Official Doctor Who media accounts released a video revealing the cover image and a glimpse of the content of the Doctor Who Annual 2024.
The cover contains images of the Fourteenth Doctor (David Tennant) with his sonic screwdriver and the Fifteenth Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) in a new pose in his Doctor Who Christmas special costume.
Written and curated by Paul Lang, the description of the annual is as follows:
“Featuring an exclusive Fourteenth Doctor story!
You’ve never seen a Doctor Who Annual quite like this…
In November 2023, Doctor Who returns to our screens with an almighty TARDIS-crashing bang. David Tennant is back as the Doctor, Catherine Tate is back as the incredible Donna Noble.
And the Doctor Who 2024 Annual is THE place to start an incredible journey. With everything you wanted to know about the Doctor — plus costumes, games, behind-the-scenes info — it even includes a never-seen-before Fourteenth Doctor story, and a sneak peek at the long-awaited Fifteenth Doctor…
So get your sonic screwdrivers at the ready, and plunge into a Whole New Who World.”
The annual will include a comic featuring the Fourteenth Doctor and a Sycorax Queen taken from a story by Steve Cole to be published in The Ten Days of Christmas, a book of festive tales featuring the Tenth Doctor which will be released in October. The comic in the annual is definitely a Fourteenth Doctor story, however, showing him in the Fourteenth Doctor’s costume and mentioning how his regeneration into a new incarnation has changed his blood. The Sycorax were aliens first seen in the 2005 Tenth Doctor Christmas special The Christmas Invasion.
The annual will also have a features on the Doctor in all their incarnations, the TARDIS, the sonic screwdrivers, and hints from Russell T Davies about what the future holds for Ncuti Gatwa’s Fifteenth Doctor plus the above-mentioned costumes, games and behind-the-scenes info.
The Doctor Who Annual 2024 will be released on 7 September in the UK and is available for pre-order on Penguin and Amazon UK. The annual will also be released in the USA on 24 October and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.