This is a collection of stories published as Dr. Who Classics Volume 3, May 2009. There are quite a few stories in this collection, most of them relatively short, but complete in themselves. There is 123 pages of stories, and then several pages of art gallery pictures.
Changes: In this story, Frobisher and Peri are trapped in the Tardis with the Sixth Doctor, and an intruder.
Culture Shock: Beings are under attack, but the Seventh Doctor wonders what his purpose in the Universe is.
The World Shapers: The Sixth Doctor with Peri and Frobisher find themselves on Marinus. The Doctor needs the help of an old friend (really sad bit with Jamie here) to solve the problem.
The Life Bringer: The Fourth Doctor gets slightly befuddled by Greek mythology.
War of the Words: The Fourth Doctor finds himself in the middle of a long-running war, and trying to save the data of the known universe on Biblios, the Library World (I think I’d like it there).
Spider-God: A survey vessel from Earth lands on an unknown planet, but the Fourth Doctor got there before them.
The Deal: The Fourth Doctor finds himself at the raw end of a deal he didn’t make.
End of the Line:The Fourth Doctor finds himself on a nightmare journey on a train.
The Free-Fall Warriors: The Fourth Doctor finds himself living a real Space Wars game
These are great stories; although they are generally quite short, they draw fully formed contexts and worlds, and characters, and the stories are packed full of punch. Quite a few of the stories have really deep storylines which offer very thought-provoking conclusions. The artwork is great on all the stories, and the Fourth Doctor and Sixth Doctor (and the Seventh Doctor in his one story) are all very well depicted, both in character and art; the nuances are really well portrayed. Definitely a top-notch collection of great stories all round.
on 15 December 2010
Doctor Who comics were, from the very start, genius.
To have them remastered, redrawn and recoloured now in these volumes is what any true, TRUE, Doctor Who buff could ask for. (Apart from asking for all the missing episodes to be recovered instantly of course.)
Get these, just to see the four greatest Doctor Who things in colour: The TARDIS, the Doctor himself, Colin Baker's phenomenally distasteful yet perfectly appropriate jacket and of course, the Long Flowing scarf.
Volume 3 of Doctor Who Classics from IDW Publications presents yet another assortment of Doctor Who stories which originally appeared in the Doctor Who Magazines. These wonderfully drawn stories have been beautifully coloured using the latest techniques and it is evident in the presentation.
The stories feature the Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors written by Grant Morrison, Steve Moore and Steve Parkhouse and illustrated by John Ridgway, Bryan Hitch and Dave Gibbons, all renowned throughout the comic industry as amongst the finest in their fields. In addition, guest appearances are made from travelling companions Peri, Frobisher (the Penguin), Jamie and K-9. There is also a cameo picture of the First Doctor after the TARDIS lands on the planet of the Voords - but what is their connection with the Cybermen? You'll have to buy the graphic novel to find out.
At the back of the book is an art gallery which only makes this graphic novel even more desirable to Doctor Who fans, classic and modern alike. Highly recommended and good value for money - sure to become a collector's item in the years ahead!