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July 8th, 2010 5 comments

Torchwood Comic Issue One

Torchwood Comic Issue 1

This item can be pre-ordered from ( their exclusive cover is shown first below)

comic-torch1fpThe hit BBC TV series hits the world of comics!

Tommy Lee Edwards and John Barrowman team up for Titan’s new Torchwood comic!

Acclaimed artist Tommy Lee Edwards, currently working with outspoken TV personality Jonathan Ross on the hit comic series ‘Turf’, has teamed up with John Barrowman (Torchwood’s Captain Jack) and his sister and frequent coworker Carole E. Barrowman, to produce ‘Captain Jack and the Selkie’.

‘Captain Jack and the Selkie’ is one of two original Torchwood stories in issue #1 and sees 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 rather what, is responsible.

torchwoodcomic01 Barrowman is overjoyed to have worked with Edwards, who he describes as one of his favorite artists. The pair began their collaboration when Barrowman and his sister Carole came across a poster of Captain Jack at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con.

“Tommy and Trevor had drawn a brilliant poster of my face super-imposed over the Face of Boe, which I think is the best piece of Captain Jack art I’ve seen,” said Barrowman.

“The four of us hit it off immediately and I asked if they’d ever be interested in working with us on a Captain Jack project. They thought about it for, oh, about 30 seconds, and so ‘Captain Jack and the Selkie’ was born!”

The second story is part one of a special five-part story written by Torchwood TV script editor Gary Russell. Entitled ‘Broken’, the story sees Captain Jack, Gwen and Ian to get trapped in a cosmic hotel, while an old villain from the TV series returns.

Artwork for ‘Broken’ is provided by Adrian Salmon, whose work includes The Cybermen for Doctor Who Magazine and Judge Karyn for the Judge Dredd Megazine.

Two collectible covers will be available for each issue – an art cover and a picture cover. British comic book artist Ian Churchill, whose work includes Superman for DC Comics and Avengers, Deadpool, and X-Men for Marvel, has drawn the art cover for issue #1. An alternate cover, also drawn by Churchill, will be available exclusively at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

torchwoodcomic02Carole E. Barrowman Interview

Carole is a Professor of English at Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI, where, among other things literary, she teaches a course titled, ‘The Future in Film and Fiction.’ She’s a regular reviewer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Minneapolis Star and Tribune, and a regional NBC morning show.

We were invited some time ago, along with several other sites, to put a few questions to Carole E Barrowman about her joint venture with her Brother to write a comic strip for Torchwood Magazine. We’d like to say thanks to Carole E. Barrowman and Ricky Claydon for the opportunity.

You can see the interview Here

This comic is supplied in a 50/50 mix of the art cover and photo cover.

Two further limited edition covers were availability at the 2010 SDCC, Ltd quantities are available at Forbidden Planet.


Torchwood Comic issue #1
On sale in the US August 10, 2010
Available from all good retailers and specialist comic stores.

Categorised under: Books, Graphic novels and comics


  • The Next Doctor Not Really

    August 7th, 2010 - 1:33pm

    a little late for a comic with Gwen and Ianto!

    So Gwen’s back and why not have a story from the past, but this reasoning, Big Finish with TV companions is a little late 😕

  • M_L_D_WHO

    August 7th, 2010 - 12:22am

    So this is set before Torchwood goes worlwide in series 4 and series Children of Earth. A bit late don’t you think.

  • C@A

    August 6th, 2010 - 4:22pm

    I think they are, but a little late for a comic with Gwen and Ianto!

  • Sontar 7

    June 2nd, 2010 - 4:01pm

    Am I right in thinking that these are reprints?

  • Weevil

    June 2nd, 2010 - 11:21am

    this is great, because ‘Torchwood’ is populor on telly, so to be in comics must be a really big deal fro BBC.


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