Review: The Many Faces of DOCTOR WHO: PRISONERS OF TIME #1

If you somehow didn’t know it already, then this is breaking news for you: this year marks the 50th anniversary of the longest running science fiction TV show in the world: Doctor Who. Long-running in some cases might mean plodding, but not in this case. The Doctor’s recent incarnation, actor Matt Smith, became the first Doctor to be nominated for a BAFTA and the latest two doctors, David Tennant and Matt Smith have particularly sparked international attention for the series, even bringing more than a tinge of Who-mania to the United States (I mean, plush Daleks in Barnes and Noble pretty much establishes that beyond question). At fifty years of continuity and intricate plot machinations, the show rivals the difficulty the comics industry faces in keeping its 1960’s established characters fresh and appealing, but has more often than not kept the spark alive for fans with more fireworks than expected.

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