John Barrowman Honors Elisabeth Sladen With New Character For Torchwood Comic

John Barrowman revealed a new character created for the Torchwood comic published by Titan Comics: Sladen, named for the actress who played Sarah Jane Smith in the Doctor Who universe.

John Barrowman Honors Elisabeth Sladen With New Character For Torchwood Comic

Earlier this week, Barrowman teased the new character for the comic, which he co-writes with sister Carole Barrowman, in a Facebook video:

And now he's revealed who that character is: Sladen.

The Barrowmans said in a press release from Titan Comics:

"We are very excited to bring this new character Sladen to the world of Torchwood. You all know both Carole and I were great fans of the wonderful Elisabeth Sladen who played Sarah Jane Smith and what a better way to pay homage to her and create a character with her last name. Elisabeth Sladen / Sarah Jane Smith was the mother of our ship on Doctor Who and now Sladen lives in Torchwood."

Elisabeth Sladen died suddenly in 2011 after battling pancreatic cancer.

Sladen will make her debut in Torchwood: The Culling #1, with artist Neil Edwards, in stores on October 18.

John Barrowman Honors Elisabeth Sladen With New Character For Torchwood Comic

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John Barrowman Honors Elisabeth Sladen With New Character For Torchwood Comic

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John Barrowman Honors Elisabeth Sladen With New Character For Torchwood Comic

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John Barrowman Honors Elisabeth Sladen With New Character For Torchwood Comic

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Summary: When we last saw Captain Jack, Gwen, and the rest of the new Torchwood team, they had just defeated an alien invasion in the Arctic… but missed a mysterious pod, buried under the ice, that held a seemingly familiar face. Now Captain Jack must battle his worst nightmare… or greatest daydream!

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