Published on: January 13th, 2014
Written by: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Mike Collins, Gary Erskine, Philip Bond
Art by: Simon Fraser, Lee Sullivan, Philip Bond, John Ridgway, Kevin Hopgood, David Messina, Elena Casagrande
Based on: Doctor Who by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, Donald Wilson
IDW Publishing, 300 Pages
I recently read IDW Publishing’s newest Doctor Who collection, Prisoners Of Time. The series is 12 issues long and features all 11 incarnations of the Doctor (not counting John Hurt’s the War Doctor or the 12th Doctor whose first series hadn’t yet aired on television when this was published). While I like all of IDW’s thick collections of Doctor Who stories, this hefty tale may be my favorite that they’ve done thus far.
I don’t want to spoil anything by giving up the details of what exactly brings every Doctor and every companion together but the plot they orchestrated was awesome and the character they chose to extract revenge on the Doctor with such a cunning and nefarious plan was pretty well thought out. The execution of this story was even better. The amazing art and colors magnified this book’s brilliance.
IDW is going a great job with the Doctor Who property and I hope that they can keep publishing these titles for years to come. Just as I hope they hold on to all the other great properties they have.
Prisoners Of Time was exceptional, it was enjoyable and it was a perfect symphony of what has made up the Doctor Who mythos for over half a century. If you’re a fan of the Doctor and love comics, you should probably check this out.
Pairs well with: Other Doctor Who stories by IDW Publishing.