Indie Comics Review: Doctor Who: Origins #4

by Steve J. Ray
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Doctor Who: Origins – Book Four
Publisher: Titan Comics
Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Roberta Ingranata
Color Artist: Warnia K. Sahadewa
Letterers: Comicraft’s Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt
Reviewed by: Steve J. Ray


The Doctor and her new companion, Taslo, have confronted the corrupt Timelord who ordered them to destroy entire colonies across many worlds. Doctor Who: Origins #4 begins as the Doctor is forced to witness the destruction of these innocents after Taslo sides with Division and betrays the Doctor.


WOW! After last month’s cliffhanger this particular Whovian, and countless others no doubt, were left shocked and horrified, not just at Laslo’s betrayal, but also with the pointless horrific death of thousands of innocents. Where could the Doctor go from there?

Thankfully, this series is in very capable hands, and Jody Houser has delivered a perfect ending for this terrific story. What we’ve been given is a vintage story with brand new characters, creatures and worlds. This creative team consistently delivers classic Doctor Who told in a brand-new way.

As always, Roberta Ingranata, Warnia K. Sahadewa and the wonderful people at Comicraft have added beautiful visuals to go with the (inter)stellar script. Jo Martin’s Fugitive Doctor is picture perfect and the mix of incredible creatures (formerly Gallifreyans) designed for this story deserve to be seen again.


I really miss having a monthly Doctor Who comic that actually comes out every month. For the last few years we’ve had a mini-series, a gap of a month or two, and then another mini-series. Please Titan, give us regular issues! It’s bad enough that we won’t be getting any new Doctor Who on TV for a whole year, please let us have comics to fill the gaps.


On the plus side, these comics are so good that they tend to be well worth waiting for. Doctor Who: Origins #4 delivers a great finale and leaves the door wide open for future stories featuring the Fugitive Doctor, Laslo, and the worlds created by Jody Houser and her collaborators. More, please!

Images Courtesy of Titan Comics

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