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The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who

by Paul Cornell

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The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who written by Paul Cornell and illustrated by Jimmy Broxton is a graphic story celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who (which was last year in 2013). I mainly read it because it was shortlisted for a Hugo Award this year.

Honestly, I found this a bit meh. The story was all right and the illustrations were OK but not my favourite. What I liked best was the premise of the story. The TARDIS malfunctions and punches through to our universe from the Doctor's default universe. The Doctor encounters a twelve-year-old girl who at first mistakes him for Matt Smith, until he shows her (and her mother) the real TARDIS.

To be fair, it was an amusing story, especially when they go to a Doctor Who convention, but I couldn't help feeling that it could be more. More funny, more deep, more something. But it wasn't a bad way to spend half an hour.

I recommend The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who to completist fans and anyone interested in a quick read. Also anyone wanting to read a complete story arc in one hit (which is always nice). I'm not sure people not familiar with Doctor Who will get as much about of this.

3.5 / 5 stars

You can read more of my reviews on my blog. ( )
  Tsana | Jul 23, 2014 |
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2299904.html

Utterly lovely. The Eleventh Doctor slips through a gap between universes and finds himself in a world where "Doctor Who" is a TV show and he himself is portrayed by a bloke called Matt Smith. Among other things, he discovers fan-fiction. It's great. ( )
  nwhyte | Jun 2, 2014 |
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