Published on April 22nd, 2014 | by Jonathan Appleton
Titan Introduces New Companion for the Tenth Doctor
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor, to be published in July, will see the Doctor meet Gabriella Gonzalez (or Gabby for short), a New Yorker “stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s laundromat, dreaming of college and bigger, better and brighter things.”
Created by Nick Abadzis, Robbie Morrison and Elena Casagrande, Gabby will join the Time Lord after the end of Series 4, when the traumatic fate suffered by Donna left the Doctor reluctant to share the TARDIS with anyone. How Gabby will go about securing her passage to travel with the Doctor remains to be seen…
There’s nothing new, of course, about unique companions being introduced for Doctor Who comic strip adventures. Going right back to John and Gillian in the 1960′s, the Doctor has always found room in his busy life to accommodate all comers away from his televised adventures.
A new companion who isn’t from the UK will represent something of a departure with what we’ve grown used to from the new series however, on-screen at least. There was a time when producer JN-T would quite happily turn the TARDIS into a kind of United Nations of different nationalities to spice things up, but since 2005 it’s been a Brits only zone.
What do you think? Like the idea of starting from scratch with Gabby and Doctor Ten? Or would you prefer to stick with characters you’ve already met on-screen?
(Via Hollywood Reporter.)