Directly following on from the previous issue we find the Doctor, Alice and the sapling trapped in the past and discovering time fractures everywhere they go. Eventually, in time, they realise that the future is sealed off by a big black wall, but what is the other side of that wall? And why is it having an effect on time?
This issue does not fail to live up the expectations brought up in the last issue. With a very well thought out plot, we soon discover what has been happening in the past. We are also given a very good understanding of paradoxes and time loops which make the story far more interesting and enjoyable as there are no gaping plot holes that leave us disappointed.
Alex Paknadel is a fresh new writer to this series and it really does make all the difference, he has nailed the character traits by his second issue and also showed that he totally gets the show which is always good news.
The humour is also well passed, the lines are written so well you would expect Matt Smith to be saying them, the humour did not take centre stage though as we learn more about the sapling and what his purpose might be, is he the story arc of this season? One thing is for certain, all is not as it seems with him, and we are in for a treat if the character continues to develop at a similar pace.
This story has got Doctor who down to a “T”. The very essence of the story is very “Doctor Who”, making it good and fun reading. The artwork definitely adds to the story as Simon Fraser as ever succeeds in bringing the Doctor to life.
Here’s to the future of Alex Paknadel’s involvement and hopefully, we will see plenty more stories from him soon.