Barrowman Collaborates On Torchwood Comic Strip

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Torchwood magazine is delighted to announce that a forthcoming issue will feature an original Torchwood comic strip, written by none other than Captain Jack himself, John Barrowman, and his sister, and regular collaborator, Carole E. Barrowman.
The story, featuring in the first 100-page issue of the bi-monthly 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... Artwork for the comic strip is provided by Tommy Lee Edwards and Trevor Goring. Tommy Lee Edwards is the acclaimed artist behind several stunning comic projects including Marvel¹s current smash hit O1985¹, plus the acclaimed OBullet Points¹, DC¹s OThe Question¹, and several more.
Speaking about the project, Torchwood comic editor Martin Eden said: ³I¹m so excited to be working on this story  John and Carole are an absolute pleasure to work with. And Tommy Lee Edwards is one of my favourite artists. I¹ve seen the thumbnails that Tommy and Trevor have worked on  and, believe me, the readers are in for a treat!²
Carole E. Barrowman explains how the project took off: ³When John and I were working on [John¹s autobiography] Anything Goes, we spent a lot of time together on the Torchwood set. In between our storytelling and moments of inspired silliness (maybe one or two), we decided we¹d like to work on a project together that involved Captain Jack.
The role of myth in a culture¹s zeitgeist has always intrigued John and I (it probably intrigues all sci-fi fans) so I when I got back to the US, I sent John a short story I¹d written, OThe Tale of the Selkie.¹ Almost immediately he called and said, OThis should be our first Captain Jack tale.¹²
John Barrowman picks up the story: ³Fast forward to ComicCon 2008 in San Diego, where we met the artists Tommy Lee Edwards and Trevor Goring. 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 I¹ve seen. The four of us hit it off immediately
and I asked if they¹d ever be interested in working with us on a Captain Jack project. They thought about it for, oh, about 30 seconds, and so OCaptain Jack and the Selkie¹ was born!²
They both agree, ³We hope fans love it as much as we do!²
Building up to the release of the magazine, Torchwood magazine will release imagery via its official Facebook page:
Subsequent issues of Torchwood magazine will feature stories from a whole host of talent, including award-winning comic creators Nick Abadzis and Paul Grist, plus Torchwood script editor and novel writer and Doctor Who comics writer Gary Russell.
Torchwood magazine Issue #14
On sale in the UK and Ireland 19th February

On sale in the US 17th March

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