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Old December 28 2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time

t's hard to keep a good Doctor down, especially when there are 11 of them. That's the case this January when IDW Publishing launches "Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time" to coincide with the BBC property's 50th anniversary. "Prisoners of Time" is a 12-issue miniseries featuring all 11 TV incarnations of Doctor Who, a new Doctor every issue each drawn by a different artist.

IDW is entrusting the task of bringing all these Doctors to life to Scott and David Tipton, the sibling writing team behind "Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimilation2." Joining the Tiptons for the first issue of "Prisoners of Time" is "2000 AD" and "Nikolai Dante" artist Simon Fraser.

The Tiptons spoke with Comic Book Resources about bringing all 11 incarnations of Doctor Who to life for this ambitious new project. They shared details on which villains and companions you can also expect to see, their favorite personal Doctor Who and Doctor Who villains, getting support from the BBC and more.
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=42842


While any new Who is good news, to me the Tiptons are mediocre at best as writers so I will approach this new series with caution....
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Old December 29 2012, 06:21 AM   #2
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Not familiar with the writers but I see this being hit and miss for another reason: 12 issues with 12 different artists. Some might be great, others might be rubbish, but no matter what, there won't be a consistent style and I fear it will make the story jarring. Only time can tell.
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Old December 29 2012, 02:13 PM   #3
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I think of this more as a series of one-shots under an umbrella theme. Since each issue is about a different group of characters and recreates a different production era, different artists is fine to me.
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Old December 29 2012, 02:24 PM   #4
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My main question is if it's one Doctor per issue, and there's 12 issues, what's issue 12 going to be? All the Doctors teaming up?
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Old December 29 2012, 03:11 PM   #5
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I think of this more as a series of one-shots under an umbrella theme. Since each issue is about a different group of characters and recreates a different production era, different artists is fine to me.
If that's the case, that's not so problematic. But, as The Wormhole says, what will issue 12 be? Hm.
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Old December 29 2012, 04:19 PM   #6
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My main question is if it's one Doctor per issue, and there's 12 issues, what's issue 12 going to be? All the Doctors teaming up?
That's one possibility. The other possibility is that it takes the eleventh Doctor two issues to resolve the overarching plot.
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Old December 29 2012, 09:15 PM   #7
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Or it's like how some series do the last issue and have a few pages with each artist and maybe have each Doctor complete his arc.
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Old December 29 2012, 10:45 PM   #8
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I imagine the first and last issues will feature the current Doctor and the other issues will be flashbacks.
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Old December 29 2012, 10:52 PM   #9
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I imagine the first and last issues will feature the current Doctor and the other issues will be flashbacks.
The first issue is definitely a first Doctor story, so that can't be the plan.
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Old December 29 2012, 11:23 PM   #10
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Or it's like how some series do the last issue and have a few pages with each artist and maybe have each Doctor complete his arc.
Two pages per Doctor? I don't think that's realistic.
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Old December 30 2012, 03:01 AM   #11
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Sure it is, if done right
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Old December 30 2012, 03:54 AM   #12
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Sure it is, if done right
I should have been more specific. It's not realistic for the Tiptons. Their writing is very decompressed. They barely get going in two pages.
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Old December 30 2012, 04:40 AM   #13
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HAHA yeah... I have to track down their work somewhere - but it sounds like Matt Fraction too, takes him for-fricken-ever to get going too.
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Old December 30 2012, 02:22 PM   #14
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Fraction and decompression... *shakeshead*

I was really looking forward to Fraction on Thor a few years ago, as I had loved his mini-series Thor: Ages of Thunder. The first issue of his run came out, I read it, and I thought, "It's good, but it's thin." The next issue came out, and I thought, "It's good, but we're still where we were at the end of the last issue." Ultimately, I said it took Fraction seven issues to do a story that would have taken Walt Simonson one.
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Old December 30 2012, 02:26 PM   #15
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HAHA yeah... I have to track down their work somewhere - but it sounds like Matt Fraction too, takes him for-fricken-ever to get going too.
There's enough plot in one panel of Casanova to fill dozens of spinoff series.
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