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Once Upon A Time Lord – trailer for new Doctor Who graphic novel

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The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones star in a comic strip adventure to celebrating Doctor Who’s 60th.

As Doctor Who’s big anniversary approaches, there are numerous ways to splash your hard-earned cash. The show has a long and storied history in comic form, and the current incarnation of that comes from Titan Comics.

Their contribution to the festivities comes in the form of a graphic novel. Once Upon A Time Lord stars the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones, plus a host of familiar adversaries.

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The story comes from the award-winning Spider-Man writer Dan Slott, who makes his Doctor Who debut with the title. The illustrator is Christopher Jones, a stalwart of Titan’s Doctor Who range.

Here’s the synopsis for Once Upon A Time Lord:

An epic story that sees companion Martha Jones captured by the insatiable Pyromeths, and her only hope for survival is to keep them distracted with sensational untold tales of the Tenth Doctor facing off against his greatest foes– both classic and new!

Witness the incredible adventures of the Tenth Doctor like never-before! You’ll be on the edge of your Tardis as she recounts three unbelievable tales of The Doctor facing off against his deadliest foes!

Bursting straight out of the long-running hit television series, this Doctor Who collection continues the time-travelling tales of the Doctor and friends.

Buy it, read it, then travel back in time to read it for the first time all over again…!

Interestingly, this is not the first Doctor Who tale to bear the title. Once Upon a Time-Lord was also a Sixth Doctor comic strip from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine in 1985. Written by Steve Parkhouse and illustrated by John Ridgeway, it also featured the Doctor’s shape-changing companion Frobisher, who was stuck as a penguin. It will be interesting to see if he’s snuck into the pages of this version too!

Previously scheduled for October 10th, Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: Once Upon A Time Lord is published on 7th November, 2023. It’s up for pre-order and available as a hardcover, as well as on Kindle.