Head over to eBay now and get bidding!
Doctor Who: Through Time and Space – the collected edition of IDW’s Who one-shots by Tony Lee, John Ostrander, Gary Russell, Rich Johnston, Charlie Kirchoff, Paul Grist, Kelly Yates , Adrian Salmon and last, but not least, ourselves and Ben Templesmith – is available to buy now.
If five days of Torchwood gave you the urge for more…
Strip!: Doctor Who comics now…
Alex Fitch talks to the creators of a couple of recent innovative Doctor Who comics about bringing a new angle to the popular franchise. Leah Moore and John Reppion wrote the recent one off comic “The Whispering Gallery” which sees the Doctor and Martha exploring a terrifying museum on an alien planet.
Also, Alex talks to Richard Morris, creator of the popular and unauthorised web comic, “The Ten Doctors” – an epic serialised graphic novel which celebrates almost every aspect you can think of from 46 years of the Timelord’s adventures.
Reality Check: Torchwood in print
In a panel discussion recorded live at a meeting of the British Fantasy Society, late 1980s Doctor Who script editor Andrew Cartmel talks to a quartet of Torchwood novelists – Mark Morris, Sarah Pinborough,Guy Adams and Joe Lidster – about bringing the show to the printed page and expanding the adventures of Jack, Ianto and Gwen to the length of a hardback novel.
Online 17/07/09 www.sci-fi-london.com/audio
It’s been almost a month since Doctor Who – The Whispering Gallery arrived in comic shops across the globe (well, not so much here in the UK but we won’t get into that…) and we’re extremely happy to report that the general response to the one-shot has been really, really positive.
With that in mind, I thought I’d post links to some of the lovely reviews we’ve found or been pointed towards online:
- comixtreme.com – 4.5 out of 5
- popsyndicate.com – 3 out of 5
- majorspoilers.com – 4 out of 5
Thanks to everyone who enjoyed the book and took the time to write a review or get in touch and let us know. We really appreciate it.
Doctor Who – The Whispering Gallery , the IDW one-shot written by us with art by Ben Templesmith, is out today!
Have you picked up a copy yet? If not, you might consider ordering one direct from IDW because Mr. Templesmith is signing and personalising them!
Still not convinced? Here’s an interview with Leah and myself from SFX.com about the project.
Want even more? Okay the, here’s a preview of the first five pages of the book (shh, don’t tell anyone).
Now go any buy like crazy!
Ben Templesmith, lovely chap that he is, has donated some Doctor Who – The Whispering Gallery (out next week by the way) art to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund which they are currently auctioning off on eBay here: http://cgi.ebay.com…
The aution will end in two days (Feb-20-09 15:00:00 PST) so now is the time to get in there and bid. This is your chance to own some fantstic artwork and to contribute to a very, very good cause so dig deep!
Very best of luck.
Image from Ben Templesmith’s Flickr stream
Official Press Release
In this special one-shot, Dr. Who, The Whispering Gallery, superstar artist Ben Templesmith tackles his first full Dr. Who project, alongside comic book writers Leah Moore & John Reppion.
In The Whispering Gallery, the TARDIS lands in a maze-like gallery filled with thousands of talking pictures, and the Doctor and Martha discover they’ve come across a planet where showing emotion has been outlawed. The inhabitants have good reason for their supression, but it wouldn’t be like the Doctor to leave them in fear of truly living.
Married writing team Leah Moore and John Reppion have been fans of “Doctor Who” for nearly as long as they can remember, and pitched IDW Publishing on their story idea for the classic British sci-fi hero after Leah had a dream about a two-page spread one night.
Leah Moore said the couple had a hard time initially thinking up an original storyline. “Everything we could think up had already been done, or was not the right kind of story. We went off to bed one night after brainstorming fruitlessly for hours, and I went to sleep worrying that we’d not be able to think of anything and miss out on writing it altogether.”
After the dream, Leah says she woke up knowing clearing what they would do for Dr. Who, and got the story turned around very quickly after that.
Moore and Reppion became involved in the project after being approached by artist Ben Templesmith, an admirer of their work.
“Ben actually approached Leah via the modern miracle of Twitter and asked her if we’d be interested in pitching for a Dr Who one-shot with him as the artist,” explained Reppion. “Naturally, we were thrilled and said yes immediately. Ben is a fantastic artist and we both really admire his work, so it’s great to be able to work with him on such a brilliant little project.
Doctor Who: The Whispering Gallery hits stands February 25 from IDW Publishing.
32 pages, $3.99
Diamond order code: DEC084084