Doctor Who: The Third Doctor - Cover C: Simon Myers

Sneak Peek: Doctor Who – The Third Doctor #1

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor - Cover A by Josh Burns
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor – Cover A by Josh Burns

Next Wednesday, 14th September 2016, sees the release of the first issue in Titan Comics brand new Doctor Who series – focusing on new adventures featuring the classic Third Doctor, as played by the legendary Jon Pertwee.

Fresh off last year’s epic smash-hit, Four Doctors, writer Paul Cornell (Wolverine, Action Comics) teams up with artist Christopher Jones (Young Justice, Marvel’s Avengers) to bring unexpected twists and turns to the lives of the Third Doctor and his companions in an all-new story, “The Heralds Of Destruction.”

Trust us – this is a loving visit to a hugely popular era of Doctor Who in its U.N.I.T. days, with all your favourite elements of that period, including The Master (as played by Roger Delgado on screen), with a glorious comics twist that not only serves as wonderful trip back to the 1970s, but has more than a fair few tips of the hat to the kind of Doctor Who comic older fans were reading back then in Countdown and TV Comic. It’s just… groovy (although I may be a little biased).

This hotly anticipated comic series launches next week and comes with five variant covers to collect plus two retailer exclusives from Forbidden Planet / Jetpack Comics and Diamond UK exclusive.

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor - Cover B: Photo
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor – Cover B: Photo
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor - Cover C: Simon Myers
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor – Cover C: Simon Myers
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor - Cover D: Paul McCaffrey
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor – Cover D: Paul McCaffrey
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor - Cover E: Blank Sketch Variant
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor – Cover E: Blank Sketch Variant
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor - Forbidden Planet/Jetpack store variant: Boo Cook
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor – Forbidden Planet/Jetpack store variant: Boo Cook
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor - Diamond UK variant by Andy Walker
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor – Diamond UK variant by Andy Walker

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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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