Comic Review: Torchwood: Station Zero #3

The past is the future and the future is the past, as readers found out there was more to the story told in “Terror of the Vervoids.”

Synopsis: The Torchwood team must deal with the threat posed by Lady Karina, but can they find out her secret and stop her plans? And the mystery of Rona continues; can the Ice Maiden crew find out more about their young stowaway?

Review: Torchwood: Station Zero #3 was my favorite issue so far. Carole E. Barrowman and John Barrowman wonderfully combined Classic and New Doctor Who mythology when they had Time Agents, Torchwood, and Vervoids. The past is the future and the future is the past, as readers found out there was more to the story told in “Terror of the Vervoids.” Given that I’m not overly fond of The Trial of the Time Lord arc, I don’t mind the Barrowmans rebooting and repurposing those story elements.

Artist Neil Edwards rendered the Vervoids and their planet, Mogar, beautifully. The sequences on pages 16 through 18 and pages 22 through 24 are the highlights of the issue. I also have to give an Honorable Mention to Edwards drawing of the flying warden creature who retrieved Captains Harkness and Hart from Time Agent prison on page 9 during the flashback.

Torchwood: Station Zero #3 was the strongest issue to date. My only quibble is with Titan’s official synopsis for this installment as seen above. In their efforts to obscure plot elements in this chapter, the PR team referenced characters who don’t physically appear in the issue. Hopefully, Titan can figure out a more effective synopsis strategy going forward.

Writers: Carole E. Barrowman and John Barrowman

Artist: Neil Edwards

Colors: Nicola Righi and Alberto Bugiu

Letterers: Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt

9.7
Torchwood: Station Zero #3
  • The Good: Story, Art
  • The Bad: Official synopses need work
  • Story
    9.0
  • Art
    10
  • Lettering
    10

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.

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