Hello, old friend… Doctor Who, The Tenth Doctor, Year 2 #8
Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Colorist: Claudia SG Iannicello
A good version of the Tenth Doctor
Light atmosphere with dark secrets
Interesting new companions
Slightly odd art style - Gangly and lanky
A little flat in places, hopefully will improve in the 2nd part
“The Wishing Well Witch Part 1 of 2”
Well, it’s a chance to go traveling with an old friend again, and a couple of new ones. After a previous adventure, the Doctor and Gabby are joined by Cindy Wu – They aim for London, but miss a little bit, arriving in sunny Dewbury. And so we have the Tenth Doctor in a very 4th Doctor mood, all smiles, energy and manic happy go luckiness. Add in a paranormal festival, curses and mysteries and things can’t help but get interesting. There is, of course, more than meets the eye – but how much more is the question.
I’ve heard a lot about Gabby, but this was a fairly good first impression – Young, female, smart and feisty. she’s also learnt the most important lesson – Telling the doctor NOT to do something guarantees only that he will.
I wasn’t sure about the art at first, but it grew on me – the proportions are a bit lanky and knobbly, but it’s like they’re conforming to the Doctor. The colouring and lines are nice and clean, and the lettering is well done. There’s a lot of energy in the art, which sometimes is at odds with the calmer scenes.
Titan have made a good job of this story, and the overall impression is of a medium to good Tenth Doctor story – It will be interesting to see what Part 2 (#9) will bring. There’s definitely a lot of potential, if they grasp it. I’ll see you in the future (or the past?)