If you know me at all you know that the two things I geek out the most about are comic books and Doctor Who. So you know when I can talk about both at the same time I am one very happy geek.
When it was announced last year that IDW would be losing the Doctor Who license I was disappointed. While I don’t think their run was perfect, for the most part I was pretty impressed with the books that they produced (I was particularly fond of by the run done by Tony Lee and Matthew Dow Smith).
It wasn’t until officially announced until a few weeks ago, the word going around was that UK publisher Titan Magazines would be getting the license for the North American market. Now Titan has a long history of producing magazines for many popular American sci-fi franchises, like Star Wars and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Theyalso have a history with Doctor Who, having produced a line of vinyl figures and they sell a lot of Doctor Who items through their Titan Merchandising website. But Titan doesn’t have a track record with comics, especially in the very crowded US market. In fact the Titan Comics division didn’t officially begin until this past July. I was left to wonder, would they really be committed to creating great comics? Or are they just looking for another way to market their Doctor Who merch?
Well if you can judge a book by it’s cover, it looks like that Titan Comics is for real. Today they announced two new ongoing Doctor Who series! One featuring 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) and a second series centered on 10th Doctor (David Tennant). It hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s certain that there will be at least one more series, A 12th Doctor series, featuring Peter Capaldi’s “100% Rebel Time Lord”. Hopefully Titan will be able to announce that series soon. It probably has to wait until the new season begins airing on TV. The writers and artists will need to see what kind of Doctor Capaldi will be.
- DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #1
THE TENTH DOCTOR IS BACK, IN AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! NEW COMPANION! NEW HORIZONS! UNFORGETTABLE NEW FOES! ALLONS-Y!
Eisner Award-winning writer Nick Abadzis (Laika) and fan-favorite artist Elena Casagrande (Angel, Suicide Risk, Doctor Who, Star Trek) take control of the TARDIS for their first five-issue arc with the Tenth Doctor! And don’t miss the second arc, by fellow series architect Robbie Morrison (Drowntown, Nikolai Dante, The Authority)! Regular cover by Alice X. Zhang
On-sale July 23, 2014
- DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1
THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR RETURNS IN AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES, WITH A TIME-TWISTING LEAP INTO THE UNKNOWN! GERONIMO!
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 for the Eleventh Doctor, with artist Simon Fraser (Nikolai Dante, Grindhouse, Doctor Who)! Regular cover by Alice X. Zhang
Also on-sale July 23, 2014