If you read the latest installment of Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor, issue #6, and get seriously annoyed with the narrative storytelling gimmick it employs, you are not the only one. See, the story is told backwards, beginning with the end and moving through time in reverse. It gets really, really irritating.
You start out with the Doctor and his former librarian companion, Alice, sitting on the TARDIS, and she says, “I can’t believe he’s dead.” Who is not the mystery, as the next line reveals it’s Jones, the future rock star from the past who has been tagging along for the ride for the last few issues. She questions, given the power and technology that they have at their disposal, why they can’t go back and fix things, and the Doctor explains that life must move forward, no matter how painful. As he says that, however, the Doctor jumps back through time, and the story gradually starts to come into focus. There’s a creature named Nimon with a grudge against a planet, and he has a device, a bomb, that can create a black hole, but he needs the TARDIS to set it off and smite his enemies, which leads to much unpleasantness.