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Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension | Review | Booksmagick


What’s it about?

The Lost Dimension is a two-volume major crossover story featuring several incarnations of the Doctor who’re doing their best to save the Universe from an all-consuming white hole. It’s basically a meet-up of the Doctors who spend a lot of time arguing amongst themselves.


What I think about it

I think ‘The Day of the Doctor‘ was the first time I saw more incarnations of the Doctor share the same screen and I loved it. What happens if you put several eccentric, genius people together and tell them they have to save the Universe? They bicker. More so because they are the same person. I love the running joke of one of them seeing one of their former incarnations and going: Ugh, not you!

With this mini-series we hop between time zones, meet companions we haven’t seen since Classic Who and some beloved characters we thought we’d never see again. I was so happy to see Jenny again! Her story in this comic picks up directly after ‘The Doctor’s Daugher‘ and we get a smooth transition with no plot holes. Love how she just calls each of them Dad and when she addresses more of them she switches to Dads 😀

Rose, I’ve made some of my best friends while being held at gunpoint. You’ve got to learn to go with the flow.

Nine

As is so often the case with Doctor Who it is funny and witty and technical until it’s not and you’re sitting there feeling like you’d just been punched in the face. Happened to me here once I realised what made the Void act up all of a sudden. Won’t spoil, you gotta have to have your heart(s) broken all on your own. The writing was solid and I really enjoyed traveling with the Doctors; especially because I dug the art style!

While there were amazing characters in this two-volume madness of spaceships, running, explosions, snark and heartbreak I missed my new favourite character: The Thirteenth Doctor. I know the mimi-series was released in 2017 but I think they could have included a tiny panel with her? You know, squeezing her in at the last moment, just in this collection?


Conclusion

Epic. Big. Stunning art and solid writing. I loved it! The only thing missing as Thirteen 😦 It’s typical Doctor Who: technical and complex and timey-wimey and full of emotion and heartbreak. I love these specials where more incarnations of the Doctor and their companions meet. One of my absolute favourite episodes was ‘Journey’s End‘ because for just a moment, in the TARDIS, the Doctor was surrounded by people he loves.


Bibliography

  • Authors: Nick Abadzis, Cavan Scot, George Mann
  • Illustrators: Rachel Scott, Adriana Melo
  • Pages: 112
  • Publisher: Titan Comics
  • Release Date: September 25, 2018
  • ISBN: 978-1-78586-590-9

  • Authors: Nick Abadzis, Cavan Scot, George Mann
  • Illustrators: Rachel Scott, Adriana Melo
  • Pages: 112
  • Publisher: Titan Comics
  • Release Date: October 23, 2018
  • ISBN: 978-1-78586-591-6

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