Captain Jack is coming back! John Barrowman is returning to the world of ‘Torchwood’. The actor has already reprised his role as team leader Captain Jack Harkness for Big Finish‘s audio adventures, which are set during the earlier seasons of the show. Now he’s returning as the co-writer of Titan Comics’ new ‘Torchwood’ comic book series.
Joining Barrowman is his sister Carole E. Barrowman, who is co-writing with him and Antonio Fuso and Pasquale Qualano who will provide art. The first issue features five variant covers, one being a photo featuring Barrowman with Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, and four featuring artwork by Tommy Lee Edwards, Elena Casagrande, Blair Shedd and Rod Reis.
Unlike the audio adventures, the comic books are a continuation of the TV series, meaning everyone else is dead. That plays a part in the story as a crisis drives Jack to return to Cardiff, where he and Gwen race to rebuild Torchwood and assemble a new team.
Here’s the full press release:
Titan Comics is excited to announce that Doctor Who TV spinoff Torchwood is back, in an all-new ongoing comic series starring the daring Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper.
Written by Captain Jack himself – John Barrowman – and Carole E. Barrowman, and with issues illustrated by Antonio Fuso (Drive, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) and Pasquale Qualano (Batman ’66, She Hulk, Harley Quinn), this spectacular original ongoing series is not to be missed.
In continuity with the new hit Torchwood audio dramas from Big Finish, as part of the official continuation of the Torchwood saga, the comic arrives in stores on July 6 – the week of Titan’s third annual Doctor Who Comics Day event – Saturday, July 9 2016.
The BAFTA-winning cult science-fiction drama by Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies, which aired for four successful seasons from 2006 to 2011, follows the exploits of Captain Jack, Gwen (Eve Myles – Broadchurch), and their team as they investigate the unusual, the strange, and the extraterrestrial.
The hotly anticipated Torchwood comic sees Captain Jack return to Cardiff to engage the help of the last person who expected to see him again, Gwen Cooper! A dark technology from a forgotten species has been claimed by a conspiratorial power… and in this collision between an ancient civilization and an all-new evil, the Earth itself may be forfeit! Only Jack, Gwen, and their allies from what remains of Torchwood hold the key to stopping a cataclysmic wave of destruction… On the road, on the run, and under fire – can Jack and Gwen put aside their differences and rebuild the heart of Torchwood… before its flame is stamped out forever?!
The debut issue comes with variant covers to collect from Doctor Who superstar artists including Tommy Lee Edwards (Tenth Doctor, Turf), Elena Casagrande (Tenth Doctor, The X-Files), Blair Shedd (Ninth Doctor), and Rod Reis (Doctor Who, C.O.W.L.)!
Retailers can order Torchwood #1 from the May edition of PREVIEWS. This new series is a must for Torchwood fans, who can find their nearest comic store at ComicShopLocator.com.
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‘Torchwood’ was a spinoff of ‘Doctor Who’ and ran from 2006-2011, consisting of 41 episodes.
Titan Comics’ ‘Torchwood’ comic book hits stands on July 6. Titan will be releasing two comics the following Saturday for Free Comic Book Day, a ‘Doctor Who’ book and one based on ‘Assassin’s Creed’.
Are you excited to see the continuing saga of ‘Torchwood’?
Source: Comic Book Resources
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