Back in 2013, ‘Doctor Who’ celebrated its 50th anniversary. However, the long-running seminal British sci-fi series wouldn’t have stayed on as long as it has without formidable foes for the Doctor and his companions to face off against. Among the most dangerous of them all are definitely the Cybermen, who happen to be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2016 and now with the mechanical menaces plaguing the last of the Time Lords in the pages of Titan Comics, Team TARDIS will unite in a big way to take on the villains.
While the TV show is on hiatus in preparation for showrunner Steven Moffat’s final season, BBC Worldwide and Titan Comics have your ‘Doctor Who’ fix. They announced this week that the stars of their ongoing ‘Doctor Who’ comic books will come together this summer for the first time ever in a story called ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’. Written by ‘Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor’ writer George Mann and ‘Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor’ scribe Cavan Scott with art from Alessandro Vitti, this massive crossover event will star the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), Tenth Doctor (David Tennant), Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), and Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi), and their comic companions – Gabby, Cindy, Alice, Rose (Billie Piper), and Captain Jack (John Barrowman) as they face Cybermen that are as strong as ever. Here’s the official synopsis of the five-part, bi-weekly event:
Exiled from Gallifrey at the very end of time, Rassilon, fallen leader of the Time Lords, has been captured by the last of the Cybermen. Now, the Cybermen have access to time travel. With it, every defeat becomes a victory. Every foe is now dead — or Cyberized.
The debut issue will hit the shelves of your local comic book shop on July 6th, three days ahead of the third annual Doctor Who Comics Day on July 9th. Set to be the biggest celebration of the Doctor’s comic adventures to date, there is set to be new comics and collections, merchandise, variant covers, signings, and events across the globe at comic shops, bookstores, retail chains, libraries, and on digital platforms. But until then, check out this gallery with all the variant covers for issue one:
What do you think about ‘Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen’? Are you excited to see the four Doctors of the modern era of ‘Doctor Who’ join forces? Let us know in the comments.
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