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Toby Whithouse Working on Mystery Project for Marvel Comics

Toby Whithouse is working on a mystery project with Marvel Comics, perhaps as part of a celebration of the publisher’s 80th anniversary year.

Whithouse, who has written numerous episodes of Doctor Who since 2006 including School Reunion, The God Complex, A Town Called Mercy, and The Lie of the Land, will be working alongside artist, Alan Davis, who is probably best-known for his time on Captain Britain, though he’s also contributed extensively to Excalibur, The Uncanny X-Men, and Avengers.

No one knows what this project is just yet, though it should be revealed with the August 2019 solicitations. Editor-in-Chief, C.B. Cebulski promised that it’s bigger than any fans have so far imagined, and previously tweeted:

“The last comic to sell a million copies was Star Wars #1. Which was almost five years ago. I feel it’s about time we publish another title that sells over seven figures. And I think I have an idea…”

Indeed, the project has already paired up many creative teams including Joe Hill and Mike Allred; J. Michael Straczynski and Ed McGuinness; Chip Zdarsky acting as writer and artist; Roy Thomas and Rod Reis; Kelly Thompson and Pepe Larraz; Matthew Rosenberg and Leinil Francis Yu; Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver; Al Ewing and Mike Deodato Jr.; and Into the Spider-Verse writers and directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller with Javier Rodiguez.

It’d be great if Whithouse were working regularly on a new book for Marvel, but on Twitter, he’s stated that it’s a “bit of fun”, though he’s clearly very enthusiastic about the idea. And so are we!

We’ll keep you updated about what this project is as soon as we know.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Toby Whithouse Working on Mystery Project for Marvel Comics

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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