Book Review – Doctor Who Twelfth Doctor Vol. 3 – Hyperion

  • Title: Hyperion
  • Authors: Robbie Morrison, George Mann
  • Artists: Daniel Indro, Mariano Laclaustra, Ronilson Freire, Slamet Mujiono, Luis Guerrero, Richard Starkings, Jimmy Betancourt
  • Line: 12th Doctor
  • Characters: Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald
  • Collection Date: 2016
  • Collected Issues: Issues # 11-15
  • Publisher: Titan Comics
  • Date Reviewed on GoodReads: 6/02/2016

Titan Comics Doctor Who graphic novels are excellent and enjoyable and this one is no exception. Hyperion features the Twelfth Doctor as played by Peter Capaldi, and his companion, Clara. It’s the third volume in the Twelfth Doctor series, and this particular one features two stories.

In the first story, the TARDIS lands right in the path of a young woman and her companion – in 1845. The woman’s name is Charlotte and her friend is Emily, and Charlotte’s horse is startled by the TARDIS’s sudden appearance, causing her to fall and twist her ankle. The Doctor and Clara take the two women to a nearby manor house. There they discover the servants are succumbing to a “sleeping sickness” and also that the normally agoraphobic head of household who’s suddenly decided to have a large party. Of course, an alien is responsible for the sleeping sickness and the Doctor and Clara must stop it and see to it the members of the household are all right. And guess who Charlotte is?

The second story brings back the Hyperios from a previous graphic collection – this time they attack Earth. The story also features Kate Stewart, UNIT, and a one-story companion name Fireman Sam. I really liked Sam, so it’s sad that he’s a one-off companion. The story was excellent though.

The artwork in this volume is extremely good – especially in the second story, where the Hyperios Empire characters leap off the page.

Highly recommended.


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