They haven't decided on a cosplay theme yet.

Doctor Who V2 #7

IDW Publishing (July, 2011)

WRITER: Tony Lee
ARTIST: Matthew Dow Smith
COVER: Charlie Kirchoff
LETTERER: Neil Uyetake & Shawn Lee
EDITOR: Denton J. Tipton
COVER “A” (shown): Tommy Lee Edwards
Question for IDW: Why do you bother having the comic’s art team make a cover if it is just going to be a retailer incentive cover? And gives you a better idea about the comic inside than the cover you made your primary cover?

Our heroes are trapped between time periods, meeting another stranded tourist, Lisa, and various versions of the Sontarans. In fact everyone has a doppelganger now, and they take up a lot of room. Of course, the Sontarans (who reproduce by cloning) are more than happy with this situation.

What they got right: I can’t really point to one moment and say “this is the good part”. It’s just an overall good story, and the introduction of Lisa is also well done.

What they got wrong: I guess if I had to choose it would be to ask why Lisa spends so much time with her eyes closed. It doesn’t make her look Asian (which I think is what they were going for), it makes her look asleep or blind, and she acts like neither is the case.

Recommendation: I may just be too tired right now to think, but I can still judge a good story and this qualifies.

I can’t point to a “Best Scene” either. Everything works as part of the overall story.

Tomorrow’s Comic> Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #5


About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

One response »

  1. Siskoid says:

    Huge fun. I was afraid that it was just a riff on a Star Trek holodeck malfunction episode, but it turned out to be much more entertaining than that, and the next issue looks fun too.

    Lisa was interesting as long as she had the mystery of why there were many of her, but was otherwise a cipher. I sure hope Tony Lee doesn’t bring her aboard (perhaps before sending Amy and Rory home so they can live in their house and get pregnant, as of The Impossible Astronaut) because his previous homemade companions have been terrible.


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