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.