Torchwood : Rift War Paperback
Torchwood is an action-packed sci-fi series following the adventures of a team of investigators, working for the secret organisation who use scavenged alien technology to solve present day crimes - both alien and human.
Now the smash hit TV series comes to comics! When Torchwood-3 comes under fire in an all-out attack by extra-dimensional shock troopers, the team are torn in all directions. And with a deadly rift bleeding through into their own reality, time itself could be destroyed if the Torchwood team aren't able to stop it!
Written by some of the UK's top comic creators, including Paul Grist, Ian Edgington, D'Israeli and Simon Furman - "Torchwood: Rift War" is an unmissable epic!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, colour comic strip
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/04/2009
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9781848562387
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Review by MartyAllen
The team must face a variety of aliens breaking out of the Rift. Originally told in serialized form, with a chapter each month in the magazine, when put all together, it has a confusing and thrown-together appearance. Different illustration styles make the shift between stories jarring. This can be true in the story itself, as well, with some threads seeming to be dropped only to come up again later, and a sometimes apparently inconsistent storyline. Though interesting enough, it shifts from standalone to overall arc without notice, which can be confusing and frustrating for the reader. In addition, the characters are sometimes drawn inconsistently. However, the authors themselves know their stuff—the characters, setting, and background are familiar, the tone one that could be found on an episode, and it is easy to find a place for it within the mythos of the TV show. When put together in this way, the lack of cohesion is frustrating. Left in its original format, with each piece allowed to stand on its own, it might be more rewarding.