The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) is back in the TARDIS for more of his comic adventures in a new Titan adventure. Written by Nick Abadzis with the artistry skills of Giorgia Sposito and Arianna Florean.
The Doctor and his newish comic book companion, Cindy Wu, head out to other parts of the map. While Cindy tries to convince the Doctor that she can be a true companion like Gabby, Gabby herself is onboard The Shining Horizon, the last Osiran Mothership. She is there with the seer Dorothy and a contemplative Anubis.
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As this issue begins, The Doctor and Cindy land in a strange place in a remote land – hardly a surprise – but the Doctor is instantly on his guard. He orders Cindy to remain in the TARDIS, and she is irritated. Cindy longs to be a real part of the team. Within moments, she will have her chance. The TARDIS activates a warning. Cindy must find the Doctor and warn him of the strange creature who confronted her outside the TARDIS. The Doctor, meanwhile, is having flashbacks to his meeting with the witch back in Dewbury.
The section is brilliantly done; Cindy reveals herself as both a wise-cracking sidekick and a companion of real courage. As the Doctor meets more of the creatures – Cindy calls them “3D public bathroom symbols” – there is a subtle, clever nod to past Doctors.
Meanwhile on The Shining Horizon, Gabby finds herself in the midst of an unexplained eclipse. But it’s Anubis who faces the true darkness.
This new issue is part 2 of 5, and readers will wish there were more parts. Abadzis has another masterpiece in this issue. While the artwork from Giorgia Sposito and Arianna Florean is uniformly excellent, with some startling uses of colour.
Tenth Doctor Adventures #2.14 is in stores from today.
- Writer: Nick Abadzis
- Artist: Giorgia Sposito
- Colorist: Arianna Florean with Adele Matera
- Letterer: Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt
- Cover A: Arianna Florean
- Cover B: Will Brooks
- Cover C: Simon Myers