It’s San Diego Comic-Con time again. And we begin our coverage with Titan Comics’ wonderful Doctor Who: Missy panel. Hosted by Forbidden Planet TV’s Andrew Sumner. The panel talks with the entire team that is behind the Doctor Who Comic, which includes Eisner Award-nominated writer Jody Houser, artist Roberta Ingranata, colorist Enrica Eren Angiolini, and editor Jake Devine.
Over the course of one hour. The group discusses the journey that they went on in order to bring Missy to comic book form. The attention to detail that both writer and artist had to make in order to get it right. And the tight time schedules that they have to work within.
What Are Their First Memories of Seeing Doctor Who
Andrew Sumner, who is old enough to remember the original series of Doctor Who is very much in the minority in this discussion as all of his guest’s first memories of watching the series stem from either seeing The Paul McGann movie in 1996 or the 9th Doctor’s introduction back in 2005. In fact, Jody Houser relates a funny story about having been at the same convention as 9th Doctor Christopher Eccleston, but not being able to muster up the courage to speak with him.
The group discusses many aspects of Doctor Who. Including Andrew Sumner’s sofa diving days whenever he saw Cybermen emerging from London’s underground. Indeed, had I been younger when I saw that classic Patrick Troughton serial. I think I’d have dived behind the nearest sofa too.
Attention To Detail
As readers will know. We’ve been staunch supporters of Titan Comics run on Doctor Who and Jody Houser’s storytelling abilities in particular. As such, I wasn’t surprised to hear her talk about watching clips of episodes or entire episodes to make sure she gets Missy’s intonation right. As a reader of the comic. I can happily say that Houser pretty much nails it. Indeed, artist Roberta Ingranata also mentioned watching key scenes and episodes for a color reference or to make sure she is capturing the mood right.
The panel covers quite a lot in a short space of time. You can watch it yourself via the video, which is embedded below: