Fangirl Friday: Doctor Who Comic Review

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.

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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?

xoxo, Charlotte

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10 comments

  1. I’m in agreement that the “story” per page is fairly scant. Of course a picture is worth 1000 words, but I’d rather read those words rather than try to glean the info out of a 2 inch frame. I’ve *never* intersected with Dr Who. My son is a big fan and he has been on me to sit down for a Wh0-fest. This post is added fuel for the fire. Maybe it will happen.

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    • Precisely! It’s not that I don’t have a love or appreciation of the pictures themselves. In fact it’s quite the opposite — it pains me to know how much work went into each panel, knowing that aside from the cover art they will all remain in the dark stuff in between a plastic cover on my bookshelf.

      If you do get into Dr Who, I’ll look forward to hearing what you think!

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  2. I like comic books but that was by accident when I read a couple. Perhaps you’ll be the same. Maybe you’ve found a series that does it for you. However the turn out enjoy!! Also, kudos to you for branching out

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