Villordsutch reviews Doctor Who: Four Doctors #2…
As any Who fan – old or new – will be aware Doctor Who can often involve a lot of running. Generally it involves getting from A to B whilst rapidly explaining the situation and how the Doctor and present company will eventually get out of their sticky conundrum. With issue #2 of Doctor Who: Four Doctors after last week’s meet up [review here] this is exactly what’s occurring.
Our three Doctors and Companions are in the process of being chased throughout the streets of Paris by the Reapers – last seen in Father’s Day – due to an occurring paradox. As the Eleventh Doctor leads the Reapers through the streets with tempting offers of old French Comic Books the squabbling Tenth and Twelfth Doctors take the Companions to the TARDIS. As the Eleventh Doctor returns they are chased through the console rooms of the past three Doctors until the trap is sprung upon the Reapers. It’s after this moment the Doctors decide to enter the purposely a trap which has been set for them upon the planet Marinus.
As mentioned in my last review I wanted to see more of what is going on with the War Doctor; this thread has really snagged me the most and to be once again teased with only a few panels is just plain mean. Still now that all three Doctors have arrived at Marinus, it looks like our future issues will wrap around this. Due to the running through the streets – as with running through corridors – it’s the minor lines given that are very important and the lines come from the mouth of the Twelfth Doctor as he snaps at the Tenth for his attitude, or when he believes that others see him as the “Scary Doctor”. However, it is a running through streets issue and albeit occasionally interesting, when they finally left the streets – and stopped running – the comic became considerably better.
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