Tony Lee is leaving the Doctor Who franchise with the Doctor Who Annual 2012 from IDW Publishing. The writer has helmed series, one-shots, miniseries and even a crossover between the Time Lord and the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
“It’s an escape story,” Lee tells Comic Book Resources of his final story, ”The Doctor willingly enters 1962 Alcatraz to rescue a friend after he learns of his death in a riot. It’s ‘Escape From Alcatraz’ with timey-wimey fun and shimmer-suited aliens thrown in. And a familiar face or two. I wanted to do something ‘big’ in my 11 pages, rather than have people just sitting at a table talking to each other. I like the running, jumping, climbing trees school of Doctor Who.”
Andy Diggle and Mark Buckingham will be the creative team on a new series spinning out of the annual.
For more of the story here’s the CBR link.