Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time Hardcover – 11 Dec 2013
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I thoroughly recommend this book to any Doctor Who fan from 6 to 60 years old and beyond!
The format is fairly simple, each issue focuses solely on one of the 11 incarnations of the Doctor - issue 1 William Hartnell, Issue 2 Patrick Troughton and so on. Whilst the issues consist on the whole of stand alone stories each installment ends with a cliffhanger. The danger with this approach is that it runs the risk of becoming a bit tiresome as the series progresses - fortunately the writers obviously thought of this and there are gradually introduced developments along the way.
Without spoiling to much the basic story involves a mysterious hooded figure who is attacking the various versions of the Doctor across his life-span and kidnapping his companions (this usually follows the main adventure of each issue). Surprisingly the villain is unmasked in Issue 9 although to explain why would give the game away (maybe I just did?!)
It is only the 11th Doctor who doesn't get his own standalone tale. It is his job to take the reader to the finale of the piece in Issue 12.
I would rate the chapters/issues in order of favourites as follows:-
Issue 3 - my favourite. This 3rd Doctor tale captures the feel of a 70's adventure perfectly with UNIT figuring heavily.
Issue 9 - the revelation, at last!
Issue 10 - the 10th Doctor visiting 1950's Hollywood and encountering an old foe of the 2nd Doc.
Issue 11 - fills in all the gaps, Matt Smith style!
Issue 7 - an atmospheric tale set in Scotland.
Issue 6 - appearance by an old foe who plays a key role in the overall arc. Cameo by the 10th Doctor.
Issue 1 - good introduction to the event.
Issue 2 - 2nd Doctor, Jamie and Zoe - with Ice Warriors!
Issue 5 - my favourite TARDIS crew from classic Who but this story didn't grip me.
Issue 4 - didn't blow me away. Enough said!
Issue 8 - okay tale however I didn't like the artwork.
An excellent collection.
All in all, a great way to celebrate 50 years of our good Doctor and an entertaining read.
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The art is beautiful, the story is superb, and the villain is not who I expected. It's someone we have seen before but not for a long time. And it is awesome to see several of the Doctor's greatest, and sometimes lesser known monsters.
But the thing that truly makes this book shine is the twelfth chapter. It gives us something that we all would love to see, a team-up of all incarnations of the Doctor.
All I can say is that if you have never read a Doctor Who comic before this is one that you will never forget. And to quote th Ninth Doctor it's absolutely Fantastic.