DOCTOR WHO: SUPREMACY OF THE CYBERMEN
No silver lining?
released OUT NOW! Publisher Titan Comics
Writers George Mann, Cavan scott Artists Ivan rodriguez, Walter Geovanni, alessandro Vitti
Last year’s big Four Doctors event was a roaring success for Titan’s Doctor Who line, so it’s no surprise they’re giving it another try. MultiDoctor extravaganzas are always an attention-grabber, but unfortunately this year’s five-issue event miniseries is showcasing some serious flaws.
In the wake of season nine’s finale, exiled Time Lord leader Rassilon teams up with the Cybermen to take over Gallifrey. The Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors are soon confronting different elements of the cyber-threat, but the decision to keep them in separate storylines feels haphazard and unfocused.
We’re three issues in, and while there are some entertaining moments, it hasn’t reached the wit and depth of Four Doctors. But the biggest problems come from the art, with many pages feeling rushed and sketchy, and likenesses getting so loose that it’s often hard to identify characters (especially a nondescript version of Captain Jack). Despite a great central concept, this is ultimately a disappointing event comic that fails to live up to its predecessor. Saxon Bullock
Also recently released by Titan Comics: the first issue of a Third Doctor miniseries written by Paul Cornell.
“Give me all your GoCat biscuits, now!”
Rassilon: has to stoop in old pubs.