Freema Agyeman returns to Big FinishBookmark and Share

Monday, 9 September 2019 - Reported by Marcus
Torchwood: Dissected  (Credit: Big Finish)Freema Agyeman reprises her role as Martha Jones in a brand new audio adventure from Big Finish Productions.

Torchwood: Dissected sees Agyeman paired up with Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper in Torchwood: Dissected.

Martha Jones who was the companion of the Tenth Doctor in his second series returns to the world of Torchwood in February next year. Freema Agyeman starred in series 3 of New Doctor Who and its spin-off show, Torchwood, before going on to a huge career.

Big Finish Productions has announced it is delighted that Freema is reprising her role in this new Torchwood story, which explores what Martha did after her adventures with the Doctor.

Employed by UNIT, Martha is reunited with former Torchwood colleague Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) – over a dead body...

Gwen Cooper turns up on Martha Jones’s doorstep with a dead body in tow. She needs to ask one final favour of her. And to find out why they stopped being friends.

A lot’s happened to Torchwood since Martha left. A lot’s happened to Martha since she left Torchwood. And there’s something very odd about the dead body Gwen’s brought with her. Tonight she's going to be getting more answers than she bargained for.
Freema Agyeman talked about returning to the character of Martha Jones.
Aw mate, the nostalgia has been quite overwhelming. It really is like stepping into comfortable old shoes. It feels like about five minutes ago and yet so much time has passed. That’s the wonderful thing about the Whoniverse – you never feel on the outside of it. It’s great to be back.
Director Scott Handcock added
I first met Freema back in 2006 working on Doctor Who Confidential. I watched Martha Jones arrive and grow, and it’s a pleasure to welcome her back to the world of Torchwood. It’s something we’ve been chatting about for years, and to finally make it happen with the amazing Eve Myles (who adores her and vice versa) is a real treat!
Writer Tim Foley told us more about uniting two of science fiction’s most courageous female leads
Martha Jones is back! And I’ve locked her in a room with Gwen! It’s such a delight to pit these two against each other. This is quite an experimental story – you’ll be listening to an autopsy in real time, which was such a fun challenge. Luckily for me Eve and Freema spar off each other marvellously, stuck in a lab with nothing but a corpse for company...
Torchwood: Dissected starring Freema Agyeman and Eve Myles, will be released in February 2020 priced at £7.99 on download or £9.99 on CD.




Torchwood: SerenityBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 - Reported by Marcus
Torchwood: Serenity (Credit: Big Finish)Big Finish Productions have released a new Torchwood Audio play marking ten years since the character of Ianto Jones was killed in the BBC Television series

Originally scheduled for release on 25 July, Torchwood: Serenity has been made available early as a surprise treat for fans of the show and to mark the tenth anniversary.

The story reunites John Barrowman and Gareth David-Lloyd in a new full-cast audio drama.

Tuesday 9th marked ten years to the day since Ianto Jones, one of the most beloved characters ever in the science fiction genre, died in episode four of Russell T Davies’s Torchwood: Children of Earth. Since then, Torchwood has been revived as an international co-production for television in Miracle Day (2011), and continues to thrive in multiple audio drama ranges courtesy of Big Finish.

Fans of Torchwood and Ianto Jones were absolutely dismayed when the character was killed off as a result of gas poisoning by alien menace, the 456. The following public outcry sparked huge online campaigns, a charity fundraiser in his name (which raised more than £10,000 for Children In Need), and even a Ianto shrine in Cardiff’s Mermaid Quay.

James Moran, who co-wrote the 2009 TV mini-series with Russell T Davies and Torchwood TV episode, Sleeper, has returned to pen this new story set before the events of Children of Earth.

And, at first sight, it looks like they’ll live ‘happily ever after’

Serenity Plaza is the most exclusive gated community in South Wales. You’d kill to live there.

Jack and Ianto have gone undercover as a happily married couple. There are rumours that something’s wrong at Serenity Plaza and they’re determined to investigate. But the problem is that Serenity Plaza is just so rigidly normal.

Suddenly, Jack and Ianto have to confront the problems that normal couples face. Sharing a house together, doing the washing up, entering the residents’ baking contest, and hoping to win the Best Kept Lawn. Competition is fierce. Because this is Serenity Plaza. And you’d kill to live there.


Writer James Moran shared his thoughts on this very special release:
Surprise! Beyoncé-style surprise album drop! Me and Beyoncé, so similar in so many ways... I’m really excited that you’re getting this early, I can’t wait to see what you make of it. It’s VERY weird, VERY silly, and I’m still not sure how I got away with it!

I’ve adored jumping back into this universe – Torchiverse? Woodyverse? – and playing with its unique toybox. It’s a particular joy to release this on the tenth anniversary of Ianto’s on-screen death – how many other characters live on like this? Thank you for keeping him alive, and for always being there for absolute madness like Serenity. Now, keep off the grass, don’t use the blue towels, and DON’T mess with Ianto’s kebabs.
Director Scott Handcock added:
When we first started doing new Torchwood stories, we knew Gareth and Ianto were loved, but had no idea to what extent. Gareth was initially nervous about reprising the role, but has embraced the audio medium, both as an actor and writer. That’s the joy of Big Finish. Without compromising the power of his on-screen death, Ianto’s living as full a life as ever, and it’s a joy to be a part of.
Torchwood: Serenity was released at midday on Tuesday 9th July, priced at £7.99 on download or £9.99 on CD.




Torchwood’s Captain John Hart returns for Big FinishBookmark and Share

Thursday, 20 December 2018 - Reported by Marcus
The Sins of Captain John (Credit: Big Finish)James Marsters, the star of cult television shows Buffy, Angel, Smallville and recent hit Runaways, is reprising the role of Captain John Hart for his own adventures in the Torchwood audio universe.

The rambunctious, deadly and ever-so charming captain will be back at the helm in a new four-story box set, The Sins of Captain John, created by Big Finish Productions in association with BBC Studios.

Captain John Hart made his audio debut in The Death of Captain Jack, released in March 2018. In this story he killed the entire Torchwood team – including John Barrowman’s supposedly immortal Captain Jack Harkness. He also married Queen Victoria and had no less than three ‘relationships’ with characters from history.

James Marsters told us about returning to the role, and the world of Torchwood.
Doing The Death of Captain Jack was incredible! I have missed doing Torchwood so much. Beyond being proud of playing a part in it, the character itself is a blast to play, and those two episodes just weren’t enough.
Set for release in January 2020, The Sins of Captain John will see Captain John Hart leading the universe into rack and ruin in four new adventures…
  1. The Restored
  2. Escape from Nebazz
  3. Peach Blossom Heights
  4. Darker Purposes
In these stories we’ll find the villainous anti-hero thriving in Restoration London, exploring gas planets, playing ‘Stepford wife' and kissing (then killing) countless victims… Just a day in the life of a rogue Time Agent!

Writer, David Llewellyn, tells us what to expect
Writing The Death of Captain Jack was a total blast, and both James Goss (producer of the Torchwood range) and I realised we could have a lot more fun with Captain John Hart, providing James Marsters was happy to return.

Captain John is this chaotic, disruptive, insubordinate force of nature; completely amoral and unpredictable, so that gave me a lot of freedom! Writing is often a case of knowing when to hold back, when to tread a more subtle line, but with Captain John it’s the complete opposite. And setting it before Torchwood on television meant we were able to go to places where Torchwood can’t.
Torchwood fans will also find answers to many of the questions and plot points that have so far been left hanging from the beginning of the television show. More details on what in the future.

The Sins of Captain John, out for release in January 2020, is available for pre-order from Big Finish at £28 on CD or £25 on download, rising to £35 on CD and £30 on download at general release





What the Fans Think: TorchwoodBookmark and Share

Saturday, 13 October 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Pencil Tip Publishing is taking submissions for their new review book, What the Fans Think: Torchwood.

What the Fans Think is a new series of books where the fans will review and assess their favourite television series. Each volume will concentrate on a specific show and will feature original reviews and analyses of every episode of that particular series. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst, and merely average, episodes of a series.

The first book in the series, What the Fans Think: Torchwood, will concentrate on the 2006-11 Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to the Vancouver branch of The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Submission guidelines can be found on the Pencil Tip Publishing blog




New Torchwood Season from Big FinishBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Torchwood - Series 6 (Credit: Big Finish)Big Finish has announced Torchwood is returning in a new series of audio plays, but is the team ready for its greatest threat to date…? They’ll be fighting an alien god in the fiery start to series 6 of Torchwood – God Among Us.

Torchwood, the cult television show created by Russell T Davies, ran from 2006–2011 as a spin-off from Doctor Who, with Big Finish continuing their adventures on audio.

In Series 5 - Aliens Among Us, Torchwood returned to Cardiff. The team dealt with an alien occupation, terrorists, and the surprising resurrection of Yvonne Hartman. This year they face an alien god.

God Among Us kicks off a few days after the Aliens Among Us finale, but not everyone has made it out alive...

John Barrowman returns as Captain Jack Harkness, joined by Tracy-Ann Oberman as Yvonne Hartman, Paul Clayton as Mr Colchester, Alexandria Riley as Ng, Samantha Béart as Oor, Jonny Green as Tyler Steele and Tom Price as Sergeant Andy Davison. Leading the Sorvix is Rachel Atkins returning as Ro-Jedda.

Four new episodes of the sixth series of Torchwood will be available from October 2018.

When a god comes to Cardiff, the world goes to Hell.
  • 6.1 Future Pain by James Goss
  • 6.2 The Man Who Destroyed Torchwood by Guy Adams
  • 6.3 See No Evil by John Dorney
  • 6.4 Night Watch by Tim Foley
Producer of the series and episode one writer, James Goss, tells us more about the return of the Torchwood team:
We had such a great reaction to Series 5, it’s been a delight getting the cast back together to do more. Now things are established the stories are more standalone, seeing Torchwood face some tough challenges – a plague of sleep, a city that goes blind, organising a funeral, and then there's an alien god to deal with!
John Barrowman shared in the studio his thoughts on Torchwood and Series 6,
They are really great stories in Series 6, they really move the narrative forward. I find all over the world, from Puerto Rico to Paris, from London to Pensacola Florida to South America, there are huge Torchwood fans and the audience is always growing.
Executive producer, Jason Haigh-Ellery, adds:
Torchwood quickly became one of my favourite audio series from Big Finish, the work James and director Scott Handcock have done with the wonderful guidance of Russell T Davies has made the adventures of Captain Jack and his team compulsive listening. I can’t wait for series six to be released!
Torchwood Series 6 Part 1 kicks off this next set of adventures in October 2018. Part 2 will follow in February 2019, and part 3 will complete the season in June 2019.

All three parts can be pre-ordered today individually for £25 on download or £28 on CD, or you can save money in a specially-priced Torchwood series 6 bundle with all three parts at £60 on download or £75 on CD.




Torchwood #3Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - Reported by Marcus
This week sees the release in the third of Titan's Torchwood Comic Series

Torchwood #3

Writer: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman
Artist: Neil Edwards
Cover A: Wellington Diaz Cover B: Will Brooks

Cleaning up the explosive aftermath of the Navigator/ Vervoid plot to take over the world, Jack and Gwen received some unexpected news... Captain John Hart revealed that the Vervoids had created a clone hybrid from both of their DNA! This creature’s name is Sladen, and she has the terrifying ability to speed up the life cycle of any living thing. With old enemy Docilis ‘helping’ her, the Torchwood duo must race against the clock to stop her from reducing the world to ashes! That is, if they can survive their helicopter cras
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Comics Out This WeekBookmark and Share

Monday, 16 October 2017 - Reported by Marcus
This Wednesday, October 18 sees the release of three new comics from Titan.

Torchwood: The Culling Issue #1 is a brand-new story continuing the Torchwood mythos, written by John Barrowman with Carole Barrowman. This new issue features the debut of the mysterious character, Sladen. Who is she and what connection does she have to Captain Jack?

Also out the sixth part of the Doctor Who 2017 event - THE LOST DIMENSION - which features the Void-corrupted forces of UNIT attacking​ The Doctor, Bill, Nardole and The Doctor's Daughter, Jenny, and Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor Year Three #10 - the finale to the epic Vortex Butterflies arc.


Torchwood - The Culling

Writer: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman
Artist: Neil Edwards
The Culling Part 1

Captain Jack and his Torchwood operatives aboard the alien tech-filled ship the Ice Maiden managed to thwart a plot by the alien Navigators to harvest the Earth, abetted by the Vervoids. Now, the team must help the planet recover, and continue to look for answers amidst the wreckage. But there’s something – someone! –emerging from Station Zero, where the final battle took place... something that will change Jack and Gwen’s lives forever!
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Doctor Who Tenth Doctor: Year Three #10

Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Giorgia Sposito
VORTEX BUTTERFLIES PART 4 OF 4

The Vortex Butterfly’s identity has finally been unveiled... but the Doctor is distraught to discover that this entity is none other than his beloved companion, Gabby! Vortex Butterfly Gabby insists that he left her behind, in every possible timeline, and she was forced to build her own world from pieces of space and time. Meanwhile, present Gabby (staying in London with Cindy and Sarah Jane Smith) is experiencing strange things too – her powers have brought her drawings to life!ething – someone! –emerging from Station Zero, where the final battle took place... something that will change Jack and Gwen’s lives forever!
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Doctor Who Twelfth Doctor Year Three #8

Writer: George Mann
Artist: Giorgia Sposito with Marcelo Salaza


The Lost Dimension Part 6 (of 8)

An unknown force is striking from the depths of space, emerging as impossibly-large white holes over civilized planets, absorbing or annihilating everything that lives.

This force has spread throughout all of time, challenging the Doctor in all of his incarnations.

Jenny, the Doctor’s daughter, crash-landed back into the Twelfth Doctor’s life, only to find that the anti-energy she had been fleeing from had already arrived on Earth –corrupting the forces of UNIT and terrorising the Doctor and Bill!
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New Comics Out This WeekBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - Reported by Marcus
This Wednesday Titan offers the chance to catch up with the latest adventures of both the Tenth and the Twelfth Doctor's, as well as the Torchwood Team.
Tenth Doctor Year Three #5

Writer: James Peaty
Artist: Warren Pleece
Colourist: Hi-FI
Cover A: Simon Myers Cover B: Will Brooks Cover C: Wellington Alves Cover D: Iolanda Zanfardino

The Doctor and Gabby stop off in London’s ‘silicon roundabout’, hotbed of tech development… only to find an interdimensional creature is poking holes in the fabric of reality. In order to close the breaches, the Doctor must face down some surprising echoes from his past!
TENTH_DOCTOR 3.5 Cover A (Credit: Titan / Simon Myers) TENTH_DOCTOR 3.5 Cover B (Credit: Titan / Will Brooks) TENTH_DOCTOR 3.5 Cover C (Credit: Titan / Wellington Alves) TENTH_DOCTOR 3.5 Cover D (Credit: Titan / Iolanda Zanfardino) TENTH_DOCTOR 3.5 Preview 1 (Credit: Titan) TENTH_DOCTOR 3.5 Preview 2 (Credit: Titan) TENTH_DOCTOR 3.5 Preview 3 (Credit: Titan) TENTH_DOCTOR 3.5 Preview 4 (Credit: Titan)


Twelfth Doctor Year Three #3

Writer: George Mann
Artist: Mariano Laclaustra
Cover A: Wellington Alves Cover B: Photo Cover C: Simon Myers Cover D: Mark Wheatley

Brand-new adventures of the twelfth doctor starring Peter Capaldi The astounding year two team of George Mann, Rachael Stott and Mariano Laclaustra returns!
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Torchwood Station Zero #4

Writer: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman
Artist: Neil Edwards
Cover A: Claudia Caranfa Cover B: Photo Cover By Will Brooks Cover C: Brian Williamson

Written by Captain Jack himself - John Barrowman - and Carole Barrowman! Illustrated by Neil Edwards (Doctor Who: Four Doctors).
Torchwood Station Zero #4 Cover A (Credit: Titan / Claudia Caranfa) Torchwood Station Zero #4 Cover B (Credit: Titan / Will Brooks) Torchwood Station Zero #4 Preview 1 (Credit: Titan / Brian Williamson) Torchwood Station Zero #4 Preview 2 (Credit: Titan) Torchwood Station Zero #4 Preview 3 (Credit: Titan) Torchwood Station Zero #4 Preview 4 (Credit: Titan) Torchwood Station Zero #4 Preview 5 (Credit: Titan)





New Audio Torchwood Series from Big FinishBookmark and Share

Sunday, 7 May 2017 - Reported by Marcus
Torchwood Series 5 (Credit: Big Finish) Big Finish has announced that Torchwood will be back for a brand new series of audio adventures with Torchwood: Aliens Among Us...

The new series, revealed at the DWAS convention The Capitol II, will follow the events of Miracle Day, and will see the Torchwood team reunited. Captain Jack, Gwen and Rhys will be joined by new characters co-created and overseen by series creator Russell T Davies.

In this series, Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper have restarted Torchwood in Cardiff, home of the original Torchwood Three. But it's in a very different Cardiff. Something terrible's happened to the city. With every day getting darker, will Torchwood need to adopt a whole new approach?

Producer of Torchwood Season 5, James Goss, talked about the new Torchwood team and Russell T Davies’ involvement.
Russell's been wonderfully involved in the continuation of Torchwood. We came up with some characters and ideas and he very kindly, very politely said 'Marvellous, but no. Howabout...?'. And that's what lead to Jack and Gwen being joined by Mr Colchester (Paul Clayton), Ng (Alexandria Riley), Tyler (Jonny Green) and the enigmatic Orr (Sam Béart). Who are they? What part do they have to play in the future of Torchwood? And can they save Cardiff from an invasion that's already been lost?

This is an ambitious series for Big Finish - an entire season of Torchwood! There are some great scripts by some new writers, but there are also some familiar old faces - of course Rhys and Andy are in it, but there'll be a few other surprises, including an appearance by someone who just has to be, has to be dead...
This new series of Torchwood will be released in three boxsets, the first being out in August. Torchwood Series 5.2 will follow in October and 5.3 will complete the season in the new year.




Knock Knock - Press ReactionBookmark and Share

Sunday, 7 May 2017 - Reported by Marcus
Knock Knock: Shireen (Mandeep Dhillon), Paul (Ben Presley), The Landlord (David Suchet), Bill (Pearl Mackie), Harry (Colin Ryan) (Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide (screen grab))Press reaction to this week's Doctor Who episode Knock Knock is mixed. While many reviewers disagree about the strength of the writing, most are agreed on the quality of the performances in the story.

The Telegraph thought the acting plaudits belonged to the main guest star. "David Suchet playing the Landlord was brilliant casting. Just menacing enough as he mysteriously appeared without warning, smiling evilly in corners. Grey-haired and brown-suited, Suchet even looked ghostly. Never before has a tuning fork seemed so sinister."

Radio Times relished the creepy nature of the episode, but was disappointed by the ending. "For the first 35 minutes or so of Knock Knock I’m enthralled. Unfortunately, it showed signs of collapsing like a soufflé during the denouement...... I’d have been far happier with an unhappy ending. And yet I’m dismayed that, as the house crumbles, Bill loses all her knick-knacks, including the treasured photos of her mum that the Doctor sourced for her only weeks ago.

Den of Geek takes the opposite view, preferring the last third of the story. "Appreciating that some aren’t happy when Doctor Who goes emotional in its story wrap-ups, the fact that David Suchet’s mysterious landlord is actually the son of the woman we assumed to be his daughter is a very well earned, impactful piece of storytelling. I like that it works as a twist, but mostly, that it works because it adds real tenderness to the story."

The Mirror felt the episode to be the weekest of the season so far, feeling the character of The landlord was confusing. "Rather than allowing the bad guy of the week to be wonderfully creepy, he gets a 180 in the last few minutes to try and make us sympathise with him. But again, you can’t go killer madman to poor boy trying to save his mother in 3 minutes flat. Frankly, if you bag an actor of such calibre you can't waste him on a character that chops and changes."

Games Radar felt the writing was disapointing after last week's triumph. "The flat story is elevated slightly by David Suchet’s masterful acting, and Bill coming out as bluntly as possible does provide an air-punch moment. But even those stand-outs can’t redeem the overall limp writing. "

Flickering Myth disagreed. "When Doctor Who aims to frighten you, it really knows where those dark corners are in your mind, where you keep those little things you don’t like in your own cozy home, and brings them into light for everyone to see and to watch you leap two foot off your sofa. In this latest episode of Series 10, written by Mike Bartlett, you’re seriously going to be considering screwing down that creaking floorboard outside your bathroom by the end of it."

Carter Matt also enjoyed the story. "What was so fascinating about this story was that the more we saw of it, the more apparent that it became that this was not a story about good and evil; it was a story in some ways about a sacrifice, and what a father was able to do for his daughter. "

AV Club appreciated the style of the story. "Rarely does Doctor Who embrace another genre as completely as the first 30 minutes of “Knock Knock” does. For the first two thirds of its running time, tonight’s episode is a horror movie, with all the customary trappings. There’s the spooky haunted house with the still spookier landlord. There’s a bunch of thinly sketched young people who are all possibly idiots. There are loud noises and eerie music and windows and doors shutting all by themselves. If anything, it’s all a bit old-fashioned, in the best possible way."

Ars Technica praised the effects in the episode. "The storyline is a bit horror-by-numbers as one by one Bill's pals are bumped off by the alien woodlice. The on-screen effect is pretty grim, if thoroughly gripping, and reminds me of the carnivorous scarabs in The Mummy."

Digital Spy also felt the effects were well realised. "The episode is admirably daring when it comes to its scares, throwing up some genuinely disturbing visuals, particularly the sight of a pained Pavel (Bart Suavek) half-eaten by the house, and of a screaming Harry (Colin Ryan) being eaten alive by the Dryads."

Screen Rant looked at the themes behind the current series. "Weighing the life of one against the lives of many has been a recurring theme during Capaldi’s tenure as the Doctor, and with ‘Knock Knock’ the series places the Time Lord in a more intimate situation, almost like it’s a test to see what he’ll do when faced with a group of twentysomethings trapped in what appears to be a haunted house"

Nerdist also picked up the horror in the story. "One of the show’s main goals since the beginning was to scare people senseless. Monstrous aliens are part and parcel of the show’s success, and that often sends people “behind the sofa.” This week’s “Knock Knock” fits right in that genre…for good and ill."

IGN returned to the relationship between The Doctor and his new companion. "I enjoyed “Knock Knock” from the get-go, particularly -- as usual -- due to the Doctor’s interactions with Bill, as we see her here slightly embarrassed by the weird old fella around her new friends. This is her granddad helping her move, she insists, but no, he says, he’s her dad. Can’t we at least say I’m the dad?"

Link to Doctor Who News Review




Twelfth Doctor Comic - Year ThreeBookmark and Share

Thursday, 13 April 2017 - Reported by Marcus
The Twelfth Doctor begins his third year in comic form this week.

The Year Two team of George Mann, Rachael Stott and Mariano Laclaustra return. The Doctor is ready for a brand new set of adventures in time and space. This is an accessible jumping on point for new readers, Year Three will be available monthly.

Alongside these series' debut issue, this week sees the release of some more Eleventh Doctor in the second part of Alex Paknadel / Simon Fraser​'​s two-parter "THE TRAGICAL HISTORY TOUR" as well as new Torchwood

TWELFTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #1

Writer: George Mann
Artist: Mariano Laclaustra
Cover A: Josh Burns Cover B: Photo variant Cover C: Rachael Smith Cover D: Mariano Laclaustra Cover E: Antonio Fuso Cover F: Pasquale Qualano

The astounding Year Two team of George Mann, Rachael Stott and Mariano Laclaustra returns!

The Doctor is ready for a BRAND NEW set of thrilling adventures in time and space...

A super-accessible jumping on point for new readers, Year Three will now ship monthly.
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ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR 3 #4

Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Simon Fraser
COVER A - REGULAR By Wellington Diaz COVER B - PHOTO By Will Brooks COVER C - By Rachael Smith COVER D - By Arianna Florean

The adventures of the Eleventh Doctor continue!
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TORCHWOOD: STATION ZERO #3

Writer: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman
Artist: Neil Edwards
COVER A - CLAUDIA CARANFA COVER B - WILL BROOKS COVER C - KELLY YATES

The team have uncovered a plot by the alien Navigators to harvest the Earth for their own purposes. Captain John Hart and Lady Karina sought the astrolabe, so Karina could give it to the Navigators, but the pair were captured by Torchwood. However, the Navigators have begun their plan to ‘compost’ Earth, causing dormant volcanoes around the planet to erupt...
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Radio TimesBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 - Reported by Marcus
Radio Times (15 - 21 Apr 2017) (Credit: Radio Times)The latest edition of the Radio Times celebrates the return of Doctor Who on television this weekend with a front cover featuring Peter Capaldi and new companion Pearl Mackie.

Inside the magazine, Pearl explained how she went up for a part in "Mean Town":
It transpired it was an anagram for Woman Ten, the companion in the tenth series, because if agents had known it was a Doctor Who casting, they'd have put every client up for it. Just walking through the foyer (of the Soho Hotel) was nerve-racking, I rocked up in my Afro and bright yellow trainers and a baggy T-shirt, into this big glossy octagon foyer and they told me to wait in a room till they were ready for me - I almost ran away.
Capaldi was happy to reassure her, however:
I think you looked very cool there. You didn't seem fazed, you seemed to have a life beyond the scene. It was like Bill ha existed rather than saying lines for an audition.

The full interview can be read in the magazine, which also includes a brief synopsis of each episode this series by Steven Moffat - who also confirms that the episodes of his two-part finale will be called "World Enough And Time" and "The Doctor Falls".


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Saturday, 4 March 2017 - Reported by Marcus
Next week, sees the publication of the latest graphic novel to arrive in book stores -Titan's Summer extravaganza celebrating 50 years of the deadly Cybermen, Supremacy of the Cybermen in a hardcover edition. This collection also includes the back up strips that ran in single issues leading up to the event - which show the Doctor's regenerations (First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and The War Doctor) encounters with the Cybermen.

Also in stores are Torchwood's new issue of Station Zero - what exactly is the mystery of Torchwood House?

And then, on March 15 - the Tenth Doctor's Year Three continues with Issue #3 and the start of a new arc. Also released the latest in the graphic novel collections with The Twelfth Doctor's fourth trade paperback - The School of Death hitting bookstores.

Out 8 March 2017

HARDBACK - SUPREMACY OF THE CYBERMEN

Writer: George Mann; Cavan Scott
Artist: Alessandro Vitti


For the Cybermen's 50th Anniversary... YOU WILL BE DELETED! This incredible one-off event brings multiple Doctors battling through time to fight the unstoppable Cybermen!

Exiled from Gallifrey at the very end of Time, Rassilon, fallen leader of the Time Lords, has been captured by the last of the Cybermen. Now the Cybermen have access to time travel. With it, every defeat is now a victory. Every foe is now dead -- or Cyberised.

The Legions march across time and space, leaving devastation and converted civilisations in their wake, their numbers growing with every world that falls. Evolving. Upgrading. Reconfiguring. All seems lost. Forever.

Can the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors - each battling the Cybermen alone, on a different temporal front - undo the damage that has been wrought on the universe, before they are converted themselves? Or is this how the universe dies? Not in fire, but in cold, unfeeling metal...
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COMIC - TORCHWOOD: STATION ZERO #2

Writer: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman
Artist: Neil Edwards
Cover A: Claudia Caranfa Cover B: Photo Cover C: Brian Williamson Cover D: Simon Myers

Jack, Gwen and the crew of the Ice Maiden must stop the threat that started in the Skagerrak Strait, before disaster ensues. And what is Rona’s secret? Meanwhile, the mystery of Lady Karina and Torchwood House continues!
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Out 15 March 2017

COMIC - TENTH DOCTOR #3.3

Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Giorgia Sposito, Arianna Florean
Cover A: Iolanda Zanfardino Cover B: Photo Cover C: Papercraft Variant Cover D: Arianna Florean

From award-winning writer Nick Abadzis (laika, pigs might fly)! New adventures of the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant
TENTH DOCTOR #3.3 Cover A (Credit: Titan) TENTH DOCTOR #3.3 Cover B (Credit: Titan) TENTH DOCTOR #3.3 Cover C (Credit: Titan) TENTH DOCTOR #3.3 Cover D (Credit: Titan) TENTH DOCTOR #3.3 Page 1 (Credit: Titan) TENTH DOCTOR #3.3 Page 2 (Credit: Titan) TENTH DOCTOR #3.3 Page 3 (Credit: Titan) TENTH DOCTOR #3.3 Page 14 (Credit: Titan)

PAPERBACK - TWELFTH DOCTOR V. 4- THE SCHOOL OF DEATH

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Rachael Stott
Colourist: Ivan Nunes
Cover: Alice X. Zhang

There's something fishy going on at the remote Scottish school of Ravenscaur... Something that has bedevilled students and teachers alike... something that has lurked in the caverns beneath the school for millennia! Only the Doctor and Clara can unravel a deadly conspiracy that reaches as high as the Prime Minister of England!
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Friday, 16 December 2016 - Reported by Marcus
Next Wednesday sees the release of Titan's comic featuring the Ninth Doctor as well as the latest in the Torchwood series by John and Carole Barrowman.

The previously announced Eleventh Doctor #2.15 has been delayed and will also be published next week.
Ninth Doctor #8

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Cris Bolson
Colourist: Colourist
A: Pasquale Qualano & Marcio Menys - B: Will Brooks Photo- C: Question No. 6

UNIT agent Tara Mishra is on the verge of whistleblowing the existence of aliens to the British public, after rampaging daikaiju have been spotted in the English Channel! Can the Doctor, Rose, and Jack prevent her from changing the course of the 20th century by revealing the truth... and do they even want to? Plus! A new companion aboard the TARDIS -- and a new thread in the unravelling weave of Jack's missing memories!
Ninth Doctor #8 Cover_A_Pasquale_Qualano (Credit: Titan) Ninth Doctor #8 Cover_B_Will_Brooks (Credit: Titan) Ninth Doctor #8 Cover_C_Question_No_6 (Credit: Titan) Ninth Doctor #8 Preview_1 (Credit: Titan) Ninth Doctor #8 Preview_2 (Credit: Titan) Ninth Doctor #8 Preview_3 (Credit: Titan)


Torchwood #4

Writer: Carole E. Barrowman, John Barrowman
Artist: Antonio Fuso
Cover A: Kelly Yates Cover B: Will Brooks Photo Cover C: Pasquale Qualano & Marcio Menys

The Navigators need Jack’s help to battle an alien threat from his past – but he’s an ocean away and several bullet holes from being able to help them out! Gwen finds herself torn between two worlds, as Jack’s quest threatens everything she holds dear – including the very core of Torchwood itself! And the Committee want the Ice Maiden and its crew – and its advanced, alien technology – for their own purposes, and they’ll kill anyone who gets in their way! The first arc of the ongoing Torchwood saga ends – but what a cliffhanger! We’re back with more shocks and surprises – and the full creative team – for #5!
Torchwood #4 Cover_A_Kelly_Yates (Credit: Titan) Torchwood #4 Cover_B_Will_Brooks (Credit: Titan) Torchwood #4 Cover_C_Pasquale_Qulano_Marcio_Menys (Credit: Titan) Torchwood #4 Preview_1 (Credit: Titan) Torchwood #4 Preview_2 (Credit: Titan) Torchwood #4 Preview_3 (Credit: Titan)



All comics are released on Wednesday 21st December.