World Comic Book Review

11th April 2024

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Two #12 (review)

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Two #12 (review)
(Titan Comics, September 2016)
Writer: Rob Williams

Doctor Who is a United Kingdom science fiction television show which has, rather than consistent commercial success, at the very least established a solid obsessive fan base. These fans collect Doctor Who-related paraphernalia which includes this comic book series.

The premise of the show is that the lead character, the Doctor, an alien called a Time Lord, travels about in a vehicle called the TARDIS through both space and time. The Doctor thereby engages in various adventures with a variety of mostly human and female sidekicks. Whenever an actor playing the character leaves the show, the Doctor undergoes a dizzying metamorphosis whereby the previous actor is replaced by the new actor. It is a somewhat odd mechanism for replacing the lead cast member but which has become an exciting feature of the series: fans indulge in speculation as to the temperament of the new incarnation of the Doctor, and have their favourite versions. As a consequence of the inherent mechanism of time travel, some of these incarnations occasionally meet but act as if they are different people.

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