Titan Comics’ Doctor Who Comics Not Available In Print In The UK

image001It does seem a little ridiculous.

A British publisher, employing British creators, licensing a British TV show from a British broadcaster cannot sell the comics in Britain.

I’ve just had that confirmed to me by BBC Worldwide after being given the runaround by Titan Comics. The new Doctor Who comics can’t be sold in print form in the UK due to licensing restrictions.

The Doctor Who Magazine, published monthly by Panini in the UK, continues to hold the licence to Doctor Who comic publication in the UK, covering its monthly strip.

There have been strong rumours that either the magazine was to be bought out by Titan, unifying the licences into a worldwide English language licence, or even brought in house by the BBC with a similar effect. But it is not to be. Or at least, not yet.

There is a loop hole. The comics can be sold in the UK, digitally.

What will happen is what happened with IDW being in a similar position. UK stores will get US stores to send them copies. There will be a mark up, extra shipping costs, delays and a higher on-sale price, but Brits will get them…

benicio_del_toro

Imperial Dispatch: Benicio Del Toro Talks Star Wars Episode VIII Role; Says Will Film In March

Priest Launches E-Book With Unpublished Quantum & Woody Scripts And ‘Combative’ History

CHLOE BENNET, LUKE MITCHELL

Lincoln Gets A Codename In Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD

Staff Of Closed Silver Snail Shop Open Their Own Store, Comet Comics, In Ottowa

megaman

Mega Man To Become A Motion Picture

In One Week, In Two Weeks – A Very Bloody Bleeding Cool Magazine

avengers2_hulkbuster

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Was Considered A Failure At Disney – And What Happened Next

Official: DC Comics Lost 90 Employees In The Move West

Cate Blanchett Cast As Lucille Ball

Cover Stories: Enormous Variant For NYCC Is All Heart…