Doctor Who: Where Nobody Knows Your Name, The Nightmare Game & The Power of Thoueris! Review

It’s time to start looking at the final batch of DWM Eighth Doctor comics, starting with a trio of light-hearted stories with The Doctor travelling alone. “Where Nobody Knows Your Name” and “The Power of Thoueris!” are only single issue stories, but “The Nightmare Game” (or “Doctor Who and The Nightmare Game” to give it its full title) is three issues long, so has a bit more weight to it… but not much. Interested? Excited?! Not particularly bothered?!! Either way, let’s take a look…

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Doctor Who: Me and My Shadow & Uroboros Review

This is one of those interesting stories that clearly exists purely to set up the big finale. “Me and My Shadow” reintroduces us to Fey/Shayde for her appearances in Uroboros and the next story titled Oblivion, while Uroboros itself … well, I’ll wait until after the spoiler warning to talk about that! So while the story is fine it does feel a bit like a prologue rather than a stand-alone story, but one that does have some great moments…

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Doctor Who: Children of the Revolution Review

Children of the Revolution is a full colour strip featuring the Daleks! … In fact is the ONLY full colour strip featuring the Daleks as of 2020 (not counting the admittedly many Dalek-only stories printed in the 60s) so it has a lot to live up to. Thankfully instead of just pulling the usual “evil Daleks invade base” or “group of resisters fight back against the Daleks” it creates a far more interesting story, though admittedly one that relies heavily on your knowledge of the 2nd Doctor mostly lost (but will inevitably be animated soon) story “The Evil of the Daleks”. Does it work? Let’s find out!

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Doctor Who: The Way of All Flesh Review

The Way of All Flesh is the first story after “Ophidius / Beautiful Freak” which I reviewed a year or so back, so it’s nice to finally be “caught up” so to speak and remind myself of what happens to Izzy now she inhabits an alien body that isn’t hers. This story also does that now-classic-but-then-rare thing of The Doctor meeting a historical figure in their own time, in this case two figures in Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, who I’ll admit I have no idea about beyond what’s said in these four issues, but that’s me and my lack of interest in art for you! So let’s get this next batch of Eighth Doctor comics going then, shall we?

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Doctor Who: The Autonomy Bug, Happy Deathday & TV Action! Review

It’s time to end both the Glorious Dead graphic novel and the era of black and white Who comics as we take a look at three light-hearted adventures that originally came out in between and after the titular Glorious Dead, but were all collected at the back of the GN for pacing purposes. Autonomy Bug is three issues long and was the final B+W strip, while the other two are more one-off celebratory efforts… but are any of the three worth a read? Let’s find out!

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Doctor Who: The Company of Thieves Review

So two stories ago we saw the (re)introduction of Kroton The Cyberman, then the previous story we resumed following The Doctor and Izzy, so now it’s only natural that our next story sees the two come together! The Company of Thieves is more of a light-hearted affair, which given the story that’s about to come next, only makes sense! Is it good though, or does it exist purely to set up something greater? Let’s find out!

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Doctor Who: The Road To Hell Review

We re-join The Doctor and Izzy on their travels as they arrive in 17th Century Japan, so expect samurai swords, constant referring to one’s sense of honour and … a non-copyright version of Godzilla and Astro Boy? Yes, it’s quite the odd story, but more importantly, it sets up a new major character for his key appearance in the big story of this run. So… let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: Throwback – The Soul of a Cyberman, Ship of Fools and Unnatural Born Killers Review

We quickly make a detour from the travels of The Doctor and Izzy as the next story in this run is “Unnatural Born Killers”, but in order to understand THAT story we have to look at two far older backup strips called “Throwback: The Soul of a Cyberman” and “Ship of Fools” (thankfully included in this graphic novel!) as all three stories tell the tale of Kroton the Cyberman, a member of the Cyber Race who regains his humanity and searches for friends and meaning, his original memories lost. Interested? Read on! … Not interested? Skip it, but you’ll be wondering who the hell Kroton is in a few stories time…

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