Someone is taking the Doctor’s friends out of time, a cloaked figure huddles in a dark room while looking on at the Time Lord’s various incarnations and comes to the conclusion that the Doctor has always had friends and that needs to change…
So began an epic 11 part series in 2013 called Prisoners of Time, a Doctor Who series from comic publisher IDW, released 1 issue a month to celebrate the Doctor’s birthday.
The series has had many well-known artists and writers attached to it so far and for issue 4 that was recently released, we’ve been treated to a Fourth Doctor adventure featuring the Judoon and drawn by Gary Erskine (assisted by Mike Collins). Erskine has drawn for many well-known comic series including Dan Dare, Judge Dredd and The Terminator but it’s with Doctor Who that he finally gets to embrace his fan side.
In the short interview, Erskine talks about his first encounter with Doctor Who:
Technically my first Doctor was Jon Pertwee with [Sarah Jane Smith] and Planet of the Spiders but my first vivid memory was the end of that particular episode and his regeneration into Tom Baker.
His first encounter with Louise Jameson before he got to draw her professionally many years later:
I had such a crush on her too and could barely speak.
And a bit about the issue of Prisoners of Time that he has drawn for:
The Judoon make an appearance and they have proved a new favourite alien species for the series. Leela’s interaction with them is particularly memorable but saying anything more would be a spoiler.
You can also find out about his other work and his other ideas for Doctor Who by reading the full interview at DownTheTubes.
The Prisoners of Time graphic novel is available to pre-order from Amazon for £10.80 ahead of its May 28th release.If you’re interested, don’t forget to check the preview first!