(a very special) Guest Review: Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor: A New Beginning Vol. 1 by Jody Houser and Rachael Stott


Today I’m thrilled to host a review written by my oldest son, Makyah. He is a huge fan of all things Doctor Who so when I was offered this graphic novel for review, I accepted on his behalf.

Today’s release date also happens to be the date of his 15th birthday…I’m so proud of him!

Title: Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor: A New Beginning Vol 1

Author: Writer: Jody Houser, Artist: Rachael Stott

Published: May 7th, 2019 Titan Books



Makyah’s Thoughts:

“You know when you’ve seen your favourite film dozens of times? What’s the one thing you can do to make it feel brand new again?” Show it to someone who hasn’t seen it before.”

That’s what this is. A reimagining, a new take on the thirteenth doctor in all her timey wimey glory.

Temporal distortions aside this new story featuring our favourite TARDIS team is ingenious in its use of new aliens that follow well defined motifs despite the brevity of the medium. The images do well to express feeling and emotion in each of the characters and I believe this adventure perfectly encapsulates the positivity and boldness of the latest season of Doctor Who.

Numerous nods to past Doctors ensure fans of the series can enjoy the unique continuity of out time travelling hero (now heroine) as he (now she) shows to us the wonders of travel through time, space and the minds of people like Jody Houser who masterfully captured each character’s dialogue and opinionated natures with her writing and credit to Rachael Stott with Giorgia Sposito and Valeria Favoccia for

their incredible artwork throughout the volume. A brilliant addon to season 11 and an example of what creativity and passion can achieve.

“What’s the point of knocking around the universe if there’s nothing new to see?


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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Patty Magyar
    May 07, 2019 @ 10:08:58

    Awesome review. I watched every minute of this season and loved her!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Claire Louisa
    May 07, 2019 @ 10:15:28

    Fabulous review

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Margaret Lynette Sharp
    May 07, 2019 @ 11:34:49

    Enthusiastic and engaging review!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. 15andmeowing
    May 07, 2019 @ 11:49:13

    Great review! I didn’t think I would like a female Dr., but she is working out well. Happy Birthday!

    Liked by 1 person


  5. fictionalblonde
    May 07, 2019 @ 20:53:13

    What a great review! I enjoyed reading this one!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Stephanie Jane
    May 08, 2019 @ 04:27:55

    Great review!
    I haven’t watched Dr Who since Sylvester McCoy who put me right off, but I should give some of the other media versions a go

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
    May 08, 2019 @ 09:44:56

    Fantastic review! You should be proud of Makyah!

    Liked by 1 person


  8. wickedlydeliciousbookblog
    May 10, 2019 @ 00:53:23

    Great review. Happy Birthday Makyah.

    Liked by 1 person


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