Time Lords Collide in This First Look at the New Doctor Who Comic Crossover

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Just as it’s a tradition on Doctor Who for different incarnations of The Doctor to bump into each other, Titan’s Doctor Who comics have also started an annual get-together for the various incarnations of everyone’s favorite Time Lord. This year is a little different, though—because this time the Ninth Doctor gets to join in on the action.

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Last year’s excellent The Four Doctors featured a brief cameo for Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor, but now that he has his own ongoing comic he can join in on this year’s teamup between all four modern incarnations of The Doctor... and this time, they’re coming together to face one of their oldest and deadliest foes, the Cybermen.

Written by George Mann and Cavan Scott, and with art from Alessandro Vitti, Titan and BBC Worldwide North America’s new event series “Supremacy of the Cybermen” will see the exiled former Time Lord President Rassilon captured by the Cybermen (who are celebrating their 50th birthday this year) and used to grant the cyborg hordes access to all of Time and Space. Past defeats become victories, meddling foes becoming willing allies to the Cyber-cause—and it’s going to take everything the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors have to stop them from turning all of existence into Cybermen. Check out a few of the variant covers for the first issue in the five-part series below, making their debut here on io9.

Main cover art by Alessandro Vitti
Main cover art by Alessandro Vitti
Photo variant cover by Will Brooks
Photo variant cover by Will Brooks
Cyberman variant cover art by Fabio Listrani
Cyberman variant cover art by Fabio Listrani
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Coloring variant by Mariano Laclaustra
Coloring variant by Mariano Laclaustra

Doctor Who: The Supremacy of the Cybermen kicks off on July 6, just ahead of Titan’s annual celebration of Doctor Who Comics Day, taking place at comic stores on July 9—featuring signings and opportunities to meet the creatives behind the Doctor Who comics, there’ll also be a “blank” variant of the cover for art sketches and autographs available for the first issue, for readers to use during the celebrations.

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DISCUSSION

How many photo shoots do they do for the actor playing the Doctor now? I assume they learned that at some point in the future the actor will have no interest in posing for all the Audio plays, comics, novels, and toys that will continue to be made long after they left the role. Its just interesting to see “new”covers of stuff with Eccelston on it, when for years all we got the same 5 promotional photos of Paul McGann on every book and big finish cover.