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New Torchwood Magazine features official comic

The first ever official Torchwood comic strip debuts in the first issue of Titan’s Torchwood magazine, on sale 24 January. Written by Transformers legend Simon Furman, and drawn by SL Gallant (Marvel Adventures), The Legacy of Torchwood One sees a figure from Ianto’s past reappear in Cardiff, causing fear and havoc for the entire team.

Torchwood Magazine editor Simon Hugo told downthetubes that over the next few months, the magazine will feature brand new adventures by a host of comics talent, including Ian Edgington (Scarlet Traces, 2000AD), D’Israeli (Judge Dredd, Scarlet Traces), Steve Yeowell (The Invisibles, Zenith, Sebastian O) and Brian Williamson (Doctor Who), “plus a few more surprise names along the way”.

The strip pages are edited by Steve White, also editor of Titan’s new Transformers comic and other comics titles at the company, which is probably originating more comic strip than many other UK comics publishers right now as well as reprinting DC Comics, Simpsons and other titles primarily for the UK market.

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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.