I just think that they're sending the wrong Doctor and set of companions. Should have been Five (just like Picard), Seven (would have been perfect and schemy) or Four (because he's Four).
IDW's Doctor Who
license doesn't cover new stories for past Doctors. Yes, The Forgotten
had new stories of old Doctors in its six issues, but IDW was told politely by the BBC after that not to do that again. Working within the parameters they have, the eleventh Doctor is their only option. *shrug*