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Titan Comics launches “Doctor Who: The Third Doctor” miniseries in August

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By Josh Burns

Comic book and former Doctor Who writer makes his return to the British sci-fi series with Titan Comics Doctor Who: The Third Doctor five-issue miniseries launching in August.

The new series, with art by Christopher Jones, follows the third version of the Doctor played by Jon Pertwee in 128 episodes from 1970 to 1974 in an adventure with his companions Jo Grant Katy Manning) and the Brigadier (Nicholas Courtney). This marks the latest comic in Titan’s Doctor Who line alongside series for the Fourth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors.

Titled “The Heralds Of Destruction,” the plot is described is described as the following from the press release: “When something enormous and extraterrestrial crashes into Bedfordshire, the Doctor, Jo Grant, and the forces of UNIT under Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart mobilize immediately to investigate – and find themselves in the middle of a pitched battle against a terrifying invader! But the shocking face that awaits their return to base may tip their whole world off its axis.”

Cornell is no stranger to Doctor Who as he wrote last years The Four Doctors event series and also wrote the episodes “Father’s Day,” “Human Nature” and “The Family of Blood” for the modern reboot of Doctor Who.

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #1 goes on sale August 31 digitally and in comic book stores.

Original Press Release:

May 18, 2016 – BBC Worldwide North America and Titan Comics are excited to announce the return of the Third Doctor this August, in comics! This brand-new five-part comic series, written by fan-favorite Doctor Who scribe Paul Cornell (Wolverine, Action Comics, The Severed Streets), stars the Third Doctor, as played by Jon Pertwee, alongside companions Jo Grant (Katy Manning) and the Brigadier (Nicholas Courtney) in classic Doctor Who action.

Hitting stores and digital platforms on August 31st, Doctor Who: The Third Doctor expands Titan Comics’ hugely popular and critically acclaimed Doctor Who comics, which already include adventures from the Fourth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors.

Fresh off last year’s epic smash-hit, Four Doctors, Paul Cornell teams up with artist Christopher Jones (Young Justice, Marvel’s Avengers) to bring unexpected twists and turns to the lives of the Third Doctor and his companions in an all-new story, “The Heralds Of Destruction.”

Actor Jon Pertwee starred as the Third Doctor in 128 episodes from 1970 to 1974. Pertwee’s portrayal of the Doctor was a suave, dapper, and technologically oriented man of action, who spent his time stranded on Earth, working with the international military group UNIT.

When something enormous and extraterrestrial crashes into Bedfordshire, the Doctor, Jo Grant, and the forces of UNIT under Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart mobilize immediately to investigate – and find themselves in the middle of a pitched battle against a terrifying invader! But the shocking face that awaits their return to base may tip their whole world off its axis.

The debut issue comes with five variant covers to collect: three art covers by artists Josh Burns, Simon Myers, and Paul McCaffrey, a photo cover, and a blank sketch cover.

Retailers can order issue #1 of Doctor Who: The Third Doctor from the June edition of Diamond PREVIEWS. This all-new storyline in the world of an old classic will delight longtime fans and freshly converted Whovians alike. Fans can find their nearest comic store at ComicShopLocator.com.

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