Saturday, April 2, 2011
One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Doctor Who (2011) #3
GOOD THING: As in last issue, there's a lot of great character moments here. I love how Rory - who tends to be portrayed as a bit of an idiot depending on the writer - is actually fairly adept at coming up with plausable excuses on the fly. Shame he's trying to pull the wool over the eyes of someone who can't be affected by psychic paper... but Rory almost doesn't seem to need it.
BAD THING: As in last issue, the art is bloody awful. Whereas Richard Rayner's art looked like watercolors that had coffee spilled on them, Tim Hamilton (the third artist on last month's issue, who did only the final page) has given us work that doesn't appear to have been inked at all. Everything is very sketchy and - like Rayner - Hamilton doesn't seem any idea how to make Amy Pond look attractive or draw Matt Smith's features consistently.
The Final Verdict: As in last issue, a great story is ruined by terrible artwork. You'd expect better of a story in which The Doctor faces Jack The Ripper.