Doctor Who Prisoners of Time #2

All the covers are going to be like this, aren’t day? Not a lot of material to work with.

Doctor Who: Prisoners Of Time #2

IDW Publishing (February, 2013)

WRITERS: Scott & David Tipton
ARTIST: Lee Sullivan
COLORIST: Phil Elliott
LETTERER: Tom B. Long
EDITOR: Denton J. Tipton
SELECTED COVER ART: Francesco Francavilla

The Second Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe arrive on a space shopping mall (to paraphrase Linkara, it’s like a regular shopping mall, but spaaaaccceee) and come across a slave operation…and a store that sells Police Boxes that reminds me of the place I bought my TARDIS in Second Life.

What they got right: This felt more like the chosen Doctor than the previous issue. This is how the Doctor acted, although I don’t know if he would manipulate Jamie like he does here. Maybe it’s because I haven’t seen enough stories with these two. I do know that they play well off of each other and I’m glad they used Zoe, since my first introduction to the Second Doctor was a novelization of “The Wheel In Space” and I really like her character in that book and in “The Invasion”.

What they got wrong: Why is there a store that sells Police Boxes? At this point the Doctor isn’t a legend yet (time travel makes no sense on this show, you know). What would be the draw?

Recommendation: An improvement over the previous issue, and a decent introduction to the Second Doctor and his friends. Take a look.

"You do know I could skin you while you sleep, right?"

“You do know I could skin you while you sleep, right?”

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