Today Titan Comics’ Eleventh Doctor series begins a new year, with the Doctor and his companion, Alice Obiefune, going on their third adventure across time and space. It’s another returning companion, however, that will strike a chord with fans who have been following the comics since Year One.
John Jones was David Bowie in everything but name, and even there Jones was Bowie’s real surname before he changed it from The Monkee’s Davy Jones. A perfect guest companion for Matt Smith’s Doctor, over his time on the TARDIS Jones adopted his chameleon style and wrote song lyrics that sounded awfully similar to Bowie’s “Space Oddity.”
Year One was written before Bowie’s death last year and today’s issue will be the first John Jones has appeared in since, a thinly veiled tribute to one of music’s greatest revolutionaries.
Here is the press description for Doctor Who Eleventh Doctor 3.1: