It’s a hall of mirrors and every reflection bears the smiling face of Captain Jack Harkness! Titan comics announced today that a new Torchwood series will join their Doctor Who comic book universe, with issue one penned by the indefatigable John Barrowman. The debut issue drops on July 6th, just days before the third annual Doctor Who Comics Day on July 9th. Barrowman will split writing duties with his sister, Carole E. Barrowman, who helped him pen his 2008 memoir Anything Goes. From Titan:
The hotly anticipated Torchwood comic sees Captain Jack return to Cardiff to engage the help of the last person who expected to see him again, Gwen Cooper! A dark technology from a forgotten species has been claimed by a conspiratorial power… and in this collision between an ancient civilization and an all-new evil, the Earth itself may be forfeit! Only Jack, Gwen, and their allies from what remains of Torchwood hold the key to stopping a cataclysmic wave of destruction… On the road, on the run, and under fire – can Jack and Gwen put aside their differences and rebuild the heart of Torchwood… before its flame is stamped out forever?!
The debut issue comes with variant covers to collect from Doctor Who superstar artists including Tommy Lee Edwards (Tenth Doctor, Turf), Elena Casagrande (Tenth Doctor, The X-Files), Blair Shedd (Ninth Doctor), and Rod Reis (Doctor Who, C.O.W.L.)!
The series will reportedly tie in with the Big Finish audio dramas as well, which were the first entries in the Torchwood universe since 2011’s Torchwood: Miracle Day.
Doctor Who comics fans will have a lot to look forward to in July, but until then: check out the variant covers for issue one below!
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