The tenth Doctor, Gabby and Cindy decide to have some downtime between adventures in jazz age New Orleans. Naturally, they soon find trouble.
I’ll be totally honest; in spite of him being one of my favourite Doctors, I haven’t watched any of Ten’s episodes in a while (not counting The Day of the Doctor). So it was an incredible feeling to sit down with this issue and remember what it was like to watch one of them. I was honestly hearing David Tenant’s voice in my head as I read Ten’s lines. What was especially weird (in a good way) was that this story feels like one of Ten’s first season episodes (before it started to become clear that his goofy, fun loving façade covered an emotionally battered man). It’s weird because this seems to be set after ‘Planet of the Dead’; a point where Ten was at the lowest part of his life.
The adventure flows well and unfolds neatly around the characters, giving us an action filled episode without characterisation getting short changed. The artwork is very good and it helps give the feel of the relatively care-free feel of New-Who.
It’s true that this issue could have stood to be a bit more closely proofread (at one point, Ten claims that the monster of the week is using the ‘magicians’ as a conduit), but it is otherwise a high quality, feel-good issue. More please.
Publisher: Titan Comics
Published: 15th June