The Allocation Of Doctor Who/Star Trek

The Allocation Of Doctor Who/Star TrekNext week sees the launch of IDW's Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Infestation 2 comic. Already sold out and going to a second printing, the book is a hot comic, especially in the UK where Doctor Who is one of the most mainstream successful shows in the country, regularly beating the top soaps, sports matches and reality TV shows.

And unlike previous Doctor Who comics that have been restricted from being distributed in the UK, because IDW used Star Trek first in the title, it technically comes under the Star Trek distribution licensing terms, which are valid in the UK.

But sadly, it seems, Diamond UK have had to inform stores that they will be allocated on this comic, receving at the most, three quarters of their orders, with no more copies available until the second print comes.

It's just possible there may be riots. Especially around London's Forbidden Planet the weekend after, where the comic's co-writer/advisor Tony Lee is doing a signing.

If only someone had a time and space machine, so you could go back and grab the missing amount, warehouse it in somewhere that's dimensionally transcendant and deliver it next week. Hmmm, you know, Diamond Comic Distribution would kill for a TARDIS…


About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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