Titan Comics currently has three Doctor Who titles running, but they’re about to expand their horizons even further. Joining the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors on the funny book pages, the Ninth Time Lord is going to get his very own miniseries in the coming months. Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor is even bringing some familiar faces along for the ride, as both Rose Tyler and Captain Jack Harkness will be right there along side him as he pilots the TARDIS.
The first installment of the five-issue miniseries is scheduled to hit comic book stores on March 11, 2015, and send the Ninth Doctor and his two fan-favorite companions on a series of exciting adventures. In the wake of World War II, the Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack discover that Time Lord technology has been lost only to resurface on the intergalactic black market. Now you can imagine how some ne’er-do-well with his very own TARDIS could wreak havoc across time and space, so the trio steps up in order to prevent another Time War and stop history from repeating itself.
Cavan Scott will handle all of the writing duties. The British author has worked on tons of Doctor Who stuff before, including short stories, comics, and even audio plays, but he’s also done a great deal of other genre projects. He’s lent his skills to the likes of Judge Dredd, Blake’s 7, and Highlander, and seems like a solid choice for this new title.
Titan also apparently owns the rights to all of the Doctors, so this miniseries could just be the first of many. Though their focus thus far has been on the modern Time Lords, it would be awesome to look into the past a little bit more and get some new adventures from previous incarnations. (Hell, maybe there’s even room for a Torchwood spinoff.)
Up to this point, the Doctor Who comics have been hit and miss overall. In my opinion, The Tenth Doctor is by far the strongest of the three. From a narrative perspective all the way to engaging the reader and getting you invested in the action on the page, it’s head and shoulders above the others. The Twelfth Doctor is only three issues in—Ten and Eleven are both six deep—but it is shaping up nicely, especially with the most recent issue, which really embraces the latest regeneration’s prickly personality. The Eleventh Doctor has the most problems, and while it shows moments of promise, it is more concerned with being bouncy and goofy and fun than with telling a good story or getting you involved.