Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Volume 6 – Sins of the Father
The Doctor and his companions, Cindy and Gabby, are enjoying a much-needed respite in New Orleans during the Jazz Age, but, as always, adventure is not too far behind. Not only will they confront a monster that feeds on musical talents, but they’ll once again cross paths with a temperamental Egyptian god!
Sins of the Father is three separate stories, and, unfortunately, the main one suffers by comparison. The opening New Orleans adventure feels perfectly Doctor Who, and gives us the most development of Cindy’s character we’ve seen to date. The closing story, which spans the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors (and drops in a marvelous Hamilton reference), is a pleasant little coda to the collection.
But the main story feels more like a piece-mover than anything else. I’ve been pretty underwhelmed by the Anubis story arc thus far — Anubis stands around and makes vague threats while we fail to understand what he’s actually working on — and this installment did nothing to change that. Here’s hoping this long-gestating plot line can kick into high gear soon, because right now the little one-shot stories are really the best part of the Tenth Doctor’s current comics run.
Nick Abadzis • Giorgia Sposito, Illustrator • Eleonora Carlini, Illustrator