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Book Review: Doctor Who Classics vol. 5 
17th-Mar-2011 09:45 pm
bannakaffalatta, short
Doctor Who Classics Vol. 5Doctor Who Classics Vol. 5 by Steve Parkhouse

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This volume had some interesting ideas that weren't really fleshed out. The idea of an alternate earth in which WWII continues well into the 1980s was interesting, as was the idea of the Doctor picking up a companion who was a soldier in that world. Unfortunately, Gus, the companion in question, isn't really fleshed out much, after he gets over his initial bogglement at finding himself in the company of a time traveller, he does standard companion-y things and eventually the Doctor takes him home. The standout stories are a rather grim first storyline in which the Doctor encounters a lost Okinawan soldier and a later, rather zany, story that pits the Doctor against an evil galactic tycoon frog. An evil galactic tycoon frog excuses a multitude of sins, but this still won't go down as one of my favorite comics volumes.

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18th-Mar-2011 05:21 am (UTC) - Thank you
"An evil galactic tycoon frog excuses a multitude of sins"

I really needed that laugh just now!
18th-Mar-2011 03:14 pm (UTC) - Re: Thank you
Very glad to be able to provide a needed laugh!
19th-Mar-2011 10:40 am (UTC)
Yes. I generally think the Steve Parkhouse comics are over-rated, but I particularly dislike his Five - he seems to completely buy in to the most derogatory attitudes towards that version of the Doctor and hardly ever has him actually do anything in the story.
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