Comic Book Review: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1


Artist: Elena Casagrande

Publisher: Titan Comics

Release Date: July 23, 2014

The Eisner Award-winning Nick Abadzis (Laika) and fan-favorite Elena Casagrande (Angel, Suicide Risk, Doctor Who, Star Trek) take control of the TARDIS for their first five-issue arc with the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant!

Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s New York Laundromat, dreaming of college and bigger, better and brighter things.

So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations – talking about an infestation of psychic aliens – she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands.

After Donna’s tragic exit, the Doctor thought he was done with new companions. But Gabby Gonzalez is going to prove him wrong… if she survives the night!

We’ve been waiting a while for this new series and its companion (sorry), The Eleventh Doctor #1, for months and months. So how do they stack up?

I’m a reboot Whovian, and didn’t start watching until well into the Tenth Doctor’s tenure. I suppose that makes the Tenth Doctor MY Doctor, but really, I’m all in for all three of them, and I expect I will be for the next as well. So my hopes are high for both of Titan’s new series.

The look? Absolutely 10th Doctor, and gorgeous. Top marks for the artwork. The story? The series kicks off with the story of a young woman with a lot of burdens and frustrations, in a community with something very odd going on. And guess who’s just come into town. Classic 10th Doctor. But the majority of this first of five issues is taken up with the girl and the community, with just really a few near-cameo appearances by the best-haired Doctor. There’s no question, it’s setting the stage, and the parts that feature him capture him well, including a lovely mention of Donna, but I want more Doctor!

Which we almost have to get in the next issue. Ohhh I see what they did there… Bring it! Bring it now!

I give Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1, Four Out of Five Stars.



Pick up Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1 from your local comic shop today!

Erin Willard
Written by Erin Willard

Erin is the Editor In Chief and West Coast Correspondent for