Cutaway Comics, known for having new, independent comics with some of Britain’s finest creatives behind them. This new imprint is another string expanding world of Doctor Who, featuring creator-licensed stories set in that universe; and inspired by classic “Doctor-less” stories found in Doctor Who Weekly that launched the careers of Alan Moore and David Lloyd among others.
Publisher Gareth Kavanagh, one half of the publishing duo behind Vworp Vworp, the
acclaimed fanzine chronicling the history of Doctor Who comics, explained in a press release:
“I was always fascinated by strips in the back of Doctor Who Weekly that didn’t feature the Doctor. Instead, the monsters took centre stage – and the stories were terrifying. Those strips
launched the careers of Alan (Watchmen) Moore and David (V For Vendetta) Lloyd
amongst others, and this is our homage to those unpredictable and wild stories with the next
generation of talent.”
The first ‘chapter’ of Cutaway Comics includes a visit to the giant tower block of Paradise
Towers, the rogue god Omega attempting to free himself of his black hole prison and a
dimension-hopping trip to 1970’s Soho in Lytton.
A noir thriller perfect for fans of Sin City and Criminal, launch title Lytton, featuring the
intergalactic soldier seen in Doctor Who’s fan favourite serial Resurrection of the Daleks. It
is a brand new story written by his creator Eric Saward and featuring art from Barry (Star
Wars, X-Files) Renshaw.
Davison and Colin Baker’s Doctors, as well as writing many fan favorite stories. Eric says:
“It has been an adventure pushing one of my own characters into this visual medium. I’ve
very much enjoyed seeing my characters take on a life of their own after all this time!”
Further stories to come from Cutaway Comics include
Omega: Vengeance, Writer: Mark Griffiths, Artist: John Ridgway (Doctor Who Magazine, Hellblazer);
Omega: Vengeance, which sees a rogue god Omega pulling the strings to escape his black hole prison – but will the society of Minyos fall as a result? Influenced by Greek mythology, the mix of cosmic and mythological will appeal to fans of The Sandman and Promethea.
- Written by Mark Griffiths whosechildren’s book series Spy Toys (written under the pen name Mark Powers) has been optioned by Dreamworks.
- Features art by the legendary John (2000AD,
Paradise Towers: Paradise Found, Writer: Sean Mason, Artist TBC.
Return to the world of Paradise Towers, a giant tower block with teenage gangs, murderous old ‘rezzies’, and underground whispers that might topple the tower block once and for all – think The Thirteenth Floor meets Halo Jones. Written by Sean Mason, who has previously adapted Halo Jones and V for Vendetta for the stage, the artist will be announced shortly.
Keep looking on the Cutaway Comics website for more about this story including the
opportunity for artists to be involved. Cutaway Comics has launched a Kickstarter to raise awareness of the project, offering exclusive perks such as digital copies and the chance for you to appear in a future Lytton comic.
Beyond the comics, each issue ordered directly from the Cutaway Comics webstore will
include an exclusive bonus DVD with the following content planned :
- Video commentaries on the comic featuring artist Barry Renshaw and writer Eric
- An introduction to the series from Eric Saward;
- New interviews with Eric Saward and Barry Renshaw;
- Newly recorded audio commentaries for ‘Gangsters’, the series that shot Lytton actor
Maurice Colbourne to fame featuring series creator Philip Martin and BFI Historian
- A newly recorded audio commentary for ‘The Caves of Androzani’ featuring Salateen
actor Robert Glenister
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You can order Lytton #1 directly from Cutaway Comics at www.cutawaycomics.co.uk.
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Lytton launches July 2020.