just_fighting_censorship's review

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5.0

Yes Yes Yes!

This volume collected the 12 issues commemorating the 50th anniversary, each Doctor has his own issue in which he goes on his own stand alone adventure yet all of the adventures are tied together. At the end of each adventure the Doctor's companions are kidnapped by a mysterious hooded foe who is going through time snatching all of the Doctor's companions to torture our hero.

It was so much fun to go on an adventure with each Doctor. I loved the variety of adventures and the changing artwork for each, but some of the issues were very badly drawn. In the finale issue there are so many companions but because of the terrible artwork it is difficult to recognize them all, what a shame.

It was so much fun to see companions like Susan and Rose and Amy and Leela standing side by side BUT I was very disappointed that Captain Jack was absent! They had a perfect opportunity to put him into the story! They had a freakin TIME AGENT in the plot line, it would have been so great to have made him Jack Harkness! If you have time to give Mickey a line you have space for Jack!

Still it was nice that the companions were the highlight of this series rather than the Doctor.

“Look at this lot - how we all threw ourselves into a fight just for him. We're not soldiers. But we know that what we do when we're with him matters.”

This book was also infused with a dose of non-fiction, the history of the comic strips are inserted between issues.

For me the biggest highlight was seeing the Ninth Doctor and Rose, together again.



*sigh*



I just love them!

Another high point was the big reveal...who is the hooded man???....
Spoiler


Adam!



I thought that bringing this character back and ultimately giving him the chance to redeem himself was a fantastic decision! So unexpected and a very pleasant tie in to the show!


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ymallama's review

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4.0

This was a really fun series.
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