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     Doctor Who Gets First Original Comic Book Series    
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Friday, July 27 2007 @ 08:55 PM EDT
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    Doctor Who News Comic news powerhouse, Newsarama are reporting today on news from the San Diego Comic Convention, the industry's largest public gathering. Doctor Who will be getting its own, original American comic book.

    While Doctor Who fans have concentrated on the heavy BBC presence at the convention, which has included a Torchwood panel, writer Stve Fritz cornered former Big Finish boss, Gary Russell, for a long interview about the Doctor's comic adventures. Along the way, it was revealed that Russell will be writing a new Doctor Who comic for IDW, publishers of comic versions of several television properties such as Angel, 24, CSI, and Star Trek.

    Nick Roche will handle the artistic chores.

    The comic will begin as a limited run series, with each issue containing a single story. The Tenth Doctor and Martha will feature, with stories that have a mixture of new enemies and old, including what Russell describes as "something from waaaaaay back in the series history."

    The interview does not suggest when the first issue will be available.

    Russell has long been associated with Doctor Who. He has written for various lines of Doctor Who novels, and has acted as a sort of ombudsman script consultant for continuity issues on the new series. He is perhaps most famous as the former head of Big Finish's audio adventures. His experience in comics is more limited, but he has written several stories for Doctor Who Magazine. He is also responsible for the first comic appearance of the Eighth Doctor in a series of one-page comics for the Radio Times.

    This series will be a first for Doctor Who. Though the Doctor has a long history of short adventures published within magazines and anthological comic publications, it has never before had an original comic book series. The last time the Doctor entered the comic book market, it merely republished work that had previously appeared in Doctor Who Magazine. This publication will also make the Tenth Doctor the undisputed champ of comic Doctors, giving him appearances in more different publications than any other incarnation to date.

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    Doctor Who Gets First Original Comic Book Series
    Authored by: Louis on Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 05:47 PM EDT

    First? Wasn't there a Doctor Who comic book by Marvel back in the 1980's? O was that just comprised of material from Doctor Who Monthly?


    "I'm a Time Lord... I'm not a human being; I walk in eternity..."

    Doctor Who Gets First Original Comic Book Series
    Authored by: Louis on Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 05:55 PM EDT

    Also see: Comic Book Resources - CCI: IDW STANDS FOR "IT'S DOCTOR WHO"


    "I'm a Time Lord... I'm not a human being; I walk in eternity..."

    Doctor Who Gets First Original Comic Book Series
    Authored by: President Nice on Sunday, July 29 2007 @ 04:30 AM EDT
    This is good news but for two reasons: 1) IDW comics are usually rubbish. 2)
    charges more for their comics, $3.99 as opposed to $2.99, than other
    Doctor Who Gets "First" Original Comic Book Series
    Authored by: DWiTB on Tuesday, August 28 2007 @ 12:48 PM EDT
    Louis is very correct. There was a Marvel Dr. Who Comic. It was mostly the 4th and 5th Doctors. In fact sometimes stories arced over multiple issues. I think I've got the whole series somewhere. It had some cool new companions that where never seen in Television Episodes; these included this weird little alien thing (who, at the time, couldn't have been convincingly made for TV) that ended up being evil in the end.

    These were however reprints of DWM (I didn't know that until I read on Wikipedia the following: DWM features an ongoing comic starring the current incarnation of the Doctor, though for a period between 1989 and 1996, when the series was off the air, it featured previous Doctors. Notable writers and artists who have worked on the comic include John Wagner, Pat Mills, Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Mike McMahon and John Ridgway. Selected stories from the comic were also reprinted in North America by Marvel Comics. Supporting characters that have crossed over from the comic to other spin-off media include Frobisher, the shape-changing companion of the Sixth and Seventh Doctors; Abslom Daak, the Dalek Killer; the Special Executive who would later appear in Marvel's Captain Britain; and the villainous Beep the Meep.

    Thanks Wiki you rock.

    P.S. Sweet I just saw that Alan Moore wrote some on the issues. I'm gonna have to reread all my comics. :-)