Released on 23rd July, there are shed loads of covers to collect including stunning art by Alice X. Zhang whose mix of realism and surrealism makes for some incredible pieces (which are also available as prints from the BBC Shop). Forbidden Planet even has a couple of variant covers by Des Taylor – but both (for Doctors Ten and Eleven) are pre-order only.
1st October’s The Twelfth Doctor also launches with five variant covers: Clara making another souffle by Mariano Laclaustra; the Zhang cover with a white background; a photo of Clara from Nightmare in Silver; a photo of Peter Capaldi, accompanied with that “100% Rebel Time Lord” spiel; and a blank cover, perfect for taking to conventions. Titan, however, warns that, due to licensing issues concerning Doctor Who Magazine, that ongoing series of Doctor Who comics will only be available in the UK and Ireland as a digital release.
Paul Hanley will also be releasing variant editions featuring all the Doctor’s faces, available exclusively from Heroes and Fantasies in San Antonio. He’ll also be doing signings to promote them. He has previous, of course, with this incredible Infinite Doctors piece. We’ve an in-depth interview with him in the very first issue of the Kasterborous Magazine, so be sure to check that out – it’s currently available free with the new issue 2!
What do you think, dear readers? Impressed with the covers of these new Doctor Who comics (which somehow continue the look of IDW’s run)? Impressed with the creative teams? And, most importantly, will you be picking them up…?