Originally published in ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ as an 8-part serial, this collection comprises a complete adventure of Doctor Thirteen, wherein he battles the mysterious, omnipotent Architects.
It’s a tongue-in-cheek affair, with a number of pop culture references along the way and even some industry satire (that I wasn’t aware of upon first reading). And there are a fair number of winks at the readers.
The art is pleasing, although it has that slick style that is particular to North American publications: it’s clean, vibrant, and a little cartoony. The writing, of course, is pretty solid throughout.
‘Architecture and Mortality’ is a dynamic set of episodes and it reads very easily. But I suspect that its multi-faceted madness would be better suited to older teens and beyond.