The debut date for the new series of the BBC's "Doctor Who," starring Peter Capaldi hasn't officially been announced, but that hasn't stopped Titan Comics from setting the stage for its third "Doctor Who" ongoing series, featuring Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor. Written by Robbie Morrison with art by Dave Taylor, "Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor" #1 will debut October 1. While most will be able to purchase a physical copy of the issue, Titan notes in a press release that fans in the UK and Ireland will only be able to purchase it digitally "due to licensing restrictions."
Morrison is also writing "Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor" for Titan and spoke with CBR in April about adapting the franchise for comics.
"The Doctor, along with the likes of Sherlock Holmes and James Bond, has become one of the iconic British fictional characters," Morrison said in April. "I was a huge fan of the show when I was a kid and jumped at the chance to create some new adventures in time and space. Also, I was impressed with Titan's plans to release not one, not two, but three ongoing series starring the most recent incarnations of the Doctor. I liked that they were being ambitious and going for it in a big way."
Titan acquired the licenses for the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors in January, though only ongoing series for the Tenth and Eleventh were announced at the time. It's likely more information about Morrison & Taylor's story will be revealed as Capaldi's "Doctor Who" television debut draws closer.
The series' first issue will be available in six covers: three with a depiction of Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor; two featuring companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Louise-Coleman; and one blank variant. Check out the cover descriptions and images below.
COVER A: REGULAR COVER: Alice X. Zhang
(Diamond order code: JUL141438)
COVER B: PHOTO COVER SUBSCRIPTION INCENTIVE VARIANT
(Diamond order code: JUL141439)
COVER C: BLANK SKETCH VARIANT
(Diamond order code: JUL141440)
COVER D: MARIANO LACLAUSTRA COVER FREE 10 COPY VARIANT
(Diamond order code: JUL141441)
COVER E: CLARA PHOTO COVER FREE 25 COPY VARIANT
(Diamond order code: JUL141442)
COVER F: ALICE X. ZHANG 'STARK' COVER FREE 100 COPY VARIANT
(Diamond order code: JUL141443)