Book Review: Doctor Who Series III, Vol. 4: Dead Man's Hand

Doctor Who Series III, Vol. 4: Dead Man's Hand Doctor Who Series III, Vol. 4: Dead Man's Hand by Tony Lee

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the last volume in IDW's run on Doctor Who.

The story has the Doctor and Clara arriving in Deadwood at the same time Calamity Jane and Oscar Wilde are there. However, mystery develops when it turns out the body of the recently deceased Wild Bill Hickock is missing and the Doctor discovers an alien who is ready to pass judgment on the Earth.

This is a really solid story. There's a lot going on here, but not too much to fit into 80 page of comic book storytelling. It's a really proper Westerns with some great moments. It also managed to play into its role in the fiftieth anniversary without going over the top and to tie in to IDW's first Doctor Who comics back during the Tenth Doctor's era.

The original trade paperback also included the story, "Escape from Alcatraz" which is a really fun and engaging escape tale from Doctor Who Special 2012. It's a really nice, fun breezy tale that moves a great pace.

Overall, this is a very solid collection that delivers great value and a lot of fun.

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Published on October 24, 2020 23:27 Tags: dead-man-s-hand, doctor-who
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