Doctor Who – The Ten Doctors

Published On June 24, 2008 | By Joe Gordon | Comics, Film & TV, Reviews

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The Ten Doctors by Richard Morris. is a work of speculative fan fiction. Doctor Who and all characters featured are absolutely, definitely and completely (c) the BBC.

This stole away an hour of my night last night so it’s time to share. Richard Morris has spent 15 months to give us 102 pages of Dr Who comics. (And he’s not done yet!) This is just the ultimate fan’s idea of “how can I get everyone into one Doctor Who comic?” and features all 10 doctors, plus companions, plus enemies galore.

It’s such fun to start with as it quickly introduces the huge cast, with each doctor arriving in a flurry of stereotyped clothing, speech and mannerisms. Morris obviously has an extensive fan’s knowledge and uses it along with a fine sense of humour to produce a great series of pages (at least in the early days of the strip). It’s absolutely great fun at first, but once the novelty of cramming every new character in with a few funny gags along the way, it gets a little clunky as the attempt to hang a proper story on the extensive cast proves a little too much to handle.

The Ten Doctors is presented in pencilled rough form with a cartooning style that’s nice and tight, caricaturing the cast perfectly and with great fondness. Some of the earlier strips are also presented in a finished, inked and coloured version which wouldn’t be out of place in the Doctor Who Magazine. In fact, it’s just crying out for serialisation in Doctor Who Adventures surely?

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(The 10 Doctors black & white version page 3. Completely and utterly (c) BBC. It’s a piece of fan fiction by Richard Morris. He’s a big fan. Please don’t sue him.)

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(The same page, with added colour. Much better I think. Again (c) BBC.)

Either head for his archives or click here for all of The Ten Doctors strips (reverse order unfortunately so you could always start here for episode 1).

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Joe Gordon
Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk's chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

5 Responses to Doctor Who – The Ten Doctors

  1. Mike Lynch says:

    This is such fun. Thanks for showing us this, Richard! And thanks to Journalista! for the link!

  2. ']['arQuin says:

    I’ve been reading this for monthes now and I totaly love it, it is better than most of the strips that appear in the adventures and battles in time and worthy of inclusion in dr who magazine, Thankyou Rich, And more power to your pencil.

  3. The Ten Doctors always has me chuclking away like mad.

    Somebody buy Rich Morris a pint of his usual, please. :)

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