I was very excited to learn there would be new 10th Doctor adventures coming our way this July and Titan Comics haven’t disappointed.
Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s New York Laundromat, dreaming of college and bigger, better and brighter things. So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations – talking about an infestation of psychic aliens – she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands.
After Donna’s tragic exit, the Doctor thought he was done with new companions. But Gabby Gonzalez is going to prove him wrong… if she survives the night!
A lot of the first issue tends to set up our new companions background, with minimal input from The Doctor, but its still an enjoyable enough read. Gabriella ticks all the boxes as a companion, so I am looking forward to starting this journey with her.
What we do get to see of the Doctor is exactly what you’d expect from an episode. Nick Abadzis captured the 10th Doctors voice well, and even threw in one of his quirky gadgets.
The mystery slowly builds throughout the story, coming to an exciting climax as The Doctor jumps in to save the day – hopefully.
The artwork is crisp and colourful, and really attracts the readers attention. The Doctor actually looks like The Doctor, which is always my one gripe with TV-to-comics, artists interpreting a well known character so much it barely looks recognisable.
Overall, I think Doctor Who fans will enjoy this latest installment to the Who world and even those who have never read comics before will enjoy the journey too.