Doctor Who: Event 2016 – The Supremacy of the Cybermen
As the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors explore the universe, they uncover a monstrous threat that shouldn’t be possible. The Cybermen are everywhere, not only in space, but in time! From prehistoric Earth to Gallifrey itself, the Cybermen are taking over. But even with four Doctors spread out across time battling the invasion, will that be enough to save the universe from cyberconversion?
To be honest, I’ve been underwhelmed with the big event crossovers in Doctor Who comics thus far. They seem so hellbent on being enormous timey-wimey things that they miss out on giving us solid moments with each Doctor. But The Supremacy of the Cybermen makes the most of every character who appears, allowing the nuances of each to inform his attempts to save the galaxy. It’s deft plotting and storytelling that shows just how well the writers know these characters.
The tension ratchets up with every passing page, leaving you practically breathless by the time the story is done. No twist seems too ludicrous, no development too lucky or out of place. It all works seamlessly, which for a Doctor Who story is something of a minor miracle.
The Supremacy of the Cybermen is fantastic stuff.
George Mann • Cavan Scott • Alessandro Vitti, Illustrator