TITAN COMICS NINTH DOCTOR #5 PHOTO COVER
TITAN COMICS NINTH DOCTOR #5 PHOTO COVER
This review may contain spoilers.
The Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) is back this month in The Transformed, issue #5 of his ongoing Titan Comics adventures.

Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor is joined by two of his most intriguing companions: Rose Tyler, who may have acquired new super skills as well as Capt. Jack Harkness, a superhero of flirtatious banter.

TITAN COMICS NINTH DOCTOR #5 PREVIEW 1
TITAN COMICS NINTH DOCTOR #5 PREVIEW 1

Writer Cavan Scott and artist Adriana Melo take the Doctor, Rose and Jack to modern-day Seattle, where citizens can fly. Many residents have disappeared, and gargoyles seem to fill the sky.

The Doctor is at his cynical worst as he realises what he faces – more than just aurora borealis masquerading as the Northern lights. There is a punchway in the sky, and as the Doctor says grimly, “A punchway does what it says on the tin, smashing a path through space, and damn the consequences.”

The open end of the punchway is causing the cities occupants to mutate and gain power – soon Rose Tyler is flying by, with an American admirer not far behind – but the mutations are coupled with the appearance of gargoyles and the disappearance of humans. Could the events be related?

TITAN COMICS NINTH DOCTOR #5 PREVIEW 2
TITAN COMICS NINTH DOCTOR #5 PREVIEW 2

Cavan Scott has written a fast-paced, exciting story, with crackling dialogue and fights with gargoyles, as well as fights between companions. Will they be able to figure out these creatures? Can they find a way to close the punchway without further disrupting the Earth? Wil any of the mutations reverse if the punchway is closed?

As well as all the questions there’s a hint of an old friend. Rose suspects she sees someone. But that’s all for the next issue as the story closes on that uncertain note.

You’ll find Ninth Doctor #5 in stores now.

Doctor Who Ninth Doctor #5 Credits:
  • Writer: Cavan Scott
  • Artist: Adriana Melo
  • Colorist: Matheus Lopes
  • Letterer: Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt
  • Cover A: Blair Shedd
  • Cover B: Photo
  • Cover C: Simon Myers (a lovely watercolour)

FC – $3.99 – 32pp – Out September 7th 

 

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