We’re quite enjoying Peter Capaldi as the cranky Twelfth Doctor, but I know there are a lot of Eleventh Doctor fans out there still in mourning. Thankfully, Doctor Who has long since expanded to encompass pretty much any form of media you can think of. Even the Eighth Doctor, whose on-screen appearances were limited to one TV movie and an awesome surprise webisode, has had countless other adventures in the form of books and comics and audio dramas and so forth. So, if you’re missing Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor, you’ll want to check out Titan Publishing’s Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor comic series, which has new stories and even a new companion!
The all-new adventures of the eleventh Doctor continue, as terror strikes a recession-hit paradise!
When the Doctor last visited Rokhandi, it was a planet of such stunning natural beauty that an entire solar system had sworn to preserve it. What better place to take new companion Alice Obiefune on her first off-world adventure? And it would have been a magical vacation — if the TARDIS hadn’t overshot by fifty years.
Now the austerity-hit pleasure planet has become a ‘theme safari’ corporate hell, overrun by eerie, giant-headed mascots and a trillion tramping tourist feet! But there’s something more sinister at play than rampant commercialism and ecological devastation — and the Doctor and Alice need to uncover all of Rokhandi’s long-buried secrets if they’re to escape with their lives!
The Doctor always enjoys showing off for his TARDIS passengers, so in the second issues of Titan’s Eleventh Doctor series, which hits stands today, he takes new companion Alice Obiefune to a beautiful alien world…which has undergone some changes. Check out some preview pages below, via THR’s Heat Vision blog.
This Week’s Sci-Fi Comics
Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #2 (Dynamite Entertainment)
Joe Casey and Nathan Fox are continuing their run on one of Jack Kirby’s greatest creations, Captain Victory! The search for Captain Victory continues! This time, they are bringing with them the special guest artist, Michel Fiffe! Across space and time, the crew of the Dreadnaught Tiger try to unravel the events of last issue. Where is Captain Victory and what new cosmic adventures has he found himself facing all alone?
Copperhead #1 (Image Comics)
Welcome to Copperhead, a grimy mining town on the edge of a backwater planet. Single mom Clara Bronson is the new sheriff, and on her first day she’ll have to contend with a resentful deputy, a shady mining tycoon, and a family of alien hillbillies. And did we mention the massacre? Writer JAY FAERBER and the art team of SCOTT GODLEWSKI & RON RILEY bring you this gritty 24th Century Western with an extra-long first issue for the regular price of $3.50!
Dicks: End of Time #4 (Avatar Press)
The Boys from Belfast continue their trip through the annals of history as they romp through time screwing up the world for just about everyone. Garth Ennis and John McCrea leave no insult unslung as they attempt to offend every comics reader one page at a time. Don’t miss this latest wallowing in the gutter with Dougie and Ivor, the Dicks.
Judge Dredd: Anderson, Psi-Division #2 (IDW Publishing)
In an all-new adventure from Cassandra Anderson’s early days in Psi-Division, writer Matt Smith and artist Carl Critchlow present ‘King of the Six Sectors.’ The theft of Cursed Earth artifacts has led Anderson deep into the swamplands near Texas City, where she grapples with mutant creatures and a heart of darkness… Plus, Judge Dredd!
Magnus: Robot Fighter #6 (Dynamite Entertainment)
Welcome to THE UNCANNY VALLEY, an incredibly illegal Sex & Death club, where humans fight one another in a pit and whoever loses has their dead body parts taken by Tranmechs to add to their own robo-bodies. It’s gross so Magnus has to try really really really really REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY hard not to lose. Mechanized mayhem from FRED VAN LENTE (Conan the Avenger) and CORY SMITH (Fathom)!
Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1 (Dark Horse)
When the Prometheus never returned from her fateful journey to LV-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of the original mission, but possibly their own damnation.
Robotech/Voltron #5 (Dynamite Entertainment)
FINAL ISSUE!!! The Drule witch Haggar uses her black magic to exploit a critical vulnerability of Robotechnology and the SDF-1 itself. The clock is also ticking as the celestial window to return home is about to close for the displaced crew of the the Super Dimension Fortress and the Lion Force. The only hope to save their universes from the rip in the time-space continuum may lie with the return of Rick Hunter and a long-lost piece of Voltron. This astounding conclusion to the epic mecha crossover is not to be missed!
The Six Million Dollar Man: Season Six #6 (Dynamite Entertainment)
We can rebuild him…again. The startling conclusion to the first new episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man in four decades is finally here. Steve and Jaime must stop the strange alien entity from completing its transmission but how can they overcome the nest of creatures that now inhabits NASA?
Oliver Spencer’s final desperate gamble may give them the chance they need to end the damage caused by Maskatron, but at what cost? And somewhere…in the California wilderness, Bigfoot awakens… Stay tuned for the thrilling conclusion of ‘It Came From Deep Space’ on this bionic publishing network.
’68: Homefront #1 (Image Comics)
In 1968, the horrors of the Vietnam war invaded every American living room. On February 13th of that year, a new war began, bringing horror…and hunger home to stay.
’68: HOMEFRONT returns the series to the American heartland and the small, sleepy town of Harbinger, Pennsylvania (home of the Heralds) in the first two-issue story arc.
’68: PEECE AND LOVE.’ Fresh accident victims sit up on morticians’ slabs, a busload of visiting athletes rises from wet red asphalt to become an army of the damned, and Jenny Love — homecoming queen, cheerleader, and girl next door — prepares to reveal her deepest secret to the world. A secret in the form of leather-clad town bad boy, Johnny Love.
The Superannuated Man #3 (Image Comics)
The theory of evolution is turned on its proverbial ear when a demented scientist warthog and his lizard assistant begin performing visceral experiments on our hapless protagonist, HE.
Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #9 (Dark Horse)
The killer Thomas Parnell’s control over the Terminator army has brought both Skynet and the human resistance to their knees. With all of John Connor’s other allies fallen or displaced in time, only he and the resurrected Marcus Wright remain to stand against this psychotic oppressor!
Transformers: Primacy #2 (IDW Publishing)
DECEPTICONS ASSEMBLE! The war for CYBERTRON begins in earnest! MEGATRON brings together the deadliest of his troops for an unbelievable assault on the AUTOBOTS-and the TRANSFORMERS’ world is shaken to the core!
The Walking Dead #131 (Image Comics)
A journey begins.