Titan announces Eighth Doctor Doctor Who mini series at San Diego Comic Con

Alice X. Zhang's cover for the first issue of Titan's upcoming Eighth Doctor mini series.
Alice X. Zhang’s cover for the first issue of Titan’s upcoming Eighth Doctor mini series.

Titan Comics has announced it will publish a brand-new Doctor Who mini series featuring the Eighth Doctor, as played by Paul McGann.

The first issue of the new series will hit comic stores on 28th October 2015 and is being written by George Mann (New York Times-bestselling Doctor Who novel Engines of War) with art by Emma Vieceli (Breaks, Alex Rider: Scorpia, Dead Boy Detectives, Vampire Academy, Manga Shakespeare).

Although Paul McGann’s Doctor appeared in just one longform Doctor Who TV story, the 1996 TV Movie, he enjoyed a long run as Doctor Who Magazine‘s Doctor of choice for their comic strips and his adventures also continue thanks to the audio dramas released by Big Finish. The incarnation was given a surprise TV finale in the 2014 minisode Night of the Doctor as part of the show’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Issue #1 comes with four covers to collect: a special art cover by Alice X. Zhang;  ​a ​photo cover; an art cover by Warren Pleece and a ​blank ​s​ketch variant.

“I can’t tell you how amazing Emma Vieceli’s art is on this,” Mann enthused on Twitter, replying to the many enthusing about the news of the mini series . “You’ll love it.”

“And what George isn’t saying is that his script is fantastic fun too!” Emma responded.

Here’s the full lowdown on the first issue…

DOCTOR WHO: THE EIGHTH DOCTOR #1
Writers: George Mann
Artist: Emma Vieceli
Publisher: Titan Comics
Frequency: 1 (of 5)
Page Count: 32pp
Price: $3.99
On sale Date: 28th October 2015

“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 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!

Issue #1 comes with four covers to collect:

COVER A: REGULAR COVER: Alice X Zhang
Order code: AUG151711

Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1 Cover B - Photo Cover

COVER B: PHOTO COVER
Order code: AUG151712

Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1 Cover C - Warren PleeceCOVER C –1:10 INCENTIVE VARIANT: Warren Pleece
Order code: AUG151713

COVER D – BLANK SKETCH COVER INCENTIVE VARIANT
Order code: AUG151714

Web Links

• Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ComicsTitan/status/620041267112620036

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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