Long before the Enterprise traveled to the stars or Luke Skywalker was a gleam in the eye of Darth Vader, a thief with two hearts stole a time machine and traveled the universe several times over and saved the lives of countless billions. Now as the British science fiction show, “Doctor Who,” celebrates its fast approaching 50th anniversary, Bluewater Comics is sharing their latest bio-comic “Orbit: The Cast of Doctor Who” with readers in January 2012.
“Orbit: The Cast of Doctor Who” will come in both a graphic novel and single-issue form. Written by, Paul Salamoff and drawn by Jaime Martinez Rodriguez, Scott Boyce and DJ Burgess with covers by DC artist Joe Phillips.
“Doctor Who” debuted on the BBC in 1963 and was played by William Hartnell. When Hartnell decided to leave the role, it was then decided the Doctor could regenerate his appearance into another actor. Since then, over 11 actors have played the Doctor such as Tom Baker , Paul McGann and the current Doctor, Matt Smith and each will be featured in both versions of “Orbit: The Cast of Doctor Who.” However, the graphic novel will feature a bio on Peter Cushing who played the Doctor in two feature length movies, though he is not considered part of the 11 official actors, Bluewater wanted to mark his contribution.
“At Bluewater Comics we felt that a show like Doctor Who needed to have a bio-comic done,” said Darren Davis, president of Bluewater Comics. “There were so many fine actors who played the role of the time traveler, we just wanted to highlight the careers of a handful of the actors.”
Writer Paul J. Salamoff said he has adored “Doctor Who” since he was a child. “I have been obsessed with ‘Doctor Who’ for as long as I can remember,” said Salamoff. “My office is literally filled with ‘Doctor Who’ Toys, Books, DVD's and Daleks. Lots of Daleks!”
Salamoff said writers could continue telling stories about the Doctor for another 50 years. "I find that the possibilities with the character are endless and the stories touch on every aspect of science fiction that I love,” said Salamoff.
The “Orbit” series was launched earlier in 2010 that serves a pop culture companion to Bluewater Comics successful “Female Force,” “Political Power” and “Fame” series. The bio-comic allows Bluewater to delve into the history of certain newsworthy entertainers and explains how a person has achieved the level of office in the government.
Bluewater Comics biography comic book series has been featured on CNN, The Today Show, TV Guide, USA Today, People Magazine as well as thousands of other places. This issue will sell out fast, so make sure you pre-order it.
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