Dave Gibbons is an English comic book artist who is best known for his work on the award-winning Watchmen series. In the late 1970s and early `80s, Mr. Gibbons went to work as the lead artist for the Doctor Who Magazine. This graphic novel collects ten of the stories from Doctor Who Weekly, covering the stories from issues 39 to 60.
As you might expect with Mr. Gibbons, the illustration work on these stories is quite excellent. And, even better, the stories are very entertaining as well! If you are a fan of Doctor Who, I have no doubt that you will think that this is a great book and will enjoy having it!
In case you are interested the ten stories are:
Dragon's Claw - When the (Fourth) Doctor arrives in sixteenth century China he finds that the local monks have been fighting off Japanese pirates. But, who has been using energy weapons? There's more here than meets the eye, much more!
The Collector - The (Fourth) Doctor has finally gotten it right, and brought Sharon home to 20th century Blackcastle, England. But, when the Tardis is scooped up by a powerful teleportation beam, he soon finds that someone has been making a collection of earthlings from different times. Now, the question is, why?
Dreamers of Death - On Unicepter IV, the inhabitants have learned that they can use a telepathic animal to control their dreams. But, the (Fourth) Doctor quickly realizes that there is more going on than meets the eye.
The Life Bringer - Landing on a deserted beach, the (Fourth) Doctor is surprised to find Prometheus chained to a rock that used to be a mountain. Releasing him, the Doctor finds that he has earned the enmity of Zeus himself!
War of the Words - The planet of Biblios is a planet-wide library...and it is also the rich prize that a war is being fought over. The library contains no information on weapons, but the warring parties don't believe that, and they will let nothing stand in the way of their getting that information. Can the (Fourth) Doctor end the war and save the library?
Spider-God - The (Fourth) Doctor arrives on a planet at the same time as the first Terran survey vessel, and they find an idyllic race of humanoids in thrall to a race of spiders. The humans are determined to set things right, but the Doctor knows that things are not always what they seem.
The Deal - The (Fourth) Doctor finds himself helping an advanced space-mercenary, much to his chagrin! It's a deal he HAS to get himself out of.
End of the Line - Arriving at a post-apocalyptic city, the (Fourth) Doctor sets out to help a band of survivors catch the last train out of town, the train that will take them to the end of the line...wherever that is.
The Free Fall Warriors - The (Fourth) Doctor decides on some rest and relaxation at the Festival of Five Planets. But, when he falls in with the Free Fall Warriors, he gets very little rest!
The Neutron Knights - Arriving at the end of the World, the (Fourth) Doctor finds that he was summoned by none other than Merlin, and that he is there to save Arthur and his Knights. The Doctor can't help but wonder; is he dreaming?