I admit to not being a huge fan of Matt Smith as the Doctor but have been very impressed by the IDW range of Doctor Who graphic novels. For this reason alone I chose to purchase 'The Ripper' which collects the first four IDW Doctor Who Series 2 comics which were produced for the American market.
I was amazed at how well Tony Lee caught the characters of the Doctor, Amy and Rory in his scripting. The dialogue between the characters was as perfectly captured as if I was actually watching a tv episode of Doctor Who but even better was the amazing artwork which captured 100% the expressions on the characters' faces as well as the camp mannerisms of Matt Smith himself.
As for the story, I have read many comic books which touch on the subject of Jack the Ripper but Tony Lee definitely did his homework and, I wouldn't be surprised to learn he was a Ripperologist! The characters of Liz Stride, Sir Charles Warren, Inspector Abberline and the location of Whitechapel, Mitre Square, a certain London Police Box were totally correct - well, maybe the Police Box was a bit premature but it is a TARDIS!
Overall, I highly recommend this book. It's full of facts, fun and frolicks in typical Doctor Who manner.
on 4 May 2013
The Eleventh Doctor era begins here! Join the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor and his latest companions, Amy Pond and her husband Rory Williams, as they travel to the far reaches of space - a planet populated by holograms - and the distant past - where they become embroiled in the Jack the Ripper murders in Victorian London