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 sat down to the start of a new season of Doctor Who anticipating much of what I had gotten from the Stephen Moffat/Peter Capaldi era. The past two seasons have been good, but not great. There were glimmers of light as Capaldi would insert some element of a past incarnation of the Time Lord or as some prior moment from classic Doctor Who was referenced. Overall, there seemed to be a sense that the series was looking for a direction to go, one that would appease fans, the BBC, and the creative spirit at work within the show. Amazingly, we've gotten a premiere that encompassed everything I want from Doctor Who.
With Peter Capaldi's announced exit with the 2017 Christmas Special, Discussion naturally turns to who will be the next person to play the Doctor. Thanks to fans pressing for a female Doctor, we can look to someone other than a white man to portray the Time Lord. Here are some of the names that are being mentioned.
I thought that I had heard this Doctor Who fan theory before, but I can't seem to find reference to it anywhere. I won't claim it as an original theory, and I acknowledge that there are a lot of contradictions to this theory in various other media the Doctor has appeared in, but there are contradictions to everything. As with all good theories, it falls to being able to address those contradictions and explain them. As I attempt to do so, here is the theory as it stands now...
Just in time for Doctor Who Comics Day we have Titan Comics' latest crossover of the Doctors facing a threat from the Cybermen, one of the races that has plagued the Doctor across dimensions as well as time. Check out the preview before celebrating at your local comic shop.
Titan Comics is branching out to publish new adventures of the Fourth Doctor, one of the most popular of the incarnations from the original British series. Titan has had hits and misses, but mostly hits, but so many people love the Fourth Doctor, can this one succeed?
Well, its official, Steven Moffat is leaving Doctor Who. Speculation the past year and criticism of his treatment of female characters has fueled the rumors that he would be stepping aside as showrunner soon. The wait is over. Stephen Moffat is out the door.
Titan Comics has collected the IDW series that commemorated Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary, Prisoners of Time! It's not a bad series and tries to tie in directly to the current television series, but also acknowledges and honors the original run of Doctor Who that made the series the legend that it is. Heck, it even honors past Doctor Who comics, not limiting itself to the television series. At $24.99, it's at a pretty good price point, too!
The Doctor Who: The Four Doctors collection is hitting your local comic shop next week, and the folks at Titan has sent along a preview just in case you didn't catch the individual issues and are riding the fence on picking it up.
If you want to read the comic adventures of the Twelfth Doctor but need a good starting point, the The Twelfth Doctor Year Two is just right for you. Fans of the first year will be glad to know that series write Robbie Morrison returns, but with a new artist. Rachael Stott has some amazing pages in this preview from Titan Comics featuring the Twelfth Doctor and his companion Clara Oswald, portrayed on television by Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.