Doctor Who- Secret Agent Man Part 1 Review

Captain Jack Harkness continues his mission to right a wrong from his past but it isn’t as simple as he thinks as he relives his past lives.

Jack Harkness recounts a past assassination he completed for the Time Agency which links to his two year missing memories. But his discovery that the man he thought he killed is in fact alive, sends him on a personal journey to recover why the mission wasn’t successful.

The accounts of Jack’s life from the Time Agency to the Tardis begin to fill some of the blanks about his life that are intriguing, dangerous and exciting; opening a wider spectrum of adventure we’ve never seen before.

Writer Cavan Scott provides a sharp and charming depth to Jack; further exploring those missing memories he always talked about. The exposition is a great technique for getting inside Jack’s mind and how his past regrets influence his present actions.

Jack’s development is as complex and fascinating as The Doctor’s but what makes Jack’s story unique is his role within the Time Agency. That part of his life is still so vague and mysterious that it holds its own gravitas.

Artist Cris Bolson and Colourist Marco Lesko capture the essence of Jack’s flitting adventures with souring perspectives and bright colours. Capturing Jack as he aims to complete one of his many assassinations with a three-piece cut with fizzing electric blue sparks is an innovative highlight.

Secret Agent Man offers a chance to learn a little bit more about Jack’s past with flirtations galore, splendid artwork, voracious dialogue and crackling colour. This is a worthwhile story to dig into as it only just begins to scratch beneath the surface of one of the most complex, flawed and charming characters the show has ever produced.

Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor #2.13 is available for pre-order in the UK and the US.

and  Blogtor Rating 8/10

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