Still, it's a good arc and it has a nice twist cameo at the end. Overall, I love this book and would truly enjoy an ongoing series for the Eighth Doctor and Josie. Aug 14, Anni Tea in the Treetops rated it really liked it Shelves: A series of short stories, linked by a common thread. I've always thought the Eighth Doctor got a poor deal on the TV, but I do enjoy his other adventures I wish I had more cash to be able to spend on the Big Finish audio plays - there are so many!
In any case, this adventure with Josie was fun and the artwork beautiful. Dec 18, Thomas rated it did not like it. This wasn't Bad as much as it was Not Good. I am all about 8th Doctor stories as it is such a missing part of the overall Doctor Who narrative so this was such a massive disappointment. The plot is clunky but not terrible and the art does it no favors. The artist can draw but it isn't consistent and right now they don't know how to layout a comic book story. Weird panel decision and a story flow that is choppy, they are a decent artist but not a good comic book artist.
I miss IDW having the U. Doctor Who license, those were always at least decent, good comic book stories and never bad. I generally avoid Titan Doctor Who stories and will continue to do so. Though the 4th Doctor mini series was excellent. Unfortunately this is not that. Jun 12, Ron Kirkley II rated it really liked it.
Well, that was fun! I wasn't sure what to expect from Titan's 8th Doctor premier but what I got was a whimsical, fast paced mystery of sorts that I very much enjoyed. I LOVED the art - pencils, inks and colors combined for a book that looked and felt very different and very refreshing compared to the other titles Titan has released.
This was particularly important because the 8th doctors voice is going to be lacking and unfamiliar for most readers compared to the other doctors. The art though an Well, that was fun! The art though and focus on a mystery manages to establish a distinct voice and flavor for 8th doctors graphic adventures. One other note, the character of Josie was a surprise and delight.
The author makes her come alive as a true companion. I hope we get another volume of the 8th doctors adventures with the same creative team soon. Mar 17, Sarah rated it really liked it. These "Doctor Who" graphic novels are a great way to whet any time-traveler's appetite between seasons of the show. This one was particularly fun because it gives the reader a chance to get some extra time with the Eighth Doctor.
I particularly liked how the plot all tied together in the end and how it even tied in to the current Doctor's adventures. The only problem I had is that there seemed to be some consistency problems with one of the stories: The butler character in the plant-alien I can These "Doctor Who" graphic novels are a great way to whet any time-traveler's appetite between seasons of the show. The butler character in the plant-alien I can't remember their actual name comic seemed to change hair color from beginning to end, and it never fully explained why he was plotting against everyone and then suddenly was trying to save them.
I'm going to guess it's because he was taken over by the plant-aliens, but we didn't really see any struggle prior to the butler overcoming their influence. Some foreshadowing would have made that a stronger plot point and would have made the theme at the end about how the people behind the scenes are the ones who really write history much stronger. But still, worth a read for any Whovian. Josie and Eight make a sparkling duo, places and times they visit are wonderfully diverse and bright, and you're easily hooked into every story there is in this volume would love to see the series continued.
Sep 12, Michael Conway rated it liked it. Five separate tales, with a connection in the finale. The tales are enjoyable enough but being single parters are rather brief and rushed, there's little depth to them and most of the resolutions are too quick. Jan 01, Chris rated it it was amazing.
I love the 8th Doctor! So I was excited to read some fun stories and adventures involving him and his new companion. Overall, I really enjoyed how each issue connected to the next and how it created an overarching mystery to solve. Aug 26, James Bowman rated it liked it Shelves: An entertaining set of stories featuring the Eighth Doctor and a new companion, Josie.
The stories are only loosely connected, and represent good-but-not-great plots for the most part, but it's carried by the charm of the Eighth Doctor's portrayal. This one had a really interesting concept. The eighth doctor looks like a hobbit. Feb 17, Jason Wilson rated it really liked it. Who is the artist Josie Day? Why do her pictures come to life and how does her real identity link this?
TitAn continue their DW graphi. Novels with this fun and absorbing arc. Mar 13, Angela rated it really liked it Shelves: The 8th Doctor goes home to his house on Earth and finds an artist living there. The problem is her art is coming to life. This is a complete story, not like other Titan graphic novels.
The Doctor takes his new companion to various places where they get into trouble and save people. It is the characterisation of the 8th Doctor that truly shines here, and how he relates to people. There are also some lovely cover arts too. A very good read. Oct 08, B. Great to see the Eight Doctor in action in comic book form. This was a fun adventure with a small tie-in to the current series. I very much hope to see an on-going series result of this. Oct 15, Chris rated it liked it Shelves: It's not a major drawback, because I still hear McGann's voice in my head when I read it, but it's a shame he couldn't look just a little bit more like the actor.
I've listened to several of the Big Finish audio adventures so I was curious about where this sits in comparison, but I assumed that like the TV show often does, i Although I like the artwork, The Doctor doesn't really look like Paul McGann. I've listened to several of the Big Finish audio adventures so I was curious about where this sits in comparison, but I assumed that like the TV show often does, it'd mostly ignore that 'lesser canon' stuff and do its own thing.
So I was pleasantly surprised to see the sonic screwdriver the Doctor uses is one never seen onscreen, one created specifically for the artwork of the Big Finish adventures. There's also a note in the beginning to tell the reader this takes place after those adventures and name drops his companions from Big Finish. The Doctor once again takes a female companion in their mid twenties from 21st Century Britain, but it's clearly his type looking at the rebooted series and possibly the classic so I guess I can't complain too much about that.
Although much like the rebooted series, there's more to this companion than is immediately obvious. Although I'm still holding out for more on-screen adventures of the Eighth Doctor, the Big Finish audio adventures and this comic will do nicely while I wait. Nov 28, Shannon Appelcline rated it liked it Shelves: It's pretty shocking to have a new 8th Doctor comic, over a decade after Nine appeared. But here we have it, thanks to Titans' totally out of control publishing program. It's an Eight whose appearance suggests that he's late in his lifespan, something that we only know about now having seen the "Night of the Doctor" minisode.
But somewhat disappointingly, there's no mention of the Time War or any of the trauma that clearly made up his later life. He's just another happy-go-lucky guy who likes [i It's pretty shocking to have a new 8th Doctor comic, over a decade after Nine appeared.
So no Eighth Doctor continuity, check. But how's the characterization? This is clearly a Doctor who cares about people, something that's very nicely presented in the comic. On the other hand, his frenetic running and dashing about comes across as a nuWho Doctor. So, the storytelling may not be quite right. And as for the story itself: We get five one-offs, of which only the last is notable, and that's only because it contains some nice twists that build on the first adventure.
So, yeah there's a new 8th Doctor comic, but it's kinda meh. Aug 27, Ronnie rated it it was amazing Shelves: The art is amazing, the colouring is beautiful and the new companion is absolutely lovely! A Matter of Life and Death features the Eighth Doctor who sweeps through time and space in a giddy fashion — as usual — craving a cup of tea all the while — as usual — leaving the work of saving worlds to others — as… wait, what?? Yes, quite surprisingly, the Doctor mostly leans back in this one and watches as Josie, a blue-haired Welsh painter girl, takes on his role and thus proves she is worthy to become a regular companion.
We follow them through six loosely connected stories that involve singing crystals, murderous plants, evil reflections and many more fascinating wrong-doers. If the next installments will be as good as this one was, in the end I might end up owning a complete comic book series… Aug 26, Alex Sarll added it. But the enterprise is undermined by Vieceli's likeness of McGann, who looks about And this despite the outfit suggesting this is set towards the end of his time, not far before 'Night of the Doctor'.
She's fine with everything else, so perhaps it was likeness approval from the man himself to blame, though that would be an odd vanity when he's already the dishiest of all the Doctors. In an Alice in Wonderland sort of way? View all 4 comments. Nov 20, Carol Gibson rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved this story arc. Out of all that I have read I think this is my favorite. Paul McGann doctor only had the one movie and the short made for the web clip of how he regenerates into the War Doctor.
But he has many novels and Big Finish audio stories that have fleshed out his character.
Of all the doctors he seems the most human, the kindest and gentleness and that comes across in this graphic novel. I loved meeting his new companion artist Josie Day and finding out the mystery behind her. The I loved this story arc. The dialogue was great and each adventure a fun read. The little surprise at the end made this fangirl quite happy. Jul 25, Amanda [Novel Addiction] rated it really liked it Shelves: The Eighth Doctor remains one of my all-time favorites.
I just love his excitement when it comes to Also, I just love Paul McGann, so there's that too. My goal in life is to listen to all of the Eighth Doctor's audio adventures. I greatly enjoyed this graphic novel.
The stories were fun, and I liked the surprise appearance at the end. I definitely want to continue reading this series. Jun 01, Travis rated it liked it Shelves: Nice, fluffy story where individual stories are linked together by a thin story arc. This is more about setting up the 8th Doctor's comic book status quo snd getting him a new companion.
Fun, nothing earth shattering and the pay-off ending scene makes you forgive any flaws in the story. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Rocket Raccoon 1 by Skottie Young. Jean-francis Beaulieu Color Art. Rocket Raccoon 1 4. As defenders of the cosmos go, Rocket Raccoon has faced his fair share of galactic battles. He's been a hero to the weak, a champion of good, a protector of the innocent, a heartthrob to the many intergalactic female species and now--a raccoon on the run?!
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, a "formidable-and-expert-Guardian" on the run.
Rocket is NOT a raccoon, okay? Kindle Edition , 22 pages. Rocket Raccoon Single Issues 1. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Rocket Raccoon 1 , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Jul 03, Sam Quixote rated it it was amazing. So who better than one of the finest talents working at Marvel Comics today, Skottie Young, to not just draw this beast but also script it? Young proves he can write like the devil too, giving Rocket a sassy, funny, cute, badass, charming attitude, and awesome personality. And how inspired was it that he made Groot a wrestler?
That whole sequence with Groot vs some Lovecraftian horror was brilliant, especially when Rocket really got into supporting his buddy - and the date who was surprised at the language he used.
Rocket Raccoon 1 is easily my favourite comic this week, and definitely my favourite in a while. Did I mention the art in this is pretty good?
Why are you still reading this review - go and read this comic!! View all 10 comments. Sep 23, Praiz Sophyronja rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 22, cris rated it really liked it Shelves: Y los dibujos de Skottie Young. Oct 03, La Espada en la Tinta rated it really liked it. Esta primera toma de contacto con Mapache Cohete me ha gustado, y no esperaba menos del artista encargado de convertir en imagen las adaptaciones de los libros de Oz de L.
Frank Baum junto a los guiones de Eric Shanower. Jan 15, Azuma-chan rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Continuing with my admiration and fangirl-ing for the Guardians of the Galaxy, specifically Rocket and Groot, I started this comic after finishing Groot's. I have to say that I'm totally in love with everything here.
The story, the characters, the colors and most importantly, the art itself. I just found about Skottie Young few days ago from pinterest cause as you can guess, I'm pinning a lot of Guardians photos back there to use as my phone's wallpaper. Rocket, one of the guardians, defender of Continuing with my admiration and fangirl-ing for the Guardians of the Galaxy, specifically Rocket and Groot, I started this comic after finishing Groot's.
Rocket, one of the guardians, defender of the galaxy and hero to many while going on a date with a pretty girl finds out that he is wanted for crimes he didn't do!!! Or someone like him?! And all this time he thought he is the last of his kind but the criminal's appearance changed that thought.
What do you think he did as a good fellow?! Just turned himself in for making everything easier I can give this more than 5 stars. Like I said, everything about it is awesome makes me want to read everything in one sitting but don't want to finish the comics in the same time. I also did not think it was all that amusing overall partly due to that reason, but also I am not really part of the target audience. Rocket is just a stereotypical self-praising, woman-chasing character, and a lot of the humor is not very original or all that funny I thought.
Jun 20, Cori Dantio rated it liked it.
It's definitely odd with him being the main character when I've only ever seen him in the Guardian movies, but it's really cool at the same time. It's interesting to get a look at him on his own. And this story line seems like it's going to be filled with interesting events!
Jun 11, Nicole rated it it was ok Shelves: Nothing stood out to me, positively or negatively. Feb 26, Tina Dalton rated it really liked it Shelves: I love Rocket and Groot.
This is the story of Rocket's quest to find out who is framing him for murder, and if there are more of his species still alive. It's funny, the art work is awesome, and it even throws in a bit of tugging at your heartstrings. Aug 26, Gretchen Turonek rated it it was amazing. I don't pretend to be the world's biggest fan of comic books. I appreciate the talent that goes into them, but until recently it just wasn't a culture that I participated in.
I liked that the character was a "funny animal" played for tragedy, which struck me as unusual, especially in a co I don't pretend to be the world's biggest fan of comic books. I liked that the character was a "funny animal" played for tragedy, which struck me as unusual, especially in a comedy. The drama inherent to the thing that he is made me fall in love, and I wanted more of him. Which is where the book comes in. Like my introduction to the character, this was full of the requisite Marvel silliness with quiet, dramatic moments.
That the focus is on Rocket rather than the Guardians as a whole gives us more quiet moments with him, allowing him to be emotional and even insecure without needing to jeopardize his image in front of the other characters. Jan 21, Jonathan Coulombe rated it it was ok Shelves: I did not know anything about Guardians of the Galaxy prior to the movie. Like most people, after having seen it, I was pretty fond of the team, especially of Rocket Raccoon.
So I really wanted to pick up that new comic book series about him, expecting pure madness and mayhem. Well, while the madness and mayhem are there, I feel like the first story arc did not deliver.