Authors: David Tipton, Scott Tipton
Artists: Simon Fraser, Lee Sullivan
November 23, 1963: A day that changed the world forever.
That day saw the broadcast debut of Doctor Who, which was to become the longest-running science fiction series on television.
And now, 50 years later, we pay tribute to one of the greatest pop-culture heroes of all time with this special series, which tells an epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the intrepid traveler through time and space known simply as… the Doctor.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.
The story starts out well. The mysterious bad guy is looking at photos of different Doctors and companions – “The Doctor is never alone. I’m gonna have to change that.” It’s the best part of the story. Everything goes downhill from there.
There are three chapters, each one featuring a different Doctor. What happens is: there’s a mystery, the Doctor solves it, the companions disappear. The stories don’t have anything to do with each other, which would be okay if they were interesting. But they’re not, so you have to read three boring stories that end the same way. There’s no excitement, there was almost nothing that made me think “What’s gonna happen next?”. I just didn’t care for it. The problems were solved very easily.
Illustrations are boring. I can recognize the characters, but that’s the only positive thing I can say.
This volume gets two stars from me because the villain is interesting and I like the idea of all the companions disappearing. But I expected a lot better from the 50th Anniversary celebration.