In Review: Doctor Who: Doom’s Day #1

24 hours to live. 24 hours to kill. DOOM!
Doctor

Synopsis: 24 hours to live. 24 hours to kill. DOOM! This lonely assassin from the 51st Century is hunting for her survival, and there’s only one person who can save her: the Doctor. Using her vortex manipulator, she’ll do anything to find the tempestuous time traveler, including cavorting with the maleficent Missy. Every hour a new adventure, every hour closer to death…

 

The Story

The universe’s greatest assassin Doom is hard at work fulfilling various contracts she has to work when she has a chance encounter with Missy who is still claiming to be The Doctor. While at a party Missy and Doom cross paths and Doom does not believe that Missy is who she is claiming to be and goes about her business. To that end, Doom continues with her mission to assassinate two intergalactic cat burglars known as the Prettypaws who are Catkind.

With little time to go in her quest to connect with The Doctor. Doom moves onto her next contract, which sees her having to kill a couple of targets being held in the Stormcage Prison where Missy liberated The Master from in a previous issue.

 

The Artwork

Roberta Ingranata gets to play with a lot of visual stuff in this issue, which starts out at a high society party in period dress and moves on to the cold and clinical environment of the Stormcage. I really liked seeing Ingranata’s interpretation of the Catkind and her character drawings for the Prettypaws who were posing as nobles.

I also really liked the character drawing for Doom who almost has the look of a dandy highway Woman.

 

Overall

Once again  Jody Houser delivers a fun story, which I am sure is going to have lots of plot twists as it all develops. This opening issue does not include the Doctor. But it would seem that The 12th Doctor is likely to turn up at some stage in this story. However, for now, the main story focuses on Doom and her remaining 24 hours as she tries to find the Doctor. And not The Doctor Who that Missy is pretending to be.

 

 

9.1
Doctor Who: Doom's Day #1
  • Covers
    9.1
  • Story
    8.0
  • Artwork
    9.6
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    9.6

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