Doctor Who #12
IDW Publishing (June 2010)WRITER: Tony Lee ARTIST: Blair Shedd COLORIST: Charlie Kirchoff LETTERER: Neil Uyetake EDITOR: Denton J. Tipton
The Doctor has been arrested, and UNIT plans to go ahead with the Advocate’s plan. Knowing that the devastation will we worse than Magambo thinks, Martha and Emily (with the help of the Knights) breaks the Doctor out. He tries to send the ship into space in hopes of leading the Enochians away, and Crane ends up being killed. The Advocate is able to bring Matthew over to her side, and he leaves to travel with her. Now the Doctor and Magambo are on the outs and he and Emily are forced to leave without Matthew.
What they got right: While I’m not happy that Matthew is so gullible, there is some good potential to this story, with only two comics left for it (the next issue and the upcoming annual, not in that order). And if I haven’t said it before, the design on the “clockwork angels” are very good. There have been some good dramatic shots in this arc because of them.
What they got wrong: I hope the Doctor and Magambo make amends by the end of the arc. Despite her faults, I really liked her character in the show, and would like to see more of her. Here, however, she doesn’t come through very well, and I was disappointed when the show pulled the same thing with Harriet Jones. Magambo is every bit as likable as Lethbridge-Stewart and I want to see a similar friendship between the Doctor and the new head of UNIT.
Recommendation: How many times do I have to tell you to buy this series? I hope you have been. If not, fix that. Now!
Tomorrow’s Comic> Lockjaw & The Pet Avengers Unleashed #4