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Review: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #11

STORY BY: Al Ewing
ART BY: Boo Cook
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics

After the destruction of SERVEYOUINC and the relocation of its populace on Paradise Planet 3958F, the Doctor, Alice, Jones, and ARC are back on the proper TARDIS.

And… That’s the last thing I remember.


I’m gonna be honest. I have no idea what is going on in this issue. I re-read the whole arc in one sitting, and I still have no idea what’s happening. I’m not trying to be unjustly rude. I took notes. I took GOOD notes. And I still don’t know what’s happening.

I took notes. On a 32 page comic book.

Please understand that I really enjoy Doctor Who in both television and comic form. I don’t think it’s fair to call me a Whovian, but I definitely know my mythos, often quote many a line, and can make and appreciate random references to both episodes and issues alike. I’ve delved into fanfic and fanart, both mine and others’.

But I totally have no idea what’s going on in this issue.

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I think Jareth from Labyrinth shows up at one point. I don’t even know if I’m kidding or not.

Ok, to be fair, just because *I* wasn’t able to follow this issue very well doesn’t mean it’s badly written or that other readers won’t enjoy it. In fact, I suspect more clever fans will appreciate this issue immensely.

I know that ARC loses his damn mind after he commandeers the TARDIS. And then he tries to rewrite his own timeline by slamming into the Entity. And then everything turns into separate CMYK color coded panels, which is actually kind of cool.

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Also the TARDIS has a pool room.

I will say this: After careful review of my notes, I can say with certainty that the Doctor and his companions do save the day and the TARDIS. I don’t feel giving away the ending is any kind of spoiler because the middle is so complicated that figuring it out is it’s own reward.

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I don’t feel too bad. Even the Doctor had to take notes.

Also included is a pretty awesome humor strip featuring what happens when you go on a pub crawl with a Sontaran.

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #11 is $3.99 and has been on the shelf since April 15, so why haven’t you bought it yet?

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