ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #2 – An Ordinary Diversion

ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #2 – An Ordinary Diversion

The third year of Titan’s series depicting the adventures of the Twelfth Doctor kicked off with a first issue that was a fun mash-up of iconography from the classic TV series with the fast-paced character-based storytelling approach of the modern series. It boasted a promising start for the third volume of this series. And that’s why it’s undeniably a bummer to see Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #2 be basically a fill-in,…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #1: From Under the Sea…

ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #1: From Under the Sea…

We’re only a few days from the premiere of Peter Capaldi‘s final full series of “Doctor Who”, and those fans who are lamenting losing their prickly, complicated Twelfth Doctor (like yours truly) can take comfort in the face that, with Titan’s Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #1, there are still opportunities to enjoy this current Time Lord’s regeneration in all his glory. With a spooky and atmospheric opening issue by writer George…

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Robotech To the Rescue This Summer from Titan Comics

Robotech To the Rescue This Summer from Titan Comics

If you grew up in the 1980s, you probably had your first exposure to anime via Robotech. Also, you’re probably struggling with turning 40. This summer, Titan Comics offers you a distraction from fast-approaching middle age by bringing the beloved property back to American comics with a new ongoing series based on the beloved sci-fi anime that, for many, started it all! Written by Eisner nominee Brian Wood (“DMZ,” “Northlanders,” “Moon Knight”) with art by Marco Turini…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor: Ghost Stories #1 – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a TARDIS!

REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor: Ghost Stories #1 – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a TARDIS!

For the uninitiated, each Christmas day since 2006 “Doctor Who” has aired a television special. These specials are typically light on continuity, big on spectacle and designed to bring in the casual viewers and entertain the whole family. Last year’s edition, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” was a fun look at the world of superheroes through the lens of “Doctor Who.” Given the subject matter it was pretty much a no-brainer that the special’s superhero,…

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Titan Comics Sets Date for 2017 Doctor Who Day, Announces Four-Doctor Crossover

Titan Comics Sets Date for 2017 Doctor Who Day, Announces Four-Doctor Crossover

Titan Comics, the publisher responsible for releasing the officially licensed Doctor Who comics, has announced the date for the fourth annual Doctor Who Day. Set for September 2nd, 2017, the event will feature the launch of new comics as well as merchandise and a series of variant covers for the various ongoing series. In honor of the event, Titan is launching a crossover among all four ongoing series. The event will bring together the Ninth,…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #2: Memory Play

ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #2: Memory Play

Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #2 has a lot to offer both new and long-term fans of the property, being as it is a story largely about the importance of memory in general and the Doctor’s in particular. Fans of the new series will enjoy glimpses of Rose Tyler and various villains, and will also enjoy a new and compelling take on new series baddie the Silence with the issue’s depiction of…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Two #14: The Metatextual Invasion

ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Two #14: The Metatextual Invasion

Metatextual writing is a tough needle to thread. If you take too subtle an approach, the references can come off as hokey and easy. But if you hit the references too hard then at time sit can across as mocking, too inside-baseball, or even lazy. Writer Robbie Morrison and artist Rachael Stott tackle this tricky style in The Twelfth Doctor Year Two #14, and though I appreciate the intent, there are times when I wished the creative…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor – Year Three #1:

ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor – Year Three #1:

Titan Comics continues to find success with its line of “Doctor Who” comics, and The Eleventh Doctor – Year Three #1 finds Matt Smith’s iteration of the time-travelling eccentric embarking on a third year of travels with loyal Alice by his side. This debut issue, written by Rob Williams with art by I.N.J. Culbard, finds the Doctor in fine form, and adds a dash of compelling commentary to boot. The issue opens with Alice and…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Hook Jaw #1 – Sink Your Teeth Into It

ADVANCE REVIEW: Hook Jaw #1 – Sink Your Teeth Into It

For a gory horror book about an out-sized killer shark, ruthless Navy SEALS, and profane scientists, there’s something endearing about Hook Jaw #1, written by Si Spurrier with art by Conor Boyle. First of all, it’s the fact that this series sees Titan resurrecting the classic British “Jaws” rip-off of the mid-1970s, whose social conscience coupled with adherence to over the top gore made it both infamous but influential for UK comics. But Spurrier and Boyle…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Masked: Anomalies #1 – A Strong Opening Within a Bold World

ADVANCE REVIEW: Masked: Anomalies #1 – A Strong Opening Within a Bold World

Masked: Anomalies #1 is a strong debut issue, focused on establishing a near-future world that is both fantastic while retaining eerie similarities to our own. Like all good science fiction, no matter where it take place or what its time period is, it’s really about the society in which we currently live. Though this first issue at times feels a bit dense, it also evokes the work of Philip K Dick in how writer Serge…

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