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Jacqueline Rayner

Autor(a) de The Stone Rose

91+ Works 4,265 Membros 144 Críticas

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Obras por Jacqueline Rayner

The Stone Rose (2006) 772 exemplares, 28 críticas
Winner Takes All (2005) 535 exemplares, 19 críticas
The Last Dodo (2007) 395 exemplares, 13 críticas
EarthWorld (2001) — Autor — 292 exemplares, 3 críticas
Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas (2016) 171 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Legends of River Song (2016) 144 exemplares, 8 críticas
Short Trips and Side Steps (2000) — Editor — 138 exemplares, 2 críticas
Wolfsbane (2003) 137 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Sontaran Games (2009) 128 exemplares, 4 críticas
Magic of the Angels (2012) 105 exemplares, 5 críticas
Doctor Who: The Missy Chronicles (2018) 86 exemplares, 5 críticas
Short Trips: Zodiac (2002) 59 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Marian Conspiracy (2000) — Autor — 58 exemplares, 4 críticas
Short Trips: Companions (2003) 58 exemplares, 1 crítica
Doctor Who: Tales of Terror (2017) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares, 2 críticas
Short Trips: The Muses (2003) 51 exemplares, 2 críticas
Doctor Who Files: The Doctor (2006) 50 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Pictures of Emptiness (2009) 49 exemplares, 1 crítica
Doctor Who: The Day She Saved the Doctor (2018) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares, 2 críticas
Short Trips: Farewells (2006) — Editor — 47 exemplares, 3 críticas
Doctor Who: The Wonderful Doctor of Oz (2021) 45 exemplares, 4 críticas
Doctor Who and the Pirates, or The Lass That Lost A Sailor (2003) — Autor — 44 exemplares, 2 críticas
100 (2007) — Autor — 37 exemplares, 3 críticas
Doctor Who: Legends of Camelot (2021) 36 exemplares, 1 crítica
Oh No It Isn't! [audio drama] (1998) — Adapter — 32 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Doomwood Curse (2008) — Autor — 32 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Transit of Venus (2009) 28 exemplares, 1 crítica
Love and War [audio drama] (2012) — Adaptation — 27 exemplares
Just War [audio drama] (1999) — Autor — 27 exemplares, 1 crítica
Doctor Who Files: Rose (2006) 26 exemplares, 1 crítica
Walking to Babylon [audio drama] (1998) — Autor — 26 exemplares, 1 crítica
Step Back in Time: Extra Time / The Water Thief (2012) — Autor — 25 exemplares, 2 críticas
Birthright [audio drama] (2003) — Autor — 24 exemplares, 1 crítica
Doctor Who Files: The Slitheen (2006) 24 exemplares, 1 crítica
"Merlin" the Complete Guide (2009) 23 exemplares
The Suffering (2010) 22 exemplares, 2 críticas
Dragons' Wrath [audio drama] (2000) — Autor — 19 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Highgate Horror (2016) — Autor — 18 exemplares, 3 críticas
Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Grel Escape (2000) 17 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Eye of Torment (2015) — Autor — 16 exemplares, 1 crítica
Starborn (2014) 15 exemplares
Doctor Who: Imaginary Friends (2023) 15 exemplares, 2 críticas
"Merlin": Potions and Poisons (2009) — Autor — 15 exemplares
Doctor Who: The Water Thief (2016) 13 exemplares
The Highest Science [audio drama] (2014) 10 exemplares
Donna Noble: Kidnapped! (2020) 9 exemplares
Merlin Villains Guide (2010) 7 exemplares
Doctor Who: The Stone Rose [abridged] — Autor — 7 exemplares, 1 crítica
Time Apart (2020) — Autor — 7 exemplares
Mindset (Blake's 7: The Classic Audio Adventures) (2015) — Autor — 7 exemplares
The Lone Centurion - Volume 1 (2021) 5 exemplares
The White Dragon (2024) — Autor — 5 exemplares, 1 crítica
Classic Doctors New Monsters: Broken Memories (2024) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Doctor Who: Collected Stories (2007) 3 exemplares
Many Happy Returns 3 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Quin Dilemma (2024) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Doom's Day: Dying Hours (2023) 2 exemplares
Marian Conspiracy 1 exemplar
Buried Treasures — Autor — 1 exemplar
Doctor Who: The Collection [2007] (2007) — Autor — 1 exemplar
He Loves Me Not 1 exemplar
Screameager 1 exemplar
I, Rorius 1 exemplar
Suspicious Minds 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who (2015) — Contribuidor — 128 exemplares
Doctor Who: The Target Storybook (2019) — Autor — 70 exemplares, 2 críticas
Short Trips: Monsters (2004) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares, 2 críticas
Short Trips: Seven Deadly Sins (2005) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares, 2 críticas
Short Trips: 2040 (2004) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Doctor Who Storybook 2010 (2009) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Diary of River Song: Series Three (2018) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares, 2 críticas
Voices from the Past (2011) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Doctor Who Stories (2009) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares, 1 crítica
Bernice Summerfield: Epoch (2011) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Doctor Who: The Darksmith Legacy (2009) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Bernice Summerfield: The Story So Far, Volume One (2018) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
In●Vision: The King's Demons (1996) — Contributor "Footprints in a Different Time" — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
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This is the first in a series of six YA Doctor Who novellas published to commemorate the recent anniversary. It’s a very good start. Young Gerry has dreams of the Doctor, his companions and their adventures together, in a world that is just the same as ours, except that there is no TV show called Doctor Who and strange things happen like the unsolved murder of a pesticide researcher, or the odd goings-on at the Post Office Tower…

Really this is lovely. Jacqueline Rayner on form is one of the best current Doctor Who prose writers, and she’s on form here. She brilliantly evokes the decaying industrial atmosphere of the mid 1960s and the need for escapism, and the changing dynamics of family relationships over the last sixty years, and the universal difficulty of growing up. I loved it.
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nwhyte | 1 outra crítica | Jun 29, 2024 |
Access a version of the below that includes illustrations on my blog.

While The Mistress of Chaos gave us eighteen months' worth of comics, which came out to eighteen strips, The White Dragon is over two years of comics... yet only fifteen strips. The factors involved are no one's fault, of course, but it's disappointing that Jodie Whittaker was the incumbent Doctor for four years yet received the smallest run of strips since Eccleston; it's also disappointing that these volumes have been getting progressively slimmer since The Crimson Hand and that this one couldn't extend to collecting all of Jodie's run.

I have read all of this before, but distribution of DWM in America was particularly erratic during this era, and I read many of these stories stretched out over months or even out of sequence; I think I got one of the later issues of Hydra's Gate before the first. In particular, I was pleased to get to read The White Dragon in one go.

The Piggybackers
The Doctor and the fam land in America during the Cuban Missile Crisis; aliens are of course afoot. You can always count on Scott Gray for a decently put together story with interesting visuals and nice moments, and marry him to Martin Geraghty, and of course it's a recipe for success. I enjoyed this story, particularly the titular piggybackers and how they looked. Geraghty does some great work throughout (right from the first page, with the "Duck and Cover" riff), but I did feel like it didn't totally come together; there's an attempt to subvert expectations that kind of left it fizzling out at the end when it ought to have been exploding. The climax is over very quickly. I do like how careful Gray is to give everyone something to do; not to spend all my time ragging on the show, but it was rarely so deliberate during this era.

The White Dragon
Scott Gray bows out of DWM with the third story that he both wrote and illustrated; I enjoyed both of his previous goes, but this is the best of them, and it's a good way to bow out. No big torturous epic involving the history of Gallifrey; just a sharply done celebrity historical in an interesting location with a cool guest star and a bunch of nice moments for Ryan. (Ryan spent a lot of The Piggybackers mute, so it's good to see him get a meaty part here to balance things out.) This to me is pure DWM, one of those stories I find it hard to comment on because it doesn't do anything flashy but it does everything right. A story of kung fu is perfect for Gray's cartoony dynamism, and this story has a lot of great visuals and good beats. If the tv show ever did a Bruce Lee episode, we would be lucky if it was half this good.

The Forest Bride / It's Behind You!
I get that the strip is working under constraints here. As Rayner spells out in the extras, there had to be fewer pages, fewer panels per page, and even fewer words per panel! (The last one surprised me; does that let them pay Roger Langridge less?) But whatever the reason, I found these weird, unenjoyable stories. The writing clearly struggles with the space alloted; in The Forest Bride, the Doctor knows all about someone's daughter, but going over and back over the strip, I can't figure out where she actually learned this. The conclusion is too cursory and quick to work. Similarly, I didn't really get what It's Behind You! was going for; there's just a bunch of scrambling about and then the story's over. Even though it's a premise clearly tailor-made for jokes about pantomime, there are almost no jokes about pantomime, just fairly pointless action. And if you've heard Oh No It Isn't!, you'll know this isn't because Jac Rayner doesn't know how to makes jokes about panto.

I don't think Russ Leach's art is quite supporting what Rayner's writing is doing. In the notes, Rayner talks about the creepy vibe she wanted for The Forest Bride, but I didn't think the art gave it that, especially the coloring, which is all too bright and cheerful. (On part two, the coloring is credited to Pippa Bowland, but there is no credited colorist for part one.)

Hydra's Gate
Unfortunately, giving Rayner and Leach a bigger canvas doesn't result in better work. This four-part story is a bit of a jumpy struggle; I think they're trying to make it all work with economic storytelling, but too often it's just confusing. "Yaz has found the Legionary!" Hang on, was she looking for one? Since when? It's not just the writing, but also the art; I had to reread a sequence on the last page of part one several times to figure who was speaking and where a kid had come from, and in part four there's a bit where a robot loses its head but the Doctor catches it in a net I kept going back over to puzzle out. Again, things seemed terribly underexplained, and the climax rushed, introducing a new jeopardy only to resolve it instantly more than once. Reading Rayner's notes in the back, I think there's a good story here, but it probably needed eight pages per installment and a lot more panels per page to tell it.

Stray Observations:
  • Liberation of the Daleks didn't say "Doctor Who Magazine Graphic Novel" in its indicia, and that this is #32 to The Age of Chaos's #31 indicates Liberation doesn't count. But in this era of triple dipping (the Abslom Daak strips have appeared in Nemesis of the Daleks, Daleks: The Ultimate Comic Strip Collection, and soon Return of the Daleks), I can't help but worry this means someday we're going to get a "Doctor Who Magazine Graphic Novel" that does have Liberation in it...
  • For some reason, part two of The Piggybackers is six pages instead of the usual eight. I don't think we can blame COVID for this, based on the dates.
  • We'll never know (well, hopefully we will someday, but I imagine not in the short term) what plans Gray might have had had he stayed on the strip: who was Mother G? Rereading The Piggybackers, I feel like he was setting up some stuff here too. The US's Brideport is compared to the UK's Stockbridge, and the story ends with the Doctor making a comment about how Abner Endicott was going to keep watch over the town, which felt unusually significant. Was this all going somewhere? Anyway, my bonkers theory is that Mother G was Mother Goose!
  • If you read the extras hoping for some insight into Gray's departure from the strip, you won't find it here. But I suppose we've got one more graphic novel with his content forthcoming, whenever Monstrous Beauty ends up being reprinted, so he's not done yet.
  • The departure of Ryan and Graham (between The White Dragon and The Forest Bride) gives them 26 strips as main companions, which ties them with Peri and Fey for eighth-longest run. (Yaz's run, which will top out at forty when she finally leaves after The Everlasting Summer, puts her in third, behind only Izzy and Clara!)
  • Russ Leach's comments on Hydra's Gate actually cover his entire run on the strip, so I imagine we won't be hearing from him in future volumes.
  • Martin Geraghty mentions in his notes that it's January 2024 as he writes them, which seems like an astonishingly quick turnaround for a book that was shipped by the end of February!
  • This volume gives almost every contributor cover credit, even the inker and two colourists. Interestingly, it does so in alphabetical order, as opposed to the usual precedence/prominence technique used on previous volumes. This makes it one of few DWM graphic novels to give first billing to a non-writer on the cover, and the first to do so in a very long time. (The others, fact fans: The Iron Legion, Dragon's Claw, The Tides of Time [all Dave Gibbons], Voyager, The World Shapers [both John Ridgway], and End Game [Martin Geraghty]).
  • I didn't notice until I shelved it, but even though this collection doesn't have the cover design the graphic novels have used since 2012, it does (unlike Liberation) maintain the spine design.
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Stevil2001 | May 22, 2024 |
A story about a little boy who lives through the adventures of the Doctor in his dreams. But obviously all of this, the Doctor, the daleks, the cybermen, is nothing else only his too vivid imagination.... or is it?
TheCrow2 | 1 outra crítica | Apr 15, 2024 |
I absolutely loved this. River is my favorite character besides the doctor so of course, I would love this. All of the stories were great but there was definitely some ones that stood out.
Fortunesdearest | 7 outras críticas | Feb 2, 2024 |


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