This is a collection of graphic novel stories first published as a collection in 2009. The stories are:
Junk-Yard Demon (DW Monthly 58-59) – the Fourth Doctor finds himself and the Tardis being collected as scrap by metal dealers.
The Neutron Knights (DW Monthly 60) – the Fourth Doctor meets a character from Earth tales of old.
The Tides of Time (DW Monthly 61-67) – the Fifth Doctor finds his cricket match interrupted, but the earlier actions of the Fourth Doctor are now reaping consequences.
Stars Fell on Stockbridge (DW Monthly 68-69) – Maxwell Edison has been watching the stars over Stockbridge for years, and tonight might be the night something watches back.
The Stockbridge Horror (DW Monthly 70-75) – the Fifth Doctor realises that something has been taking advantage of his long-extended vacation in Stockbridge, and he must stop it.
I liked particularly the way these stories featured both the Fourth and Fifth Doctors. None of the regular companions are featured in the stories, but both incarnations of the Doctor find themselves at times travelling with others, and these characters are well realised in the stories. I particularly liked the medieval knight, Sir Justin – his character was the very epitome of a chivalrous knight who fought for honour and loyalty to his friend the Doctor. I also liked that some of the stories featured Stockbridge, where the Fifth Doctor has spent many happy days playing cricket on the village green – these very English village scenes were well captured, including the Doctor staying at the local Inn. Very humorous and clever, and well incorporated into the Doctor Who ethos. Definitely a good series of stories, well drawn and well crafted.
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 three greatest Doctor WHo things in colour: The TARDIS, the Doctor himself and of course, the Long Flowing scarf.