The Wormhole wrote:
So feel free to post spoilers (spoiler coded, of course). I'm kind of intrigued by this "unearned final page."
I'm going to spoiler this. You're warned.
The Ainley Master has been using Adam to create a situation where he can finally wipe the Doctor out of time completely. The Doctors tell Adam that the fate of the universe is in his hands, he can be the hero, and he turns on the Master.
The Master and Adam fight. Adam gets stabbed and he's dying. The Master teleports away.
There's a teary goodbye as the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Doctors, as well as Rose, tell Adam that it's going to be okay. Adam asks the Doctors if he really was good enough to travel in the TARDIS. The ninth Doctor says that, yes, maybe he was after all.
This leads to the final page.
It's a funeral for Adam. All the Doctors and all the companions are there, and they look heartbroken. And then the eleventh Doctor walks away from the tombstone, which has Adam's name and reads "One True Companion."
Really? You're all mourning him? He kidnapped all of the companions. He worked with your worst enemey. He gave your worst enemy the power to destroy all of time and space. And you're all heartbroken that he's dead?
Yes, I said earlier in this thread that, y'know, Adam had a point. But this funeral for Adam is just way over the top.
I think I can say, after reading twenty Doctor Who
comics written by the Tipton brothers, that I'm confident that they've never watched Doctor Who