Monday, August 13, 2018

The Iron Legion and The Star Beast come to Big Finish!



Big news from Big Finish, the company that produces Doctor Who audio adventures! From their website:

Two new adventures are also being released for the bohemian Fourth Doctor adapted from the comic strip by Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons that featured in Doctor Who Magazine (when it was Doctor Who Weekly).

Doctor Who: The Comic Strip Adaptations will be released in March 2019 comprising of:

1. Doctor Who and the Iron Legion adapted by Alan Barnes
2. Doctor Who and the Star Beast adapted by Alan Barnes

In these two adventures, we find the Fourth Doctor travelling with his famed elongated technicolour scarf for company. He’ll encounter the Iron Legion, an army of robotic Roman legionnaires, and in Doctor Who and the Star Beast, the Fourth Doctor encounters one of the deadliest and most adorable villains ever – Beep the Meep!

Nicholas Briggs, director of the Fourth Doctor audio adventures, explains: “These Fourth Doctor comic strip adaptations have a whole different feel to them. It’s like they’re from a parallel universe vision of Doctor Who. Tom Baker spotted it straight away, emailing me the moment he’d read The Iron Legion, commenting that this was ‘a bit DIFFERENT’ – actually typing ‘different’ in capitals! But he rose manfully to the challenge and entered into the spirit of it all wonderfully. And that spirit is that they are, essentially, wackier.

“There’s a feeling of ‘we could do anything because there are no budget restrictions’ in the original comic strips, and our adaptor, Alan Barnes, has captured this perfectly. Crazy characters, extravagant action sequences. And Alistair Lock has done a superb job with his sound design and music.

“The Star Beast has a slightly different feel. The alien monster craziness is contrasted sharply with a dash of kitchen sink drama and a touch of Grange Hill, which predated the TV series exploring more domestic settings. It’s interesting how the brilliant comics writer of these strips, Pat Mills, kind of anticipated this. Alan has a great love for Pat’s work, and he was absolutely the right fit to adapt these beautiful, bonkers adventures of an extra-eccentric Fourth Doctor.”

These two epic stories will be released in March 2019 as a 5-disc CD box set for £23 or on download at £20 from www.bigfinish.com.

Or you can get both sets together as a pre-order bundle, at £45 on CD or £40 on download.

Check out their website, www.bigfinish.com for more info and to pre-order these!

Monday, August 6, 2018

August Previews Listings!

October sees the debut of the new Thirteenth Doctor comic from Titan with 13 different covers! Check out all the listings from the new issue of Previews and let your comic shop know which cover you want - along with all the other Doctor Who comic-related items coming out!








Friday, July 27, 2018

Thirteenth Doctor Volume 0 Preview Art!

A week or so ago, Entertainment Weekly posted preview art from September's upcoming release The Thirteenth Doctor Volume 0 from Titan Comics. In case you missed it, here are some amazing pages for your eyes to feast on!










Thirteenth Doctor #1 Covers Revealed!

At San Diego Comic Con last week Titan Comics debuted the majority of the covers for the first issue of the new Thirteenth Doctor series coming this fall. Bleeding Cool was there and posted some pics of the covers. In case you missed it, here's what they had to say:

"Bleeding Cool Ace Reporter Erin Wilhelm was on the scene and snapped photos of all 10 covers, which feature such artists as Babs Tarr, Paulina Ganucheau, Katie Cook, Alice X. Zhang, and series artist Rachel Stott. In addition, there’s a blank variant, a sketch variant, a cosplay variant featuring Athena Stamos, and… a puppet variant?"




Thursday, July 12, 2018

Doctor Who Comic Creators at SDCC!!



This San Diego Comic-Con, Titan Comics brings its biggest ever offering of exciting debuts, limited editions, SDCC variants and appearances from a host of creators including Jody Houser (Thirteenth Doctor), Max Allan Collins (Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer), V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince), and Bill Morrison (The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine)!

Saturday, July 21 at SDCC is a Doctor Who-themed day for Titan with many signings and a huge panel that Whovians will not want to miss! The Thirteenth Doctor comic writer Jody Houser takes fans on a journey down the road to the Thirteenth Doctor in an unmissable Doctor Who comics panel on Saturday, July 21 at 5:30pm. Jody will be joined by a host of Doctor Who creators, including Richard Dinnick, who’ll be discussing the upcoming release of The Thirteenth Doctor Volume 0: The Many Lives of Doctor Who, which sees The Thirteenth Doctor relive unseen adventures from all her past selves.

Fans will get the chance to meet Jody Houser, who’ll be signing copies of Doctor Who: Road To The Thirteenth Doctor - Tenth Doctor #1, which features a Thirteenth Doctor lead-in story written by Jody, and comes with an exclusive SDCC cover by fan-favorite cover artist Kelly Yates – who will be also signing at the Titan booth, #5537.

Make sure and add these panels and signings to your San Diego Comic-Con schedule!

THURSDAY, JULY 19

SIGNING: CAVAN SCOTT
Thursday, July 19; 12:30-1:30PM; Titan Comics booth #5537

Join writer Cavan Scott as he signs copies of Doctor Who Lost Dimension Vol 1 & 2, Doctor Who: The Supremacy of The Cybermen and Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Year One, Vikings and TEKKEN.

SATURDAY, JULY 21

SIGNING: DOCTOR WHO: JODY HOUSER AND KELLY YATES
Saturday, July 21; 11AM-12PM; Titan Comics booth #5537

Join writer Jody Houser and cover artist Kelly Yates as they sign copies of Doctor Who: Road To The Thirteenth Doctor - Tenth Doctor #1, which comes with an exclusive SDCC cover.

SIGNING: DOCTOR WHO: GEORGE MANN
Saturday, July 21; 1-2PM; Titan Comics booth #5537

Join writer George Mann as he signs copies of Doctor Who Lost Dimension Vol 1 & 2, Doctor Who: The Supremacy Of The Cybermen and Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Year One.

SIGNING: DOCTOR WHO: RICHARD DINNICK & PAUL CORNELL
Saturday, July 21; 3:30-4:30PM; Titan Comics booth #5537

Join writers Richard Dinnick and Paul Cornell as they sign copies of Doctor Who Four Doctors, Doctor Who Third Doctor and Doctor Who Twelfth Doctor Time Trials – A Confusion Of Angels.

PANEL: DOCTOR WHO: THE ROAD TO THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR
Date: Saturday, July 21; 5:30-6:30PM; Room 7AB

With the upcoming debut of the first female Doctor and the impending launch of her own comic series, Titan Comics' Doctor Who creators discuss the past, present and future of this amazing franchise. Join Titan Comics brand manager Chris Thompson as he chats with Thirteenth Doctor writer Jody Houser, along with creators Richard Dinnick, Cavan Scott, George Mann, Paul Cornell and Kelly Yates, on a journey through space and time.
- Guests: Jody Houser (writer, The Thirteenth Doctor), Richard Dinnick (writer, The Twelfth Doctor), Cavan Scott (writer, The Ninth Doctor), Paul Cornell (writer, The Third Doctor), George Mann (writer, The Twelfth Doctor), Kelly Yates (Doctor Who cover artist); Presenter: Chris Thompson (Titan)

Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Thirteenth Doctor Volume 0 Coming in September!

THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR RELIVES HER PREVIOUS INCARNATIONS IN TITAN’S NEW COMIC BOOK!

WITNESS THE MANY LIVES OF THE DOCTOR IN THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR VOL. 0.

London, June 29, 2018 - Titan Comics and BBC Studios are proud to announce Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor Vol. 0 – The Many Lives Of Doctor Who – a special primer edition, which celebrates the Doctor’s many lives, and leads directly into Titan’s brand-new Thirteenth Doctor comic series – launching this fall in the U.S. and UK.

It's said that your life flashes before your eyes when you die, and the Doctor’s had many of them! As the Doctor regenerates from his twelfth incarnation to her thirteenth (as played by Jodie Whittaker), she relives unseen adventures from all her past selves from Classic through to New Who.

Hitting stores in September 2018, The Thirteenth Doctor Vol. 0 features a stellar cast of Doctor Who comic creators including writer Richard Dinnick and artists Mariano Laclaustra, Giorgia Sposito, Arianna Florean, Iolanda Zanfardino, Brian Williamson, Claudia Ianniciello and Rachael Stott, the artist of Titan’s new Thirteenth Doctor series!

This special 64-page edition - the first Thirteenth Doctor comic - comes with two covers to collect: an art cover by Claudia Ianniciello and a photo variant by designer Will Brooks - only available in comic shops.

The Thirteenth Doctor Vol. 0 is part of Titan Comics' larger plans for the Thirteenth Doctor, which includes the launch of issue 1 in October and Doctor Who Comics Day on November 24.         

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor Vol. 0 – The Many Lives Of Doctor Who is available at bookstores and comic shops from September, and is available to read on digital devices.






July Previews Listings

Check out the listing for the conclusion of the Road to the Thirteenth Doctor mini-series as well as all the other Doctor Who comic-related items from the July Previews!