Captain Jack Writes Himself

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He may complain about censorship of Torchwood and expose himself online, but did you know that John Barrowman can write, too? He plans to prove it by penning an issue of the official Torchwood comic.

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Barrowman's story - co-written by his sister, Carole - will appear in the next issue of Titan Magazine's Torchwood tie-in, illustrated by Tommy Lee Edwards (who most recently collaborated with Wanted's Mark Millar on Marvel Comics' 1985) and Trevor Goring. According to Carole Barrowman, this may not be the only Torchwood tale from the actor:

When John and I were working on [John's autobiography] Anything Goes, we spent a lot of time together on the Torchwood set. In between our storytelling and moments of inspired silliness (maybe one or two), we decided we’d like to work on a project together that involved Captain Jack. The role of myth in a culture’s zeitgeist has always intrigued John and I (it probably intrigues all sci-fi fans) so I when I got back to the US, I sent John a short story I’d written, ‘The Tale of the Selkie.’ Almost immediately he called and said, ‘This should be our first Captain Jack tale.’

The story, "Captain Jack And The Selkie," takes the Torchwood leader to a remote Scottish island where inhabitants are slowly disappearing one by one...

Torchwood #14 will be released in February.

John Barrowman to write Torchwood comic [Newsarama.com]

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Jack B. Quick

On a different note, there is some potential good news for US Torcwood fans; allegedly the five-parter Children of the Earth is going to be aired on BBCA very close to the UK airings - as in on the same day, supposedly June/July, and not spring like previously anticipated. At least according to BBC America president Garth Ancier: [www.gallifreyone.com]

Of course, the crap news is that we have to wait until June/July to see it. I was looking forward to spring, dagnabbit!