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 First Sontarans Review

We reach the end of the long stretch of the Sixth Doctor Lost Stories (since I already covered “The Ultimate Evil”) with The First Sontarans, a story originally planned for Season 22 that then ended up being scrapped (though the idea of using Sontarans was kept for the story that eventually replaced it, “The Two Doctors”) It shows us a good bit of Sontaran lore, actually features the Sontarans and the Rutans fighting each other, and generally tells a really fun story, so I have no idea why it was dropped! Oh well, let’s have a closer look!

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Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Defender of the Daleks Review

You thought we were done with Time Lord Victorious? Not yet! Along with the DWM Ninth Doctor story yet to be released in GN format (so who knows when we’ll actually be done…), there was this story from Titan Comics that I thought I’d finally get round to reading as we have the only other TLV release up on the site this week. Defender of the Daleks is… Alright, I guess. It doesn’t really add anything to the overall narrative though… so it’s right at home! Let’s take a look…

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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: Dalek Universe 1 – The House of Kingdom Review

After an absolute stunner of an opening two parter we get a more traditional affair with “The House of Kingdom”. Bringing the focus in on Anya Kingdom and establishing some backstory for her is the core idea of the story and it does it well, plus who doesn’t want to hear David Tennant face off with the Mechanoids?! Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: Dalek Universe 1 – Buying Time / The Wrong Woman Review

Dalek Universe kicks off proper with one hell of a two-parter by the always impressive John Dorney. To say the plot twists and turns would be an understatement, and to properly talk about how much I enjoyed this story I’ll have to stop here and wait until we get to the spoilerful review itself! SERIOUSLY DON’T READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU’RE PLANNING ON LISTENING TO IT LATER. … Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: The Dalek Protocol Review

Advertised as “Dalek Universe: The Dalek Protocol”, this story was quite clearly just a regular FDA brought forward and given a special tag because it ends up getting referenced in the Dalek Universe 10th Doctor strand, so I’m just keeping it as its original name. That being said, is it any good? Well… It’s … okay, I guess? It suffers from several of the negative sticking points that a lot of Nicholas Briggs scripts do, made worse by the man voicing so many characters in the play when his voice is already far too recognisable (apart from the Daleks, obviously!) but it’s not all bad… Let’s have a look!

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Doctor Who: Power Play Review

Power Play is an odd story, and would’ve been odd had it been made during the Sixth Doctor’s “Lost” Season 22 as it heavily features a returning companion from the Second Doctor era in Victoria Waterfield, something never really done on TV (not unless the companion is with their version of the Doctor for a multi-Doctor story, anyway). Sadly instead of the mid-80s this audio drama version was recorded in the early 2010s, meaning Deborah Watling wasn’t quite up to the task of anything other than the role of “slightly eccentric old woman”… Still, does it work? Is it a good listen? Let’s find out!

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Doctor Who: The Guardians of Prophecy Review

Although it was only a few days ago when I reviewed The Macros, this Sixth Doctor Lost Story was released several years after that, so it does feel weird going straight to it for this marathon! Anyway, Guardians of Prophecy is a sequel to The Keeper of Traken by its original writer Johnny Byrne, set on the last remaining planet of the Traken Union and features Melkurs, so if you liked that story you’ll love this, but what if you didn’t like Keepers of Traken? Well… let’s find out!

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