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: Time Lord Victorious – Echoes of Extinction Review

Hands up who remembers Time Lord Victorious? It was only a couple of months ago the multi-media event ended but already it seems like old hat, probably because at most it was good but often it was average, so it didn’t exactly have the big impact it promised. Well, anyway, Echoes of Extinction was delayed several months due to the old pandemic-ness and therefore has even LESS impact than if it made its original date. Oh well, let’s have a look…

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Doctor Who: The End of the Beginning Review

So here we are, after over 20 years of monthly releases, the final Main Range Doctor Who story. While each Doctor previously in this range will be getting their own box set releases going forward, it still feels like quite the “end of an era”. So what was the release to end it all like? Funnily enough very similar to the one that started it all, but that’s not really a good thing…

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Doctor Who: Stranded 2 – Dead Time & UNIT Dating Review

The Stranded story arc resumes with… well, Stranded 2, and we kick off with the revelation that the TARDIS has healed to the point of time travel, but is still very much rooted to the spot. It’s an interesting twist and one that thankfully doesn’t get in the way of the new “family” of companions The Doctor has found himself with. So let’s take a look at the first half of the set, 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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