Published on February 14th, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds
Tom Baker’s Life Story in Graphic Novel Form?
In an attempt to get around the fact that none of this is licensed by the BBCBluewater Comics have been telling the life and times of the actors behind the Doctor with Orbit: The Cast of Doctor Who – a homage to the great men and their uncanny ability to tie the history of the show together.
This collected graphic novel edition of the comic series , written by Paul J. Salamoff with artwork by Jaime Martinez Rodriguez, Scott Boyce and DJ Burgess (with cover art by DC Comics artist Joe Philips), will feature lives and times of William Hartnell, Tom Baker, Paul McGann and Matt Smith – including a bonus biography of the 1960’s movie Doctor Peter Cushing.
Bluewater Comics specialise in quirky biographical comics that trade off the reputation of luminaries as varied as Barack Obama, George Carlin, and Lucille Ball while also ripping stories straight from the gossip pages for dubious titles depicting the troubled lives of celebrities such as Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan.
Orbit, the banner title that the series falls under, is a shameless attempt to skewer towards the male demographic (like they need help finding comic books) using genre writers or cult icons like Steven King, Gary Gygax and Howard Stern.
Orbit: The Cast of Doctor Who graphic novel is available to pre-order now for £4.55 from Amazon.