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Torchwood makes a come back with John Barrowman co-written comic and new audio tale sees Jack and Ianto reunited

April 17th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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This is sure to make a few Torchwood fans happy as John Barrowman and Gareth David-Lloyd AKA Jack and Ianto are returning to their most famous roles.

The penultimate instalment of Big Finish’s second season of Torchwood is called ‘Broken’, is written by Joseph Lidster, and takes place soon after the terrible events of ‘Cyberwoman’, the season episode of the show from 2006.

Producer James Goss commented: “Joe Lidster came up the with idea. ‘He’d spotted that something interesting happens midway through Series 1 of Torchwood on television, and he really wanted to investigate it. I’m afraid to say I just went, ‘Yes, yes yes. But John and Gareth together? Imagine how happy the fans will be!’ Both the actors fell on the script, and director Scott Handcock’s got some great performances out of it.”

The official synopsis reads:

Whenever Ianto Jones has a tough day at work, he has somewhere he can hide. And, for Ianto Jones, it’s always a tough day at work.

His girlfriend is dead, his colleagues don’t trust him, and his boss… his boss is something else. With no friends in the world, and his life in danger every day, is it any wonder that at night, Ianto Jones goes to the pub?

Ianto’s local becomes somewhere where he feels safe. Safe from his demons, safe from his life, safe from Torchwood. Until one evening, Captain Jack Harkness walks into a bar….”

Joining John Barrowman and Gareth David-Lloyd in the ‘Broken’ are Melanie Walters, Eiry Thomas and Ross Ford.

Season 2 will conclude in August.

And in related news, here’s the press release for a new comic series that is sure to be on Torchwood fans’ wish list…

CAPTAIN JACK IS BACK!

ALL-NEW TORCHWOOD COMICS KICK-OFF WITH EXCLUSIVE JOHN BARROWMAN & CAROLE E. BARROWMAN-PENNED ADVENTURE!

DOCTOR WHO TV SPINOFF, TORCHWOOD IS BACK, IN COMICS!

Titan Comics is excited to announce that Doctor Who TV spinoff Torchwood is back, in an all-new ongoing comic series starring the daring Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper.

Written by Captain Jack himself – John Barrowman – and Carole E. Barrowman, and with issues illustrated by Antonio Fuso(Drive, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) and Pasquale Qualano (Batman ’66, She Hulk, Harley Quinn), this spectacular original ongoing series is not to be missed.

In continuity with the new hit Torchwood audio dramas from Big Finish, as part of the official continuation of the Torchwood saga, the comic arrives in stores on July 6 – the week of Titan’s third annual Doctor Who Comics Day event – Saturday, July 9 2016.

The BAFTA-winning cult science-fiction drama by Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies, which aired for four successful seasons from 2006 to 2011, follows the exploits of Captain Jack, Gwen (Eve Myles – Broadchurch), and their team as they investigate the unusual, the strange, and the extraterrestrial.

The hotly anticipated Torchwood comic sees Captain Jack return to Cardiff to engage the help of the last person who expected to see him again, Gwen Cooper! A dark technology from a forgotten species has been claimed by a conspiratorial power… and in this collision between an ancient civilization and an all-new evil, the Earth itself may be forfeit! Only Jack, Gwen, and their allies from what remains of Torchwood hold the key to stopping a cataclysmic wave of destruction… On the road, on the run, and under fire – can Jack and Gwen put aside their differences and rebuild the heart of Torchwood… before its flame is stamped out forever?!

The debut issue comes with variant covers to collect from Doctor Who superstar artists including Tommy Lee Edwards (Tenth Doctor, Turf), Elena Casagrande (Tenth Doctor, The X-Files), Blair Shedd (Ninth Doctor), and Rod Reis (Doctor Who, C.O.W.L.)!

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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