Album-inspired covers seem to be all the rage this year, with both Marvel and Black Mask going the hip-hop route --- but the idea is nothing new. Back in the days when albums were actual physical objects, their nearly-square covers provided a cover for some iconic images that became indelibly familiar.

Titan Comics is the latest publisher to tap in to the cultural cachet of classic album art, with three new Doctor Who variant covers by artist Simon Myers riffing on albums from David Bowie, Blondie, and Bob Dylan. The covers feature on the upcoming third and fourth issues of the Twelfth Doctor series, featuring Peter Capaldi's Doctor and Jenna Coleman as the companion Clara, and a retailer-exclusive cover for the first issue of the upcoming Eighth Doctor series, featuring Paul McGann's take on the Doctor. Check them out below!

 

Simon Myers

 

THE TWELFTH DOCTOR YEAR TWO #3
WRITER: ROBBIE MORRISON
ARTIST: RACHAEL STOTT
COVER C ARTIST: SIMON MYERS - ALBUM VARIANT
PUBLISHER: TITAN COMICS
PAGE COUNT: 32PP
FORMAT: SOFTCOVER
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2016

Chaos descends on the private Scottish school of Ravenscaur, as secrets sunk at the bottom of the bay are dragged into the light! As the Doctor investigates reports of a Tunguska-style event that shook the heavens decades previous, Clara unravels an establishment conspiracy that cuts to the country’s heart!

 

Simon Myers

 

THE TWELFTH DOCTOR YEAR TWO #4
WRITER: ROBBIE MORRISON
ARTIST: RACHAEL STOTT
COVER C ARTIST: SIMON MYERS - ALBUM VARIANT
PUBLISHER: TITAN COMICS
PAGE COUNT: 32PP
FORMAT: SOFTCOVER
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 2, 2016

The shadowy puppetmasters behind the darkness at Ravenscaur are revealed, as the bodycount climbs and the shocking revelations add up! Can the Doctor and Clara, armed with a hundred years of secret history, triumph over the conspiracy and drive out an ancient evil?

 

Simon Myers

 

DOCTOR WHO: THE EIGHTH DOCTOR #1​ ​F​ORBIDDEN PLANET​/JETPACK VARIANT
WRITER: GEORGE MANN
ARTIST: EMMA VIECELI
COVER ARTIST: SIMON MYERS - ALBUM VARIANT
PUBLISHERS: TITAN COMICS
PAGE COUNT: 32PP
FORMAT: SOFTCOVER
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!

Get ready for an all-new season of comics adventures featuring the Eighth Doctor, as played by Paul McGann in the Doctor Who movie, fan-favorite minisode Night of the Doctor... and over fourteen years (and counting!) of astounding Big Finish audio spectaculars!

Five amazing, interconnected new stories take the Doctor on a rollercoaster of threat and misadventure, as he investigates the mysteries surrounding his new companion Josie. Victorian magic shows, murderous trees, lost books, crystalline life-forms, barges in space crammed with the undead... and the grand journey all begins in a sleepy Welsh town... besieged by living paintings!

Buckle up for a wild ride that embraces all the Gothic Romance and interstellar terror of the Doctor's eighth incarnation!