Renowned TV series writer Paul Cornell will be contributing his vivid imagination for the upcoming Four Doctors Titan comics crossover event.
This will be a “weekly event, running through August and September 2015” and features the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors and their companions from the comics, as well as the War Doctor. Neil Edwards will be the artist.
Doctor Who News reviewer Martin Hudecek was given the opportunity to ask Paul some questions in the lead-up to this special crossover event, which launches on Wednesday 12 August.
Hi Paul, thanks for giving some of your time to talk to us at Doctor Who News.
1) What resulted in you working on this mini-series, apart from your numerous accomplishments in penning other Doctor Who stories over the years?
2) You are working with Neil Edwards for the first time I believe. How did this collaboration materialise, and how do your respective visions of DoctorWho align?
3) Peter Capaldi’s incarnation is obviously the current version, and we have many stories of his to come still. Are you following precedent in making him the ‘main Doctor’ or are you opting for a slightly different path here?
4) Which of the TV multi-doctor stories was the strongest in your view, and was it also the one to influence you the most for coming up with this new story?
5) Having adapted your own New Adventure book ‘Human Nature’ (which featured the Seventh Doctor) to instead be a Tenth Doctor for TV, could you describe the process of writing for different personalities and in different mediums?
6) Is the intent for this summer event to have any long-term impacts on the Twelfth Doctor, or is it more to be enjoyed as a special story on its own terms?
7) What has been the main inspiration for this new story, and how would describe the journey the different Doctors go through/?:
8) With a certain amount of regular characters to juggle, i.e. the various original comic companions as well as Clara Oswald, how do you approach making sure everyone gets a fair go of being involved?
9) What approach do you take so that the combined team of Doctors have a worthy enough foe?
10) You made your mark on original Doctor Who stories back when the New Adventures book line was very new, and helped ‘keep the flame burning’ during the long hiatus for the show. Could you really have believed at the time just how prosperous the Who franchise would become?
Thanks again Paul, and best wishes with all your projects.
Doctor Who: Four Doctors launches on Wednesday August 12, supported by Doctor Who Comics Day on Saturday August 15. In addition to the previously announced covers, a number of variant covers are available to pick up on Doctor Who Comics Day from stores including: Alien Entertainment; Books-A-Million; Borderlands; Cafe Anime; Forbidden Planet; Geppi’s Entertainment Museum; Hastings; Hot Topic; Jester Comics; Newbury Comics; Third Eye; Twilight Comics; and The Who Shop.
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