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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Review: Doctor Who Series 3 Volume 1 by Andy Diggle & Brandon Seifert

Posted by Irish in Review1 Comment

Title: The Hypothetical Gentleman (Goodreads)
Publisher: IDW Publishing

Source: Publisher / Netgalley
Publication Date: 19 March 2013
Series or Standalone: Series
ISBN: 1613775792
Format: ebook 

The Author on the Web:
Andy Diggle
Brandon Seifert

The Illustrators on the Web
Mark Buckingham
Philip Bond

Place(s) Traveled to: London, England (1814 & 1851)

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

First Line: NA
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m crazy addicted to Doctor Who and have been since I was a child. I watch the show every week and when its on hiatus I will watch old episodes on Netflix. But despite my deep love of the show I’ve never branched into any of the books or comics that exist in the world about it. That is until recently when this one appeared on Netgalley. I was really curious about it and so decided to request it. This was a quick read, as you can imagine since it is a graphic novel/comic.

There are two stories contained in this comic and both of them felt flat to me. The stories were just so-so and never once could I imagine The Doctor, Amy, or Rory saying any of the lines that they said. The whole thing felt so still and flat. And yes I know its a comic so its all drawings but I’ve read comics in which you get a sense of suspense and movement and that never happened here. The drawings were just blah and most felt like they were a bit unfinished. 
Overall, this one just wasn’t for me and I don’t think I’ll be checking out other Doctor Who comics in the future. I may check out some of the books that are out there but I am doubtful if they’ll live up to the show. For me, I think that Doctor Who will always be something that needs to be visual and if a comic can’t bring me that same magic that I love about the show then I’m not sure anything will. 

One Response to “Review: Doctor Who Series 3 Volume 1 by Andy Diggle & Brandon Seifert”

  1. Vivien

    To be honest, I haven’t read or watched the show. At all. Not a single minute. I should probably at least try it…