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Published on June 17th, 2014 | by Philip Bates

All-New Doctor Who Comics Launching In The UK!

Next month, Titan comics launches their brand new range of Doctor Who comics with The Eleventh Doctor #1 and The Tenth Doctor #1… and in October, The Twelfth Doctor #1 is coming too!

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.

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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's DW Comics

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!

You can pre-order the first four issues of The Tenth Doctor series from Forbidden Planet and the first three of The Eleventh Doctor now!

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…?

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When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything.




5 Responses to All-New Doctor Who Comics Launching In The UK!

  1. avatar Rick says:

    I like the multi-Doctor cover(s). Bonus points for including The War Doctor, and the updated 8th design.

  2. avatar Al says:

    I’m intrigued by the two “cartoon” covers for Ten and Eleven that include Rose and Amy. Could they be appearing in the new series after all?

    • avatar mrjohnm says:

      Or maybe their images are being used for no other reason than to want us to read these, as if such a hook was even needed!

  3. avatar Detaleader says:

    So far, I think the IDW run will be the better one. At least judging from the art.

    • avatar mrjohnm says:

      Detaleader: can’t judge until the series starts. But I must admit I was upset when the IDW series came to an end.

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