Tony Lee Returning To Doctor Who Comics For New Four Part Story ‘Dead Man’s Hand’

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doctor whoTony Lee has written many of IDW‘s greatest Doctor Who adventures. Last year, after an impressive run on the comic based on the cult classic show, he decided it was time he turned in his key to the TARDIS. Andy Diggle stepped in and has been doing a great job with the new volume of Who stories in the wake Lee‘s departure. Now it’s Diggle who is going to take a short break as it was announced today at IDW‘s panel at the MCM London Expo that Tony Lee is set to return for one more four-part story this September called Dead Man’s Hand. The story will start with issue #13 and run through the 50th Anniversary period.

The story has an awesome teaser with the UN-Deadwood sign as you can see to the side. It will feature The Doctor and Clara going to Deadwood in 1882. Tony Lee had a brief announcement about returning on his Facebook page. Also included are some very intriguing details about the upcoming story:

So yes, in the worst kept secret in comics this week, I just announced during the IDW panel at MCM that I am indeed following Andy Diggle on DOCTOR WHO, returning for a four part story from #13, ‘ DEAD MAN’S HAND, which has the Doctor and Clara in 1882 Deadwood, meeting Oscar Wilde, Calamity Jane, Thomas Edison, undead mask wearing gunfighters (including Wild Bill Hickok) who kill by pointing and of course an inter-dimensional alien invasion. Art is by Mike Collins, who drew my first ever DOCTOR WHO for DWM, and I’m very excited to be working with him (and IDW) on this, especially as it covers the Anniversary month!

So IDW’s 50th Anniversary festivities for Doctor Who just got a little grander with Tony Lee back. So now you have this story, the twelve part Prisoners of Time, and the Doctor Who Classics comics. That’s a lot of Who to keep us going until the 50th Anniversary special airs November 23rd. What do you think about Lee‘s return? Are you ready for The Doctor to cross paths with all those historical characters?

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