Reviews of the latest digital comics from Titan Comics!
Death Sentence: London #5
NO WAY OUT — NO WAY BACK!
• Roots battles Retch for control of the streets – and graduates to the big-time!
• Ex and Roots take the fight to London’s two-faced Mayor – but their actions could spark a war!
• Verity meets with journalist Fincham to make her story public… But the government, the FBI, and the street gangs of London will do anything to keep her silent!
• And introducing… the Young Praetorians!
The ante is really being ramped up here, with verity under attack with her new contact, and things are going to get worse for her before they get better. Although, she may have found a way out of this all. Meanwhile there is an attack on the Mayor of London (who looks really familiar) and there are panels that I would rather not be seeing again! We also get an introduction to some new characters. This is all building up and soon the pressure is going to pop! An excellent series!
Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #4
Jack alone in a vortex-stranded TARDIS, surrounded by the hostile Unon! The truth about the armored Lect, as Rose is taken prisoner! Shocking secrets from the Time War revealed, as the Doctor plays both sides! Causality collapses, and the Doctor must put it right! And a last page cliffhanger that will shock you to your core!
A shocking cliffhanger? Yes, but I wouldn’t read too much into it if I were you. What I found most interesting is discovering how the void was filled after the disappearance of the Time Lords! I’ts a good idea, and the Doctors response was skeptical, but not as bad as I thought it would be – survivors guilt maybe? Jack continues to be Jack…..
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor (2015-) #2
DEATH — THE ULTIMATE EARWORM!
It’s chaos aboard Presley Station, as the corrupted Shan’tee – conceptual beings from a different order of reality – prey on the human colonists, while on the gas giant below, vast storms conjure up winds of horrifying speed — that threaten to tear the Station apart! Caught in the middle of the chaos: the Doctor and Gabby!
Can the Doctor find the counter-melody that brings peace back to the Station? And can the ever-humming Gabby keep herself from singing – to stop her mind being invaded by a sentient song?! Meanwhile, back on Earth, Cindy makes up her mind… And in deep space, an old face comes calling…!
After last issues very detailed issue, this issue has more action and ‘doing!’ The Doctor goes on a quest to find the source of the virus, while Gabby takes charge and deals with the escalating issues at the Station! It’s a very frantic issue, with some last minute reveals and details. It finishes off with a throwback to a previous arc and a potential problem for the Doctor!
BTW – After seeing the Jessica Jones trailer on YouTube, this cover looks extra creepy now!
Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #13
THE FOUR-PART EPIC FIRST-YEAR FINALE CONTINUES! Earth is under attack from an ancient species who yoked suns and spanned galaxies before we’d even evolved opposable thumbs. Cities are tumbling under their assault, people are dying in droves… and only two people in the universe can save us. But first the Doctor and Clara must save themselves! Burning with fury forged in the heart of stars, armed with technology beyond human comprehension, composed of a fleet of unstoppable warships… the Hyperions have returned at last. Welcome to the Hyperion War…Welcome to the last days of Earth!
This is a big-daddy end of times battle for the Doctor – earth has been invaded and will be destroyed by the Hyperion – introduced in a previous arc. This was well explained in a few pages as the Doctor explains to the surviving remnants of London in the Underground. But he’s now President of earth and may be able to help – although things don’t look good through the issue or at the end!