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Doctor Who Comic Reading Order (by Titan Comics)

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Doctor Who Comic Reading Order

Launched in 1963, the iconic sci-fi television series Doctor Who evolved to become a multi-media franchise controlled by the BBC. The program depicts the adventures of the Doctor, a Time Lord — meaning an extraterrestrial being who appears to be human. The Doctor traveled through time and space in his spaceship, the Tardis, a blue British police box, which is much bigger on the inside. Those adventures are shared with a companion, often a human character, which acts as a friend or an assistant, as someone who reminds the doctor of his moral duty and helps the Doctor to combat foes and help people in need.

Today, we are going to explore the Doctor Who comic published by Titan Comics, who obtained the license in 2014 and released plenty of stories since then, mostly about modern incarnations of the Doctor, but also with some classic Doctors and a few crossovers!

Whereas you are new to the Whovian universe, a regular viewer, or an expert, Titans Comics has worked to make it accessible for everyone.

Doctor Who Reading Order:

Each collection is self-contained and focused on one Doctor. You can choose to follow one, two or all of them, it’s your choice! Each collection is also arranged like a TV season, named Years, each one of them serving as a possible entry point in the series.

Doctor Who Comic Reading Order - Fourth Doctor

Classic Doctors

The Classic Doctors collection is not about one Doctor, but about the Doctors during the classic era. This is a collection of miniseries, each of them about a different doctor.


Doctor Who Comic Reading Order - Ninth Doctor

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor

Originally intended as a miniseries, Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor has been renewed as an ongoing series. The stories take place soon after Jack joins Rose and the Doctor aboard the TARDIS at the end of The Doctor Dances. It also features the original-to-comics companion Tara Mishra.


Doctor Who Comic Reading Order - tenth Doctor

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor

The Tenth Doctor series takes place within the 2009 Specials and features the Tenth Doctor and new companions: Gabby Gonzalez, Cindy Wu, and Noobis.

Those volumes are also collected in hardback in Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Complete Year One.


Doctor Who Comic Reading Order - eleventh Doctor

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor

Discover new adventures with The Eleventh Doctor, featuring six new companions: Alice Obiefune, John Jones, ARC, The Squire, Abslom Daak, and the Sapling, as well as the return of River Song. The series takes place between A Christmas Carol and The Impossible Astronaut, whilst Amy and Rory are settling into their newlywed.

Those volumes are also collected in hardback in Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Complete Year One.


Doctor Who Comic Reading Order - Twelfth Doctor

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor

The Twelfth Doctor had lived more adventures with his first televised companion, Clara Oswald, before being joined by original companions: Hattie Munroe, Julie d’Aubigny, Val Kent and Sonny Robinson during Year Two. Then, Year Three saw the return of Hattie and the debut of televised companions Bill Potts and Nardole.

Those volumes are also collected in hardback in Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Complete Year One.


Doctor Who Comic Reading Order - Thirteenth Doctor

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor

The Thirteenth Doctor traveled through time and space with Yaz, Graham, and Ryan


Doctor Who Comic Reading Order - Missy

Doctor Who (2020)

For various reasons, Titan couldn’t finish the publication of the Thirteenth Doctor’s second year. So instead, the publisher launched a new series, simply titled Doctor Who. They concluded the story of Thirteen and now continue by publishing miniseries featuring doctors and other characters from the Doctor Who Universe.


Doctor Who Comic Reading Order - Lost Dimension

Miniseries

Like all the other series, the miniseries, generally events reuniting different doctors, are standalone and can be read independently from the rest.

  • Four Doctors (multi-doctor event)
    Collects Doctor Who: Four Doctors #1-5.
  • Supremacy of the Cybermen (multi-doctor event)
    Collects Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen #1-5.
  • Doctor Who: Ghost Stories (sequel to The Return of Doctor Mysterio)
    Collects 8 issue mini-series
  • The Lost Dimension: Book One (multi-doctor event)
    Collects Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension – Alpha, The Ninth Doctor Special #1, Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor #3.9, and Doctor Who: Eleventh Doctor #3.10.
  • The Lost Dimension: Book Two (multi-doctor event)
    Collects: Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension Special #1, Doctor Who: Twelfth Doctor #3.8, Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension Special #2, Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension – Omega.
  • The Road to the Thirteenth Doctor
    Collects: Doctor Who: The Road to the Thirteenth Doctor: The Tenth Doctor #1, Doctor Who: The Road to the Thirteenth Doctor: The Eleventh Doctor #2, Doctor Who: The Road to the Thirteenth Doctor: The Twelfth Doctor #3.
  • Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious (multi-platform event)
    Collects Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #1 & #2.

Doctor Who Comic Reading Order - The Tenth Doctor Archives Volume 3

Archives

Before Titan Comics, IDW owned the Doctor Who license in America. Those out-of-print comic books are republished by Titan Comics in the Archives Collection.

The Tenth Doctor Archives

The Eleventh Doctor Archives

  • The Eleventh Doctor Archives: Volume 1
    Collects Spam Filtered, Ripper’s Curse, They Think It’s All Over, When Worlds Collide, Space Squid, Body Snatched, Silent Knight, Run, Doctor, Run, Down to Earth, Tuesday & Your Destiny Awaits.
  • The Eleventh Doctor Archives: Volume 2
    Collects As Time Goes By, Hypothetical Gentleman, The Doctor and the Nurse, In-Fez-Station, Escape into Alcatraz, The Eye of Ashaya & Space Oddity
  • The Eleventh Doctor Archives: Volume 3
    Collects Sky Jacks, Dead Man’s Hand, Convention Special, The Birthday Boy & The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who

Prisoners of Time

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Doctor Who Comic Reading Order, a Possible Chronological Order

If Titan made it possible to read each Doctor’s adventures whenever you want and as standalone, what follows is a sort-of chronological order to indicate where the crossovers fit into the timeline if that is your thing. Again, you can read each series separately from the other series, but for those who like to try to give an order to the Doctor’s adventures, here we go:

You can read the following stories whenever you want…

Last Updated on June 30, 2022.

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