Author: Paul Cornell
Title: Doctor Who: Four Doctors
Artists: Neil Edwards
Colorist: Ivan Nunes
Letterer: Richard Starkings, Jimmy Betancourt
Publication Info: London : Titan Comics, 2016.
Paul Cornell is a legendary writer of Doctor Who books and television scripts for the new series, so I had high hopes for this comics’ outing. It brings together the Tenth Doctor with his companion Gabby Gonzalez, the Eleventh Doctor and Alice Obiefune, and the Twelfth Doctor with Clara Oswald (whom the Eleventh Doctor does not yet know). I’ve never seen Gabby or Alice before, and although they seem interesting, they don’t get to do much beyond generic companion stuff. Clara is running the show as she initiates the story by trying to tell Gabby and Alice that a photo of the three Doctors on Marinus must not be allowed to become a reality. Which of course it does. And with all of space and time on the line, the three Doctors have to figure out how to stop the Voord and an alternate version of themselves. It’s a complicated timey-wimey story with some good fantastical bits, but it seems a bit rushed and undercooked to me.