Titan Comics and BBC Worldwide have announced an ongoing Ninth Doctor comic series will launch in April 2016, written by Cavan Scott, with art of the first three-issue art by Miss Marvel and Spider-Man artist Adriana Melo.
“I’m so looking forward to working with Adriana on this,” says Cavan. “The Ninth Doctor’s adventures continue!”
Titan Comics’ hugely popular and critically acclaimed Doctor Who comics line launched the Ninth Doctor in a five-part mini-series earlier this year and the final issue, (Issue 5) is available now in all good comic shops.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Ninth Doctor, as played by Christopher Eccleston, the series will now join the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors as a monthly ongoing title.
Best-selling author Cavan Scott has written for such popular series as Doctor Who, Penguins of Madagascar, Skylanders, Adventure Time, Pathfinder, Angry Birds, Judge Dredd, Blake’s 7 and Warhammer 40,000.
He was the writer of Titan’s Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor miniseries and is currently writing his first Sherlock Holmes novel – The Patchwork Devil – to be published by Titan Books in 2016.
Coincidentally, today sees the release of audio adventure adaptations of two Seventh Doctor New Adventures from Big Finish, directed by Scott Handcock and produced by Cavan. Theatre of War – adapted by Justin Richards, stars Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred and Lisa Bowerman with Miles Richardson as Irvin Braxiatel. The stage is set for a deadly play with sound design and music by Peter Doggart.
Meanwhile, adapted by Guy Adams from the novel by Andy Lane, All Consuming Fire sees the Doctor teaming up with Nicholas Briggs as Sherlock Holmes, Richard Earl as Doctor Watson and Hugh Fraser as Sherringford Holmes. This time, sound design and music is by Alistair Lock.
Brazilian comic book artist and penciller Adrian Melo, who will provide interior art on the opening three-parter of the new Ninth Doctor ongoing series, titled “Doctormania”, quite happily describes herself as a Doctor Who fan. She’s worked on various Star Wars titles, mostly the Star Wars: Empire series, and DC Comics’ Rose & Thorn and Birds of Prey as well as Top Cow’s Witchblade and Marvel’s Ms. Marvel.
“It’s absolutely fantastic that the Ninth Doctor is returning for more adventures with Rose and Captain Jack,” enthuses Cavan. “The new, ongoing series kicks off a new era and a new mission for this much-loved TARDIS team. Along the way they’ll encounter old friends and foes as well as startling new faces.
“I’ve been blown away by the love for Doctor Number Nine that I’ve seen at comic cons and signings over the last year,” he adds. “It’s a real privilege to be continuing the Ninth Doctor’s story. It really is the trip of a lifetime.”
• The first in the brand new Ninth Doctor ongoing story arc will hit shelves in April 2016.
Cavan tells us this book is going to be the first Titan Comics Doctor Who comic with a letters page – so why not write in with your thoughts about the recent mini-series to email@example.com
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. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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.