Published on October 3rd, 2011 | by Scott Varnham
Out With The Old, In With The New
The comic company that have been in charge of Doctor Who for the last few years, IDW, have announced a change (or regeneration, if you will) in writing staff for their Doctor Who line. Tony Lee, who has been the writer since 2008 is leaving the post (albeit temporarily, as he’s doing some work for them on a Doctor Who mini-series in 2012).
Speaking on his Facebook page explaining his decision to leave, he said:
This hasn’t been an easy decision to make, but it’s the right one. I’ve been writing the ongoing, monthly comic for almost thirty issues now, through two Doctors, two show runners and two editors.
Everyone here at Kasterborous wishes him the very best of luck in his future endeavours.
Coming on board to the good ship Doctor Who is Joshua Hale Fialkov, who will be taking over officially as of Issue 13 of the current run. Speaking via his Facebook fan page, he spoke of his decision thusly:
It’s a dream come true to write the character that I’ve loved literally for as long as I can remember. I’m going to do my best to make every single one of the amazing people responsible for Who proud.
I’ve never actually read any of their comic collections or adventures (they’re good reads – Ed), so it doesn’t make a blind bit of difference to me but the article that we sourced this piece from briefly tried to kick up a fuss as the new writer is an American (possibly something to do with the Britishness of the show). However, I think that as long as he has some knowledge of what has gone before (so he doesn’t plagiarise his predecessor) and as long as he stays true to the character, then that’s all you need.