Titan Comics has released an extended preview of Doctor Who – Missy #1, a fiftieth anniversary celebration of the debut of the Doctor’s longtime nemesis, which is on sale in comic shops and digitally from 14th April 2021.
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?
Featuring more Doctors and Masters than ever before, this new series sees the first appearance in comics of the Twelfth Doctor’s arch-rival Missy (as played on TV by Michelle Gomez).
The Master, originally played by Roger Delgado, debuted in Terror of the Autons, first broadcast in January 1971 on BBC One. The role has since been played by numerous actors, including Anthony Ainley (1981–1989), Eric Roberts (1996, in the TV Movie), Derek Jacobi (2007), John Simm (2007–2010, 2017), Michelle Gomez (2014–2017) and Sacha Dhawan (2020–present).
The villainous Time Lord first appeared up in comic strips in a story called “The Glen of Sleeping” , featured in the weekly comic TV Action 107 – 111, published in 1973, and represented in a special supplement accompanying Doctor Who Magazine Issue 547, released last year.
Missy is written by Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Spider-Man), with art by Roberta Ingranata (Witchblade), coloured by Enrica Angiolini (Warhammer 40,000).
“I wrote a few pages of Missy way back in The Road to the Thirteenth Doctor,” says Jody, “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.”
• Doctor Who: Missy #1 will arrive in stores and on digital devices on 14th April 2021. You can pre-order Missy #1 ahead of its release in April 2021 (February Diamond Previews) from your local comic shop, from Forbidden Planet (UK & Europe), or digitally at Comixology
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.