Alice X. Zhang's full art for her cover of the first issue of the Ninth Doctor series.

Titan reveals new Ninth Doctor comic

Doctor Who - Ninth Doctor Mini Series #1 - Zhang

 

Titan Comics is to release a Ninth Doctor limited series comic in March 2015, which not only features the post Time War Doctor (played on screen by Christopher Eccleston) but Rose Tyler and Captain Jack, too.

The new, five-part Doctor Who mini-series is being written by “Who-ology” author Cavan Scott and drawn by Blair D. Shedd, with at least one cover painted by Alice X. Zhang. (We’re sure there will be variants).

The Ninth Doctor has of course regularly featured in comics before, in Doctor Who Magazine and Doctor Who Adventures, but this is his first Titan Comics appearance.

The launch of the mini series on 11th March ties in with the 10th anniversary of the return of “Doctor Who” to television. (No, really: it’s been back for 10 years in 2015!)

The MTV web site broke the news of the new limited series earlier today, revealing the story is titled “Weapons of Past Destruction.”]

 

Alice X. Zhang's full art for her cover of the first issue of the Ninth Doctor series.
Alice X. Zhang’s full art for her cover of the first issue of the Ninth Doctor series.

Leaving World War Two 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?

Cavan Scott is the author of 70 books and audio dramas including the Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Who-ology – The Official Doctor Who Miscellany, co-written with Mark Wright.

He has written for Doctor Who, The Beano, Judge Dredd, Skylanders, Angry Birds and Warhammer 40,000 as well as his own novels and short stories.

Blair D. Shedd’s credits include Doctor Who for IDW and now, Titan; Legends of Oz and Ghostbusters. He’s also the creator of The Raptor.

“Reading through Cavan’s plot for “Weapons of Past Destruction” I literally was shouting out loud “whoa? That’s a huge scene,” Blair commented on Twitter “and ‘that’s epic!’ And so much more.

“No spoilers. But, dang, there’s stuff happening in this. Does anyone sit in this story? No.”

• Check out Cavan’s website at http://cavanscott.com; follow him on Twitter @cavanscott

• Blair D. Shedd is at www.onegemini.com; follow him on Twitter @onegemini 

 Alice X. Zhang’s web site is www.alicexz.com; find her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @alicexz

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1
Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Blair D. Shedd
Publisher: Titan Comics
Number of Issues: 1 (of 5)
Page Count: 32pp
Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 11, 2015
Diamond Order Code: ​ JAN151599​

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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