Doctor Who celebrates 50 years of the villainous Master in new series

Doctor Who fans are all familiar with The Master.  More enemy of the Doctor than friend, for 50 years–since January 1971–the original Whovian frenemy has menaced the show’s hero at every turn.  A Timelord in his own right, he regenerates like the Doctor, which has resulted in nine actors playing the character in 107 series episodes.  In the era of the 12th Doctor played by Peter Capaldi, the role was played by the brilliant Michelle Gomez, who would go on to create another show-stopping villain in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.  In the incarnation as Missy, she became the very best feature of the 12th Doctor’s story lines.  This spring a new limited series from Titan Comics, Doctor Who: Missy, celebrates the 50th year of this notorious villain.


Missy wages war on the Doctor, but this time she’s not alone!  Can the combined brilliance of the Third and Twelfth Doctor avert her deadly scheme, or will she get her hands on a secret weapon capable of wreaking havoc on the universe?  

The Doctor Who comics creative team returns with writer Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Spider-Man), illustrator Roberta Ingranata (Witchblade), and colorist Enrica Angiolini (Warhammer 40,000), combining a string of Doctors and Masters, pitting the Third and Twelfth Doctors against Master incarnations played on television by Michelle Gomez, John Simm, Roger Delgado, and Sacha Dhawan.  Other actors who have played the character on TV were Peter Pratt, Geoffrey Beevers, Anthony Ainley, Eric Roberts, and–the most famous actor to take on the role, Derek Jacobi.


Above are the first four cover options for the inaugural issue, a photo cover, plus works by artists Claudia Caranfa, David Busian, and Roberta Ingranata.Add Doctor Who: Missy to your comic book store pull list at Elite Comics or your own local comic shop now.  Look for it in stores in April 2021.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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