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Final Sacrifice (Doctor Who (IDW Numbered)) Paperback – 21 May 2014

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  • Paperback: 138 pages
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc; 01 edition (21 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600108466
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600108464
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 17.1 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,160,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Doctor Who: Final Sacrifice v. 3 On a war-ravaged alien world, the Doctor fights to save a friend from the nefarious Advocate, while avoiding a planetwide civil war and space-and-time misplaced paranormal investigators. Everything leads to this point - but who will die? Full description

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By Keen Reader TOP 50 REVIEWER on 7 May 2014
Format: Paperback
“… it makes me go a bit floofy for a few hours”.

First published in 2011, this collection has the following stories:

Old Friend / Final Sacrifice: The Tardis takes the Doctor and Emily to the Shady Grove Rest Home where an old man Barnaby welcomes his return. Barnaby was the Doctor’s companion with whom he left a letter to guard upon the Doctor’s return. Only the Doctor doesn’t remember Barnaby at all. And at Oxford University in 1906, Robert Lewis is about to test out his time/space travel machine. But the Doctor is determined to find Matthew.

Ground Control: IN the year 6558 AD the Doctor’s Tardis is grounded at a space station by Ground Control; then the Doctor gets asked a whole lot of questions.

The Big, Blue Box: Douglas has seen the big, blue box before. But this is the first time someone from it has spoken to him.

To Sleep, Perchance to Scream: If the Doctor’s asleep in the Tardis, where do his nightmares go?

This is a really good collection; the stories are all good narratives, and the artwork very good. The characterisation of the Tenth Doctor is very good – all up, a really good read.
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IDW's Doctor Who: Final Sacrifice is the third in a trilogy of books and brings together all the threads woven throughout the previous two graphic novels. The third volume includes the final four issues of the sixteen issue story and is backed up with the Annual edition of the mag and features panels of past Doctors and companions and a beautiful page of Tennant's enemies, not to mention the introduction of Matt Smith, beautifully captured in a cartoon sort of way.
The main story, Final Sacrifice, takes us back to the days of former companions Adric and Turlough and ties in with the fate of Matthew, a current member of the TARDIS crew, who is travelling with the Advocate. Why? You'll have to buy the graphic novels to find out why...but the sad fate of Matthew is deservedly shared by the Advocate!
Overall, the stories are good but I think the artwork may be an acquired taste. For me, it works. It captures the varying moods of the Doctor personna and the colouring is especially well done. There are also pin-up pages at the back of the book.
Any fan of David Tennant's Doctor will enjoy this set of three graphic novels but even a reader who appreciates good writing and unusual artwork will probably want to add these books to their collection.
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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars 10 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Tenth Doctor's finale 9 May 2013
By The Smiling Stallion Inn - Published on Amazon.com
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Final Sacrifice was a satisfactory end to the trilogy featuring the Tenth Doctor in his final IDW comic book appearances, and included an interesting, special introduction to the Eleventh Doctor at the end. It is, in part, a tribute to the Tenth Doctor and to the comic book companions he has picked up along the way. A most thrilling and satisfactory ending for all in my opinion; a treat in the sense that it doesn't end the way you expected it to, in some instances, although you can guess what might happen next...
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, not great 30 Nov. 2011
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I've read all of the IDW Tenth Doctor books, and I have to say, the story arc leading up to this was rather good. However, the center does not hold, and even with great Edwardian-era Torchwood characters, I found this a bit of a slog to get through. The actual ending itself is convoluted even for Doctor Who. On the other hand, there are some touching shorts, including the Doctor visiting an old companion he hasn't met yet and a really lovely dream sequence that were quite good.

One of my biggest complaints was the way the Turlough diary situation was handled. Just a single throwaway line referencing a visit to Turlough? Why couldn't we show this? I would have loved checking up with Turlough to see what he's been up to since his exile ended, and how he would react to this new regeneration. Definitely a missed opportunity.
2.0 out of 5 stars Very underwhelming collection 25 May 2014
By S. Jean - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The second installment in this series of comic books picked up some pretty good momentum, so I had fairly high hopes that this third installment would just blow me away. Unfortunately, it did not. The stories in this collection didn't really tie together at all. It was more like an anthology, showcasing the doctor drawn by different artists in various situations. This would have been fine, if I liked the style of the majority of the artists, which I did not, or if the plot in the stories had been amazing, which it wasn't. The majority of the art lacked detail, similar to my issues with the first installment in this graphic novel series, and the plot was oftentimes very confusing and flimsy in the majority of the stories included in this collection.

The one thing that I did really appreciate was the fact that this book showcased the villain's perspective rather well, allowing the reader to sympathize. I love it when an author is able to show that villains are really just people, and let them argue their case.

Overall, this was a pretty underwhelming collection of Tenth Doctor Who stories, and I still don't care for the artist who did the majority of the art in this volume. This, combined with the confusingly flimsy plots made this book just really not my thing. Maybe graphic novels are just not for me, or maybe this is just a bad example, who knows. Either way, I will be trudging forward through the rest of the comics included in the bundle I bought. Fingers crossed that I find some gems!
5.0 out of 5 stars a must for those who have read Vol 1 & 2 30 Aug. 2012
By Cheryl L - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If you have read 1 & 2 then 3 is a must because it ties up all the lose ends and answers questions. The color palettes are just wonderful although the drawings of Dr Who are only so-so. Its excellent story telling even though it can get confusing and I had to refer to Vol. 1 & 2 to refresh my memory and get some details in order. It's worth reading... come on it's Doctor Who!
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Doctor who. I have yet to read a bad story board. 27 Sept. 2013
By Tony K - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
While not an epic story line. It is still good to see the Tenn Doctor again, like having coffee with an old friend. There's always time for an old friend.
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