The Twelfth Doctor receives a call from a long-lost relative who needs his help to save some of his past companions, but that’s only the beginning
It’s the beginning of another epic multi-doctor story with The Lost Dimension! Part One of eight sprints straight into the action as Jack and Tara find themselves saved by a mysterious Gallifreyan. The cloister bell starts ringing in the Tenth Doctor’s time, propelling him into an encounter with one of his past selves. Fast forward to St. Luke’s University and The Doctor and Bill receive a phone call from someone The Doctor presumed dead.
Writers George Mann and Cavan Scott have succeeded in plotting the story through past doctors with delicacy, intelligence and an awful lot of wit and gripping drama. The jump backs and leaps forward to past doctors is immensely exciting and they’ve ensured their presence is vital to the plot. Their writing style is poignant, smart, funny and incredibly enthralling.
With so many characters, it wouldn’t be a surprise if some of them weren’t given as much attention as others, but thankfully each character, whether they only feature for a page or ten, is given the same generosity, sincerity, and truth that enables their interactions to be constantly changing and thrilling.
Artist Rachel Stott with Cris Bolson, Pasquale Qualano, Elton, Thomasi, Klebs Jr and JB Bastos have created some mind-blowing artwork. The collection of intimate shots of the characters are realistic yet have their own, visual edge. And the full-scale panels depicting the vast expanse of space and planets sparkle with flair and limitless creativity and skill.
Colourist Rod Fernandes matches their skill with enveloping colours that bring the spirit of the characters and story to life. The detail and intricate thought behind the colours are beautifully realised.
The first chapter of The Lost Dimension is a fan pleasing, joyride full of spectacular spirit, colour, exploration, and drama. There are so many amazing elements to it, everyone should just go and enjoy it!