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Title: Doctor Who : The Tenth Doctor Complete Year One by Nick Abadzis & Robbie Morrison
The Doctor recently had to leave Donna Noble behind and is currently traveling alone. During one of his adventures he bumps into a young lady named Gabriella Gonzalez, whose family is caught in the middle of an alien invasion. Gabby helps the Doctor set things right and accompanies him on several more intergalactic journeys. Includes comics #1-15 of the Tenth Doctor Year One series.
I saw this at the library and just had to check it out! Doctor Who? Yes, please! This is my first foray into Whovian comics. I sort of expected this book to feature characters we had met in the TV series, but it brings in a whole new cast of characters. At first I wasn’t sure about Gabby, but after getting to know her through the stories, I’ve come to appreciate her spunk and determination. The storytellers did a great job of capturing David Tennant’s portrayal of the Doctor on the written page–his mannerisms, way of speaking, looks.
Don’t expect a completely seamless artistic experience when cracking open this big, honking book. It was illustrated by a variety of artists, some of them with widely differing styles. One of the stories is fairly gruesome as it deals with the subject of WWI. I wouldn’t want my middle schooler getting his hands on that, but you’ll have to be the judge for your own kids.
I recommend Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Complete Year One to Doctor Who fans. If you love David Tennant, you will want to see the Doctor’s additional adventures! I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of these!
- Some violence & gore (particularly in “The Weeping Angels of Mons”)
Rating: 4 Stars
Until next time…