From Doctor Who (Vol. 1, No. 1, October, 1984, Marvel Comics):
INTRODUCTION by Jim Salicrup
This is going to be fun! If you’re already a dyed-in-the-wool-scarf follower of the time-travelling, jelly-baby-chomping Doctor then you’re going to love these never-seen-on-television comic book adventures. They’re just as exciting, imaginative and humorous as the television episodes. If by some strange chance this is your very first close encounter with the good Doctor, we’re betting it won’t be your last! Check out the fact-filled article illustrated by Walt Simonson on page 14 and you’ll get a hint at what all the excitement is about. We also recommend that you find out if DOCTOR WHO is being broadcast in your town. If it isn’t then write a letter to your favorite local TV station and demand your DOCTOR WHO! It’s never too late to join in! That’s one of the advantages to travelling through time, you know - it’s never too late!
The stories in this first American edition of DOCTOR WHO originally appeared in DOCTOR WHO COMICS WEEKLY published by Marvel in Britain. A few years ago we presented four issues of DOCTOR WHO in MARVEL PREMIERE to decide if an American audience would also embrace the good-natured Time Lord. As it turned out those issues were modestly successful. We decided, however, to wait until the Doctor’s American audience grew a bit larger before continuing his comic exploits. It seems that the time is now right for the Doctor’s own monthly comic book title. It’ll be sold only to specially selected outlets. Stores which will give this offbeat title the full support it deserves. We think we have a hit on our hands and we couldn’t be happier!
Besides the incredibly talented artists and writers listed in the credits of each story, this volume wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of Amy Javors, Marvel’s administrative manager of international licensing, and Tim Hampson, Marvel’s very own UK Editor. They worked hard to make sure we could present the finest reproductions of the original art and stories. If you happen to own any of the British comics in which these tales first appeared you’ll be able to spot where bits of artwork are appearing here for the very first time. And in order to preserve the proper British flavour inherent in DOCTOR WHO we decided not to alter the spellings in any of the captions or dialogue.
And before I run out of room, I’ve just got to thank Dave Gibbons for taking time out from his busy schedule to provide us with the wonderful new covers and corner symbol which adorn this issue! Thanks, Dave, we appreciate it! So until next time, remember to never take a turtle to tea in a TARDIS!
Inspired by Anita Sarkeesian’s Video Game Tropes vs Women, I wanted to pitch a Zelda game where Zelda herself was the hero, rescuing a Prince Link.
Clockwork Empire is set 2,000 years after Twilight Princess, and is not a reboot, but simply another iteration in the Zelda franchise. It just so happens that in this case, Zelda is the protagonist. I’m a very big Zelda fan, and worked hard to draw from key elements in the continuity and mythos.
This concept work is meant to show that Zelda as a game protagonist can be both compelling and true to the franchise, while bringing new and dynamic game elements that go farther than being a simple gender swap.
Hope you like it!
Real talk whenever Aaron does character re-imaginings I get super excited and this is no exception holy shit.
I am very fond of this idea :D great designs
Jemma Salume says: My Klarion, The Witch Boy cover is based on a painting called “Souls on the Banks of the Acheron” by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl.
Colin McComb’s apology for “The Complete Book of Elves”