The third Doctor Who Comics Day is a week from on Saturday July 9th and looks to be the best one yet. As well as Supremacy of the Cybermen, a new comic crossover we’ll be looking at in detail later this weekend, there are events, exclusive merchandise and activities all planned for the day.
Doctor Who signings across US on the day will include Blair Shedd at Newbury Comics (Boston), Andrew Pepoy and Jason Millet at Graham Crackers (Chicago), Mark Wheatley at Beyond Comics (Frederick, MD), Todd Nauck at Big Red Comics (Orange, CA), Kelly Yates and Tony Shasteen at Borderlands (Greenville, SC), and Richard Starkings at Pulp Fiction (Long Beach, CA).
UPDATE: We’ve also just had the following signings confirmed for the UK:
Cavan Scott, George Mann, & Rachael Stott at Forbidden Planet London (UK); Rob Williams at Forbidden Planet Bristol (UK); Simon Myers at Forbidden Planet Birmingham (UK);Rachael Smith at Travelling Man, Manchester (UK):Paul Cornell at Gosh Comics, London (UK); Neil Edwards at Forbidden Planet Liverpool (UK);Gordon Rennie and Emma Beeby at Forbidden Planet International Edinburgh (UK); Boo Cook at Scorch Comics, Eastbourne (UK)
Meanwhile, Titan’s Doctor Who story, from this year’s Free Comic Book Day event will be available for free digitally, featuring four all-new short tales of the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors written and drawn by the creative teams from Titan’s four ongoing Doctor Who titles,.
There will also be Doctor Who Comics Day t-shirts and mugs featuring art by Supremacy of the Cybermen artist Alessandro Vitti, and a limited edition Doctor Who Titans: “Army Of Ghosts” Cyberman 3-inch vinyl figure – only available at comic book stores.
For the first time this year Titan are also supplying Doctor Who fans with kits to host their own reading group events on the same day. Over 300 parties are planned across the globe to read and celebrate Doctor Who comics.
A Twitter marathon contest is planned for the day via Titan Comics’ Twitter page @ComicsTitan too. Doctor Who comic creators Cavan Scott and George Mann will be answering fan questions at 11:00am EST that day and fans can ask questions using the hashtag #DWCD. Titan are also encouraging all fans to get creative and visit their local participating store on Doctor Who Comics Day in cosplay, then tweet pictures to @ComicsTitan.
We’ll have a review of the first issue of Supremacy of the Cybermen up later this weekend.