While Doctor Who maintains a steady and popular TV presence on both sides of the Atlantic, it's sometimes easy to forget that the franchise is also telling plenty of exciting stories in the comic book world. Even after they left the show, David Tennant and Matt Smith's Doctors continued to have adventures in the TARDIS through comics, and this summer they'll get to take part in a major Doctor Who crossover with the current Doctor, Peter Capaldi.
Titan Comics revealed today that, in August, their current Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor, and Twelfth Doctor comics series will stop to make way for a five-part weekly series that will bring all three Doctors together for one story, written by longtime Doctor Who fan and writer Paul Cornell. You might know Cornell from his comic book work on everything from Wolverine to Batman & Robin, but he's also a successful TV writer with credits ranging from Doctor Who ("Human Nature/The Family of Blood") to Robin Hood and Primeval, and he's contributed several stories to Doctor Who Magazine. He's also written several Doctor Who novels, and now he gets to bring together three Doctors for one epic event.
Sadly, we still don't know the title of this piece, or who the artist will be, or what the general storyline is, but we do know that the only TV companion the series will feature is Capaldi's current co-pilot, Clara Oswald. Tennant and Smith's Doctors will be paired with comic-book exclusive Companions Gabriella Gonzalez and Alice Obiefune, respectively. Technically, Capaldi, Smith and Tennant briefly shared the screen during the 50th-anniversary special, "Day of the Doctor," but they've never really interacted like this before, and now Cornell gets to deliver that story to us. The series launches its first issue on Aug. 12 and continues all the way through September, and we'll let you know when we hear more details.