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Sylvester McCoy returns in Titan's new The Seventh Doctor mini-series

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Feb 17, 2018

Everyone has their favorite time lord in the fifty-five year legacy of Doctor Who, and whether it's David Tennant, Tom Baker, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, or the new first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, there's a gallant Gallifreyan to fit any geek's tastes.

One of the oft-forgotten or overlooked Doctors is Sylvester McCoy's alien time-traveler, the Seventh Doctor, who saw action during the 1987-89 seasons and was a vital component of the franchise's tie-in novels and comic strips before regenerating in 1996.

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Clad in his trademark panama hat, plaid pants, paisley necktie, and question mark umbrella, McCoy has a loyal following who all dig this time lord's quirky style and dark demeanor. The animated Scottish actor was the final Doctor of the original series before it was cancelled due to waning audience interest.

Titan Comics is resurrecting this eccentric, manipulative character in a new comic series by veteran Who writers Andrew Cartmel and Ben Aaronovitch, with art by Christopher Jones, and it's destined to catapult you back into the radical era of the Eighties this June.

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Here's the official solicitation synopsis:

This June, BBC Worldwide Americas and Titan Comics are excited to announce that the Seventh Doctor is back, in comics! This brand-new three-part comic series stars the Seventh Doctor, as played by Sylvester McCoy, alongside classic companion Ace (Sophie Aldred).

Hitting stores and digital platforms in June 2018 with a double-sized first issue, DOCTOR WHO: THE SEVENTH DOCTOR #1, written by Seventh Doctor script editor and showrunner Andrew Cartmel, and writer Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London). Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor expands Titan Comics’ hugely popular and critically acclaimed Doctor Who comics line.

In Titan Comics’ new mini-series, an unknown alien intelligence in orbit around the Earth. Astronauts under attack. A terrifying, mysterious landing in the Australian interior. The future of the world itself at stake. Counter Measures activated. The Seventh Doctor and Ace are slap bang in the middle of it all! This is OPERATION VOLCANO!

Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel return to the TARDIS, on the 30th anniversary of fan-favorite episode “Remembrance of the Daleks” with The Seventh Doctor comics, and are joined by illustrator Christopher Jones (The Third Doctor) and colorist Marco Lesko (Robotech, The Ninth Doctor) to bring astonishing twists and turns to the lives of the Seventh Doctor, and his companions.

The premiere issue will be presented with four collectible variant covers: three evocative art covers by Alice X. Zhang, Simon Myers, and Christopher Jones, and a special photo cover by Will Brooks. Titan's The Seventh Doctor title will also manifest itself with a backup strip written byTwelfth Doctor scribe Richard Dinnick, with artwork by Jessica Martin (Doctor Who: The Greatest Show In The Galaxy).

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Check out the first peek at the covers in the gallery below and tell us if McCoy's Doctor was one for the ages.

 

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