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Abadzis to write Torchwood strip

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Laika creator Nick Abadzis is writing a Torchwood strip for the TV show’s official magazine. Abadzis teams with the strip’s regular artist, Jack Staff creator Paul Grist, for part three of “Broken.”

Per the release from the magazine:

Abadzis, creator of the acclaimed graphic novel Laika and a contributor to The Times and Guardian¹s comic sections, writes part three of Broken for the hit BBC show’s official tie-in publication. In Broken, the team are trapped in a mysterious hotel ­ Gwen Cooper is plagued by the ghosts of Torchwood
past, while Captain Jack and Ianto must face Bilis Manger. Acclaimed artist Paul Grist, creator of Jack Staff and Kane, provides the art.

Abadzis joins a long list of stellar talent to have contributed to the Torchwood comic, including Tommy Lee Edwards, Simon Furman, Ian Edginton, D’Israeli and, recently, Carole and John Barrowman.

The strip will appear in issue 17 of the magazine, which comes out in the U.K. on Aug. 20 and in the United States Sept. 15.

You can check out some additional artwork from the strip after the jump.

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Barrowman, Edwards collaborate on Torchwood comic strip

The "Torchwood" comics cast, by Paul Grist

The "Torchwood" comics cast, by Paul Grist

Good, or at least interesting, news for fans of Torchwood: Actor John Barrowman is teaming with his sister Carole E. Barrowman and artist Tommy Lee Edwards on a comic strip for the next issue of Torchwood magazine.

Barrowman, as viewers of Doctor Who and the spinoff Torchwood know, plays Captain Jack Harkness, a time-traveling former con man who becomes leader of Torchwood.

The comic, which will appear in Issue 14 of the bimonthly magazine, “sees Captain Jack facing a deadly threat on a remote Scottish island, where people are disappearing one by one … To his horror, Jack starts to suspect he may know who ­ or perhaps more specifically what ­ is responsible.”

The previous issue featured a comic by Jack Staff creator Paul Grist. You can catch glimpses of Grist’s art on the magazine’s Facebook page.

Issue 14 will be available in the U.K. on Feb. 19, and in the United States on March 17.


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