No sil­ver lin­ing?

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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.

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