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Four Doctors Battle Cybermen in 50th Anniversary Comics

first_imgStay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Titan Comics celebrates the 50th anniversary of Cybermen with its Doctor Who event, Supremacy of the Cybermen.The book, now available in hardcover for about $15 (and paperback), unites multiple Doctors through time to fight the “unstoppable” cyborgs.“Can the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors—each battling the Cybermen alone, on a different temporal front—undo the damage that has been wrought on the universe, before they are converted themselves?” the Titan Comics description said.Written by George Mann and Cavan Scott, with art by Alessandro Vitti, the 124-page volume comprises five stories published between July and November 2016.Titan ComicsThe series begins with Rassilon—fallen leader of the Time Lords, exiled from Gallifrey. Captured by the last of the Cybermen, his time-traveling power is reappropriated by the walking tin cans.“With it, every defeat is now a victory,” the comiXology summary said. “Every foe is now dead—or cyberized.”What follows is a four-issue race to end the Cybermen before they end the world. Each Doctor fights his own battle across four separate time zones, ending in what comiXology called a “staggering finale.”Each issue is available digitally for $2.99; the Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen Vol. 1 edition sells for $14.99 (digital) or $19.99 (print).The cybernetically augmented humanoids were first introduced in the 1966 episode “The Tenth Planet”—William Hartnell’s final story as the First Doctor. The original Mondasian Cybermen will return this summer to cap off Season 10—Peter Capaldi’s final stories as the Twelfth Doctor.Cybermen were last seen (on TV) among alien refugees hiding in London (“Face the Raven”) and in season nine finale “Hell Bent,” in which a rusted robot it imprisoned in the Cloisters of Gallifrey.Now, after more than 50 years off the air, the original version of the deadly enemies return for a two-part tale featuring the Twelfth Doctor, Bill Potts, Nardole, and Missy—written by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay.For more Whovian wonders check out our Doctor Who gift guide.last_img

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