Torchwood Comic Strip: Update

Published on April 13th, 2010

If you’ve been keeping up with the site you’ll remember that a couple of weeks ago I reported that Gareth David-Lloyd, the actor who portrayed Ianto Jones on “Torchwood”, was going to be writing a comic strip about his character for Torchwood Magazine.  A press release came in today with more details about the strip including the announcement that Pia Geurra was supplying the art. Torchwood Magazine Issue #21 will be in stores on April 15th or May 11th in the United States. Below is the press release.

Press Release

iantoThe new issue of the official Torchwood magazine – on sale 15th April – plays host to an exclusive Torchwood comic strip penned by Torchwood star and fan-favourite, Gareth David-Lloyd!

David-Lloyd’s character, Ianto Jones, who died in Captain Jack’s arms in the recent Torchwood five-part series ‘Children of Earth’, gets a new lease of life and takes centre stage once again in this exclusive comic strip – a move that will delight all fans of the criticallly acclaimed Doctor Who spin-off.

Talking exclusively to the official Torchwood magazine, David-Lloyd said, “I feel I know this character implicitly. The narrative of this comic focuses predominantly on Ianto, and integrates a number of characters who have been missed by Torchwood’s ardent followers.”

The story, titled ‘Shrouded’, is made up of two parts and is as diverse as it is thrilling. Ianto, who struggles with his tumultuous feelings for Captain Jack from the offset, has his world turned upside-down by the visit of a familiar face from the future. Additionally, he is set a mission that could alter the course of life, as he knows it, forever…

‘Shrouded’ is illustrated by Pia Guerra, the critically acclaimed artist of Vertigo Comics’ ground-breaking series, Y: The Last Man and more recently, Doctor Who: The Forgotten. Pia won Outstanding comic book artist for 2006 at the Joe Schuster Awards.

Gareth-David Lloyd’s official website also posted the following:

Gareth has written an Ianto Jones comic strip adventure, Shrouded’, for the official Torchwood magazine – look out for part one in issue 21, due out in the UK on 15th April 2010 (11th May in the US).

The story sees Ianto struggling with his feelings for Jack and dealing with a visit from a familiar face from the future. Gareth says “I feel I know this character implicitly. The narrative of this comic focuses predominantly on Ianto, and integrates a number of characters who have been missed by Torchwood’s ardent followers.”

Dana Shukartsi

Dana@ComicImpact.com