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Published on August 12th, 2013 | by Rebecca Crockett

Has Titan Got 2014 Comics License?

Is Titan Comics the next publisher of Doctor Who comics in the US?

In July, longtime US rights holder IDW announced that their partnership with BBC Worldwide would be ending after December 2013. Speculation had a number of companies eager to partner with the BBC, but Bleeding Cool is reporting that Titan Comics, the imprint of Titan Publishing, has won that honour.

Doctor Who volume 3 issue 1 from IDW

What this means for rumored upcoming titles is still unknown. IDW will conclude the partnership with a special issue commemorating the show’s 50th anniversary, with Titan likely to begin next year with stories featuring the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors.

Bleeding Cool is also reporting that the rumors of Titan buying Doctor Who Magazine and the rights to the comic from Panini, in a possible effort to bring the US and UK publishing rights under one roof, are being denied. But such a move might make it easier for Titan to publish their new titles in the UK.

What do you think? Will Titan be a good fit?


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Rebecca is new to the Who world, having only recently watched the entire new series in a span of 8 days. She is no stranger to sci-fi though, being a life long Trekkie and has vague memories of seeing the 4th Doctor on US television as a child. When not watching, reading, blogging, or talking about Doctor Who, she is a fan of pop culture and loves movies and books so much she has to keep a list of both so she doesn't forget any of them. She also likes to make attempts at various forms of art including photography and painting. Rebecca is currently working her way through as many classic serials and as many books related to the show that she can find and wishes she could have been with the Doctor and Amy when they met Van Gogh.

4 Responses to Has Titan Got 2014 Comics License?

  1. avatar Bob James says:

    I haven’t a clue about Titan. I certainly hope they will be a “good fit”. I don’t understand why IDW is walking away, and I don’t believe it’s a mutual decision. I’m going to be seeing Tony Lee in November at an annual con out here Chicago way, and I’m going to see if he’d we willing to shed some light on all this. IDW did brilliantly by and for Doctor Who in the US. This just seems to be a terrible shame they won’t be anymore.

  2. avatar rickjlundeen says:

    I’ve never heard of Titan but then again, there are a ton of tiny comic companies out there. Maybe there were creative differences between IDW and the BBC but I’m thinking something has gone very wrong. At least people have heard of IDW and I assumed things were working out well but maybe not well enough for someone.

  3. avatar Al says:

    Titan is not a stranger to Doctor Who. In the 1980s and 90s the UK arm published a series of script books (including one for The Masters of Luxor), and a few years back it was Titan UK that published the Torchwood Magazine, and Titan US put out a Torchwood comic reprinting the comics trips from the magazine. There was also a Rift War graphic novel. I like Titan’s work on reprinting classic comic strips like James Bond and Modesty Blaise, so in terms of us seeing, say, the McGann comics reprinted, I don’t think that’ll be interrupted. As for Titan taking over from Panini… I’m a bit leery because they did cancel Torchwood Magazine apparently because of merchandising issues with Starzs; I’d hate to see something similar happen with DWM.

  4. avatar Tongmaster5 says:

    Not to keen on Titan’s track record everything they start to publish seems to get cancelled without any warning, take for example,just this week Clint Magazine (no great loss there), a few other examples, Dream Watch, Battlestar Galactica Magazine, Torchwood Magazine, Torchwood Comic, the list goes on.
    They just started publishing there own line of American Comic Books but are only available in comic shops (forbidden planet) and online.
    IDW did a good job sorry to see them lose the licence.

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