realms in this first volume of their comic strip adventures from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine!
This book features the following digitally restored stories, reprinted in their original episo
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Paperback, 172 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by Panini UK Ltd (first published December 1985)
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Otherwyrld
2 1/5 stars

I picked this up on a whim from the library, mostly because it was by artist John Ridgway. I'm not a huge fan of his very distinctive black and white work, but he has done a lot of really good stuff for 2000AD in the past, so I was curious to see what he could do with some Doctor Who material. For the most part he does quite a good job. His portrayal of the Sixth Doctor and Peri is very well done, they are instantly recognisable. His work is very crisp and clean here, and benefits fro
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Sarah Crawford
Feb 05, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it
This graphic novel uses the Colin Baker doctor and a very interesting character called the Whifferdill who can change shape into almost anything. He seems to get the best of the Doctor at first, but ends up joining with him and helping on a series of adventures.

There's a lot of humor in the stories, and there's also a very serious, very dark-seeming character that appears, searching for some star maps that a crook had managed to steal.

The individual stories are quite good and vary enough from e
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Kristina
Jan 14, 2016 Kristina rated it it was ok
I like surrealism and out-of-this-world fantasy but it simply wasn't suited here. No explanation is given for Frobisher joining the Doctor instead of turning him in for the whole ransom. Why does he sometimes shape-shift and sometimes not? Astrolabus' manner of speech is insane. Overall there was simply a sense that the artists were revelling in free imagination and the unlimitless budget.
One point of interest was the story 'Funhouse'. A strange alien house that tried to absorb the energy of the
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Sarah
Dec 24, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it
Doctor Who: Voyager sees the end of Steve Parkhouse's five-year run on the DWM comic, and he certainly goes out...well...even weirder than he came in. The Voyager storyline, encompassing four separate stories, abandons the pretense at science fiction seen throughout most of his Davison strips and parades a real science-fantasy sensibility. Thankfully, that works, even if the results are pretty mind-boggling. Parkhouse's interpretation of Colin Baker's Doctor is roughly the same as his Davison - ...more
Craig
A collection of stories that ran in several issues of Doctor Who Magazine, this book starts out with the introduction of a new companion. A shape shifting alien, that for personal reasons (never explained)takes on the appearance of a penguin and goes by the name of Frobisher. Seeing the Doctor travel around with a talking penguin is rather silly. I kind of liked Frobisher's original alien form and he never does use his shape shifting abilities after taking the penguin form. I guess this was done ...more
Stephen Theaker
May 16, 2008 Stephen Theaker rated it really liked it
Previous volumes in this series - the Tom Baker and Peter Davison ones - hit me like hammer blows from the past, but this first Colin Baker collection is even better: like the Paul McGann volumes this was all brand new to me. Before I get onto saying why it was brilliant, I should cover the two things that are slightly annoying about it. Like all of these Doctor Who books from Panini it has the words "Graphic Novel" on the front cover, when it patently isn't. A graphic novel is a lengthy comic b ...more
Nicholas Whyte
Jan 09, 2012 Nicholas Whyte rated it liked it
Reprinted from Doctor Who Magazine #88-#107, Voyager contains the adventures of the Sixth Doctor and his alien companion Frobisher, a shape-changing alien Whifferdill who prefers to look like a penguin, all illustrated by John Ridgway who gets a two-page interview at the start. The first half of the book has stories by Steve Backhouse, which are visionary and surreal and take the Doctor to strange places in inner and outer space, swirling around the sinister magician Astralabus, but including of ...more
Sarah Crawford
Feb 21, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This graphic novel uses the Colin Baker doctor and a very interesting character called the Whifferdill who can change shape into almost anything. He seems to get the best of the Doctor at first, but ends up joining with him and helping on a series of adventures.

There's a lot of humor in the stories, and there's also a very serious, very dark-seeming character that appears, searching for some star maps that a crook had managed to steal.

The individual stories are quite good and vary enough from e
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Travis
Nov 04, 2008 Travis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: doctor-who
Shame that Colin Baker's Doctor never got a TV episode as good as some of the comics/novels featuring his Doctor. I liked the sixth Doctor a lot, but he was unfortunately caught in a bad period of the shows history and got a bit of a raw deal.

This graphic novel is a wild story that walks the border between sci-fi and fantasy, as the sixth Doctor and his sidekick, Forbisher the talking penguin, is caught up in the plots of two cosmic beings, an eccentric thief/inventor that may or may not be a re
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Rich Meyer
Dec 07, 2013 Rich Meyer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
Surprisingly good graphic novel/newspaper comic strip collection. The Sixth Doctor stars in this collection of stories that introduce his shape-shifting companion Frobisher and sets the Doctor on a journey where he doubts his own perceptions at every turn. I'm not the biggest Colin Baker fan, since he was never really allowed to develop his character properly on the TV show, but I enjoyed these stories immensely!
Justin  K. Rivers
Sep 23, 2009 Justin K. Rivers rated it liked it
Poetic, surreal, punchy, and funny. Parkhouse's writing really elevates this material, although there is a letdown towards the end. It needed a stronger denoument that was less abstract. But Frobisher, a character I was deeply skeptical about, won me over. And I appreciate the ambition of the whole creative team on this one, pushing a story past the traditional confines of a Doctor Who script.
Angela
Nov 25, 2010 Angela rated it liked it
Some of the stories are brilliant and atmospheric. Others are forgettable. Frobisher shines, and can still change shape. Peri really isnt in it much, so don't buy it for her comic adventures.
Al Keller
Feb 04, 2016 Al Keller is currently reading it
Shelves: library, other-comics
Had to turn it back in. Someone placed a hold on it
Regina Hunter
Penguin is the CUTTEST!
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