Paul McGann's short-changed Eight Doctor getting his very own Who comic

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Jul 17, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT (Updated)

Aside from that so-so TV movie and a surprisingly awesome 50th-anniversary short, Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor hasn’t gotten a whole lot of love (outside of those nifty radio dramas, of course). Now he’s finally getting a whole new set of adventures.

Titan Comics has been pumping out several concurrent Doctor Who series, including those focused on the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors. Now they’re moving on down the list. The publisher has announced a brand-new, five-issue miniseries starring McGann’s enigmatic man in a big blue box. The series is being written by George Mann (Doctor Who: Engines of War), with art by Emma Vieceli (Life Is Strange, Jem & the Holograms).

The Eighth Doctor is enjoying a bit of a renaissance fresh off that Night of the Doctor short from a while back, and we’re glad to see Titan expand on the momentum with a new series. The current comic runs have done a surprisingly good job of capturing the wit and style of each separate Doctor, so it’ll be interesting to see how they imagine McGann’s version — especially without quite as much canon to build the character (perhaps they’ll dig into those audio dramas for inspiration?).

Check out the full cover for the first issue below and let us know what you think.

Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1 is set to hit shelves Oct. 28.

(Via Digital Spy)