I’ll be the first to admit it: For a geek, I’ve really never been much into comic books. Graphic novels, I like. TV shows based on comic books, I like. But comic books themselves? It’s not that I’ve ever disliked them. It’s just that I’ve never liked how little story you get for your hard earned dollar, even though I obviously understand the art takes a lot of resources to produce.
All of that is a preface to say that, this past weekend, I went out on a nerdy limb and bought a few Doctor Who comics.
Now, I’m a fairly big Whovian, so I knew going into these comics that I would at least enjoy the universe. And so far, I’m liking the comics, for what they are.
The story line so far is nicely paced, and the art itself is quite good. But, despite interspersed attempts at humor, it’s hard to get a feel for the Doctor’s quirkiness, which is one of the things that I love most about Doctor Who the show.
So far I’d say my reaction is a bit more enthusiastic than meh. A meh-plus, if you will.
I guess I’ve just never quite understood the desire to spend a lot of money on visual art that cannot easily be displayed and a textual story that is bare bones. That said, I am glad I have at least branched out and forced myself to read some.
Who knows, maybe by the end of this series I will find myself a comic book junkie!
Have you read any of the Doctor Who comics? Even if you haven’t, what appeals to you (or doesn’t appeal to you) about comic books as a medium?