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Published on July 2nd, 2010 | by Andrew Reynolds

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Selkie Graphic Novel

The brand new Torchwood: The Official Comic featuring a story penned by Captain Jack himself, John Barrowman, will debut at this years Comic-Con International in San Diego, with an exclusive ‘Con only’ cover drawn by British comic book artist Ian Churchill (Deadpool: Sins of the Past, Hulk).

Torchwood exclusive San Diego Comic Con editionThe Tale of the Selkie first appeared in the Torchwood Magazine in February and is due to be released stateside in Titan Comics first Torchwood Comic on 10th August.

The story sees Jack facing a deadly threat on a remote Scottish island, where people are disappearing one by one. To his horror, Jack starts to suspect he may know who or what is responsible.

The strip is co-written by John and his sister Carole, who also helped co-write his two autobiographies ‘Anything Goes’ and ‘I Am What I Am’.

Carole recently explained to Walesonline how the collaboration first took place:

“When John and I were working on John’s autobiography Anything Goes, we spent a lot of time together on the Torchwood set. In between our storytelling and moments of inspired silliness, we decided we’d like to work on a project together that involved Captain Jack. The role of myth in a culture has always intrigued John and I – it probably intrigues all sci-fi fans – so when I got back to the US, I sent John a short story I’d written, The Tale of the Selkie. Almost immediately he called and said, ‘This should be our first Captain Jack tale’.”

The pair recently announced that they are to collaborate again on a children’s SF novel aimed at 9-12 year olds.

The artwork for this tale is by Tommy Lee Edwards and Trevor Goring. Tommy Lee Edwards is the acclaimed artist behind several stunning comic projects including Marvel’s smash hit ‘1985’, plus the acclaimed ‘Bullet Points’, and DC’s ‘The Question’.

The pair got the job after John saw a poster they drew of his face imposed onto that of The Face of Boe .

Torchwood comic editor Martin Eden said: “I’m so excited to be working on this story. John and Carole are an absolute pleasure to work with.”

To celebrate Captain Jack and the Selkie, Tommy Lee Edwards will be signing copies of Torchwood comic #1 at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday July 24th.

(Via ComicBookResources)

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




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