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WW1, the Doctor, the Daleks, what could possibly go wrong?
on 28 September 2016
This graphic novel has many reminders in it, the Daleks are always planning ahead playing the long game, in this they do just that. As in the Daleks master plan, and evil of the Daleks, they don't do small, set in two time periods they exploit human weakness, chiefly power and greed.
The first world war is 100 years old now and no one living now remembers it, which is why a few stories here and there keeps it in our modern eye view. I will not give the plot away, save to say the Daleks have their own twisted logic driving the story. The drawings themselves are up to standard and convey the sense of place with colours and angles matching the story's progression. The only thing you could moan about is it's over in a good session, but at the end it does show sensitivity towards the horror of that war and how ordinary people got dragged into a conflict only the people in charge wanted. Like the David Tennant story the angel on Mons, it gets gritty, and has the same atmosphere of dread. This should go well with 'the only good Dalek' they now sit next to each other on the shelf. cup of tea, quite time Sunday, best read.