Bleeding Cool were the folks who first let you know that Titan Comics was to get the Doctor Who comics license from BBC Worldwide.
We then had to, sadly, let you know that, like the previous license holder IDW, they would not be available for sale in British comic stores. Panini hold the UK licence for comic stories that appeared in Doctor Who Magazine, and then sometimes collected, and they weren't going to budge.
Well now we can, happily, let you know that a deal has been done. The Tenth Doctor and Eleventh Doctor comics, published by a British publisher with British creators can now be officially distributed and sold in Britain in comic stores.
The first issues of both series will be on sale in stores at the end of July but retailers need to get their orders for the first three solicited issues in by the 20th June.
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DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #1 Nick Abadzis & Elena Casagrande | 32pp | FC | $3.99 | On-sale July 30
THE TENTH DOCTOR IS BACK, IN AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! NEW COMPANION! NEW FOES! UNFORGETTABLE NEW HORIZONS! ALLONS-Y!
The Eisner Award-winning Nick Abadzis (Laika) and fan-favorite Elena Casagrande (Angel, Suicide Risk, Doctor Who, Star Trek) take control of the TARDIS for their first five-issue arc with the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant!
Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family's New York Laundromat, dreaming of college and bigger, better and brighter things.
So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations – talking about an infestation of psychic aliens – she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands.
After Donna's tragic exit, the Doctor thought he was done with new companions. But Gabby Gonzalez is going to prove him wrong… if she survives the night!
DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1 Al Ewing, Rob Williams & Simon Fraser | 32pp | FC | $3.99 | On-sale July 30
THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR RETURNS IN AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES, WITH A TIME-TWISTING LEAP INTO THE UNKNOWN! GERONIMO!
A stunning new era begins for the Eleventh Doctor, as played by Matt Smith!
Alice Obiefune has just lost her mother when the Doctor explodes into her life.
But what does this grieving young woman have to do with the career of a 70s musician, an amnesiac alien, and a terrifying cosmic threat?
In the wake of the second Big Bang, find out what the Doctor gets up to when Amy and Rory aren't around!
Series architects Al Ewing (Doctor Who, Loki: Agent of Asgard, Mighty Avengers, Trifecta) and Rob Williams (Revolutionary War, Ordinary, Miss Fury, The Royals: Masters of War, Trifecta)kick off a whirlwind adventure through eternity with artist Simon Fraser (Nikolai Dante,Grindhouse, Doctor Who)!