In Review: Doctor Who: Origins #2

Working for the mysterious Division on a dangerous assignment, the Doctor uncovers something insidious afoot.

Synopsis: Working for the mysterious Division on a dangerous assignment, the Doctor uncovers something insidious afoot. Discover what this Doctor was up to before she became the Fugitive.


The Story

Having been given the task of destroying the Kleb Colony in the last issue. The Renegade Doctor and her new companion land on the surface to uncover why they have such drastic orders. However, as they arrive they found that they were warmly greeted by the colonists and treated to a special dinner. The colonies leader Noat is keen to show the Doctor and Taslo just how far the colonists have come while seeking help from Gallifrey for her colony. Little does Noat know that the Doctor and Taslo have orders to kill her and her people.

When Taslo pushes Noat off of a hill. Noat seemingly falls to her death. But as the Doctor and Taslo argue about their mission. Noat regenerates and reveals that the colony is made up of former Time Lords who chose to leave Gallifrey for a new life. Now armed with this knowledge both The Doctor and Taslo are curious to know why Gallifrey wants these people dead and set off to further investigate.


The Artwork

Roberta Ingranata continues to do a fantastic job of the art and shows us the diversity of timelord regenerations with aliens of lots of shapes and sizes living in Noats colony. I really liked how she handled Noat’s regeneration as well as Taslo’s shocked reaction to it.

I also enjoyed the colors and shapes that Ingranata used to depict the alien landscape. It looked like something that you might see on the TV show.



This second issue does a great job of continuing the story and watching Taslo’s character slowly evolve from a by-the-book time agent to someone that is worthy of being the Doctor’s companion is fun to watch. In a way Taslo’s act first and question later reminds me a bit of the 4th Doctor’s companion, Leela.

I anxiously look forward to reading the next issue.

Doctor Who: Origins #2
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