Comic(s) Relief: The Twelfth Doctor Takes His Adventures To The Comics Page
Doctor Who has a long history of telling stories of the Doctor and his companions beyond just the show, weaving a broad expanded universe across novels, comics, games, and even audio dramas. We’ve only been following the adventures of Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor who a few episodes now, but he’s about to make his comics debut as well. Titan Publishing, new holders of the Who comics license, debuted ongoing series for the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors earlier this year, and their Twelfth Doctor series is set to release its first issue a week from today. But like the Doctor taught us, why wait around when you can just skip ahead? Check out a synopsis and preview of the first six pages of Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1 below, courtesy of Comic Book Resources!
Freshly regenerated and with a new head full of unanswered questions, the Doctor (as played by Peter Capaldi) whisks Clara Oswald (as played by Jenna Coleman) away to a strange and distant world.
Clara thought she was in for an evening of marking essays on the Metaphysical Poets, followed by going out on a date — or at least trying to. You know, normal stuff.
Instead, she’s facing down exotic flora and fauna in her best dress, backing up the Doctor on a trek through traumatically alien undergrowth — and she doesn’t even know what the Doctor is searching for, or what will try to kill them should they find it!
Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1 (Dark Horse)
As the mercenary crew of the Perses leave the horror of LV-223 behind them, one passenger reveals a terrible new danger, and the crew soon find themselves in a deadly struggle between predator and prey!
Black Science #9 (Image Comics)
Conflict is the only constant, as the Dimensionauts are embroiled in a brutal war which threatens to engulf the fantastical land they are stranded in. But how can they uncover the horrible truth about the Pillar when every second is a fight to survive?
Caliban #7 (Avatar Press)
The final issue of the Caliban crew’s frightening story delivers a devastating conclusion! Fans have called GARTH ENNIS and FACUNDO PERCIO’s Caliban ‘the best horror sci-fi since Alien‘ and the tale has lived up to the hype. Down every alien corridor a hybrid of human and extraterrestrial horror waits to slaughter the unsuspecting.
Human kind is all too trusting of the dangers hidden in the limitless depths of space. Now their mistake will usher in a new era of fear and misery unlike anything they’ve ever known. No one is safe in dead space.
Dicks: End of Time #5 (Avatar Press)
Dougie and Ivor are men on a mission. They are out to save everyone in history from the greatest evils and in the process, insult every comic book reader with the most hilariously offensive antics ever published.
But all of their old foes are gathered against them, how can they hope to defeat the Dong and the Ballacks before the Pope dies in the most horrific of ways?
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #3 (Titan Comics)
The Tenth Doctor faces emotional armageddon in New York! Torn between the homeworld of vicious psychic parasites, and the worsening chaos in Sunset Park, the Doctor must battle through his worst nightmares in order to save the lives of everyone in New York — and the world!
His sole ally, if she’s strong enough to withstand the aliens’ psychic predations? Gabriella Gonzalez! With the help of a trusty Sonic Screwdriver and a frustrated Mexican-American artist, trapped in her father’s Laundromat, can the Doctor defeat the ultimate bad spirits?
The Manhattan Projects #24 (Image Comics)
‘TEXAS ROULETTE’ In the wake of the disastrous resolution to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the scientists of the Manhattan Projects are forced to choose sides between the country they love and the people they love the most…themselves.
Rocket Raccoon #4 (Marvel Comics)
THE FUR FLIES! Rocket and his dangerous doppelgänger face off! • BETRAYED! Ensnared like some kind of terrestrial rodent, Rocket comes face-to-face-to-face-to-face-to-face with a few of the folks who want him dead! • Can the everyone’s favorite gunslingin’ Guardian of the Galaxy make it out alive and clear his name?
Star-Slammers Remastered #7 (IDW Publishing)
The Starship Meredith is cranked up to nearly light speed, and is taking aim at the heart of the Empire in a suicide mission that looks to put an end to any number of promising careers, our hero’s included. Be here for….The Minoan Agendas: Chapter Four — The Ship.
Tales of Honor #5 (Image Comics)
THE HONORVERSE EXPANDS TO COMICS!
The FINALE of the first arc, ‘On Basilisk Station!’ Based on the best-selling military science fiction novels by David Weber, this original comic book series continues the story of Honor Harrington as she investigates the threat to Basilisk Station by the Republic of Haven.
Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #3 (IDW Publishing)
CYBERTRON INFESTED! The Transformers’ homeworld is crawling with tiny green invaders from the planet Earth — the G.I. JOE team! Also this issue — Funeral for a Friend. Many AUTOBOTS and G.I. JOE soldiers have fallen in the line of duty — but you’ve never seen a send-off like this!