Sneak Peek: Panini UK’s first “Doctor Who Adventures” comic strip

Doctor Who Adventures #1 (Panini Edition)


With news that Panini UK, already publishers of Doctor Who Magazine, take over the publication of Doctor Who Adventures from Immediate Media later next month, we have a treat for you – a first look at the first new strip for the comic, written by Jason Quinn and drawn by Russ Leach, coloured by Marvel UK veteran John Burns.

Russ has worked in the creative sphere since 1986 and over his 25 plus year career he has worked on a wide variety of creative projects with many different companies, with comics work appearing in the digital anthology, Aces Weekly, for Markosia (working with writer Cy Dethan on the recently-released The Suicide Show) and Time Bomb Comics. His client list also includes such well known brands such as EMAP, Hornby, Sony, Meccano, Harrods and Thomson – and he is constantly involved in a number of online and offline projects.

“The pages are coming together well,” Russ says of his work on the new stories so far. “I’m about to start another issues pencils today. [Colourist] John Burns’ colours are lovely!

“I’m so grateful to be chosen by Jason to work on this gig,” he continues. “I’m a big fan of Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker being the Doctors of my youth, and I’m loving Peter Capaldi) and I hope my take on the characters pleases the readers!
“I’m also very keen on being involved in comics for Doctor Who Adventures demographic – I grew up with comics and love the idea of being involved in producing strips for the 8-15 market.”

“I’ve mostly used a more adult style for the books I’ve been involved with so far,” he says of his art, “so I’ve had to adapt and create a style that is lighter but at the same time not watering down the character too far – Jason is pleased with where we have it and so am I!”

The final Doctor Who Adventures from Immediate Media is on sale now (see news story) and the Panini UK edition will follow into newsagents in April – with an all-new Issue One.

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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