This week Titan Comics and BBC Studios revealed a magic number of 13 covers for the forthcoming comic book series, Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor.  In this year’s preview lunch for retailers hosted by each of the major comic book publishers at San Diego Comic-Con, one creator’s name stood out: Jody Houser, who is writing the new Doctor Who comic book stories.  The Eisner-nominated writer can be found everywhere this year from writing Dark Horse Comics’ new series Stranger Things, to DC Comics’ Mother Panic, to Valiant Entertainment’s Faith, and Marvel Comics’ The Amazing Spider-Man series.  That’s five series at five publishers.  Pretty awesome!  We’ve already seen her work in previous Doctor Who and Orphan Black monthlies from Titan, The X-Files: Origins from IDW Publishing, Supergirl, Justice League of America, and the Batman/Mother Panic crossover for DC Comics, and Star Wars titles Forces of Destiny, Poe Dameron, and Thrawn, and the movie adaptation of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story from Marvel.  She’s definitely the writer to watch for over this next year.

Artist Rachael Stott (Doctor Who, Motherlands) and colorist Enrica Angiolini (Warhammer 40,000) will be giving fans their first look at the 13th Doctor in the new tie-in stories (including all that comes with the new Doctor, like the new TARDIS, the design of that bigger-on-the-inside interior, and her trusty sonic screwdriver, which you can now order here at Amazon).  You can look forward to variant covers from artists including Stott, Babs Tarr (Batgirl, Motor Crush), Sarah Graley (Rick and Morty), Katie Cook (Adventure Time), Ariela Kristantina (Mata Hari), Alice X. Zhang (Doctor Who), Sanya Anwar (Assassin’s Creed), and Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce).

  

On televisions across the world Jodie Whittaker (Attack the Block, Broadchurch) will be exploring new places and time periods with new companions Graham (played by Bradley Walsh), Yasmin (Mandip Gill), and Ryan (Tosin Cole).  It begins with Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor–The Many Lives of Doctor Who, which you can pre-order at Amazon now here.

Take a look at all the covers below for Issue #1 and 2.

“I love the hope of Doctor Who,” said writer Jody Houser.  “Anyone can have an adventure.  No matter how old you are, there are still amazing things to discover in the universe.  Exploring what makes our new Doctor tick, and what makes this regeneration unique as compared to the previous incarnations, is what I’m really looking forward to doing in the new series.”

Also look for a photo cover, a cosplay variant, and a “Doctor Puppet” variant by Alisa Stern, creator of the Doctor Puppet Youtube series.  Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #2 will feature covers by Paulina Ganucheau and Rachael Stott, and a photo cover.  Here are all 13 of the newly revealed covers, courtesy of Titan Comics:

 

Look for the new Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor series arriving in comic book stores this Fall.  The premiere of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor in Doctor Who “Series 11” is expected before October on BBC America.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
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