Plans for Doctor Who Captain Jack graphic novel suspended

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Several websites which once featured a graphic novel referred to as Doctor Who 2021 Event are now deleted or edited to say that the item is either unavailable or out of stock.

The graphic novel featuring Captain Jack Harkness and written by Jody Houser and illustrated by Roberta Ingranata was offered for pre-order and scheduled to be released November 16, 2021.

The novel was intended to be a tie-in with Doctor Who Series 13 and the original published synopsis, later edited, stated that it would specifically tie in to the second episode of the series.

A thrilling new Doctor Who Graphic Novel which stars fan-favorite Captain Jack Harkness as he goes up against the insidious Torchwood institute!

In the midst of kicking alien butt – and looking good doing it – Captain Jack Harkness is suddenly transported through a time-window to 19th Century Cardiff… again!

Realising there’s more than one thing afoot, he sets out to uncover what the Victorian-era Torchwood Institute team are up to behind closed doors, hoping to solve the mystery of why time-windows are cropping up everywhere. But what he finds is very unexpected, and will certainly leave him needing a hand from some old friends…

Bursting straight out of the long-running hit television series, this bold new tale ties-in directly with episode two of the hotly-anticipated series 13.

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

This is the third time a release featuring Captain Jack, a character played by John Barrowman, has been scrapped amid reports of improper conduct by the actor.

The immersive theatre experience Time Fracture cancelled plans to include a cameo they filmed with John Barrowman.

Big Finish Productions removed Torchwood: Absent Friends from their Monthly Range release schedule. The title featured John Barrowman and David Tennant voicing their roles as Captain Jack and the tenth Doctor.

Now the graphic novel referred to as Doctor Who 2021 Event is no longer available for purchase.

The cancellations follow a recent Guardian article which shone a spotlight on John Barrowman’s past behaviour on the Torchwood set.

In 2008, Torchwood executive producer Julie Gardner reprimanded John Barrowman for on-set inappropriate conduct.

Barrowman released this statement after he was contacted by the Guardian journalists:

“With the benefit of hindsight, I understand that upset may have been caused by my exuberant behaviour and I have apologised for this previously. Since my apology in November 2008, my understanding and behaviour have also changed.”

Barrowman was staying at his property in Cardiff during Doctor Who Series 13 filming from January through March 2021 while he filmed his role as host of Dancing on Ice at a studio in Hertfordshire. The producers of Dancing on Ice have not made a decision about Barrowman’s future involvement with the programme.

It is not known if John Barrowman secretly filmed Doctor Who Series 13 scenes while staying in Cardiff and therefore impossible to discern whether the series, likely to air in Autumn of 2021, will be affected by the cluster of cancellations surrounding the actor.