The book starts with The Doctor brushing his teeth while pretending to be a dragon. I really enjoyed reading this :)
It has a nostalgic feel to it, becThe book starts with The Doctor brushing his teeth while pretending to be a dragon. I really enjoyed reading this :)
It has a nostalgic feel to it, because The Doctor misses Donna and Martha and Rose. Or maybe it felt like that to me because I miss the Tenth Doctor. I expected Martha Jones and her family to show up, after all, the book is called 'Keeping up with the Joneses'. It turned out that the book takes place in Jonestown and The Doctor uses the name John Jones.
Nick Harkaway did a great job - The Doctor here was very in-character. In fact, the book felt like an episode of Doctor Who. I'd love to watch this - but I say that for every DW book that I like.
The Doctor once again meets Christina De Souza, with whom he had a brief adventure in 'Planet of the Dead'. But is it really her? Christina was an unexpected but good addition to this book. It's always nice to see somebody surprise The Doctor more than he surprises them.
I'd recommend this to anybody that misses the Tenth Doctor. ...more
The blurb for this book says that it’s about “the last comic adventures of the 10th Doctor“. So I was very surprised when I started reading it and reaThe blurb for this book says that it’s about “the last comic adventures of the 10th Doctor“. So I was very surprised when I started reading it and realized that it’s actually about the 11th and the Ponds. I love those characters, so it’s okay… but how did that a mistake like that happen?
The Hypothetical Gentleman
The art is really good, except Rory looked a bit weird a couple of times. But the art is still superior to other Doctor Who comics I’ve seen. It’s Rory and Amy’s anniversary, but Amy is still having doubts about Melody. She keeps thinking how things could have worked out differently.
The dialogue was very good. I could imagine the actors saying all of it. The story is interesting, but I have issues with the villain. I guess he was supposed to be creepy, but I just didn't feel it.
The Doctor and the Nurse
The Doctor and Rory are lost. It all started when they got into a fight after escaping from a very dangerous planet. Amy is sick of it, so she decides that the two of them need some bonding time without her around. Of course they all get in trouble. There are lots of funny situations here. The story is a lot more entertaining than the first one. When I read the title, I didn't even think that the ‘Nurse’ might be referring to Rory.
While the second story is better, the art is a lot worse. The characters are drawn really badly. They look a little bit like the actors, but that all. So the art ruins the whole experience.
I read the review copy, that’s why I only reviewed two stories. But there should be more stories in the final copy....more
The story starts out well. The mysterious bad guy is looking at photos of different Doctors and companions – “The Doctor is never alone. I’m gonna havThe story starts out well. The mysterious bad guy is looking at photos of different Doctors and companions – “The Doctor is never alone. I’m gonna have to change that.” It’s the best part of the story. Everything goes downhill from there.
There are three chapters, each one featuring a different Doctor. What happens is: there’s a mystery, the Doctor solves it, the companions disappear. The stories don’t have anything to do with each other, which would be okay if they were interesting. But they’re not, so you have to read three boring stories that end the same way. There’s no excitement, there was almost nothing that made me think “What’s gonna happen next?”. I just didn't care for it. The problems were solved very easily.
Illustrations are boring. I can recognize the characters, but that’s the only positive thing I can say.
This volume gets two stars from me because the villain is interesting and I like the idea of all the companions disappearing. But I expected a lot better from the 50th Anniversary celebration....more
This is a great comic book for the fans of Classic Who. ... but I'm probably not the right person to say this, considering that I've only seen a coupleThis is a great comic book for the fans of Classic Who. ... but I'm probably not the right person to say this, considering that I've only seen a couple of Classic Who episodes and this is the first time I've read a Doctor Who comic book.
The story: The Tenth Doctor and Martha end up in a museum full of things that have something to do with The Doctor, but then The Doctor loses most of his memories. What follows is a whole lot of flashbacks featuring each of the previous incarnations of The Doctor. Each flashback has it's own little story and there's always something that will help The Doctor get out of his current trouble.
I liked the story a lot. There are plenty of good lines and some very unexpected scenes. It's very sad in places because it reminds you of everything The Doctor went through and all the people he's lost. How strange it must be for Martha to hear about those memories and people who used to be in her place. I thought the art could have been better, but I can't judge exactly how good it was, because the copy I received was of very poor quality.
Like I said before, I don't know much about Classic Who, so I don't know how correct the characterizations of previous Doctors are in this book, but I can say that I enjoyed them and now I'm even more interested in watching the original series. ...more