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REVIEW: Doctor Who: The 12th Doctor #7

STORY BY: Robbie Morrison
ART BY: Brian Williamson
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
RELEASE DATE: April 15, 2015

I have highly anticipated part two of The Fractures story starring the 12th Doctor and Clara. The combination of the trippy artwork and a new villain made me eager to see where the adventure would take us.

It’s creepy and fantastic to see that which exists in the Void, that place between dimensions. And it’s exciting, too, to meet a species that even the extensively traveled Doctor hasn’t encountered! As we’ve seen in the Doctor Who television episode “Doomsday” (Series 2, Episode 13), that which can transverse the Void is a cause for pause.

If you haven’t seen the whole episode, avoid a serious trigger warning (fans know what’s up) and check out this clip of the 10th Doctor explaining why the Void (and anything that can travel through it) ought not to be trifled with.

That being said, you really don’t have to have too much working knowledge of the Doctor Who mythos in order to appreciate this story. I’ll allow you to experience the finer points of the subplot on your own because I think they’re worth reading first hand. But really, I just want to concentrate on stuff like this:

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Moments like this are when I remember why I love Robbie Morrison’s writing so darn much.

Also, can we just appreciate that we’re on the 12th incarnation of the Doctor, but he hasn’t lost his style?

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I always love seeing a Companion hold her own when separated from the Doctor, and this issue reminds us that Clara is of the same caliber of the Doctor’s past choices. Not only does she have grace under fire, but she also knows how to take the reigns and not damsel herself though an emergency. Clara’s not just out for a wacky adventure; she steps up to be part of the story instead of a casual observer, a must for those who travel with the Doctor.

I’m still trying to figure out the end game, though. By the end of the issue we have no idea where the Doctor has disappeared to, and we really don’t have any idea how to stop the Fractures from accomplishing their task of removing from this universe that which doesn’t belong here. But I’m not worried about that. Morrison has a way of wrapping things up cleverly and staying true to character.

Who’s been your favorite writer of Doctor Who comics? Tell us in the comments!

Don’t forget the humor strip at the end, which I think is my favorite one thus far.

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Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #7 retails for $3.99 and hit the shelves Wednesday, April 15th, 2015.

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