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Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen #3
Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement.. For this week's comic book review we are returning to Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen issue #3 of 5 from Titan Comics.
TIME AND RELATIVE DIMENSIONS IN SPACE
Supremacy of the Cybermen #3
Cover Date: October
The Story So Far:
The Cybermen and Rassilon have entered into a deadly alliance, with
Rassilon giving them access to Gailfrey and time travel technology,
the Cybermen are re-writing history!
The Cover: The copy
I have is Cover A, which featured the 10th Doctor doing his best
Spider-Man impressive… no seriously, look at this cover, one slight
change with how his right hand is position to that of Spidey
shooting-webs and you’d sweat this was Peter Parker… kind of
fitting considering how whiny the 10th Doctor could be at times. Also
make note the of the Cyberman head, it’s cracked open even more
than it was on issue two, showing a skull underneath it. There are
two cover variants, Cover B is a photo cover of David Tennant and the
cover C features Cybermen from the 5th Doctor Era
The Story: On Prehistoric
Earth, With the 11th Doctor, he and Alicia enter a Silurian workshop
which has been converted into a Conversion Chamber, where he
discovers that the Cybermen are getting packets of data from the very
end of time itself, which should be impossible. When they are pursued
by the Cyber Silurian’s The Doctor figures to get Alicia to safety,
using a transporter to send her to the TARDIS and for her to use the
Librarian Protocol. The Doctor, knowing that Cybermen can’t convert
a Time Lord, confronts the Cyber-Silurian, but it seems like they
have overcome that particular flaw!
On Sontar, The 10th
Doctor explains to Gabby & Cindy as to why he has to go along
with the Sontar Leader’s plan, because with access to the Sontaran
Cloning Facilities, the Cybermen can clone endless supplies of bodies
to make into even more Cybermen… and when they attack using
portals, he recognizes I t as being Gallifreyan tech and that someone
is helping them, because the tech should not exist anymore. Sontar
Prime takes a bullet for the Doctor to save him from a Cyberman but
things go from to worst with the arrival of the gigantic Cyberkings
In the year 2006,
The TARDIS is imploding and The 9th Doctor, Jack Harkness , Rose and
Jackie barely escape it. The plan is to get to the flyer they were in
and try to fine a safe spot. They make a run for it with Jack supply
cover fire, however Rose suddenly begins to covert into a Cybermen
and shoots Jack down
At the Capital on
Gaillifey, The 12th Doctor meets the General who explains that
Rassilon did something to the Eye of Harmony which prevented the Time
Lords from launching a counter attack using Battle TARDIS, However
the Doctor screams out in pain as the Cybermen’s re-writting of
time is starting to have an effect on him as he gets a flood of new
memories that I just detailed, including those involving the Sixth,
Fourth and the War Doctor… and the comic ends with The Doctor going
to have a chat with Rassilon
Thoughts On The
Story: The four plots are advance fairly nicely, but the pacing is so
quick, we’re just getting the ‘main point’ of each segment of
course, with a lot of time spent on the 9th 10th and 11th Doctors,
with at least 10 and 11 realizing they Cybermen are getting help.
The Artwork: The
same issues I had with the previous two issues occures her, with four
different artistic styles, the 9th Doctor content just looks bad in
comparison to the style seen with the other 3, though the artwork for
the 10th Doctor segments was a close second. That said the splash
page with Cyber-Rose standing over Captain Jack is awesome, as is the
splash page of the 12th Doctor getting the flood of new memories
Verdict: This is a
fine middle chapter of the five part story, with a little explanation
as to why the Time Lords were not fighting back and seeing two of the
three previous Doctor Incarnation realize the Cybermen are getting
help plus that the dangers are even higher with the Cyberkings,
Cyber-Rose and the ability of the Cyber-Silurians to covert a Time
Lord. We’ll return to this comic next month with part four of the
Next Week: It’ll
be a different type of comic book trade paperback… which is
actually a small trade paperback, as we revisit Max Allan Collins &
Terry Beatty’s Ms.Tree
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