Paul Lang, the author of the Doctor Who Annual, has revealed the front cover for this year.
Lang has taken to Twitter to reveal the new front cover and to give a hint at what’s inside. In a tweet posted on Saturday 23 June, Lang says, “This is the front cover for the Doctor Who Annual 2019, written by me and published by BBC Books on 1st November. Just WAIT until you see what’s on pages 52-53 – You might actually fall over with excitement. #doctorwho”
This is the cover for the Doctor Who Annual 2019, written by me and published by BBC Books on 1st November. Just WAIT until you see what’s on pages 52-53 – you might actually fall over with excitement. #doctorwho pic.twitter.com/CLhM7u3lnc
— Paul Lang (@rudemrlang) June 23, 2018
The front cover image shows Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor in her now famous striped jumper and yellow braces reveal outfit against a gorgeous turquoise background that features the TARDIS and a large glowing orange celestial body (we can’t say if it’s a moon, a planet or something else altogether!). The typeface is yellow/gold and includes Gallifreyan symbols.
When asked about the bright yellow and turquoise background colours in the image, Lang said that while the cover wasn’t anything to do with him, he thinks it’s great, adding “A nice change from the dark, spacey covers of the last couple.”
Lang responded to some cheeky tweets about whether the Rani will be included in the annual, but left us no clearer saying that she isn’t before remembering that she is! We shall have to wait and see.