Monday, February 7, 2011
One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Doctor Who (2011) #1
BAD THING: As great as this issue is, it is a little hard for me to forgive that the entire plot is based around making Rory Williams look like a total idiot, using The Doctor's phone to check his e-mail, thus opening up The TARDIS to attack from living spam in the form of hard-light holograms.
GOOD THING: Thankfully, Rory had a good reason for doing what he did and The Doctor is presented as being just as much of an idiot for not having any sort of protection against this sort of thing. And Rory does redeem himself later when he stops a phishing scam from getting inside the TARDIS.
The Final Verdict: Aside from the plot serving to make one of my favorite characters and The Doctor look a little bit dim (but for all of the right reasons), I dare say that this issue isn't just a good Doctor Who comic - this is one of the best Doctor Who stories ever and a damn fine introduction to the characters, the series and the comics for anyone. Anyone who hasn't seen the show ever. Any Tenth Doctor fans who were reluctant to give Matt Smith and company a chance. And any non-comic reading Doctor Who fans who can't believe the comics can't perfectly capture the spirit of the show. A must read, in other words.
Oh yes. There's also a suggestion that The Doctor once met Arnold Rimmer from Red Dwarf.