Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time Comic to Celebrate Show’s 50th

This Wednesday in comic book shops everywhere issue one of IDW‘s Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time hits the stands. Written by Scott & David Tipton with interior art and variant covers by Simon Fraser, the 12 issue series seeks to celebrate all 11 incarnations of The Doctor in this, the 50th year of Doctor Who. The main interconnected covers are provided by Francesco Francavilla.  If you’ve not heard of him, click his name and it will take you to his blog, where he likes to make  black and white minimal posters based on the recent Doctor Who episodes (I already set it so it would take you to his Doctor Who stuff. You’re welcome).

Doctor Who Prisoners of Time

This first issue centers around the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Vicki against the Zarbi in the London Underground in 1868. Though one might say this is just another “Three Doctors” or “Five Doctors” or heck, one might say that it’s like Tony Lee and Pia Guerra’s Doctor Who: The Forgotten, then I ask you, “Don’t you enjoy the times when The Doctor meets past and future versions of himself? Those are so much timey-wimey fun!”

But seriously, the brother’s Tipton nail the First Doctor and do honor to not only the show, but the show during that time. And you can tell Fraser is just having fun with the panels. I can’t wait for this to get collected so I can review it for you.

Issues will hit stands monthly and if you can’t get to a physical store, Comixology has the issues for download for your tablet or mobile devices.

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