Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor Collection Out Now
Out now is the collection of the Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor miniseries from Titan Comics. “Operation Volcano”, written by Andrew Cartmel and illustrated by Christopher Jones, collects the three previous issues. Optimistically, it’s subtitled Volume 1.
I’d like it if there were more. As I said in my reviews of issue #1 and issue #3, this series did a lot of things right. The official description:
An unknown alien intelligence in orbit around the Earth. Astronauts under attack. A terrifying, mysterious landing in the Australian interior. The future of the world itself at stake. Counter Measures activated. And the Seventh Doctor and Ace slap bang in the middle of it all!
isn’t much to go on, but the storytelling is great, with plenty of twists, turns, and action, but there’s more to the story than just stopping an alien invasion. Also, there are preview pages included as part of those reviews, if you want to see what the book looks like, beyond this cover by Alice X. Zhang.
I’ve always liked the Doctor played by Sylvester McCoy, and particularly his companion Ace (Sophie Aldred), which made this Doctor Who comic one of my favorites as a nice stand-alone story. I felt it very faithful to the Doctor Who period it was evoking.