Super-early Look at the Doctor Who comic series from Titan Comics
Call me “out of the loop” on comics, but I don’t think the existence of Titan Comics has ever crossed my radar. No, really, go ahead and call me “out of the loop”, that’s what this whole blog is about – a casual comics fan’s insight into the world of comics culture.
However, Titan Comics is the company that took over the Doctor Who license from IDW. I don’t know a ton about their plans for the series, but I do know this much:
- I will definitely buy the first few issues
- The new Who comics start in July 2014
- The creative teams are on board (see below)
- The covers look FANTASTIC!
It looks like there will be two series out of the gate – one starring the Tenth Doctor and one starring the Eleventh.
I already printed the covers and tacked them to my wall. You may want to do the same.
DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #1
WRITER: NICK ABADZIS
ARTIST: ELENA CASAGRANDE
COLORIST: ARIANNA FLOREAN
The Eisner Award-winning Nick Abadzis (Laika) and fan-favorite Elena Casagrande (Angel, Suicide Risk, Doctor Who, Star Trek) take control of the TARDIS for their first five-issue arc with the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant!
Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s New York Laundromat, dreaming of college and bigger, better and brighter things.
So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations – talking about an infestation of psychic aliens – she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands.
After Donna’s tragic exit, the Doctor thought he was done with new companions. But Gabby Gonzalez is going to prove him wrong… if she survives the night!
So it sounds like they’re introducing a companion between Donna and the Doctor’s final exit. I guess that’s the place to put them, continuity-wise, so they’ve got that going for them.
How about good-old Eleven?
DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1
WRITERS: AL EWING & ROB WILLIAMS
ARTIST: SIMON FRASER
COLORISTS: GARY CALDWELL
Alice Obiefune has just lost her mother when the Doctor explodes into her life.
But what does this grieving young woman have to do with the career of a 70s musician, an amnesiac alien, and a terrifying cosmic threat?
In the wake of the second Big Bang, find out what the Doctor gets up to when Amy and Rory aren’t around!
Series architects Al Ewing (Loki: Agent of Asgard, Mighty Avengers, Trifecta) and Rob Williams (Revolutionary War, Ordinary, Miss Fury, The Royals: Masters of War, Trifecta) kick off a whirlwind adventure through eternity with artist Simon Fraser (Nikolai Dante, Grindhouse, Doctor Who)!
I haven’t yet watched Series 702, so no spoilers please. But, it appears that this series takes place in the time between the end of Series 6 and the beginning of 701. During Pond Life, if you will.
So, other than stating the obvious, which is that I’m overly exuberant for a comic series based on a TV property simply based on the amazing covers, there’s not much else to say. Except this – here’s Pond Life the story connecting Doctor Who Series 6 and Series 702, in case you haven’t seen it.