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Throwback Thursday: News of the Doctor Who Series 9 Steelbook Special Blu-ray Edition was released a year ago today (February 2, 2016). I pre-ordered this beautiful set (with artwork by the wonderfully talented Alice X. Zhang) from Amazon UK. I didn’t even hesitate or know the price, I just bought it. Looking at the order page recently, it’s been out of stock, so I’m glad I ordered it when I did. I’m also pleased that I was able to pinpoint the references Alice used for the their poses. They were both from The Zygon Inversion.

• The Doctor: When Bonnie says there was nothing in the Osgood boxes, just buttons, the Doctor nods and softly grins. “Of course.”

• Clara: Later in the TARDIS, Clara tells the Doctor she thinks she may have only been ‘dead’ to him for five minutes, to which he sharply replied, “I’ll be the judge of time.” Her face remains motionless until he moves around her to pull down the lever to take off.

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Titan Comics Announce Brand New Eighth Doctor Mini-Series!

Details below:

DOCTOR WHO:THE EIGHTH DOCTOR #1
Writers: George Mann
Artist: Emma Vieceli
Publisher: Titan Comics
Frequency: 1 (of 5)
Page Count:  32pp
Price: $3.99
On sale Date: October 28, 2015

“I’M THE DOCTOR, AND I’D VERY MUCH LIKE TO KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING IN MY HOUSE…”

Get ready for an all-new season of comics adventures featuring the Eighth Doctor, as played by Paul McGann in the Doctor Who movie, fan-favorite minisode Night of the Doctor… and over fourteen years (and counting!) of astounding Big Finish audio spectaculars!

Five amazing, interconnected new stories take the Doctor on a rollercoaster of threat and misadventure, as he investigates the mysteries surrounding his new companion Josie. Victorian magic shows, murderous trees, lost books, crystalline life-forms, barges in space crammed with the undead… and the grand journey all begins in a sleepy Welsh town… besieged by living paintings!

Buckle up for a wild ride that embraces all the Gothic Romance and interstellar terror of the Doctor’s eighth incarnation!

Issue #1 comes with four covers to collect:

COVER A: REGULAR COVER: Alice X Zhang
Order code: AUG151711

COVER B: PHOTO COVER
Order code: AUG151712

COVER C –1:10 INCENTIVE VARIANT: Warren Pleece
Order code: AUG151713

COVER D – BLANK SKETCH COVER INCENTIVE VARIANT
Order code: AUG151714

Titan Comics Eighth Doctor miniseries announced (UPDATED)

Titan Comics held their own Doctor Who-themed panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday where it was revealed that the next Doctor to receive a special miniseries would be none other than Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor!

The new Eighth Doctor comic will launch this October, with seasoned Doctor Who writer George Mann at the helm and art by Emma Vieceli. Several covers for the first issue were revealed, including one by Alice X. Zhang and a variant photo cover.  

Further details about the Eighth Doctor’s new adventure are expected to be released soon.

UPDATE: Titan Comics has released further details on Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1 which can be seen below: 

DOCTOR WHO:THE EIGHTH DOCTOR #1
Writers: George Mann
Artist: Emma Vieceli
Publisher: Titan Comics
Frequency: 1 (of 5)
Page Count:  32pp
Price: $3.99
On sale Date: October 28, 2015

“I’M THE DOCTOR, AND I’D VERY MUCH LIKE TO KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING IN MY HOUSE…”

Get ready for an all-new season of comics adventures featuring the Eighth Doctor, as played by Paul McGann in the Doctor Who movie, fan-favorite minisode Night of the Doctor… and over fourteen years (and counting!) of astounding Big Finish audio spectaculars!

Five amazing, interconnected new stories take the Doctor on a rollercoaster of threat and misadventure, as he investigates the mysteries surrounding his new companion Josie. Victorian magic shows, murderous trees, lost books, crystalline life-forms, barges in space crammed with the undead… and the grand journey all begins in a sleepy Welsh town… besieged by living paintings!

Buckle up for a wild ride that embraces all the Gothic Romance and interstellar terror of the Doctor’s eighth incarnation!

Issue #1 comes with four covers to collect:

COVER A: REGULAR COVER: Alice X Zhang
Order code: AUG151711

COVER B: PHOTO COVER
Order code: AUG151712

COVER C –1:10 INCENTIVE VARIANT: Warren Pleece
Order code: AUG151713

COVER D – BLANK SKETCH COVER INCENTIVE VARIANT
Order code: AUG151714

Cover to Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1 by artist Alice X. Zhang (Credit: Titan Comics)

Photo Cover to Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1, coming this October (Credit: Titan Comics)

Incentive Variant Cover to Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1 (Cover C) by artist Warren Pleece (Credit: Titan Comics)

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From Doctor Who Official on Instagram and from The Zygon Inversion (S09E08), one of the most powerful and emotional scenes in Doctor Who history appears today. I just screen-capped two of the dialogue bits with Bonnie and the Doctor’s (amusing) response.

Though, in all seriousness, watching this scene again makes me once again question why Peter didn’t get acknowledged for a BAFTA. Weeks before we were mesmerized by his performance in Heaven Sent, we were given an appetizer of this man’s incredible acting abilities.

I wonder if Doctor Who Official knows that they captured the exact moment of the Doctor’s facial expression that Alice X. Zhang used for the Steelbook Series 9 DVD Blu-ray cover: