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Preview: Rivers of London: Action at a Distance #4

RIVERS OF LONDON: ACTION AT A DISTANCE #4

Writers: Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel
Artist: Brian Williamson
Cover A: Mariano Laclaustra
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: January 30, 2019

The occult secrets of World War II and fan-favorite mentor Nightingale are revealed, in the climax of this new story in Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London – the award-winning urban fantasy series with over 700,000 physical sales!

RIVERS OF LONDON: ACTION AT A DISTANCE #4

Review: Doctor Who The Thirteenth Doctor #0

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #0 is a true beauty and a wonderful collector’s item for anyone who has enjoyed any part of the last 50 plus years of Doctor Who history. For starters, just look at this cover:

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Surrounded by portraits of all thirteen previous incarnations, the book very obviously centers around our Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker who makes her worldwide debut on October 7th on the BBC and BBC America in the US. Issue #0 takes us lifetime by lifetime of the Doctor’s many transformations and their adventures through the galaxy giving each one his due and tying back thematically to what we can expect from this new Doctor.

However, those looking to glean clues into the future of the Doctor will not find too many, but what they will find is beautiful artwork especially some breathtakingly beautiful and meticulous art of the 13th Doctor herself.

You’ll also find a story that brings out so many themes of the Doctor’s existence throughout history. And this is not your typical book 0 either. It’s very long, with a short story arc given to each of the doctor’s previous incarnations as they travel through space, time, and history. One of the best parts about this are the varied art styles, with each artist giving each doctor their own unique look and feel. For instance Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor feels very cartoonish and bright, while John Hurt’s War Doctor is appropriately austere and serious with strong elements of Jack Kirby space fantasy.

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Just as Peter Capaldi’s final episode as the Twelfth Doctor — the Christmas special “Twice Upon a Time” — where he crosses paths with the First Doctor, this too feels very spot-on in terms of what the creators are trying to say about the legacy of the Doctor as a character.

So too do we see similar seeds planted in each of the Doctors’ paths. They weave in and out of each other, and there are plenty of Easter eggs that fans will enjoy greatly. But they finally and completely come together in a complete character arc that leads to this moment. There’s even some poking fun at the Doctor Who fandom’s hardest gender essentialists who claim The Doctor can’t be female and Timelords don’t regenerate into other genders. Speaking of gender bending, you also get a nice cameo from Captain Jack Harkness tagging along with the Tenth Doctor and Rose.

But most of all this book simply feels like a major work of art. It is a compendium of everything you might want to briefly know about the Doctor coming into this 13th transformation.

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Any Doctor Who fan should consider picking this up, especially for the beautiful art of the 13th Doctor and her transformation. It feels so fresh and vibrant and is the perfect appetizer for what we hope will be served up to us in just a week and a half’s time. Even if, or perhaps especially if, you’re like me and have only passing knowledge of classic Doctor Who and are more of a fan of the more recent seasons since the reboot, this is a great primer of everything you may have missed.

Story: Richard Dinnick Art: Giorgia Sposito, Mariano Laclaustra and various
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #0

DOCTOR WHO: THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR #0

Writer: Richard Dinnick
Artists: Giorgia Sposito, Mariano Laclaustra and various
Cover A By Claudia Ianniciello
Cover B By Will Brooks
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 68pp, $7.99, On Sale September 26, 2018


They say that before you die, your life flashes before your eyes… and the Doctor has lived a lot of lives!

The ultimate Doctor Who celebration, a perfect beginner’s guide and a brilliant tribute for long-term fans! As the Doctor regenerates into her Thirteenth form, she relives unseen adventures from every single one of her past lives – with a host of brilliant artists including Giorgia Sposito and Claudia Ianniciello!

Preview: Rivers of London: Water Weed #4

RIVERS OF LONDON: WATER WEED #4

Writers: Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel
Artist: Lee Sullivan
Cover A: Mariano Laclaustra
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: September 19, 2018

Spring Breakers meets Pulp Fiction on the banks of the Thames!

When two of the less well behaved river goddesses, Chelsea and Olympia, decide to earn a few quid on the side, Peter Grant and Bev find themselves drawn into a sordid cannabis-smuggling operation, controlled by London’s new queenpin of crime – the brutal and beautiful Hoodette!

The Thirteenth Doctor Relives Her Previous Incarnations

Titan Comics and BBC Studios have announced Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #0 – The Many Lives Of Doctor Who – a special primer edition, which celebrates the Doctor’s many lives, and leads directly into Titan’s brand-new Thirteenth Doctor comic series – launching this fall in the U.S. and UK.

It’s said that your life flashes before your eyes when you die, and the Doctor’s had many of them! As the Doctor regenerates from his twelfth incarnation to her thirteenth (as played by Jodie Whittaker), she relives unseen adventures from all her past selves from Classic through to New Who.

Hitting stores in September 2018, The Thirteenth Doctor #0 features a stellar cast of Doctor Who comic creators including writer Richard Dinnick and artists Mariano Laclaustra, Giorgia Sposito, Arianna Florean, Iolanda Zanfardino, Brian Williamson, Claudia Ianniciello, and Rachael Stott, the artist of Titan’s new Thirteenth Doctor series!

This special 64-page edition – the first Thirteenth Doctor comic – comes with two covers to collect: an art cover by Claudia Ianniciello and a photo variant by designer Will Brooks – only available in comic shops.

The Thirteenth Doctor #0 is part of Titan Comics’ larger plans for the Thirteenth Doctor, which includes the launch of issue #1 in October and Doctor Who Comics Day on November 24.

Preview: Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension Book 2

DOCTOR WHO: THE LOST DIMENSION BOOK 2 

Writers: Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby, George Mann, Cavan Scott
Artists: Ivan Rodriguez, Wellington Diaz, Rachael Stott & Mariano Laclaustra with Anderson Cabral, Marcelo Salaza & Fer Centurion
Hardcover – 112pp – $24.99 – On sale: March 20, 2018
ISBN: 9781785863479

In this second of two volumes collecting 2017’s giant Doctor Who crossover event, the lives of the Twelfth Doctor and the Tenth Doctor collide in the most unexpected way, as their TARDISes become fused… and the whole of humanity seems turned against them!

Only by linking together all of the Doctor’s lives – and delving deep into the horror of the Void – do the Doctors stand any chance of uncovering the mystery at its heart… and of saving the known universe from total annihilation! But what they find at the center of the Universe That Never Was will prove the most shocking discovery of all…

Plus – discover what River Song and the Fourth Doctor have been up to during this mega-event, and how they played a part in its unexpected resolution!

It’s unmissable, beyond-epic entertainment, and essential reading for any Doctor Who fan!

Preview: Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension Book 1

DOCTOR WHO: THE LOST DIMENSION BOOK 1

Writers: Cavan Scott, George Mann, Nick Abadzis
Artists Rachael Stott, Mariano Laclaustra
Publisher: Titan Comics
Hardcover, 128pp, $24.99
On sale: February 20
ISBN: 9781785859137

The most epic Doctor Who event ever, as every incarnation of the Doctor – and friends and enemies old and new – unites to push back the threat of the Void: the empty space between universes that has inexplicably become sentient… and hungry!

In this first of two volumes collecting 2017’s giant Doctor Who crossover event, witness the return of Jenny, the Doctor’s daughter, who has a terrifying message for the Twelfth Doctor, Bill, and Nardole: the Void is hungry, and it’s beginning to devour the universe we know and love!

From there, the threat of the Void spirals out to affect all of the Doctor’s incarnations – from the Ninth, who re-encounters Silurian detective Madame Vastra, to the Tenth, who battles cybernetic foes on a space station orbiting a white hole, to the Eleventh, who journeys beyond the universe and into an impossible era of his civilization’s ancient past…!

Plus: find out what Jenny has been doing since we last saw her on TV! It’s unmissable, beyond-epic entertainment, and essential reading for any Doctor Who fan!

Preview: Doctor Who: The 12th Doctor Year Three #12

DOCTOR WHO: THE 12TH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #12

Writer: Richard Dinnick
Artist: Pasquale Qualano
Cover A: Mariano Laclaustra
Cover B: Photo
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – $3.99 – On sale: February 14, 2018

The Hosts with the most and the Angels you never want to meet in a darkened spaceship corridor collide in an unforgettable epic – featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Bill in an all-new adventure!

Preview: Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Complete Year One HC

DOCTOR WHO: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR COMPLETE YEAR ONE HC

Writer: Robbie Morrison and George Mann
Artist: Brian Williamson, Dave Taylor and Mariano Laclaustra
Publisher: Titan Comics
368pp – $49.99 – On sale: December 5
ISBN: 9781785864018

The Collected Year One Comic Adventures Of The Twelfth Doctor, as played By Peter Capaldi.

The Twelfth Doctor has just regenerated – but the universe won’t give him a minute’s rest! Not when there’s a violent star on the warpath on a terraformed ice planet – or an ancient alien, masquerading as the goddess Kali, murdering her way towards resurrection in the year 2314!

Enter the TARDIS with the Doctor and Clara for four stunning new adventures! First, the pair battle an enemy who can slide between the cracks of the universe and take over unwilling human hosts – the FRACTURES! Then, the pair discovers an alien invasion in 1960s Las Vegas – forcing them to team up with gangsters!

On a jaunt back to 1845, the pair discover a horrifying secret hidden in a stately home! After that, the malevolent Hyperions return to scorch the solar system of all life – and the Doctor is pulled into in an epic war for the future of all humankind!

Preview: Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension Omega

DOCTOR WHO THE LOST DIMENSION OMEGA

The Lost Dimension Part 8 (of 8)
Writers: George Mann, Cavan Scott
Artist: Mariano Laclaustra
Cover A: Alex Ronald
Cover B: Photo
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November 1, 2017

FINAL ISSUE OF THE LOST DIMENSION!

The thrilling conclusion to this year’s event! As the universe slips away into the void, the Doctors are brought together to face a foe as colossal as it is unlikely!

The rules of time and space, cause and effect, break down completely, and the Doctor is all that stands between Earth and annihilation!

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