Back in January, BBC Worldwide and Titan Comics announced their new partnership to produce brand new comics based on the 10th, 11th, and 12th Doctors from the acclaimed British sci-fi staple, ‘Doctor Who’. Now, we finally know who the creative teams behind David Tennant and Matt Smith’s Doctors are, plus we have some exclusive artwork from the first issues to share.
As indicated by the names of the comics, ‘Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor’ and ‘Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor’ will bring never before seen adventures from Gallifrey’s favorite son to Whovians all over the world by way of their local comic book shops featuring two of the most beloved actors to step into the iconic role in recent history. (Sorry, Christopher Eccleston fans. No new adventures for the Ninth Doctor for now.)
Before the first issues of both series hit the shelves this summer, you can get your first look at the covers of each respective title created by Alice X. Zhang, along with info on who will be piloting the TARDIS for these adventures:
DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #1
THE TENTH DOCTOR IS BACK, IN AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! NEW COMPANION! NEW HORIZONS! UNFORGETTABLE NEW FOES! ALLONS-Y!
Eisner Award-winning writer Nick Abadzis (‘Laika’) and fan-favorite artist Elena Casagrande (‘Angel’, ‘Suicide Risk’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Star Trek’) take control of the TARDIS for their first five-issue arc with the Tenth Doctor! And don’t miss the second arc, by fellow series architect Robbie Morrison (‘Drowntown’, ‘Nikolai Dante’, ‘The Authority’)!
DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1
THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR RETURNS IN AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES, WITH A TIME-TWISTING LEAP INTO THE UNKNOWN! GERONIMO!
Series architects Al Ewing (‘Loki: Agent of Asgard’, ‘Mighty Avengers’, ‘Trifecta’) and Rob Williams (‘Revolutionary War’, ‘Ordinary’, ‘Miss Fury’, ‘The Royals: Masters of War’, ‘Trifecta’) kick off a whirlwind adventure through eternity for the Eleventh Doctor, with artist Simon Fraser (‘Nikolai Dante’, ‘Grindhouse’, ‘Doctor Who’)!
As for the Twelfth Doctor’s series, details should be announced shortly after Peter Capaldi begins his run through space and time later this year. Until then, details of the Doctor’s latest regeneration are still being kept tightly under wraps.
What do you think about these covers for ‘Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor’ and ‘Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor’? Are you excited to follow your favorite Doctor back into the TARDIS for some new adventures thanks to BBC, Titan Comics, and some comic book industry all-stars? Let us know if you plan on adding these books to your pull list this summer in the comments below.
‘Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor’ and ‘Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor’ go on sale at your local comic book stores on July 23, 2014.