Friday, August 10, 2012
Marvel Premiere #57 Review
Today were going to take a look at Doctor Who. While this isn't the first time I've talked about it, I never really explained what it is. Doctor Who is a British television show about a time traveling alien named the Doctor. It is one of the longest running shows, starting in 1963 and still running today. What allowed it to run this long is the fact that since the main character is an alien every time he dies he can regenerate into a new body. So every time the person who's playing the Doctor want's to leave the character regenerates into a new body and a new actor takes his place. This comic is about the most well known Doctor, Tom Baker who was the Fourth Doctor. So let's check it out.
The comic open's with the Doctor landing on a plant which is being attacked by robots. The Doctor goes to a nearby shop, totally unaware of the situation. The shop keeper is terrified for his life, and suddenly one of the Robots busts threw a window. It attack's the man, and kill's him. The Doctor is horrified by this, and the Robot starts to scan him. This causes the robot to malfunction since the Doctor has two hearts, and the robot thinks there's two humans there but only see's one. He dismantles it with his Sonic Screwdriver, discovering it belongs to something called the Ninth Legion.
More robots and a tank come, and attack the Doctor. However before any of them can hit him he goes back into his TARDIS. (His Time Machine) He rematerializes in the middle of a Gladiatorial Area, on the same planet, and is forced to fight. He win's but his reward is being forced to be a slave. The Doctor discovers that this is an Alternate Earth where the Roman Empire never fell. He befriends a cyborg named Morris, and he helps the Doctor escape. The comic then ends with the Doctor discovering that the Roman are worshiping an alien race called the Malevilus.
This comic isn't that bad. It's actually much better the second time. The art is pretty good, however the story isn't the best. It's not that bad but it's not that good either. What I really like is that this comic has a section in the back that explains what Doctor Who is, and some of him main villains. That's a nice touch for people who aren't really in to Doctor Who. Overall it's not that bad, so I'd give it a recommendation.