Titan Comics’ Doctor Who Covers

As recently announced, UK publisher Titan Comics will now be publishing new comics based on the tenth and eleventh incarnations of Doctor Who, and below is the first info, as well as the first superb covers.

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #1

Regular cover by Alice X. Zhang

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 TENTH DOCTOR #1 hits comics stores on July 23, 2014

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1

Regular cover by Alice X. Zhang

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)!

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1 hits comic stores on July 23, 2014

DOCTOR WHO THE TENTH DOCTOR #1

DOCTOR WHO THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1

New Looks for Doctor Who and The X-Men

The internet is all about two things today, it would seem. That’d be Peter Capaldi’s finally unveiled look for his incarnation of Doctor Who, which looks pretty great. I must say. This is how the BBC see it:

Sporting a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt as well as black Dr. Marten shoes, the look was created by Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden.

Commenting on his costume, Peter Capaldi said: “He’s woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord.”

Peter Capaldi Doctor WhoAlso, from my fave film magazine, Empire comes 25 variant covers (!) featuring the characters, both old and new, of the May 23 releasing X-Men: Days of Future Past film, directed by Bryan Singer. The covers are okay if bland, and of course, Wolverine is all veiny and shirtless.

I mean, I get the post apocalyptic feel of the movie’s setting, but all the dark colours are just boring. Fan Bingbing as Blink looks pretty good though. You can see all the covers right here, including Colossus, Warpath, Bishop, Sunspot, Kitty Pryde, a young William Stryker and two versions of the mutant hunting robot Sentinels.

Blink X-Men Days of Future Past Cover

Titan to Publish Doctor Who Comics

In a surprise move UK based publisher Titan have gained the rights to publish Doctor Who comics, specifically those of the newer incarnations. IDW have held the rights for six years, publishing both new adventures and reprints starring the various versions of the Time Lords over the decades. There’s only a mention of the Doctors portrayed by Matt Smith, David Tennant and the upcoming Peter Capaldi coming to Titan though, so uncertainty exists about new comics starring all the previous incarnations.

DOCTOR WHO REGENERATES WITH TITAN COMICS
BBC Worldwide and Titan Comics team up 
for all-new Doctor Who comic book adventures
In the universe of Doctor Who regenerations bring not only a new Doctor but often a fresh look and feel to the series and BBC Worldwide is bringing that same approach to Doctor Who comics as it signs a new deal with Titan Comics. The deal will open up the world of Doctor Who and provide fans with new stand alone adventures featuring the Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor and after the new series launch, the Twelfth Doctor. Creative and production teams will be announced in the coming weeks and the first comic books will be released in 2014.

The Doctor Who Christmas special, The Time of the Doctor, saw Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor regenerate into the Twelfth Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi. The next season is now in production and will premiere in 2014. In 2013, Doctor Whoset ratings and social media records for BBC AMERICA.

Doctor Who is sold to over 200 territories across the world and last year was awarded the Guinness World Record for the largest TV drama simulcast ever after the 50th Anniversary special was broadcast to 98 countries at the same time as well in thousands of cinemas across the globe.

Titan Comics is the comics and graphic novel division of global publishing giant Titan, a pioneer that has proven itself over three decades with internationally-recognized brands such as James Bond and Sherlock Holmes, as well as creator-owned successes like Tank Girl, Lenore, and Death Sentence. Titan’s magazine division is the largest publisher of licensed entertainment properties in the US.

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Extra Sequential Podcast #42-Terry Pratchett

54 mins. We focus on the sparse comic adaptations of the popular Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. We also discuss whether we should be offended by the possible embarrassment of Geek Day. Also, Mladen’s legs, Kris’ musical tastes and Spider-Man on American Idol.

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NEWS 1:42

Ninja Turtles relaunches at IDW

Smallville’s finale and the joyous response it has yielded

The award winning Changing Ways OGN from Justin Randall and Gestalt

The Penguin in the Arkham City videogame

WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING 11:00

The goofy horror of DC’s Batman: Gotham After Midnight
IDW’s Rocketeer Adventures new anthology series
Vertigo’s brand new debut sci-fi anthology Strange Adventures #1
The Doctor’s Wife episode of Dr. Who, as penned by comics writer and novelist Neil Gaiman (he’s on the left in the photo below)
Kirby Genesis #0 from Dynamite, using Jack Kirby’s undeveloped character concepts
Alan Moore’s sex-obsessed exploration of the Cthulhu mythos in Neonomicon
35:45 TERRY PRATCHETT COMICS
In honour of Terry Pratchett Day we check out the rare comic adaptations of some of the many Discworld novels.

Doctor Who For Newbies

Spinoff Online has a great article, entitled How To Start Watching Doctor Who. That tells you what the article is all about right there. It’s short enough for a quick read and will get you up to speed before launching into the long running British sci-fi series. I’ve watched very few episodes, but just watched the two part The End of Time story line, which saw baby faced David Tennant become current Doc incarnation Matt Smith in his final, dying moments. It seemed to me very comic like in its storytelling approach, with breakneck pace, end of the world shenanigans, and great interplay between various human and non-human life forms. No spandex, to be sure, but it felt kind of like Brian Michael Bendis’ approach to Avengers, just with a tad more sentimentality.

I might have to start hiring previous Doctor Who seasons now.

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