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.


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



  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!


  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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