We're almost through the first half of Jodie Whitaker's first season as the Doctor. Not to spoil anything, but in my house, it's very enjoyable to see these new stories. As a comics fan, I'm left wondering where the comic books featuring the first female Doctor have been. On November 7, the first issue of the next series in the adventures of everyone's favorite Time Lord hits shops. Titan Comics has sent out preview pages and cover images in anticipation of the launch.
Fans of Jodie Whitaker's Thirteenth Doctor should be looking forward to more than just the next season of Doctor Who. Titan Comics' many Doctor Who series chronicle many incarnations of the Doctor, but always chronicle the current Doctor's adventures outside of the television series. Jodie Whitaker's Doctor will be no different and explore her character.
I've been waiting for this issue to come out for a while. I remember Bridgit Connell self-publishing the first Brother Nash comic,. Since word got out that Titan would be publishing it, I've wanted to read this book badly. That time has come.
Pretty soon, Titan Comics will feature new comic book adventures for all of the Doctors. This isn't a bad thing, as any Doctor Who fan who's gone back and watched classic episodes can attest. Personally, I am very partial to the First Doctor's adventures, but will agree with many that the Seventh Doctor is underrated in the quality of the adventures that featured this quirky Doctor. The fact that so many stories have been crafted for the various incarnations of the Doctor is what makes Doctor Who comics so much fun.
Titan Comics announced the creative team for the Thirteenth Doctor's adventures in comic books this week. Featuring some great talent, especially artist Rachael Stott, who's already given us a preview of how her thirteenth doctor will look after Jodie Whitaker was announced as the thirteenth Doctor. Her work on the Twelfth Doctor's comic book adventures were impressive enough to gain the appreciation of the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi. Her style is a great match for Doctor Who adventures, as she can nail the likenesses of the familiar cast members. She's not only demonstrated this with the Twelfth Doctor but with her work on Star Trek/Planet of the Apes. Joined by writer Jody Houser, who's written some good stuff, this next series of the Doctor's adventures look to be one to check out.
I held off on reviewing Titan Comics' Fighting American when it first came out. However, now with the collection coming out and a follow-up mini-series on the way, it seemed like an opportunity to give the entire story another chance. What I didn't realize was that in my reading of this latest interpretation of a Jack Kirby creation, I would see a validation of something that had been brewing in my head for some time.
Tank Girl turns 30 this year. Take that in.
Tank Girl is always one of those comics that asks you to strap in for the ride. After serious comics beg to be taken seriously, it's good to pick up a comic that just wants you to read it.
Titan Comics has made it a practice to bring some comics from around the world to an English-speaking audience. In an effort to keep doing that, they have formed a new imprint to make those comics easier to recognize, Statix Press.
Lenore is one of those 1990s comics that is fondly remembered by lots of people. If you remember it fondly, then you'll be pleased to know that Titan Comics is releasing The Bloody Best of Lenore, in time for her 25th anniversary.
There's a new Doctor Who event under way at Titan Comics. The four modern Doctors are crossing over to face a grand threat. These always have lots of promise, and Titan's preview for this crossover is better than any of the previous ones that I've seen.
Tank Girl is one of those characters in comics that illustrates that the rules of continuity and plot don't have to be completely rigid. She also shows that comics can be completely fun while spitting in the face of "mainstream culture." We'll probably do a better, full article on the character as the 30th anniversary of her publication in the UK comics magazine Deadline approaches, ad may even do a review of the 1995 film that starred Lori Petty, Ice-T and Malcolm McDowell. The current home for Tank Girl is Titan Comics, who is planning a hardcover book, The Way of Tank Girl.