Recently, Titan Comics announced that they would be crossing over the 10th, 11th, and 12th Doctors in a massive event taking place in their amazing ‘Doctor Who’ comics to celebrate a year of brand new stories featuring the beloved Time Lord. However, that isn’t the only occasion that the company is celebrating with their line of books this year. To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the relaunch of the long-running British sci-fi show, the company will release a special mini-series starring the man that restarted it all.
Back at last year’s New York Comic Con, Titan unveiled their plans for a five-part limited series featuring the Ninth Doctor as played by Christopher Eccleston, who starred in the acclaimed BBC show back in 2005. Titled ‘Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor, the comic written by ‘Who-ology’ co-author Cavan Scott with art by Blair Shedd follows the Doctor, Captain Jack Harkness, and Rose Tyler after their World War II adventure in the episode ‘Boomtown’. Though the book hit shelves on April 1, 2015, we have a special preview of the first issue thanks to a new trailer for the series. You can check it out below, followed by the official synopsis of the story:
The Ninth Doctor is BACK with a brand-new miniseries: WEAPONS OF PAST DESTRUCTION!
Leaving World War II behind, The Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack discover that Time Lord technology, lost in the wake of the Time War, is being sold on the intergalactic black market!
Now the threat of a NEW temporal war brews on the horizon. Can the Doctor stop history repeating itself?
Whovians were very disappointed that Eccleston didn’t take part in the show’s 50th anniversary in 2013. Though this isn’t exactly the actor’s grand return to the franchise that the fans may have wanted, it’s definitely better than nothing. Plus, not only do we get to see the Ninth Doctor again, but John Barrowman’s Captain Jack and Billie Piper’s Rose are along for the ride as well. If the other ‘Doctor Who’ books from Titan are any indication, this series should be pretty amazing. In fact, it might even be fantastic.
How much did you miss Christopher Eccleston in ‘Doctor Who’? Are you planning on picking up the first issue of ‘Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor’ next month? Let us know in the comments.