Jon Pertwee's third Doctor returns for new comic book adventures

May 18th 2016 – This August, BBC Worldwide and Titan Comics are excited to announce that the Third Doctor is back, in comics! This brand-new five-part comic series stars the Third Doctor, as played by Jon Pertwee and classic companions Jo Grant (Katy Manning – Sarah Jane Adventures) and the Brigadier (Nicholas Courtney) in classic Doctor Who action, as you’ve never seen it before!

Hitting stores and digital platforms from August 31st, DOCTOR WHO: THE THIRD DOCTOR expands Titan Comics’ hugely popular and critically acclaimed Doctor Who comics line, which already includes adventures from the Fourth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors.

Actor Jon Pertwee starred as the Third Doctor in 128 episodes from 1970 to 1974. Pertwee’s portrayal as the Doctor was a suave, dapper and technologically oriented man of action, who spent his time stranded on Earth, working with the international military group UNIT.

Fresh off last year’s epic smash-hit, Four Doctors, fan-favorite Doctor Who scribe PAUL CORNELL (Wolverine, Action Comics, The Severed Streets) teams up with artist CHRISTOPHER JONES (Young Justice, Marvel’s Avengers), to bring unexpected twists and turns to the lives of the Third Doctor, and his companions, in an all-new story, ‘The Heralds Of Destruction’.

When something enormous and extraterrestrial crashes into Bedfordshire, the Doctor, Jo Grant, and the forces of UNIT under Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart mobilize immediately to investigate – and find themselves in the middle of a pitched battle against a terrifying invader! But the shocking face that awaits their return to base may tip their whole world off its axis…!

The debut issue comes with five variant covers to collect: three art covers by artists Josh Burns, Simon Myers, and Paul McCaffrey, a photo cover and a blank sketch cover.

Retailers can order issue #1 of Doctor Who: The Third Doctor from the June edition of Diamond PREVIEWS. This all-new storyline in the world of an old classic will delight longtime fans and freshly converted Whovians alike. Fans can find their nearest comic store at

Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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