At last year’s New York Comic Con, Titan Comics announced plans to expand their line of ‘Doctor Who’ comics. In addition to their popular 10th and 11th Doctor titles, The publisher shared that a 12th Doctor series featuring the latest regeneration of the Time Lord portrayed by Peter Capaldi, however, they really made waves when they revealed that a 9th Doctor mini-series was in the works for 2015. But now Titan is shaking things up again thanks to the newest series to join their line-up.
Prior to the relaunch of the classic BBC sci-fi series in 2005, there was an attempt to bring back ‘Doctor Who’ in 1996 with a TV movie starring Paul McGann. Though the attempt was unsuccessful at the time, the 8th Doctor gained a cult following amongst Whovians. McGann went on to star in the Big Finish radio plays and a 2013 short to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show, but now his Doctor will be spotlighted in a new comic mini-series from Titan. Set for release on October 28th, the comic will be written by ‘Doctor Who’ novel writer George Mann and will feature art from Emma Vieceli. Check out what the 8th Doctor is up to in the description below along with a gallery of issue one covers by Alice X. Zhang and Warren Pleece:
“I’M THE DOCTOR, AND I’D VERY MUCH LIKE TO KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING IN MY HOUSE…”
Get ready for an all-new season of comics adventures featuring the Eighth Doctor, as played by Paul McGann in the ‘Doctor Who’ TV movie, fan-favorite minisode ‘Night of the Doctor’, and over fourteen years (and counting!) of astounding Big Finish audio spectaculars!
Five amazing, interconnected new stories take the Doctor on a rollercoaster of threat and misadventure, as he investigates the mysteries surrounding his new companion, Josie. Victorian magic shows, murderous trees, lost books, crystalline life-forms, barges in space crammed with the undead… and the grand journey all begins in a sleepy Welsh town… besieged by living paintings!
Buckle up for a wild ride that embraces all the Gothic Romance and interstellar terror of the Doctor’s eighth incarnation!
Are you excited to see more adventures with the Eighth Doctor? Will you be adding this series to your weekly pull list in the fall? And is anyone else a little disappointed that we’ll only be getting five issues with Paul McGann as the Doctor once again (because the more McGann the better)? Sound off in the comments below.
Source: Den of Geek