The Doctor and Sarah Jane are back on familiar territory...
Titan Comics has been on a Who publishing frenzy of late, with well- received titles for Doctors Eight through Twelve. Their next miniseries, however, features perhaps the best- loved Time Lord of them all. Written by Gordon Rennie and Emma Beeby, with art by Brian Williamson, “Gaze Of The Medusa” finds Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith together again.
“It’s the classic Doctor, the classic companion and a horror story set in Victorian London,” Rennie tells Red Alert. “It sums up everything that worked best in those years when the show was firing on all cylinders.”
Beeby believes that the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane’s relationship has much in common with the bond between Peter Capaldi’s Time Lord and Clara. “Sarah is the model for the new series companion,” she says. “She holds her own against the Daleks, while still having vulnerability.”
Rennie reveals that the Doctor will be donning some familiar garb in the five- issue series. “We’ve got him wearing the Sherlock Holmes get- up from ‘ The Talons Of Weng- Chiang’,” he says. “There’s also a reference to a monster from the current era, although the Doctor hasn’t met them yet. And he may even bump into the ancestor of one of everyone’s favourite UNIT members...”
Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor # 1 is published by Titan Comics on 23 March.