18 August 2015

Review: Doctor Who: As Time Goes By by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Matthew Dow Smith

Comic PDF eBook, 90 pages
Published 2012 (contents: 2012)
Acquired May 2014
Read October 2014
Doctor Who II, Volume 4: As Time Goes By

Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov
Art by Matthew Dow Smith
Colors by Charlie Kirchoff
Lettering by Shawn Lee

Joshua Hale Fialkov takes over the writing duties on IDW's Doctor Who comic from Tony Lee for one volume, wherein the Doctor, Amy, and Rory land in Casablanca in 1941, and you might find much of what happens somewhat familiar... only I don't remember Bogart meeting any Silurians. This is pretty fun at first, especially thanks to the always-dependable Matthew Dow Smith on art, but I found that as the plot went on it got more complicated, and not in a good way, and thus the resolution came across as curiously cursory. Good, but not great-- admittedly, the best out of the four volumes of Doctor Who II (as the title page of this trade calls it).

Next Week: The Doctor, Amy, and Rory discover that resistance really is futile in Assimilation²!

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