Merchandise Gabby, new companion for the Tenth Doctor

Published on April 22nd, 2014 | by Jonathan Appleton

Titan Introduces New Companion for the Tenth Doctor

Comics fans looking forward Titan’s new Doctor Who series will be in at the start of a new friendship for the Tenth Doctor as he pairs up with a new companion!

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.)

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6 Responses to Titan Introduces New Companion for the Tenth Doctor

  1. avatar Harry M VanHoudnos says:

    If they ARE going to bring in a non english companion, I’m all in favor of it. PROVIDED that they truly do bring in someone from outside the UK! The last attempt to bring in a non UK companion was Nicola Bryant, and that was only because she could speak with a American accent! If the BBC truly wants to do this, DO IT RIGHT!

  2. avatar Rick714 says:

    Exactly and at the time, the writers clearly didn’t even know how Americans speak.

  3. avatar Paul McGann's Cat says:

    Call me cynical, but this character sees purposely invented to cash in on the Latino market in America.

  4. avatar Koloth says:

    Captain Jack was not from the UK.


    • No, he was from the Boeshane Peninsula, a 51st century colony world. Essentially as a non Terran, this counts him as an extra-terrestrial (in the purest sense of the term) companion, much like Leela.

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