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Another Dalek action-adventure – with lots of running, shooting and blowing of things up in a most spectacular fashion
on 14 April 2014
This graphic novel (containing 128 pages of comics) is an excellent Doctor Who adventure – the writer has captured the current Doctor’s speech patterns to a ‘T’, and the artwork is excellent, and, while the Dalek’s traitor looks very suspicious from the first time we meet him/her/it, I then completely forgot about them until the Doctor revealed the identity. Anyway, the Doctor and Amy arrive on a future secret Earth research base hidden in an old space station above a mining world, where the Earth government has is researching captured Dalek technology. Naturally enough, the Daleks are up to something as the researchers have discovered a weakness the Daleks want kept secret. Scientists are disappearing or dying and the Doctor and Amy have arrived just as the research is reaching a critical stage. The action moves from the space station to the abandoned ore refinery below; we meet old friends like the Slyther, Robomen and Ogrons, as well as a few new creatures on the surface.
This is an excellent non-stop adventure that holds together very well - providing you don’t stop and think about it – why do Dalek saucers need docking tubes when they can just fly over? Do Daleks have fuel/energy supply limits that we haven’t yet been told about? Some of these Daleks seemed to be a bit fragile in some of the fight scenes.
Despite the minor quibbles, I found this to be an unputdownable story; after glancing at the first couple of pages, I just had to keep going, as there is no quiet point to take a break.