The Eleventh Doctor is back in another brand new comic book adventure with his newest full-time companion, former library assistant Alice Obiefune. Joining them is the newest passenger in the TARDIS, a would-be singer called Jones who is destined to be a future rock god...he just needs to find some talent, charisma and stage presence first. The fourth instalment of the Titan Comics Eleventh Doctor series, following the new adventures of the Doctor as portrayed by Matt Smith, introduces a new team: Al Ewing (Loki: Agent of Asgard) as writer and Boo Cook (2000AD, Elephantmen) on illustrations, with Verity Glass providing the regular cover art.
PICKED OFF ONE BY ONE BY AN ENTITY FROM THE STARS!
Alice Obiefune always wanted to see a space station – one of those proper ones, like on the telly, with impressive bulkheads, sweeping corridors and stunning views of eternity. Maybe with an exotic matter wormhole nearby, if it’s not too much trouble. Aliens optional, but a bonus as long as they’re friendly.
That’s just one of the reasons Alice and the Doctor have come to a remote space research facility.
The views are breathtaking… but so is the formless creature creeping through the station, stealing voices and inflicting comas on those research scientists unlucky enough to be caught.
Tracking the temporal trail of the slippery SERVEYOUinc corporation, has the Doctor found more than he bargained for? And will this entity from between the stars be the death of them all?
The Doctor’s opened his big mouth again and managed to insult Alice who doesn't want to be yet another of the Doctor’s waifs and strays and now wants to go home. It’s a poignant moment for both of them as they each realise that they have conflicting ideas about what it means to be one of the Doctor’s companions. The Doctor thinks he’s helping them escape their problems, but Alice isn't one to run away. However, if Alice is about to leave then the TARDIS has detected a potential paradox and has other ideas about where they need to be. It's unfortunate that this means delivering them straight back into the clutches of an enemy that they've encountered once before – but this time the Doctor and his companions have the upper hand as, thanks to the timey-wimey nature of the paradox avoidance strategy, the enemy has no idea who they are. The Doctor manages to convince them that he’s arrived to solve their murder mystery, and he quickly works out that the mystery is not all that it seems. Something is going on in the research facility that certain people are very keen to keep under wraps. And that something is starting to make its presence known.
Meanwhile, the space station seems to have been something of an inspiration for Jones and he’s on the verge of creating his first ever hit song. But will he live long enough to record it?
There’s an entity stalking the corridors and an evil corporation organising a huge cover up. Can the Doctor get to the bottom of it all and work out why somebody has been so desperate to get their hands on the last Time Lord?
To buy your copy:
UK: buy through Forbidden Planet - the store will also ship worldwide
Buy as a digital download through ComiXology
USA customers can also buy through Hastings or Barnes & Noble stores
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #4 goes on sale in print and digital editions on Wednesday 29th October.