‘Doctor Who’ Comic Variant Covers Rock 2016

The Doctor will get some fantastic retro rock makeovers this year. All images courtesy Titan Comics.
The Doctor will get some fantastic retro rock makeovers in 2016. Images courtesy Titan Comics.

The Twelfth Doctor, has already proven his rock sensibilities on Series 9 of BBC’s Doctor Who. Now, Titan Comics is giving The Doctor and his companions a little more music cred with a series of variant covers inspired by classic album art.

Each cover is created by artist Simon Myers (Scarlett Couture, Ghost), starting with a special Forbidden Planet/Jetpack exclusive variant of Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor #1 depicting the Eighth Doctor incarnation (Paul McGann) via the style of Bob Dylan’s “The Freewheelin’.”

The Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is next up for Myers’ rock ‘n’ roll makeovers. This includes a a David Bowie “Heroes” inspired variant of The Twelfth Doctor Year Two #3 in February 2016, written by Robbie Morrison and illustrated by Rachel Stott, followed by The Doctor, Clara, and a trio of notable Doctor Who villains looking sharp ala Blondie’s “Parallel Lives” for The Twelfth Doctor Year Two #4.

There’s no word yet where the Twelfth Doctor variants should be available, but hopefully more album variants like these are on the horizon in the coming new year.

The Doctor doesn’t always get to be a hero, but perhaps the famous Bowie lyrics should say, “We could be Time Lords, just for one day!”

The Eight Doctor album variant may not be available everywhere, but be on the lookout for more music-inspired variants in the coming year. Image courtesy Titan Comics.
The Eighth Doctor album variant may not be available everywhere, but be on the lookout for more music-inspired variants in the coming year. Image courtesy Titan Comics.

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