This review contains spoilers
Doctor Who #3 and #4 are the two part story titled The Doctor and The Nurse. Before getting into the story I want to mention that the art by Philip Bond in these is great. It is a bit more cartoony than we normally see in Doctor Who comics but it works really well for this wacky story. And this is one of the crazier stories we’ve seen. Not so much that it seems out of place, but there is a lot packed into these 2 issues.
Rory and The Doctor are fighting over why their “vacations” are always nearly fatal when Amy decides the boys need a bonding night. Still angry at each other they decide to use the Tardis to jump to the end of the night and skip the whole thing. Instead the nearly break the Tardis and go on a dozen side adventures while trying to get back to Amy. So, while trying to avoid bonding time they end up getting way more of it than they bargain for. Plus, it is fun to see Rory stand up to the Doctor and use some his own logic to both help them get back and convince the Doctor to leave some adventures behind since they can always come back and help after they get Amy.
During their adventure Amy decides to explore London in 1814 only to find an agent of the Silence there. She tires to stop him from doing whatever he is there for but does not succeed. However, she learns an important lesson in the process. Even fixed points in time and space can be tweaked slightly. While she fails to stop the London Beer Flood she is able to save some of the people it was suppose to kill. I’m really hoping we see this idea of messing with fixed points applied in this new season the the tv show because it pushes the boundaries of what we’ve come to understand of the “rules” of time travel in the Doctor Who universe.
While these do feel like a stand alone side story it is one that is really fun and well worth reading. The action is packed in there and the change of roles for this one with the usual companion dynamics is a nice change.