Two items from US comics site Newsarama with a UK flavour. First, news that US publisher IDW is launching a new Doctor Who title written by former Doctor Who Magazine editor and now Torchwood production team member Gary Russell, with art by Nick Roche.
IDW also publish various other licensed comics including Star Trek – an original series “Year Four” series has just launched.
While Newsarama reporter Steve Fritz’s ‘research’ into the history of Doctor Who strip is woeful — citing only US publications of Doctor Who — the interview is a good one. (The author was taken to task for his failings on the Newsarama forum).
Secondly, Nightraven, who first debuted in Hulk Weekly back in the late 1970s, looks set to make a return, this time as one of the ‘Twelve’, a news series by Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski.
Update, 9/1/08: The IDW Doctor Who comics will only be available in the US for licensing reasons.
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.