[Warning: the following review contains Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor #3 spoilers]
Title: Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor #3
Written by: Gordon Rennie & Emma Beeby
Art by: Brian Williamson
Published by: Titan Comics
Release Date: June 1, 2016
Summary: “‘GAZE OF THE MEDUSA’ continues, as the Doctor and Sarah Jane team with Professor Odysseus James, and his daughter, Athena, to face down an ancient alien horror. Battling a malign influence all the way from Ancient Greece to London in 1887, the Doctor is faced with a petrifying challenge – and physical evidence that he cannot win!”
This storyline continues to get better and better as it continues onward, and the writing is still amazing and on point.
The Doctor and Sarah Jane are written very well and the two of them are very reminiscent of their TV doppelgangers. I enjoyed that the writers mentioned things like they “copied Time Lord technology” and the idea that the Doctor hit the device with a hammer in order to get it to work. These are the little things that make the Doctor in the comic seem like the Doctor on the screen.
I also liked the fact that device was the one that pretty much saved the day against the Cyclops. I do like the idea of the team equally saving the day (or maybe just Sarah Jane doing it), but having the Time Lord technology/device save the day is an interesting twist which adds variety to the story.
The plots where the Doctor and Sarah Jane are separated are really interesting. The two are forced to work in their own dynamics, highlighting their individual strengths. The two are always together (even with the Doctor being in different incarnations), and it’s great to see them being able to work apart from one another. It makes their characters seem like they are able to be their own separate entities.
This comic features incredible art, and I loved the details so much. The style works really well and it makes the Doctor and Sarah Jane look just like their television characters. The stone people in particular were absolutely gorgeous (especially when Sarah Jane is turned into stone), and the Doctor’s curls were beautifully detailed.
I can’t wait to see how the story continues!