Titan Comics’ Supremacy of the Cybermen #3 delivers George Mann’s and Cavan Scott’s best comic yet.
Supremacy of the Cybermen #3 is more a collection of four, pulse-pounding adventures than it is an entirely linear narrative. Similarly to 2013’s The Name of the Doctor, the Time Lord’s timeline is being viciously attacked as a whole. However, this time, as opposed to The Great Intelligence, Rassilon and his army of Cybermen are responsible. The Cybermen are very much supreme. Not even the Sontarans and Time Lords can hope to withstand them.
Each Doctor faces a different challenge with their companions, with four Doctors featured: Nine, Ten, Eleven and Twelve. Mann and Scott’s narrative has little room for pause or laughs, and whilst it is thrilling, the issue on its own is heavy from start to finish.
Artists Ivan Rodriguez and Walter Geovanni work well in illustrating the chaos. Both artists chart everything with clear precision. The content and layout of the panels make sense of a wonderfully hectic story, keeping everything controlled. Cyberkings tower above like steel gods, trouncing on everything below. Together, both Rodrgieuz and Geovanni deliver a sense of scope that not even Doctor Who’s television counterpart can hope to match.
With cliffhangers cropping up in each time strand, Titan Comics’ middle act is free of exposition and full throttle on dramatic plot. Ultimately, Supremacy of the Cyberman works tirelessly to prove its own title. Succeeding in every inch.
Blogtor Rating: 9/10
SUPREMACY OF THE CYBERMEN #3
Witness the birth of the new Cybermen invasion, as the history of this aggressive Cyberiad is at last revealed! The Tenth Doctor takes a titanic machine into combat. The Twelfth Doctor finds an unlikely ally. The Ninth Doctor loses one of his own. And the Eleventh Doctor discovers something impossible!
- Writers: George Mann & Cavan Scott
- Artist: Ivan Rodriguez & Walter Geovanni
- Cover A: Alessandro Vitti
- Cover B: Photo
- Cover C: Cybermen Variant – Fabio Listrani