Doctor Who Comic Book License Moves to Titan Comics
IDW lost the license to produce Doctor Who comic books at the end of 2013. With so much attention being spent on the revitalized franchise, though, observers suspected the format wouldn’t be gone for long. Today comes news that the BBC has selected a new print partner, and it’s one headquartered in the UK.
Titan Comics announced that all-new Doctor Who comic books will be coming in 2014, with new adventures featuring the Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor, and after the new series launch, the Twelfth Doctor.
The tenth Doctor, played by David Tennant, was, in my opinion, the most popular of the new incarnations, so it makes sense that they’ll produce new adventures with him. The eleventh, Matt Smith, was the one in the role while the worldwide blitz — the show has the Guinness World Record for the largest TV drama simulcast ever, since the 50th Anniversary Special was broadcast to 98 countries at the same time — carried awareness of the character to new audiences. We haven’t yet seen much of the new reincarnation, played by Peter Capaldi, but he’s got some big shoes to fill. No creative teams have been announced yet, which will be the determining factor on how good these reads will be.
From the press release, “Titan Comics is the comics and graphic novel division of global publishing giant Titan, a pioneer that has proven itself over three decades with internationally-recognized brands such as James Bond and Sherlock Holmes, as well as creator-owned successes like Tank Girl, Lenore, and Death Sentence. Titan’s magazine division is the largest publisher of licensed entertainment properties in the US.”