Review: Dr. Who Series III, Volume 1: Hypothetical Gentleman

Quick review for a quick read. I almost forgot that I had this graphic novel as an ARC, but this is a series of two stories centered within the Dr. Who universe. The art ranges from highly detailed and life-like based on the respective incarnation of the 11th Doctor to more animated and lighthearted to suit the mood of the storyline. I think the vast variations in art styles threw me slightly as I was reading through it, but it still held my attention. I liked both storylines overall, with a slight preference for the very first story since it was more cohesive and intriguing.

The 11th Doctor is traveling with Rory and Amy when they come across a peculiar series of events that involve people being frozen in time. It turns out to be the work of a dangerous being called the Hypothetical Gentleman, who uses an apparatus to appear and tries to maintain his existence by stealing time from those he touches. It was a cool read and I loved the concept of it. The second story is more lighthearted, having Amy encourage the 11th doctor and Rory to spend more time together using the Tardis. It goes as well as one might expect, having the Doctor and Rory on a series of random misadventures, while Amy ends up on a serious mission of her own in dealing with a plot involving the Silence.

Overall, it was a decent, engrossing read worth the half an hour or so it took for me to read it. I would definitely love to read more in this respective compilation/series.

Overall score: 3/5 stars.

Note: I received this as an ARC from NetGalley, from the publisher IDW Publishing.


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