Tuesday, December 30, 2014

March Doctor Who Comics!

SNEAK PEEK: DOCTOR WHO COMICS​ SOLICITS FOR JANUARY PREVIEWS (MARCH SHIPPING)

DOCTOR WHO: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SPECIAL

WRITER: Nick Abadzis, Al Ewing, Robbie Morrison, Rob Williams + TBA
ARTIST: Elena Casagrande/Arianna Florean, Simon Fraser/Gary Caldwell, Dave Taylor/Luis Guerrero + TBA

FORMAT: Standard Comic 

PAGECOUNT: 32 pages

ISSUES IN SERIES: One-shot
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics 

PRICE: 0

RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2015

ORDER CODE: JAN150010

Take a blistering trip through time and space with three stunning ALL-NEW short stories featuring Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor and the brand-new Twelfth Doctor by the ongoing DOCTOR WHO creative teams – PLUS a sneak peek of the TOP SECRET Summer 2015 event! Be the first to get a hint of the epic that will shake the Doctor to his core! It's an unmissable read for fans, and the perfect primer for anyone looking to jump on board the TARDIS!


DOCTOR WHO: THE NINTH DOCTOR #1

WRITER: Cavan Scott
ARTIST: Blair Shedd
NUMBER OF ISSUES: 1 (of 5)
FORMAT: Standard Comic 

PAGECOUNT: 32 pages

PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PRICE: $3.99  
RELEASE DATE: March 11, 2015  

BRAND-NEW 5-PART MINI-SERIES STARRING THE NINTH DOCTOR AS PLAYED BY CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON!

WRITTEN BY THE CO-AUTHOR OF BESTSELLING ‘WHO-OLOGY’, CAVAN SCOTT! 

FEATURES CHARACTERS ROSE TYLER AND CAPTAIN JACK!

10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RETURN OF DOCTOR WHO ON TV!

The Ninth Doctor is BACK with a brand-new miniseries: WEAPONS OF PAST DESTRUCTION!

Leaving World War II behind, The Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack discover that Time Lord technology, lost in the wake of the Time War, is being sold on the intergalactic black market!

Now the threat of a NEW temporal war brews on the horizon. Can the Doctor stop history repeating itself?

Issue #1 comes with a brand-new painted cover by fan-favorite ​artist Alice X. Zhang!

COVER VARIANTS:

COVER A: Alice X. Zhang

ORDER CODE: JAN151599​

COVER B: PHOTO SUBSCRIPTION COVER

ORDER CODE: JAN151600

COVER C: BLAIR SHEDD 1:10VARIANT

ORDER CODE: JAN151601602

COVER D: CAPTAIN JACK 1:25VARIANT

ORDER CODE: JAN151


DOCTOR WHO: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR #7

WRITER: Robbie Morrison
ARTIST: Brian Williamson
COLORIST: Hi-Fi

COVER ARTIST: Blair Shedd

FORMAT: Standard Comic 

PAGECOUNT: 32 pages

ISSUES IN SERIES: On-going
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics 

PRICE: $3.99


RELEASE DATE: April 1, 2015

FROM AWARD-WINNING WRITER ROBBIE MORRISON (SPIDER-MAN) AND BRIAN WILLIAMSON (TORCHWOOD)!

'The Fractures' Part 2

On our Earth, UNIT scientist John Foster was killed in an accident... but in a parallel universe, his wife and daughter were killed, while that world’s John Foster survived. One thought kept that John going through his grief – somewhere out there, in some other reality, his wife and daughter still lived. 

Working obsessively, Foster has devised a way to breach the membrane of the multiverse and cross the Void into our world, unaware of the horrors that will follow in his wake… 

What dark creatures live in the veins of the multiverse, reaching out to ensnare those foolish enough to breach into their domain?

The Doctor and Clara are about to face... The Fractures!

COVER VARIANTS:

COVER A: Blair Shredd 

ORDER CODE: JAN151607

COVER B: PHOTO SUBSCRIPTION COVER

ORDER CODE: JAN151608

DOCTOR WHO: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR VOL 1

WRITER: Robbie Morrison
ARTISTS: Dave Taylor

COVER: Alice X. Zhang
FORMAT: 128 pages, HC, FC, 

PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PRICE: $19.99/ $22.95 CAN

ISBN: 9781782761778
RELEASE DATE: May 13, 2015
ORDER CODE: JAN151609

FROM NEW YORK TIMES BEST- SELLER DAVE TAYLOR (BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN) & ROBBIE MORRISON (SPIDER-MAN)!

The first hardcover collection of the Twelfth Doctor series!

On the terraformed ice planet of Isen IV, the Doctor and Clara discover a monstrous Hyperion has been awakened at the planet's core. Can they halt the rampage of a living star, in the middle of the celebrity wedding of the century, before it escapes to conquer the galaxy? 

And when Clara and the Doctor land in India, a conspiracy hundreds of years in the making comes to light! The Thuggee cult of Kali is trying to resurrect one of the most deadly aliens yet known... Split across two time zones, our heroes must stop Kali's return at all costs – with the help of Rani Jhulka, 'the renegade Amazon' in the 1820s, and Priyanka Maratha, daughter of one of the Doctor's oldest friends, in the Mumbai of 2314!

To find out just what makes Peter Capaldi's incarnation of the Doctor so intoxicating, get on board now!

Collects The Twelfth Doctor #1-5


DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #11

WRITER: Al Ewing
ARTIST: Boo Cook
COLORIST: Hi-Fi

COVER ARTIST: Boo Cook 

FORMAT: Standard Comic 

PAGECOUNT: 32 pages

ISSUES IN SERIES: On-going
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics 

PRICE: $3.99


RELEASE DATE: April 15, 2015

ROB WILLIAMS (THE ROYALS, ORDINARY) REVEALS THE SECRETS OF SERVEYOUINC’S ASSAULT ON THE TIMELINE!

The Doctor, Alice and Jones were getting used to having ARC around. A shapeshifter whose origins are shrouded in mystery, ARC still saved their lives time after time. 

So why has ARC suddenly commandeered the TARDIS, crossing back over its own timeline in one of the most dangerous stunts a time traveler can pull?! Has ARC been a sleeper agent all along, or are there deeper motives at work?

It's up to the Doctor and his companions to find out – if ARC doesn't wipe them all out first!

PLUS: the secrets of SERVEYOUinc's assault on the timeline revealed!

COVER VARIANTS:

COVER A: BOO COOK

ORDER CODE: JAN151605

COVER B: PHOTO COVER

ORDER CODE: JAN151606

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #12

WRITER: Nick Abadzis
ARTIST: Elena Casagrande
COLORIST: Arianna Florean

COVER ARTIST: Kevin Wada

FORMAT: Standard Comic 

PAGECOUNT: 32 pages

ISSUES IN SERIES: On-going
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics 

PRICE: $3.99


RELEASE DATE: May 20, 2014

FROM EISNER AWARD-WINNING WRITER NICK ABADZIS (LAIKA) AND FAN-FAVOURITE ELENA CASAGRANDE (ANGEL)!

'Spiral Staircase' Part 1

An ancient artefact, fused to the body of a movie star! 

An above-top-secret counter-UNIT organisation! 

A humungous jet-black tetrahedron from the heart of the Milky Way, hovering above New York City! 

The Doctor lost for words - and for answers! 

And amid the chaos, two friends, Gabby and Cindy, trying to work out if Gabby's adventures have left her forever changed...

COVER VARIANTS:

COVER A: KEVIN WADA

ORDER CODE: JAN151603

COVER B: PHOTO SUBSCRIPTION COVER

ORDER CODE: JAN151604



New Doctor Who Comic Next Week!

Coming Wednesday January 7th!

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #6
STORY BY: Robbie Morrison 
ART BY: Daniel Indro
COLORS BY: Slamet Mujiono
COVER A BY: Tommy Lee Edwards
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PAGECOUNT: 32
COVER PRICE: $3.99

STONE HANDS STALK THROUGH THE CRATERS OF THE SOMME…

When Gabby and the Doctor arrive by accident in No Man’s Land in July, 1916, they’re met by Corporal Jamie Colqhoun – a soldier who knows from bitter experience that there are worse things than the Jerries out in the rat-strewn trenches.

Things that drift through the smoke of a thousand cannon shells, and move only when you look away. Shadows that flit over artillery-blasted field hospitals and throw their terrifying wings over the living. Statues that steal your life in an instant.

The Weeping Angels.

But in a conflict where the life of young men is cheap, and thousands die every day – are the Angels actually offering salvation?

Trapped in the midst of a flock of starving Angels, the Doctor faces his most challenging and terrifying moral dilemma yet!







Friday, December 19, 2014

Ninth Doctor Comic News!

From MTV News:


Titan Comics is to release a Ninth Doctorlimited series comic in March, which not only features the post Time War Doctor (played on screen by Christopher Eccleston) but Rose Tyler and Captain Jack, too.

The new, five-part Doctor Who mini-series is being written by “Who-ology” author Cavan Scott and drawn by Blair D. Shedd, with at least one cover painted by Alice X. Zhang. (We’re sure there will be variants).

The Ninth Doctor has of course regularly featured in comics before, in Doctor Who Magazine and Doctor Who Adventures, but this is his first Titan Comics appearance.

The launch of the mini series on 11th March ties in with the 10th anniversary of the return of “Doctor Who” to television. (No, really: it’s been back for 10 years in 2015!)

The MTV web site broke the news of the new limited series earlier today, revealing the story is titled “Weapons of Past Destruction.”

Leaving World War Two behind, The Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack discover that Time Lord technology, lost in the wake of the Time War, is being sold on the intergalactic black market!

Now the threat of a new temporal war brews on the horizon. Can the Doctor stop history repeating itself?

Cavan Scott is the author of 70 books and audio dramas including the Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Who-ology – The Official Doctor Who Miscellany, co-written with Mark Wright.

He has written for Doctor WhoThe BeanoJudge DreddSkylandersAngry Birds and Warhammer 40,000 as well as his own novels and short stories.

Blair D. Shedd’s credits include Doctor Who for IDW and now, Titan; Legends of Oz and Ghostbusters. He’s also the creator of The Raptor.

• Check out Cavan’s website at http://cavanscott.com

• Blair D. Shedd is at http://www.onegemini.com

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1
Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Blair Shedd
Publisher: Titan Comics
Number of Issues: 1 (of 5)
Page Count: 32pp
Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 11, 2015
Diamond Order Code: ​ JAN151599​

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New Comic Coming Next Wednesday!!


DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #5
STORY BY: Nick Abadzis
ART BY: Elena Casagrande,
COLORS: Arianna Florean
REGULAR COVER BY: Verity Glass
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PAGECOUNT: 32
COVER PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

GABBY IS DYING FOR HER ART!

With the Doctor half the man he should be, under the draining influence of an alien tourist trap, Gabriella is left to shoulder the burden of saving him, the planet, and the future of art in our galaxy - and all on her first off-world trip, no less!

Trapped in a terrifying creative retreat, where what was once beautiful has been rendered corrupt and horrifying, is Gabby strong enough to reverse whatever has been done to the Doctor and save an intergalactic artistic community from itself? You’d better hope so!

And who, or what, are the deadly Consultants… and what plans do they have for the Doctor?!

Nick Abadzis and Elena Casagrande pull out all the stops for the latest explosive twist in the Tenth Doctor saga!

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #5 comes with two covers to collect: an art cover by Verity Glass (cover A) and a photo cover (cover B).




Monday, December 1, 2014

Looking for a Great Expensive Gift?



Via John Freeman: Devon-based Peter Rice is offering a page of “The Daleks” on eBay, but the price might make you gasp - £14,900! (See: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RON-TURNER-COMIC-ART-WORK-OF-ORIGINAL-DALEK-ARTWORK-1966-TV-CENTURY-21-COMIC/381052295139). 

Drawn by Ron Turner on Geliot-Whitman Ltd art board the art meaures approx 15" x 21.5" and was published in TV Century 21 Issue 90 in October 1986. The original stories had no titles but this is Part One of the tale now known as 'The Emissaries of Jevo', written by Doctor Who script editor David Whitaker, which ran for six weeks

A copy of the comic is included in the sale.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New Comic Next Wednesday!!

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH 
DOCTOR​ 
#
​5
STORY BY: Al Ewing
ART BYBoo Cook
COLORS BYHi-Fi
COVER BYVerity Glass
HUMOR STRIP BY
​: ​
Marc Ellerby 
PUBLISHERTitan Comics
PAGECOUNT32
COVER PRICE$3.99
RELEASE DATEWednesday, 
​December 3​
, 2014

DYING SPACE STATION!
​ ​
SHAPESHIFTING HORROR! ALICE’S LAST BREATH?

Still trapped aboard the SERVEYOUinc research satellite, Alice and the Doctor must unravel the mystery of the creature codenamed ‘ARC’ - while staying one step ahead of its whisper-quiet rampage through the station!

But there’s something essential the Doctor’s missing – something he’s overlooked.

Can Alice help him see it, in time to save her life… or is the story of the Doctor’s favorite sarcastic library assistant doomed to end in the icy depths of space?

Writer Al Ewing (Loki: Agent of Asgard) and artist Boo Cook (2000AD, Elephantmen) invite you to a high-tech race against time, with everything to play for!

Comes with two covers to collect: an art cover by Verity Glass and a photo subscription cover.





Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Twelfth Doctor #2 Preview!

From the Doctor Who News Page: Twelfth Doctor #2 coming out Wednesday November 19th!

The edition comes with three covers to collect - art cover by Coal Hill Wall (cover A), subscription photo cover (cover B) and a Clara photo cover (cover C). 

EXPLORE TERRIFYING NEW WORLDS AND BOLD NEW ERAS – AS THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES FOR THE TWELFTH DOCTOR AND CLARA! 

On a frozen planet spinning around a dying star, the Doctor and Clara stumble across the lone survivor of a species that once conquered the galaxy. Is it a prisoner? Cryogenically suspended pioneer? ...or something altogether more sinister? 

Caught in a deadly mystery, Clara and the Doctor's actions will have scorching repercussions for the universe! 

Plus, debuting this issue - humour strip by Colin Bell & Neil Slorance (Dungeon Fun). 




Thursday, November 6, 2014

New Humor Strips from Titan Comics!

TITAN COMICS ANNOUNCES DOCTOR WHO HUMOR STRIPS BY AWARD-WINNING CREATORS OF ‘DUNGEON FUN’, ‘CHLOE NOONAN’, ‘HOUSE PARTY’ AND MORE!

 

Titan Comics is proud to announce the creators of Dungeon Fun will join Rachael Smith, Emma Price  and Marc Ellerby in the line-up of stellar talent producing humor strips for Titan’s Doctor Who comics!

Debuting with Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #2, Colin Bell and Neil Slorance produce single page humor strips focusing on The Twelfth Doctor and Clara’s further adventures in space and time. 

For Bell and Slorance, whose all-ages comic DUNGEON FUN won all 4 Scottish Independent Comic Book Awards in July, this is a dream assignment.  

Bell says, “To be the men who put the words in the mouth of The Man Who Stops The Monsters is an incredible honor for us both!

“We're concerned with what happens in the smaller moments between crises, when the galaxy's not being saved. Who takes the bins out? Where do they go for lunch? Neil and I hope to answer these questions; and as always, the answers await us... in time! “

Bell & Slorance join the incredible line-up of back-up creators Titan have assembled, along with Rachael Smith and Emma Price on Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor, and Marc Ellerby on Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor, with more artists to be announced!

As someone who loved Matt Smith's time as the Doctor, I'm over the moon to be involved with the brand new comics,” says Marc Ellerby. “I'm donning my fez and raggedy blazer to help power through the drawings!”

“I’m so excited to be able to work on these strips,” Rachael Smith adds. “I'm having so much fun writing for the characters!”

Emma Price says, “It’s thrilling being able to support such a diverse and accomplished range of creators in a new era of comics adventures with the Doctor!”

“It’s a delight to showcase the work of some immensely talented indie creators through the Doctor Who comics,” says Doctor Who editor Andrew James. “Hopefully we’re introducing our readers to a whole universe of new writers and artists, as well as offering some charming and hilarious shorts with these beloved characters.”

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #2 is on sale in comic stores globally and via comiXology from November 19.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Whoah! Review

If you read Doctor Who Magazine since the return of the show to television in 2005, you have have seen the Doctor Whoah! comic strip by an artist named Baxter. That gentleman's real name is Jamie Lenman and with the help of small-press publisher Miwk (pronounced "milk") Publishing he has collected all of his strips into a book called Whoah!: Eight years of bizarre cartoons from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine.

 

I was a fan of Lenman's strips when they were in DWM. His humor was quirky and off-the-wall, which coincidentally fit his art style. Lenman's cartoons gave you plenty to admire and provided readers with a different look at Doctor Who on many levels and this collection shows that off in a lovely package.

 

Having all of the Doctor Whoah! comics in one collection is brilliant and I am glad that Matt West and the rest of Miwk Publishing compiled this book. Not only do you get all of the strips from DWM but Jamie also provides the Moments in Time strips he created for the Doctor's 50th anniversary and some brand new strips you can only find within the covers of this book.

 

The production value of this book is top-notch. Not having seen a book produced by Miwk, I was really surprised by how lovely this book is. From the cover to the paper stock, the page printing to the coloring, everything looks amazing. This is there first foray into releasing a book with artwork on this scale and it excites me even more for their next book along these lines - a collection of Doctor Who comics from Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett. 

 

The only drawback to this collection (which has nothing to do with the contents of the book) is that the high price point may keep some readers away. If you are a fan of funny Doctor Who material, great artwork or Doctor Who in general, do not let this scare you away. You definitely get your money's worth in this volume and won't be disappointed. 

 

Jamie Lenman has a unique, abstract art style and a compatible outlook on Doctor Who. Having a complete collection of all of his strips is something that most Doctor Who fans don't know they want but if you would put it in their hands would be glad you did. This splendid, humorous book has something for everyone and should not be passed by.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tenth Doctor #4 Preview!

Coming your way on November 4th! Thanks to Comic Book Resources:

ONE TRIP, ONE TIME, ANYWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE.

WHERE AND WHEN WOULD YOU GO?

In exchange for the invaluable assistance she offered defending New York – and to say sorry for dropping into her life like a tornado! – the Doctor has promised Gabby one trip – just one trip! – in the TARDIS.

With the whole universe laid before her, all of time and space, where will Gabriella Gonzalez choose to go? What will they find when they get there… and can one trip in the TARDIS ever be enough?

More importantly, the Tenth Doctor has been hurt by the fate of his companions before – and recently! With Donna still fresh in his mind, can Gabby convince him that he shouldn’t travel alone, for just a little while longer?






Saturday, October 25, 2014

NYCC Doctor Who Panel

From the Bleeding Cool website...

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/10/18/ten-years-of-new-doctor-who-at-new-york-comic-con-comics-tv-and-audio/

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Eleventh Doctor Preview!

Thanks to Comic Book Resources for posting this!

Eleventh Doctor #4

PICKED OFF ONE BY ONE BY AN ENTITY FROM THE STARS!

Alice Obiefune always wanted to see a space station – one of those proper ones, like on the telly, with impressive bulkheads, sweeping corridors and stunning views of eternity. Maybe with an exotic matter wormhole nearby, if it’s not too much trouble. Aliens optional, but a bonus as long as they’re friendly.

That’s just one of the reasons Alice and the Doctor have come to a remote space research facility.

The views are breathtaking… but so is the formless creature creeping through the station, stealing voices and inflicting comas on those research scientists unlucky enough to be caught.

Tracking the temporal trail of the slippery SERVEYOUinc corporation, has the Doctor found more than he bargained for? And will this entity from between the stars be the death of them all?

Writer Al Ewing (Loki: Agent of Asgard) and artist Boo Cook (2000AD, Elephantmen) ramp up the claustrophobia for a terrifying space adventure!







Saturday, October 11, 2014

Episode 13 is Up!

The Twelfth Doctor has finally made it to comics! In the new episode I review Titan Comics' Tenth Doctor #3, Eleventh Doctor #3 and first issue of the Twelfth Doctor comic as well as Part 1 of DWM's The Eye of Torment. I also question artist Dave Taylor and chat with Titan's editor Andrew James! Go to doctorwhopaneltopanel.podomatic.com to download the episode or find it on iTunes under Doctor Who: Panel to Panel!