The Rule of Three
Curiosity Factor: Total Ninja!
I am so very excited, some days ago I received the Free Comic Book Edition of Doctor Who. There were three stories, each containing a short story with the 10th, the 11th and the 12th Doctor. They are all connected to the actual running Comic Series by Titan Comics.
For a bit more than a year now Titan Comics has the rights to publish Doctor Who Stories as comics. Before them IDW, an american publisher had the rights and I take this point as an opportunity to thank IDW for the good job they’ve done, especially because they treated the characters and stories with respect to the original, sometimes even more than the authors of some TV episodes.
Back to “The Rule of Three” – from the very first moment when I read that Titan Comics will take over, therefore Doctor Who Comics will be back in Great Britain and they are going to publish series for the 10th, the 11th and the 12th Doctor I was very much hoping for a crossover. Having watched “The Three Doctors” (1972/1973), “The Five Doctors” (1983)” and “The Day of the Doctor” (2013), loving each and every episode. I like what the authors do with a situation like this – one meeting himself somewhere in time. This is completely Timey-Wimey-Wibbly-Wobbly and the Heart of every Doctor Who Episode.
What is going on?
This time the 10th, the 11th and the 12th Doctor will meet for an adventure through space and time. My hopes – like for many Whovians – were that the 9th Doctor will also be there. Not this time, it seems. I started reading the comic series which is dedicated for the 9th Doctor only and I dare say – they did a very good job, which is also very fitting for the other series. There are different authors and artists placed, each one working his own stories, some of them even having new companions for their Doctors and each one accomplished to bring the beloved character from the screen to the page. Through the years I learned that this is not an easy task.
What do we know so far?
There is an interview within the Free Comic Book Day Special Edition but they are not giving much away. It will be an 5-issue-miniseries, written by Paul Cornell with art by Neil Edwards. Paul Cornell wrote some scripts for the TV show, maybe some of remember the episodes “Human NatureFamily of Blood” (2007), in my opinion some very fine stories, well written – this gives us something to hope for.
My hopes include – funny dialogues and panels, fine art, a timey wimey story and a bit of action. So far the people from Titan Comics proved that they not only pay respect to the characters and stories that drive this show – they also showed how much they love it.
When will it be available?
In the upcoming Previews Catalogue (#321, June 2015 )it will be possible to place an order, so far the following dates have been announced.
#1 – 12th August 2015
#2 – 19th August 2015
#3 – 26th August 2015
#4 – 02nd September 2015
#5 – 09th September 2015
As you may imagine already – as soon as the order form is available I will order it! 😉