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Comics Prove Their Awesome Status, Give the Doctor a Hispanic Companion

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A Hispanic New Yorker gets to hang around with the 10th Doctor? Titan Comics, have you bugged my apartment?

Titan Comics, the licensed publisher of Doctor Who tie-in comics has announced that their new series featuring David Tennant‘s Doctor will feature a brand new companion, Gabriella Gonzalez.

Created by series creators Nick AbadzisRobbie Morrison and artist Elena Casagrande — who is responsible for the images above — [Gabriella] is a New Yorker, described by Titan as being “stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s laundromat, dreaming of college and bigger, better and brighter things.”

That would make her one of the Doctor’s few companions of color. The series is said to take place sometime after “Journey’s End” and “The End of Time,” a spread of episodes that have been fertile ground for expansion of the Doctor’s adventures before. Just this summer, the 50th anniversary episode “The Day of the Doctor” chose to place itself partly in that era of the 10th Doctor’s time. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Doctor is reluctant to take on a new companion after Donna Noble, but, as usual what he wants and what he gets can be two different things.

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor will launch on July 23rd, simultaneously with Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor, for those Matt Smith fans out there.

(via The Hollywood Reporter.)

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