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Titan Comics Takes Over Doctor Who License

The Doctor and his T.A.R.D.I.S. find a new home at Titan Comics

In a piece of stunning news, BBC announced that they signed a new deal with Titan comics to publish Doctor Who comics. Titan has had some creator-owned success with series like DEATH SENTENCE, LENORE, and TANK GIRL. Creative teams will be announced in the upcoming weeks, and Titan will release their first Doctor Who books in 2014.

Titan's Who-books will focus on Tennant's Doctor, Smith's Doctor, and Capaldi's Doctor, whose season is currently in production over at BBC. No word yet if Titan plans to delve into past Doctors.

This ends the roughly six-year relationship with IDW Publishing, who launched their first DOCTOR WHO volume back in 2008. With the relaunch of the television series, Doctor Who's popularity skyrocketed and so did the want for everything Doctor Who, including reprints of old books, which IDW also produced.

How well the Who franchise does over at Titan all really hinges on who the creative teams are. There's a lot for Titan to jump into here, with endless amounts of stories, characters, and worlds to tackle. All eyes are on Titan Comics.

What do you guys think of the move? How will Titan Comics do with this extremely popular franchise?

22 Comments
Posted by StMichalofWilson

Titan Comics will succeed, or they will be EXTERMINATED!!!

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Well congrats to Titan because this must be a big deal for them, pretty cool that a UK publisher got the deal.

Edited by MaccyD

Great boost for Titan comics.

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Edited by ColonelRunAway

@jonny_anonymous said:

pretty cool that a UK publisher got the deal.

"Good, good! One by one now, repossess our assets from the colonies!"

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@jonny_anonymous said:

pretty cool that a UK publisher got the deal.

"Good, good! One by one now, repossess our assets from the colonies!"

hahahahahahahahaha

Posted by wundagoreborn

Wow, 2 minutes ago I didn't know who Titan Comics was.

Now, I'm thinking I may become one of their subscribers.

Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose

I haven't been so impressed with the Titan original stuff I've read for my reviews, but maybe they'll do alright with an established franchise.

Posted by EvilPenguin543

An ongoing (or even limited) series starring Jack Harkness or Jenny, Strax, and Madame Vastra would be cool.

Edited by Smart_Dork_Dude

I'll give it a shot.

Posted by NightFang

Why couldn't Doctor Who stay at IDW? Now James Roberts might never get a chance to write him.

Edited by Transformers1024

I didn't know they made Doctor Who comics. Never heard of Titan comics either. From the looks of it, it seems like good news for the fans!

Posted by pikahyper

@jonny_anonymous said:

pretty cool that a UK publisher got the deal.

"Good, good! One by one now, repossess our assets from the colonies!"

Best comment I've seen in a while :D

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Edited by TheManInTheShoe

Great news

@colonelrunaway said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

pretty cool that a UK publisher got the deal.

"Good, good! One by one now, repossess our assets from the colonies!"

Best comment I've seen in a while :D

lmfao

Posted by bloggerboy

Nice! I might check these out.

Posted by E1000

Put Russel T Davies back on it and it will be awesome !!

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Wow didn't see this coming

Posted by MatteoPG

I still have to buy the IDW ones... they are in my wishlist since ever.

Posted by Alertcircuit

With the whole 10, 11, 12 all getting featured thing, I wonder if they'll all share the same title or if each doctor gets their own series.