IDW have announced their forthcoming plans for their newest range of Doctor Who comics and theyâ€™re going to feature the Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams!
In a continuation of partnership with BBC Worldwide, IDW will, from January 2011, publish Doctor Who #1- a fresh new run of ongoing space and time adventures for the newest Doctor and his friends.
Popculturezoo.com revealed the following about the first issues:
â€œPenned by mainstay writer, Tony Lee, DOCTOR WHO #1 finds the Doctor and his new companions, Amy Pond and Rory Williams, battling holographic spam and â€˜friendingâ€™ requests on a planet thatâ€™s hours from destruction by an alien race. Artist Andrew Currie brings this debut adventure to life, with Tommy Lee Edwards offering eye-catching covers on each issue.
â€œPlus, the Eisner Award winning Fables superstar Mark Buckingham also offers an incentive cover for issue #1, and will provide interior art on an upcoming issue, as well. Kelley Yates will also provide an incentive cover for issue #1, featuring a die-cut gatefold image that allows fans to open the TARDIS and see The Doctor inside.â€
If thatâ€™s not enough to wet your whistle, weâ€™re also promised a run in with Jack the Ripper, holographic spam fighting Mad Max-esque mercenaries and penalty shoot-outs against Vikings and Cybernetic Space Pirate Dinosaurs. And to keep fans really intrigued, series editor Denton J Tipton cryptically mentioned the following:
â€œThereâ€™s going to be something for everyone in this story. For example, fans of the classic series should be on the lookout for a classic Doctor Who villainâ€¦ I could tell you who they are, but Iâ€™d have to kill you,â€ adds Leeâ€¦ “Letâ€™s just say weâ€™ve been given special dispensation to use them, and we have a killer story â€“ in all senses of the word!â€
So while you may be saddened that thereâ€™re no more ongoing Tenth Doctor comics coming soon, youâ€™ve got plenty of new story arcs and adventure to have with the latest TARDIS crew.
Doctor Who #1 will be available to buy from January, check your local comic store for details.