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Review: Doctor Who: The Forgotten

Doctor Who The Forgotten

Title: Doctor Who: The Forgotten

Author: Tony Lee

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Genre: Graphic Novels, Science Fiction

4 stars

Stranded in a strange Museum that’s dedicated to him, and with no TARDIS in sight, The Doctor and Martha must make sense of their surroundings, hindered by one small fact – The Doctor has lost his memories of every one of his previous incarnations! With items relevant to each Doctor in their possession, The Doctor must try to use them to regain his memories before it’s too late, starting with his earliest incarnation’s memories, involving Susan, Barbara, and Ian… but quickly moving on to Zoe and Jamie, and more!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.

This is a great comic book for the fans of Classic Who.
… but I’m probably not the right person to say this, considering that I’ve only seen a couple of Classic Who episodes and this is the first time I’ve read a Doctor Who comic book.

The story: The Tenth Doctor and Martha end up in a museum full of things that have something to do with The Doctor, but then The Doctor loses most of his memories. What follows is a whole lot of flashbacks featuring each of the previous incarnations of The Doctor. Each flashback has it’s own little story and there’s always something that will help The Doctor get out of his current trouble.

I liked the story a lot. There are plenty of good lines and some very unexpected scenes. It’s very sad in places because it reminds you of everything The Doctor went through and all the people he’s lost. How strange it must be for Martha to hear about those memories and people who used to be in her place. I thought the art could have been better, but I can’t judge exactly how good it was, because the copy I received was of very poor quality.

Like I said before, I don’t know much about Classic Who, so I don’t know how correct the characterizations of previous Doctors are in this book, but I can say that I enjoyed them and now I’m even more interested in watching the original series.

My review on Goodreads.


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