Friday, June 23, 2017

Torchwood: The Culling Announced!

From the website:

The Torchwood team is back for a new adventure in comic book form.

Titan Comics has announced Torchwood: The Culling, a new series that reunites Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper for a new adventure. The series is written by Torchwood star John Barrowman and his sister, author Carole Barrowman, and features artwork by Neil Edwards.

The synopsis for Torchwood remains somewhat vague, but it and the first issue’s covers tease the return of Captain John Hart, Jack Harness’s former professional partner in the Time Agency and romantic partner. Will Hart return as Jack’s friend or foe?

Check out the solicitation text below and the covers in the attached gallery. Torchwood: The Culling #1 will be available to pre-order from the July PREVIEWS catalog.

This will be the third Torchwood story told by Titan Comics and the Barrowmans following Torchwood: World Without End and Torchwood: Station Zero.

The new series joins Titan Comics' current slate of Doctor Who series, including Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor, Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor, and Doctor Who: Ghost Stories. A crossover event, Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension, is planned for this summer.

Torchwood is a spinoff of Doctor Who that launched in 2006 and took a darker and more mature tone than its parent show, frequently dealing with adult themes of mortality and sexuality. The spinoff was inspired by John Barrowman's immortal Captain Jack Harkness, a fan-favorite supporting character during Russell T. Davies' early seasons of Doctor Who.

Torchwood ran for four seasons on television. The final season was co-production of the BBC and Starz.

The fifth season of Torchwood was recently announced and will be released in audio drama format. Barrowman will return to his role as Captain Jack Harkness, with Eve Myles returning as Gwen and Kai Owen returning as Rhys.

(Part 1 of 4)
Writers: John Barrowman and Carole Barrowman
Artist: Neil Edwards

FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: September 27, 2017

When we last saw Captain Jack, Gwen and the rest of the new Torchwood team, they had just defeated an alien invasion in the Arctic…but they missed a mysterious pod, buried under the ice, that held a seemingly familiar face. Now Captain Jack must battle his worst nightmare…or greatest daydream!

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