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Doc Paradox #1

By Percival Constantine
March 12, 2007 - 22:52


Meet Trixie Time, a psychologist in outer space who looks like a giant cat. Trixie and her robot pal IRK (Intelligent Robot Kit) infiltrates an Intergalactic Trade Commission cargo ship, searching for her missing patient, Doc Paradox. Paradox has apparently been in stasis for over a decade and his memory is somewhat jumbled, save for a nightmare he had. Quickly, the trio discover that Paradox was being held against his will.

There is a lot going on in this first issue of Doc Paradox, perhaps a bit too much. We are given no actual information about Paradox, why he was on this cargo ship or what it is he does. The inclusion of alternate versions of Doc Paradox (called Parallels) seems completely unnecessary. Moreover, the characters have a tendency to over-explain every action they take. From this first issue, Doc Paradox seems to share many similarities (perhaps too many) with the famous BBC series Doctor Who. There is not enough information given about the character to really set this book apart from that series.

What Allen lacks in the writing department he makes up for in the artwork. The artwork borders on cartoony, but it works for the series. Panels are cleanly drawn with some nice attention to detail. From the artwork and the ending of the first issue, it seems the title is supposed to be more of a comedy book, but that isn’t really made clear in the writing until the very last page.

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