I don't usually showcase two issues at once but I bought both of these at the Thought Bubble comics convention in Leeds this weekend from the author himself, Paul Cornell, who as well as writing some of my favourite TV Who episodes, co-created two of the best superhero comics of the last few years, Knight & Squire, and Captain Britain & MI13. And this return to Jon Pertwee's Doctor - my Doctor - is a delight. Cornell's characterisations manage to feel classic and fresh at the same time.
And there's a very cute moment when Jo almost coins a certain phrase.
By the back half of the second issue Cornell has taken The Doctor and Jo somewhere unexpected, but somewhere that perfectly evokes the early Seventies era of Three. And like every other moment in the two books, it's wonderfully realised by artist Christopher Jones, whose storytelling is as strong as his gift for likenesses and body language.
Throw in two great photorealistic covers by Claudia Ianniciello and you have a terrifically entertaining package, a great beginning to a five-part treat for fans old and new.