Review: Doctor Who #FCBD2016

Jump on board the TARDIS with FOUR all-new short tales of the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors! Whether you’re a whizz with a Sonic Screwdriver or completely new to Who, this is the perfect Free Comic Book Day adventure for SF fans of all ages! Written and illustrated by the creative teams of the regular comics, this is the ideal place to start reading!


I participated in my very first Free Comic Book Day this year, since we did a Paws in the City event at a Dallas Comic Book store. I picked up some great titles, but still haven’t had a chance to read them. I’m going to be parsing them out in the coming weeks. The reviews will be short, but I figured I’d at least do a write up on them in case you want to check out the full versions.

Let me start by saying that I am not a fan of Doctor Who. I’ve only watched a few episodes from #9, and I didn’t really get into it. I like the concept, but I don’t think that was the best Doctor to start with. It was more than a little campy. That episode with Rose’s boyfriend turning to plastic? And the “moisturize me” skin…erm…lady? What even? I know the fandom has taken off since that season, and I really like David Tennant and Peter Capaldi, so I’ve thought about catching up on their versions–just haven’t had time to do so.

Still, I found the FCBD collection to be hysterical, and really exactly what I expected. Each Doctor was precisely how I came to know them through watching the fandom on Tumblr (because it is unavoidable, really). I’m sure there is a solid storyline going through these all, for the diehard fans who read the books and watch the show and know what is actually going on. But for me, it was just fun to catch the references I knew about, and giggle when the Doctor’s butt glowed.

I may have done some screen shots on my Instagram Stories feed, because I was having such a good time with it. (Which, if you’re not following my book commentary on a daily basis, WHY NOT?!) I’m so glad I picked this up when I had a chance for a free copy. If you’re a DW fan, I’d totally recommend the full book.



Doctor Who 2015 Event: The Four Doctors #1 (Doctor Who: 2015 Event: Four Doctors) by [Cornell, Paul]

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