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Doctor Who/Ncuti Gatwa, Umbrella Academy & More: BCTV Daily Dispatch

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/05/2022 - 9:38pm in

In today's BCTV Daily Dispatch: Doctor Who/Ncuti Gatwa, The Umbrella Academy, Ms. Marvel, SNL, WWE/Roman Reigns, Fear TWD, The Baby & more!

Doctor Who: New Doctor Ncuti Gatwa Knew in February: "Been Emotional"

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/05/2022 - 12:25am in

New Doctor Ncuti Gatwa revealed they knew back in February that they would be leading the BBC's Doctor Who & discusses "emotional" moment.

Doctor Who: BBC Introduces Our Next Doctor, Ncuti Gatwa

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 08/05/2022 - 10:43pm in

Huge Doctor Who news this Sunday as the BBC officially introduced Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa as the new Doctor stepping into the TARDIS.

FCBD Doctor Who Finally Explains Why The Doctor Always Visits Earth

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 07/05/2022 - 11:12pm in


Comics, BBC, Doctor Who

Doctor Who, given its long history, has a habit of broadcasting stories that provide a fresh insight on what once was. Sometimes they are welcomed,

Doctor Who: Eccleston, Big Finish Audio Dramas Head "Back to Earth"

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 04/05/2022 - 9:38pm in

Christopher Eccleston & Big Finish have teamed up for a new set of audio adventures: Doctor Who- The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Back to Earth.

New Wild Cards Cover and I’m a Guest at MCM London!

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 04/05/2022 - 6:38pm in


Doctor Who

Welcome to my Wednesday Blog, and there’s loads of new news!

Wild Cards #2 Cover and New Release Dates

Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards is the title of a new comic series from Marvel, which I’ve written, and the first artist of which is the great Mike Hawthorne. It’s the start of an adaptation of the first volume of George R.R. Martin and Melinda Snodgrass’ epic, decades-spanning shared world of super heroes, written by a collective of brilliant authors. As a member of that collective myself, I’m particularly delighted to be bringing this, the real world take that came before Watchmen, that’s influenced everything since, to Marvel.

Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #1 will be out on July 27th (the date’s been put back) and you can read all the details here.

But you have to let your local comic store know you want this thing! They’ll be delighted you popped in. You need to tell them before Monday, June 27th! (You could, if you want, mention the Previews code APR220830 but you so don’t need to.)

#2 will be in comic stores just a week later, on August 3rd, and you have to therefore order it before July 4th.

You can see the series at Previews here.

Here’s the blurb:


Spanning more than 25 novels, more than 20 short stories, released over three decades and written by more than 40 authors, the Wild Cards series tells the story of an alternate history in which the Earth is home to super-powered individuals. When a human is infected with the alien “Wild Card” virus, the odds are that they will be killed…which is referred to as “drawing the black queen.” Of those who survive, the bulk of them become “jokers,” left with some strange mutated form. A lucky few are called “aces,” those gifted with super-powers they can put to use toward heroes goals…or villainous ones. Now, for the first time in comic book form, see how the Wild Cards universe began with an adaptation of the very first stories in the original Wild Cards novel. Based on stories by Harold Waldrop, Roger Zelazny and series mastermind and editor, George R.R. Martin, Wild Cards is a stellar introduction to a whole new world reshaped by the emergence of superpowers.

And here’s the amazing cover to #2!

Cover by Steve Morris.

#2 concludes our adaptation of the first two stories in the original Wild Cards volume, and we’ll move on to the next story in #3. I can wait until people see this!

I’m a Guest at MCM Comic Con!

On 27th-28th May I’m going to be a guest at MCM Comic Con London, at ExCel.  I’ll have a table on the Friday and Saturday of the convention, and will be appearing on a panel!  (Which hasn’t been announced yet.)  Do say hello!

I’m excited to be selling comics and books just like I do at Thought Bubble.

Rosebud (on The Culture Bunker!)

My gonzo spaceship novella Rosebud is out now from Publishing, and in all good bookstores, both online and physical!

And it was the wonderful SFF author Adrian Tchaikovsky’s pick to talk about on the latest episode of the Culture Bunker podcast (during which host Andrew Harrison said some very kind things about me). It’s well worth a listen, covering Adrian’s career, Lauren Beukes and much interesting music.

Lots of my fellow SFF authors have been kind enough to say nice things about it.

It’s about the digitised crew of a tiny spaceship encountering something beyond their ken. It’s funny and then it goes all deep and then lands somewhere very different and I think it may be my best thing? Anyway, you can order it from here, or from several US bookstores listed here and here are the links for Amazon US and UK.

I am so proud of this thing. Do take a look.

Thanks, Peter!

I Have a Story in the next 2000AD Sci-Fi Special!

Myself and artist Emma Vieceli have a Psi-Judge Anderson strip in this year’s 2000AD Sci-FI Special, which is out on 10th August. It’s one of their Comic Rock issues, with each strip inspired by a specific song. I should have more details next week, but wait until you find out which artist I’m paying homage to!

Cover by Luke Preece.

Doctor Who Comic: The Many Doctors Collection

This lavish box set of multi-Doctor comics is out from Titan on 5th October, and contains Four Doctors by myself, artist Neil Edwards and back-up artists Rachael Smith, Marc Ellerby and Neil Slorance, with colourist Ivan Nunes and letters by Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt of Comicraft. Something for your Christmas list!

Not sure who the cover artist is. Please let me know!

I’ve Joined LinkedIn!

So because everyone seemed to be on there, I finally took the plunge and joined LinkedIn, so if you’d like to follow me (I’ll be putting out release and other professional news there) I can be found here.  (And there’s now a button about this, and about my Instagram, on the front page of this site. Which really needs tidying up, I know.)

Fairford Festival of Fiction

My little literary festival, Fairford Festival of Fiction, is coming back this summer!  On June 3rd and June 4th I’m running two workshops and then a tent full of authors in our own tent as part of the larger Fairford Festival.

First off, we’ve got children’s author Sophie Kirtley in Fairford Library for a workshop (£5 entry fee) at 11am on Friday, 3rd June.

Then, at 2pm the same day, also in Fairford Library, we welcome current Fantastic Four and Star Wars artist Rachael Stott for a comics art workshop.  (Again, only £5!) 

Then, on Saturday, 4th June, the Festival itself features memoirist Clover Stroud, children’s author and illustrator Steve Antony, and, of special interest to my fellow geeks, once again Rachael Stott, Clarke Award-winning novelist Geoff Ryman and games writer (Resident Evil: Village) and Atomic Blonde comicker Antony Johnston.  

Our situation as part of a larger local festival means that you also get thrown in a beer tent, stalls, attractions and bands all day, turning into a big party in the evening.  In the gorgeous Cotswolds setting of Fairford Cricket Club, it’s a really great experience.  

The whole Saturday experience with all five authors costs just £8 (plus online booking fee).  If you like the idea of the above, you can book tickets here.  

Poster by Janet Page.

Three Little Wishes Pre-Order!

I’ve got a fantasy rom com graphic novel coming out from Legendary Comics on July 12th. It’s called Three Little Wishes. It’s about a finnicky contract lawyer who frees a fairy from a bottle, gets three wishes and decides to fix the world. But the rom of the com gets in the way. The rest of the creative team is amazing: Steven Yeowell on art; Pippa Bowland on colour art and Simon Bowland on letters.

And now Amazon UK and US have put up their pre-orders for the book, at those links! And you are also now able to order the book from your favourite book store or local comic shop!

Cover by Yeowell and Bowland.

Hammer House of Podcast

Hammer House of Podcast, in which myself and Lizbeth Myles watch the Hammer horror movies in UK release order, is out on the 13th of every month, with our April episode (our 50th!) being about Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed. You can get these episodes free wherever you normally get your podcasts, as well as on our site, but if you sign up to our Patreon, for any sum of money from £1/$1, you get an extra episode every month too, on the 27th, in which we watch Patron requested movies and films from other horror studios of the same era.

We’re also now offering advertising slots (on the regular episodes only) to anyone who’s got something they’d like to sell to that highly engaged audience. If you’d like to ask us about advertising something of yours, just drop us a line at with HHoP in the subject line. (We reserve the right to not take your ad for any reason.)

The poster designer this time has kept the list of things one will ‘see’ quite vague, and thus pretty accurate!

My Online Store (with added Rosebud!)

I now have a shop on Ko-fi, selling signed and personalised copies of a lot of my work (including the last four copies of Rosebud!) There’s even one remaining item for which I’ve activated the ‘pay whatever you like’ option, so you can get them for just the price of postage!  There are also a couple of pretty rare items, and when they’re gone they’re gone.

There’s worldwide shipping, for which I’ve put up prices to the most usual destinations.  (If you’re from somewhere else, leave a comment telling me what you want and I’ll calculate you a shipping price.)

Ko-fi is most often used as a tip jar for creators, and sure you can buy me a coffee if you want to, but really the aim is to get signed items to those who want them.   You’ll find the big, welcoming button saying ‘Buy Signed Items’ on the front page of this site.

Newsletter Sign Up

If you’d like to hear about all of my doings before this blog comes out, then you need my Friday Newsletter, which has all the news and its own exclusives. You can sign up here.

See you next week!

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Doctor Who: Redacted Fun & Relevant Spinoff You Didn't Know You Needed

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/05/2022 - 11:38pm in

Three episodes into Doctor Who: Redacted, and it's clear the fun & relevant spinoff has a lot more still to say about our society & the world.

Arrowverse Reax, Moon Knight, Doctor Who & More: BCTV Daily Dispatch

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/05/2022 - 9:38pm in

In today's BCTV Daily Dispatch: Arrowverse, That '90s Show, Moon Knight, The Flash, Star Trek, Fear the Walking Dead, Doctor Who & more!

Doctor Who S14: So When Is A "Second Re-Boot" Not A "Second Re-Boot"?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/05/2022 - 4:57am in

So is new Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies planning a "second re-boot" or a "second re-boot"? Confused? We'll explain...

Doctor Who: Jo Martin's Doctor Was Missed Opportunity Deserving Better

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 30/04/2022 - 10:37pm in

Jo Martin deserved her own Doctor Who series instead of serving as another of Chris Chibnall's gimmicks made up on the fly as showrunner.