Writer Dan Slott teases epic Doctor Who tale, out in October

Eisner Award-winning Spider-Man writer Dan Slott will make his Doctor Who debut with Once Upon a Time Lord in the autumn, a stunning deluxe graphic novel featuring art by Christopher Jones, Matthew Dow Smith and Mike Collins.

Doctor Who - Once Upon a Time Lord (Titan Comics 2023)

“If you know me, you know this is huge”, the writer enthused of the upcoming Once Upon a Time Lord on Twitter yesterday. “I wrote this baby like it was my one and only chance to write for The Doctor.

“Everything and the kitchen sink is in it. Even a Type 40 Tardis isn’t big enough on the inside to hold what we’ve crammed into this tale!

“And it is shamelessly a love letter to Russell T. Davies.”

“It’s exciting to be part of this,” added artist Christopher Jones.

Doctor Who - Once Upon a Time Lord (Titan Comics 2023)
A teaser image for Once Upon a Time Lord written by Dan Slott

Once Upon a Time Lord, originally planned for release last year, is an epic story that sees companion Martha Jones captured by the insatiable Pyromeths, and her only hope for survival is to keep them distracted with sensational untold tales of the Tenth Doctor facing off against his greatest foes – both classic and new!

“Witness the incredible adventures of the Tenth Doctor like never-before!” Titan teases. “You’ll be on the edge of your TARDIS as she recounts three unbelievable tales of The Doctor facing off against his deadliest foes!

“Bursting straight out of the long-running hit television series, this Doctor Who collection continues the time-travelling tales of the Doctor and friends.

“Buy it, read it, then travel back in time to read it for the first time all over again…!”

Once Upon a Time Lord will be published on 10th October 2023 and you can pre-order it now from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

Doctor Who - Once Upon a Time Lord (Titan Comics 2023)

Dan Slott is an Eisner winning and NYT Best Selling comic book writer. He’s best known for his ten year run on Amazing Spider-Man, including the Superior Spider-Man saga and the original Spider-Verse comics. Slott is the current writer on Marvel Comics’ monthly Spider-Man book and Titan Comics’ annual Doctor Who specials.

He has also written an Eisner nominated run of Silver Surfer, as well as runs of Fantastic Four, Tony Stark: Iron Man, Mighty Avengers, Avengers: The Initiative, The Thing, Batman Adventures, Ren & Stimpy, and the critically acclaimed Batman mini-series, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell. His run on She-Hulk helped serve as the inspiration for the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law series on Disney+.

Christopher Jones is a Minnesota-based illustrator and comic book artist, having worked for comic book publishers including DC, Marvel, Titan, Slave Labor Graphics, Image, Malibu, Caliber, and more.

Christopher Jones many credits include Doctor Who: The Third Doctor – Heralds of Destruction for Titan Comics, written by long-time Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell, and Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor – Operation Volcano, written by Andrew Cartmel, and I’ve even had the pleasure of writing a short Doctor Who story he drew, too. A superb artist, he also drew the sci-fi/fantasy graphic novel Also Known As, written by Tony Lee and Andrew Nicholaou, with colour by Charlie Kirchoff.

Doctor Who Special 2022 - Firelight by Dan Slott and Christopher Jones Preview 1
Doctor Who Special 2022 - Firelight by Dan Slott and Christopher Jones Preview 2
Doctor Who Special 2022 - Firelight by Dan Slott and Christopher Jones Preview 3

Christopher was the regular series artist on Young Justice, based on the popular Cartoon Network animated TV series, contributed to DC’s popular Batman ’66 title, based on the 1960’s Batman TV Series with Adam West, written by Jeff Parker, Batman & Robin, Day of Judgment and the cult series Young Heroes in Love. He has also done extensive work for DC’s Licensing department.

Matthew Dow Smith is a writer and comic book artist who has worked for nearly every major American comic book publisher. The creator of Amelia Shadows and The October Girl, his art has appeared in Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, Dark Horse Comics’s Bad Luck Chuck, Aftershock’s Dead Kings, DC’s Suicide Squad: Hell to Play, and many others.

The Daleks Bookazine cover by Mike Collins, sans cover copy, via Mike Collins

Mike Collins, who’s currently storyboarding the new Doctor Who series, has been producing comics for over 30 years, working on Spider-Man and Transformers for Marvel UK early in his incredible career. The list of companies he has worked for reads like a who’s who in the comic book world, including Marvel, DC, 2000AD, to name a few. During that time he has drawn pretty much all the major characters for each company – Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Flash, Teen Titans, X-Men (where he introduced Gambit to the Marvel Universe), Captain Britain, Judge Dredd, Slaine, Rogue Trooper, Darkstars, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt, and many more.

He is also draws Varg Veum, a series of noir crime fiction graphic novels, for the Norwegian crime market, and written and illustrated a Star Trek: Voyager short story for Star Trek Explorer, running in #7, with a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine tale also in the works.

Matthew and Mike’s strips are coloured by Charlie Kirchoff – the first time he has coloured their work since the 50th anniversary.

Pre-order Once Upon a Time Lord here from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

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