April 2021 will see both the launch of a brand-new series in Titan Comics Doctor Who comics line – as well as the comic debut of one of the Doctor’s darkest nemeses in Missy #1.
Following the success of the Doctor Who comic crossover adventures, starring the Tenth and Thirteenth Doctors as they battled iconic villains like the Weeping Angels, Skithra, Sea Devils and Autons, this new story sees the series expand its horizons even further with the first appearance of the Twelfth Doctor’s arch-rival Missy (as played on TV by Michelle Gomez).
Missy wages war on the Doctor, but this time she’s not alone! Can the combined brilliance of the Third and Twelfth Doctor avert her deadly scheme, or will she get her hands on a secret weapon capable of wreaking havoc on the universe?
This special story, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Master’s first appearance, will feature more Doctors and Masters than ever before.
This new series will also see the return of the critically acclaimed creative team behind the Doctor Who comics with Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Spider-Man), artist Roberta Ingranata (Witchblade), and colourist Enrica Angiolini (Warhammer 40,000) all part of this unique and exciting project.
For writer Jody Houser, this upcoming arc has been a long time coming: “I wrote a few pages of Missy way back in The Road to the Thirteenth Doctor,” she says, “and I’ve been dying to write more of her ever since. Her ineffable cunning and sense of fun make her the most delightful sort of monster.”
Missy #1 will debut with a selection of amazing variant covers, including the first of a stunning four-part Masters connected cover set by Claudia Caranfa featuring Michelle Gomez, John Simm, Roger Delgado and Sacha Dhawan as well as a cover by the fan-favourite artist David Busian (Star Wars Adventures), plus much more!
• Doctor Who: Missy #1 hits stores and digital devices April 2021. Retailers and fans can order this hotly anticipated debut issue from the February edition of the Diamond Previews catalog and Forbidden Planet (UK & Europe)
Doctor Who: Missy #1
Author: Jody Houser
Artist: Roberta Ingranata
Number of Issues/Volumes in Series: 4
Intended Audience: All Ages
Genre: Sci-Fi / Adventure / TV
Format: 170 x 258mm / 32pp / FC / SC Comic
Retail Price: $3.99
Ship Date/Month: 14th April 2021
• Doctor Who: Missy #1 Cover A: David Busian
• Doctor Who: Missy #1 Cover B: Photo Cover
• Doctor Who: Missy #1 Cover C: Claudia Caranf
• Doctor Who: Missy #1 Cover D: Roberta Ingranata
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.