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Doctor Who News: New Logo Revealed, 7th Doctor Returns for Comics

Client: Richard Dinnick - Writer Date: 07/13/2018

We’re another day closer to Doctor Who‘s anticipated autumnal return.

And while the BBC remains tight-lipped about what’s in store for the new series, new showrunner, and new Doctor, that doesn’t mean we can’t dig up some news on our favorite time-traveling alien.

The British Broadcasting Company this week surprised Whovians by teasing an updated logo and insignia.

Watch as the TARDIS bursts out of nowhere, careens through the “Doctor Who” imprint like a bullet through ballistic gel, and flies off screen. There’s no telling who’s inside: The Thirteenth Doctor, last seen plunging toward EarthNew companions Graham, Ryan, and Yasmin? A rogue Dalek piloting the time machine to its destruction?

We’ll have to wait until (rumored premiere month) October to find out.

“New Doctor. New series. New logo,” according to the barren video description.

If this modern remake of a tired trademark is any indication of what viewers can expect from season 11, then I think we’re in for a wildly exciting ride.

Leading lady Jodie Whittaker is sure to bring power, emotion, laughs, and style to the TARDIS. But she’ll also bring equality.

As if we needed more proof of the BAMF she is, the northerner recently spoke out about her battle for equal pay on Doctor Who.

The BBC made headlines last year when a report suggested men working for the British Broadcasting Company earn an average 9.3 percent more than women. In fact, two-thirds of the firm’s on-screen stars earning more than £150,000 ($209,000) a year are male.

So, when Whittaker snagged the role of the new titular Time Lord, she made sure her contract included a salary as high as predecessor Peter Capaldi’s.

Which, according to Radio Times, is somewhere in the vicinity of £200,000 ($278,000) to £249,999 ($348,000)—based on fiscal year 2016. That hefty stipend is also likely padded with a take of the show’s commercial earnings.

“It’s an incredibly important time and the notion [of equal pay] should be supported,” Whittaker told the press backstage at last month’s National Television Awards.

“It’s a bit of a shock that it’s a surprise to everyone that it should be supported.

“I know I do not speak just on behalf of the women here, I speak on behalf of the men and the women,” she continued, adding that people of both sexes believe they should be paid equally.

It turns out Whittaker has even more in common with her former iterations than a paycheck: The Thirteenth Doctor is slated to make her comic debut later this year. Featuring an all-female creative team—writer Jody Houser, artist Rachael Stott, and colorist Enrica Angolini—the new iteration of Titan Comics’ ongoing series continues a popular tradition.

One that harkens back to the original era of Doctor Who with a new three-part comic tale starring Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy and companion Ace (Sophie Aldred). Written by former script editor Andrew Cartmel and Ben Aaronovitch, the double-sized first issue hits shelves in June.

Catch up with the classic characters as they battle an unknown alien intelligence; the Seventh Doctor will also appear in a backup strip written by Richard Dinnick, with art by Jessica Martin.

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