It is mad that there is a 3-month gap until the next issue when the show is still on TV for another month! This may be my jumping-off point though as I was mostly keeping it going to read the end of 11th Doctor Year Two (which finished this issue) as the other stories haven't really being doing it for me in their 'Year Two' runs.
Tales from the TARDIS #19 has come out on time. Err, yay?
#19 10D #2.16 / 11D #3.1 / 12D #15
Just the final Tenth Doctor Year Two issue to go, Eleven is on Year 3 now and Twelve will be on Year two next issue. Next issue end of November. This one is badged as 'Autumn 17' so I realise it's actually been quarterly since the May issue.
I see now this is how Titan work. Rather than giving a title a legitimate shot, like Panini, Titan just ride popularity waves and use and drop titles at will. Who is not as popular as it was a few years back, but rather than waste the licence they keep it ticking over in case there's more money to be made when the new series starts.
Similarly, the new Wonder Woman title was probably never expected to run more than three issues. The one shot must have sold well so an issue two followed, then a third to finish that story line (even though it didn't) then gone. The first issue didn't advertise a second, and the third finished with 'Read more WW in Justice League'. Makes me feel like I don't really know where I am with them - I'm unlikely to buy into a new title for fear it'll vanish after a month and I'd have been better of buying a trade. Next issue of Who will be my last to finish the Year two stories. I've no idea what happened in the last one as it is.
Absolutely. For Year 3, trades. Makes so much more sense. I just need that last part of the rather protracted Tenth Doctor arc. In three months...
Like you said, the WW special gave no indication it would be a series, then issue two popped up from nowhere and finished with issue three. All they did was reprint the story The Lies from issues 1,3,5,7,9,11 of the Rebirth reboot comic (did some research to find out what this was) purely to cash in on the popularly of the film with no intention of continuing. The big special was pretty poor really, it was a 75th Anniversary homage comic, so useless for new readers like me and just full of short stories that didn't make an awful lot of sense. None of it really gave me a feel for how the character is represented these days - the way Liam Sharp talked about her in his interview in the Meg this month made it sound more interesting than it was.
That completes a year of it being quarterly. I'm not buying it now. If I want to read those stories I'll get trades, but I can live without them. I'm more interested in the third and fourth Doc mini-series.
#22 is out! I was amazed to see copies in my local newagent as they have not stocked the title before. Coupled with a redesign I suspected it had been relaunched but, er, next issue due 23/8! It does conclude the current stories and by then perhaps the show is back on telly? Will it go back to monthly then?
Interestingly, while the title uses the new logo all branding now has it is stacked rather than on one line. Changes the feel of it entirely. Not sure how I feel about it.
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It would make sense for the title to go monthly and align with Titan US' publishing strategy and run with the 13th Doctor stories as they start when the show is back on telly. Or will it just stay quarterly with 10th/11th/12th Doc stories? We shall see.
With the quarterly schedule, I am amazed it is still going but perhaps DWA's extinction is helping it?
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I picked it up. Be warned. Though it is a bumper sized issue it is not structured like a double-size story. This was clearly meant to be issues #1 and #2 and at a late date the two were stuck together so it reads a bit bumpy as I was unaware of this going in. It is ok though felt curiously flat though I can't put my finger on why.