The fifth Doctor and his companions find themselves caught in the middle of the Rutan-Sontaran War. Stopping on a desolate moon to fuel the TARDIS, our heroes are taken to each camp in turn in a sort of war holiday. The danger from the war never seems too pressing, which is not a problem since there is another threat lurking in the wings.
This is a great example of the story that starts to emphasize the big bad without quite abandoning the self-contained episode model. I get the feeling that we are coming up on the point where new readers will not be able to jump in, but we aren’t there yet. This issue does a fine job of giving you an idea of the overall plot in broad strokes. It helps that we still don’t know who the mysterious antagonist is.
This issue wasn’t a revelation like some of the others in this series have been, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The writing is sharp and the art evokes the history of the show without abandoning the modern influence. This is a Doctor Who comic by people that love Doctor Who. I don’t think I could ask for anything more.
Four Giant Space Jellyfish from Space out of Five