IDW Doctor Who

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  1. Sage o' G-fruit

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    Does anyone else love this series as much as I do? I've only read 1-3, and read some of the Forgotten. My favorite issue is 1-3 because of the art. I like that kind of style when it comes to Tennant's Doctor. I also like DW Classics, some of those comics are still pretty good, and can hold up to new comics. :) 
     
  2. Boulder

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    I prefer the style of the classics over the new one myself.
     
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    You're not the only one liking Doctor Who comics... ;) 
     
  4. Sol Fury

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    I didn't like the first miniseries so much, but The Forgotten is excellent. Especially a certain double page spread in the final issue, trust me if you've read the issue you'll know which one it is. Totally awesome scene, and the short stories of the other Doctors really nail their personalities.
     
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    Scott Gray's comics will always be the best.

    Oh, Paul McGan. Thanks to Scott, I'll always love you.
     
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    I didn't think much of the first mini, the art was good but the story kind of plodded along. The second mini was a definite step in the right direction. Shame it's so bloody awkward to get hold of in the UK, but at least we are well served with DWM each month.

    Andy
     
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    They're releasing a paperback collection of Dr. Who comics on Amazon in the next few months. No access other than that, unfortunately. :( 
     
  8. Sage o' G-fruit

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    I liked the first issue's art more than the others, and haven't taken a look at the Forgotten yet.

    Dr Who Classics is also pretty dang good.
     
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    The Forgotten was incredible, but I wish it was longer so each incarnation got their own issue.

    Seeing all of the costumes together in the display room made me squee a bit.
     
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    I got the first issue of The forgotten, but then kept forgetting about it when I went to get my comic.

    Might see about the trade.
     
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    Thanks for the heads uo, I didn't know they were doing this series.
    My favorite Who related series will always be Absalom Daak, Dalek Hunter.
     
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    Just a quick question...

    Does anyone here get DWM?
     
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    Okay, bringing this thread back.

    I just read The Forgotten.

    What did everybody see in it?
     
  14. Sage o' G-fruit

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    I've got no idea. As soon as I get the TPB, I'll be able to tell you what I think, but I can only say what I've seen from the 5-page previews. The art looks good, and I like the aspect of the Doctor going back to find his previous lives or something like that, but like I said, I can't really give an opinion at the moment.

    Why, did you not like it?
     
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    I can't say I was a fan.

    It seemed to be directed solely at casual fanboys. All the Doctors are there, they all do their bits; Hartnell gets angry at Ian, Troughton plays his recorder, Pertwee reverses the polarity, Baker is Baker, Davison plays cricket, Colin is on trial, McCoy has Ace use nitro 9, McGaan spouts a fanwanky line about being half-human, Eccles says 'Fantastic!' and Tennant makes pop references and talks about Barcelona.

    And that's it really. Oh, there's some slight story there to hold it all together, but for the most part it's just running around making continuity references, and fanwanking. The story, or lack thereof, doesn't so much resolve itself as fizzle out. I never found myself engrossed in the mystery as, because of the structure, I knew exactly when it was going to resolve itself.

    The art was a mixed bag, as can be expected from a variety of artists. For the most part, it was mediocre to pretty good. However, Issue 3's art stands out as fairly abysmal. Roche's covers were... unpleasant. He should really stick to drawing giant robots, at which he excels.

    So, overall I give it a C-. I don't really recommend it, but if you ever wanted The 5 Doctors on overdrive, than this is for you.

    Oh, and the revelation of how the Time War ended gave me... unhappy feelings to say in the least. It was fanwank at it's fanwankiest.

    On the plus side, it made me appreciate Scott Gray's tenure on the DWM strip a whole lot more. There was a man who knew how to handle Doctor Who.
     
  16. Sage o' G-fruit

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    Anyone read The Time Machination yet? I thought it was brilliantly done. :D 
     
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    I didn't care for the art, but I liked how it wrapped around Timelash and The Talons of Weng Chiang (or however you spell that) and showed off just how deviously clever the Doctor can be.
     
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    No matter how good an IDW Doctor Who book may or may not be, I can't bring myself to even give it a chance due to the artwork.
     
  19. Sage o' G-fruit

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    I actually thought the artwork in The Time Machination was pretty cool, and worked for that kind of story. :) 
     
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    Holy crap has anyone read the "Room With a Deja Vu" one-shot yet? Brilliant. Confusing, but brilliant.
     

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