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Published on April 18th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Room With A Deja View

Comics industry gossip-monger Rich Johnston has written a new one-shot release for IDW, publishers of Doctor Who comic books. He’s chatted with the MTV (yes, MTV) website about Doctor Who, comics and Room With A Deja View.

The story concerns the investigation of a murder perpetrated by “a member of a species that lives in the opposite direction to the timeline” – a superb concept. With events happening contrary to the flow of normal time throughout the book, it certainly sounds like one to get hold of.

Johnston seems pretty excited with the whole project still, meanwhile, seeing himself now as a “footnote” in Doctor Who history.

Now, if only ["Doctor Who" ongoing writer] Tony Lee could die and I could step up to write the ongoing series. You know, be [upcoming "Doctor Who" TV series lead writer] Steven Moffat to Tony’s Russell T Davies [former "Doctor Who" lead writer]. But will Tony take the cyanide pills I keep sending to him? No, he feeds them to pigeons instead. And then he laughs as they fall from the sky. He’s a cruel man, that Tony Lee.

That would be one way, certainly.

Room With A Deja View is scheduled for release in July and features art by EricJ and this cover by Tom Mandrake.

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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