Paul Cornell Scripts IDW’s 50th Anniversary Special!

IDW Publishing and BBC Worldwide will conclude their joint celebration of the Doctor’s 50th anniversary by blasting the Eleventh Doctor into a strange, perplexing, utterly exasperating new universe…ours.

In this special one-shot story, a strange force flings the TARDIS and the Doctor into our realm! Once here, the Doctor encounters a 10-year-old girl who happens to be a huge fan of the Doctor Who TV show. The Doctor grapples with being a fictional character as well as and a monster lurking at the girl’s school on the way to coming face-to-face with the actor who portrays him, Matt Smith!


What’s more this special issue will be written by fan-favourite Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell and features art by Jimmy Broxton.

The issue draws to a close both the 50th anniversary run which started with writer Andy Diggle, and the new Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time extended maxi-series that spotlighted all eleven Doctors and – IDW’s licence with BBC Worldwide.

Soumya Sriraman, Executive Vice President Home Entertainment and Licensing, commented:

“IDW is a great partner and we’re very proud of the comics that we have created and released together. By extending our partnership, we are able to provide Doctor Who fans with more than 20 additional titles in celebration of the 50th Anniversary.”

Meanwhile Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief added:

“We’ve been extremely proud to be the American home to new Doctor Who comics these last six years,” said. “We feel like we’ve said a great many things with our comics—so it now feels like a good time to let Doctor Who comics regenerate along with the coming new Doctor on the TV series.”

BBC Worldwide will announce the plans for 2014 in the next coming weeks.

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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