Doctor Who Volume 3 #9
IDW Publishing (May, 2013)“Sky Jacks” part 1 of 4 WRITERS: Andy Diggle & Eddie Robson ARTIST: Andy Kuhn SELECTED COVER ART: Mark Buckingham COLORIST: Charlie Kirchoff LETTERER: Shawn Lee EDITOR: Denton J. Tipton
Clara makes her US comic debut after pressing a button in the TARDIS she was instructed not to press. Rescued by a plane carrying a third bomb heading for Japan during World War 2, she finds herself in an endless sky…and the Doctor with a beard.
What they got right: While I miss Amy & Rory, I suppose it is right to have the current companion. The artwork is pretty good.
What they got wrong: It’s tough to really judge anything because this whole issue is just one big set-up. I have seen this done before in a episode of the animated Star Trek, so we’ll have to see where it goes.
Recommendation: As things stand, I can’t condone or condemn the comic. It’s all just set-up and will require at least the next issue if not all four parts of the arc to make a decision. I hate when comics do that. There isn’t even a decent Best Scene nomination.
- First Look at IDW’s DOCTOR WHO #9 (haveageekasm.com)