John Barrowman reunites with Captain Jack in new Torchwood comic series + 5 variant covers

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Apr 14, 2016, 11:18 AM EDT

John Barrowman will be reuniting with his iconic Torchwood character of Captain Jack Harkness in a new series of comics. Reunited and it feels so good.

Titan Comics has announced that its Doctor Who comic-book universe is about to expand in a big way (I wonder if it will be bigger on the inside) with a new Torchwood series. Not only that, but John Barrowman himself will write the comics’ first issue, which will hit stores on July 6, right on time for the third annual Doctor Who Comics Day on July 9. The Arrow actor will be sharing writing duties with his sister (and writing partner-in-crime) Carole E. Barrowman.

What should make Torchwood fans even happier is that the series will apparently also tie in with the Big Finish audio dramas. Here’s what Titans says about the new comic-book title:

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 last time we saw John Barrowman rocking Captain Jack's long coat was in 2011's Torchwood: Miracle Day. Since then, fans (and Barrowman) have been begging for more, but, alas, still to no avail. Have a look at five variant covers, and let us know if you’ll be picking Titan’s new Torchwood comics.

(via The Beat)