Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Year Two #14 - A Review

Some time ago The Doctor agreed to help Anubis - the last of the Osirans and the son of his old enemy Sutekh - in finding a way to ascend beyond this universe without destroying it in the process. That promise has taken The Doctor and his companion CindyWu to the edge of the universe and beyond. Now trapped "off the map", The Doctor finds himself in a place with a sky full of darkness that glows, that is totally alien yet horribly familiar,..

With this issue Nick Abadzis' has crafted a mystery that could only be told through the lens of Doctor Who. Comparisons to Blink and Midnight are both apt and inevitable, given the weird nature of this tale. That's weird in the classical definition, incidentally! Call it what you will, but Abadzis has proven himself the equal of Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat in terms of his dialogue and plotting.

The artwork proves equally excellent. Giorgia Sposito does a fine job depicting such impossible ideas as a dark sky that glows. She also possess a fine gift for visual storytelling, as seen in the pages where The Doctor explores the strange world on his own. The colors by Arianna Florean are well-chosen for their respective scenes and complete the artwork perfectly.

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