The Twelfth Doctor returns in Titan Comics latest – and the Twist space station is littered with…well, twists.
Titan Comics last left fans with a cliffhanger, with The Doctor and his newfound friends imprisoned by intergalactic foxes: The Foxkin. Furthermore, with the human colonists revealed as reconstructed clones – nothing on the Twist can ever be as it seems.
Surprisingly, there is moral conflict within the ranks of their captors and as with any conflict – not all of those on the opposing side are wholly good or evil. Writer George Mann’s characters try to define who is good or evil, but as with reality, the answers are never as simple as that. Furthermore, like those down the trap streets in 2015’s ‘Face the Raven’, hidden away are the Foxkin – in the midst of their own struggle with acceptance. Ultimately, Mann asks profound questions of self, understanding and acceptance, delivering heartfelt answers that resonate with great impact.
The Sonic Returns
Moreover, The Twelfth Doctor recently acquired a new sonic screwdriver on television. The fan-favourite tool was debuted in the series 9 finale ‘Hell Bent’. It’s fascinating to see it in action here, with a neat surprise use of activating ‘memory registers’. Ultimately, Doctor Who is about reinvention and innovation, and the use of the sonic screwdriver pushes those boundaries magnificently here. The adventure on the Twist continues the trajectory of the television series masterfully, and is just as wild and inventive as the show in its problem solving.
Mariano Laclaustra’s artwork is simply outstanding, effortlessly capturing the spectacle of Doctor Who. The aliens are vivid, not monstrous and terrifying per say – but just as alive. Carlos Cabrera’s colour work brings just as much life to the panels, lending a bombastic narrative visceral visuals. Not limited by televisions budget, the artwork thrives in its freedom of imagination. Supernovas swirl wonderfully and colours pop brightly – the artistry is a clear triumph and can stand on its own.
In conclusion, The Twelfth Doctors comic adventures continue a long run of fun. The latest from Titan Comics is touching, heartfelt and visually spectacular.
TWELFTH DOCTOR #2.8
He’s seen the universe begin and end – and now all of time and space is his plaything. When there are innocents to save, vistas to savour, and a complete lack of savoir to faire, the Twelfth Doctor will be there to challenge dictators, change the fate of whole worlds, and discover secrets hidden for millennia!