Alex Paknadel to introduce new Doctor Who companion Bill to comics

The Free Comic Book Day 2017 Gold Titles have been revealed, and include a fantastic new Doctor Who comic from Titan Comics, featuring a new cover by Will Brooks, written by Alex Paknadel with art from Mariano Laclaustra.

The free comic marks the first Titan Comics appearance of new TV companion Bill (played on screen by Pearl Mackie).

Here’s the promotional trail…

In this all-new story, take a spin through the past, present and future of the Doctor Who universe, in the company of the Twelfth Doctor and his brand-new companion, Bill! 

Featuring Bill’s first Titan Comics appearance, this all-new story is an unmissable experience for fans new and old, with plenty of tantalizing teases from Doctors past and present, including incredible clues to the year ahead for all of Titan’s Doctor Who series! 

Keep your Sonic Screwdriver at the ready and unlock a world of adrenaline-fuelled time traveling adventure!

Alex, who says he’s “honoured and a bit squeeful” to be writing the book, is also writing four issues of Titan’s Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor for next year and Assassin’s Creed with Dan Watters.

February 2017 Doctor Who comic covers

Will Brooks is similarly delighted at being part of the project.

The full list of FCBD comics has been published by Hollywood Reporter, which also detailed the FCBD tiles here recently.

IDW have a Star Trek title in the mix drawn by JK Woodward, there’s more ROM from IDW and both DC and Marvel are teasing with secret projects.

• The Diamond order code for this free Doctor Who title is STL036277

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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