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Torchwood: Rift War Paperback – 24 Apr 2009


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd; First Printing edition (24 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848562381
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848562387
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 0.6 x 26.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 248,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Has the fixings of a thinking-man's sci-fi series that doesn't take itself too seriously" --Variety

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Writers: Paul Grist (Jack Staff), Ian Edginton (2000AD, Scarlet Traces), Simon Furman (Transformers, Terminator), Brian Williamson (Wallace & Gromit, Dr. Who) Artists: Paul Grist (Jack Staff), D'Israeli (Scarlet Traces), S.L. Gallant, Brian Williamson (Wallace & Gromit, Dr. Who)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keen Reader TOP 50 REVIEWER on 11 April 2015
Format: Paperback
This graphic novel was first published in 2009, and has collected two stories. Rift War is a ten part story of some 110 pages, so it is a complex and lengthy tale. The remaining story in the book is Jetsam, a 10 page story.

Rift War is a ten-parter, and the artwork is done by different artists throughout the separate parts. The quality of the artwork does differ somewhat, so it makes it a bit disjointed overall, I thought. That's not to say the artwork is bad, it is more that each artist has taken a different approach to the characters, and the settings, so the flow is not perhaps as coherent as it would be if there were fewer differing graphics and page layout approaches. The story itself is very good; a true Torchwood story, it has the team fighting aliens who appear to be attacking through the Rift, and creating new rifts through which to appear at will. But Jack, Gwen, Ianto, Owen and Tosh find that there is much more to this than just an alien attack force. Great stuff.

The other story, Jetsam, is a short story about things washing up on shore. A dark story, the artwork offers narrow perspectives on the action, and the story moves rapidly. Another good classic Torchwood tale.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. K. Griffiths on 29 Sept. 2014
Format: Paperback
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Rift War features the multiple-part comic from the monthly Torchwood magazine. The contents of this book feature the ten-part "Rift War" comic.

However, with each part of the comic, there are different authors and artists. The most noticeable difference is the different artists per part. There are two main art styles that can be identified, one that is excellent and bares a great resemblence to the characters from the original TV series. The other art style isn't exactly bad, but its nowhere near as good. Sadly, the second art style is the most common one.

In terms of the more important element, the plot, this comes out as average. The plot has to sustain itself for ten moderately-lengthed parts, and this sadly doesn't work too well. There are many parts that feel repeated and some that are just plain confusing. The plot can also feel completely different to your usual Torchwood episode, something else that can also draw me out of the experience.

Despite all this, there are elements to like and enjoy here. However, the differing art styles and the repetitive nature of the comic itself are a bit of a sad let-down.
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I liked this book but different artists and writers draw and write each 'part' which there are 10 of which can make the tone of the overall story seem a bit random as this is really a collection of several issues of the Torchwood Magazine comic. There is an overall story flowing through all 10 parts but sometimes they seem to contradict each other slightly.

I still really enjoyed reading this and it does include an extra strip 'Jetsam' which is a nice bonus.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ms. S. J. Kinder on 13 Jun. 2009
Format: Paperback
Torchwood: Rift War
This is an Adult comic book with all the comic strips from the Torchwood magazines. Its really addictive (as are all the Torchwood books), the story lines are good, and i hope some of them make it into a book someday, but some of them could be easier to follow. The drawings are great and the classic 'BANG BANG' captions are great too. Its a good edition to the Torchwood collection.
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