Doctor Who: Twelfth Doctor #5 - Comic review

CoverBetween the future and the past lies horror! The Doctor, Clara and their allies are split between two time zones, as the clock counts down to the resurrection of the vengeful ‘goddess’ Kali! In an attempt to save Clara from the evil family Scindia, a shapeshifting dynasty dedicated to reviving the ancient Kali, the Doctor has reluctantly agreed to find Kali’s final sword – which will grant their restored alien benefactor ultimate power. Will the ageless cult succeed where so many villains have failed? What chance does the Doctor have against a plan that has been in motion for thousands of years…? [click here...]

 

Cockroaches - DVD review

CoverTom and Suze are both 19. When Nuclear bombs start falling, they have sex. Unfortunately, they then survive. Eight years later, they’re stuck with each other, wandering the wasteland where England used to be. They're joined by Laura, the daughter they conceived on that fateful night. They end up at a camp of fellow survivors, where it turns out that surviving a lack of food and water is merely the start of their problems... [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #8 - Comic

CoverTo infinity and back to end a cosmic war! Interstellar dogfights still rage in the skies over London! When Alice is forced into a high-stakes solo challenge that could end the conflict, she’ll need to muster everything she’s learned on her travels with the Doctor in order to succeed – and even that might not be enough! Has the Doctor made a grave mistake, or is it all part of a larger plan? Can the impossible really happen in this extraordinary universe, or is this a darker mystery that he just can’t stop himself from solving? Plus, we’ve heard of the fearsome Amstrons of the Great Wheel – but what is their shocking secret…? [click here...]

 

Dracula Untold - Blu-ray review

CoverAs a young boy Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, is taken by the Turks to serve in their ever-expanding army. Now, as an adult, he has returned to his castle and has served his people in peace for ten years. But the son of the previous Turk leader is now demanding a thousand boys for his army, including Vlad’s only son. Although he is expected to comply, Vlad is sworn to protect his people; he refuses and in doing so brings down the might of the Ottoman Army. Vlad is desperate to find a way to prevent his race being massacred, and so turns to a creature in a cave, which he encountered briefly once before. The creature, apparently an ancient vampire, promises great strength and supernatural power, but also gives a dire warning. Can Vlad save his people before his condition becomes permanent? Well, yes and no... [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #7 - Comic review

CoverIn the trenches of World War One, soldiers fear the sound of Angels’ wings… The Doctor and Gabby are trapped in a field hospital in No Man’s Land, where trench foot is the least of their worries. With the TARDIS lost and the sonic screwdriver in the hands of the military, the Doctor and Gabby must now convince the sceptical Captain Fairbairn that they are not spies – or face a firing squad! Their only allies are a handful of experienced soldiers, the friendly-but-exhausted Corporal Jamie Colquhoun, and beds full of the walking wounded. As the siege stretches on and watchful eyes grow weary, who will be the first to blink…? [click here...]

 

Half a King - Book review

CoverThe crippled Prince Yarvi awaits his minister’s test, sure in the knowledge that he neither wanted the throne nor could a cripple make more than half a king. The sudden murder of both his father and brother disrupts this plan forcing him to take up the mantle of the Kingdom, but Yarvi is not the only person to question his suitability and Yarvi is betrayed and left for dead. Sold into slavery Yarvi gathers together an unlikely set of friends and vows to take his throne back... [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #4 - Comic book

CoverFour-armed is forewarned! Past, present and future collide as the Doctor, Clara and their Indian allies struggle to unravel a mystery that has been millennia in the planning! What secrets are hidden by the Scindia family, a dynasty whose powerful roots can be traced back over a thousand years? What strange genetic modifications fuel the death cult of the Thuggee? The psychic essence of the ancient Kali could not be killed, and as each Thuggee sacrifice comes closer to waking her from her slumber, can the Doctor uncover the truth before her resurrection spells doom for India, Earth and the entire galaxy…? [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #7 - Comic

CoverIntergalactic war brings the London skies to a shuddering halt! The day after tomorrow – and the Amstrons and the J’arrodic Federation have brought their eternal air-war to Earth. They’re not here to invade, and they’re being exceptionally considerate about collateral damage, all things considered. But the deadlock needs a peaceful and clever solution – so let’s hope the Doctor is up to the job! Meanwhile, Jones has been piling on the pounds of late – nervous overeating, or something more sinister?And in the middle of it all, Alice, back in London to deal with her landlord, is given a shocking offer that she dare not refuse…! [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #6 - Comic book

CoverWhen Gabby and the Doctor arrive by accident in No Man’s Land in July, 1916, they’re met by Corporal Jamie Colqhoun – a soldier who knows from bitter experience that there are worse things than the Jerries out there in the rat-strewn trenches. Things that drift through the smoke of a thousand cannon shells, and move only when you look away. Shadows that flit over artillery-blasted field hospitals and throw their terrifying wings over the living. Statues that steal your life in an instant. Trapped in the midst of a starving flock of Weeping Angels, the Doctor faces his most challenging and terrifying dilemma yet... [click here...]

 

Kingdom of the Wicked - Graphic novel review

CoverThe twenty-first century’s greatest living children’s author – Christopher Grahame – is drawn back into Castrovalva, the world of his childhood imagination, when the stress of his fame starts to weigh on him. But Castrovalva has gone to hell in his absence – devastated by war, famine and loss. And now Christopher can’t wake up. Has he lost his mind… or his innocence...? [click here...]