The Valeyard Judges the Doctor’s Comic Adventures
Well this is just getting ridiculous.
I can appreciate that they need to run a series with what they perceive to be the current incarnation and I’m aware that there will always be enough fan-girl interest to make it worthwhile doing a sandshoe themed line. I may not like it, or him, but I can appreciate the financial sense in doing so.
I was less than thrilled to discover that the floppy haired version of me was getting a line as well, but consoled myself that at least the overly ginger whiney one wasn’t going to be appearing. One takes their consolations where they can.
Then I was completely taken aback to discover that they were going to chronicle some of my leather bound phase as well, but upon reading the synopsis and noting the appearance of a certain former Time Agent I realised that was Barrowman’s fault. It’s astonishing how often this turns out to be the case.
However I began to grow weary when news reached Kasterborous Towers that my short bearded self was going to turn up in a crossover type event. Even now I’m unsure what vexed me more, the idea of a 90s style crossover or that a Doctor with considerably less screen time than me was getting a shot at comic stardom. Thankfully Cawley calmed me down by explaining that Paul Cornell would be scribing this particular event. I’ve always had a soft spot for Mr Cornell and his writings, so am willing to overlook this occurrence.
But movie boy is a step too far. That makes three Doctors (Eight, War and Nine) with less screen time than myself with a comic and quite frankly the 90s throwback had enough comic time back in his DWM days.
No, enough is enough. It’s well beyond time that I had my own comic book. As much as I enjoyed my seventh incarnation I will be extremely upset if he gets a comic reprise before I can make my debut.
Can’t you just picture it?
“Join the Valeyard on his quest through Time and Space as he seeks vengeance on his oldest enemy; himself. Joined by sassy (they’re all sassy these days – Ed) new female companion from a contemporary city yearning to escape her boring yada yada yada…”
And wouldn’t I look striking in a Alice X Zhang style cover? Really I don’t see why this isn’t happening already.
I will be most unhappy if the rumours of a Frobisher ongoing series prove to be true…