Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time

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  1. JoeZhang

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    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....
     
  2. Emh

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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.
     
  3. Allyn Gibson

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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.
     
  4. The Wormhole

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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?
     
  5. Emh

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    If that's the case, that's not so problematic. But, as The Wormhole says, what will issue 12 be? Hm.
     
  6. Allyn Gibson

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    That's one possibility. The other possibility is that it takes the eleventh Doctor two issues to resolve the overarching plot.
     
  7. Nick Ryder

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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.
     
  8. ToddKent

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    I imagine the first and last issues will feature the current Doctor and the other issues will be flashbacks.
     
  9. Brendan Moody

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    The first issue is definitely a first Doctor story, so that can't be the plan.
     
  10. Allyn Gibson

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    Two pages per Doctor? I don't think that's realistic. :)
     
  11. Nick Ryder

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    Sure it is, if done right
     
  12. Allyn Gibson

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    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. :)
     
  13. Nick Ryder

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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.
     
  14. Allyn Gibson

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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.
     
  15. The Mirrorball Man

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    There's enough plot in one panel of Casanova to fill dozens of spinoff series.
     

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