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March 10th, 2018 41 comments

Free Comic Book Day 2018

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The all-new Doctor Who starts here! Don’t miss out on Titan’s colossal plans for 2018.

Everything begins in this amazing #0 issue! Featuring the first chapter in the new Tenth and Eleventh Doctor sagas, by new creative teams too electrifying to spoil here, plus tantalizing glimpses from across the Doctor Who comics universe, including your first look at the Thirteenth Doctor in comics!

Perfect for new readers and long-term fans alike, this is the ultimate jumping on point!

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2018 features an amazing selection of comic book titles for the industry’s most anticipated annual event which happens Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at participating comic book shops worldwide.

Join the Doctor on May 5 for a free and new-reader-friendly tour through the Doctor’s many incarnations, packed with action, heart, and adventure, and tales that tease 2018’s epic journey!

Artist and dreamer Gabby Gonzalez has long travelled with the Tenth Doctor, but her latest adventure may be her last – unless the Doctor can break every law of time!

The Seventh Doctor and Ace test their mettle against a planetary invasion! Leads into the new Seventh Doctor series, “Operation Volcano,” launching in June!

The Eleventh Doctor follows his Time Lord tastebuds into an all-night diner, for madcap meals and unorthodox diplomacy!


  • A complete reader’s guide to the Doctor Who comics collections!
  • The first appearance in Titan Comics by the Thirteenth Doctor, written and drawn by her new creative team!

In Shops on Free Comic Book Day!

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  • The Monitor

    May 1st, 2018 - 7:39pm

    Does anyone know how many different covers there are? Last year it was two.

    • booboo

      May 2nd, 2018 - 7:48am

      i have seen this FP exclusive but not sure if its the final cover because of the logo

  • Anonymous

    March 11th, 2018 - 2:56pm

    Why is 12 on there when he doesn’t have a story, while 7 has a story but isn’t on the cover?

    • Anonymous

      March 11th, 2018 - 3:52pm

      Yes, very odd!

    • Anonymous

      March 14th, 2018 - 4:11pm


  • Anonymous

    March 10th, 2018 - 9:55pm

    Wait… That’s the cover? That’s not a placeholder for the real cover to be announced? Wow

    • Tom Baker Plush

      March 12th, 2018 - 8:05pm

      Yeah these ones don’t tend to be very exciting (because it’s free)

  • The Outcast

    March 10th, 2018 - 9:47am

    How do you find a comic shop that does this free comics event?

    • booboo

      March 10th, 2018 - 9:57am (seems like Cornwall is a separate country!)

      but some shops may still have not signed up

    • The Outcast

      March 10th, 2018 - 10:39am

      It couldn’t find any locations near me. Looks like I’m not going to be able to get this then. 🙁

    • booboo

      March 10th, 2018 - 10:47am

      there are some stores who will send out charging just the postage if i see one i will link to it, wont be until after the day though probably

    • K.B.O

      March 10th, 2018 - 11:16am

      I live in the city of Cumbria apparently.

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      March 10th, 2018 - 11:54am

      The nearest one to me in Lancashire is in Memphis, TN.

      I suspect the postcode search engine is flawed.

    • Anonymous

      March 10th, 2018 - 9:09pm

      I’m sure you should be able to get a free digital copy for the kindle.

  • RSH

    February 2nd, 2018 - 3:47pm

    Since my original comment was apparently deemed inappropriate, let me attempt to rephrase it more politely: I get the impression from what I’ve heard that Tenth, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Doctors will be the active titles, while Twelfth will be discontinued through lack of support (though he does appear on this cover). That’s a shame, as his was the only title I had interest in collecting.

    • whofan36

      February 2nd, 2018 - 4:35pm

      9th and 12th Doctor were the only ones I got. I was getting 11th Doctor for a while aswell but was just not interested in the stories. Hopefully they have Torchwood in there plans aswell.

    • RSH

      February 3rd, 2018 - 3:21am

      (I just had wi-fi issues, so don’t know if my first attempt to post this went through. Probably not. Will reconstruct.) I liked the Third and Fourth Doctor special miniseries, but don’t know how well they sold, as they weren’t about youthful, “pretty” Doctors such as the Tenth and Eleventh. I’ve heard claim that a Seventh Doctor miniseries might be done in future, and would buy that. For the newer show, though, only the Twelfth interests me, but I suspect that he’ll be erased as much as possible from any future merchandise or in-show references; however, I can’t figure out if it’s because everyone’s convinced that Capaldi fans don’t exist or because part of Capaldi wanting to get on with his life includes his refusing to allow his likeness to be used on merchandise (which gets me to wondering just how badly he was treated behind the scenes). Disguruntled fan attempting to remain polite here…

    • POTD

      February 14th, 2018 - 10:53am

      A bit surprising to cancel 12 so soon, seeing that the next TV series won’t be on until August/September and with a new Doctor AND 3 new Companions pretty hard to write for until you’ve seen a few episodes

      With 12 comics, at least you had the continuity of Clara carrying over

  • Joshua B

    February 1st, 2018 - 7:49pm

    I get wanting to make a cheap cover for a free comic book but jeezz! If this is the Doctor Who Comic Series Re-Launch comic, put a tad more effort in, it looks like it was made after 3 minutes on Powerpoint, googled a Star Wars: The Force Awakens Jakku Screensaver, couldn’t remove the white backgrounds which should be the definition of lazy in the graphic design dictionary, and put a stock twinkle image which you could probably find after scrolling Google Images for 2 seconds

    • Anonymous

      February 1st, 2018 - 9:01pm

      I agree it’s an awful cover. A lot of the ‘photograph’ covers look quite badly photoshopped, but there are also a few that look great. Unfortunately this is not one of them.

  • The Flying Shark

    February 1st, 2018 - 7:00pm

    CAPALDI! Capaldi lives in comics!

  • Anonymous

    February 1st, 2018 - 6:19pm

    Twelve isn’t cancelled! 🙂

  • Omega63

    February 1st, 2018 - 5:33pm

    What an awful design on the cover. You can see the white background around the Doctors, and the lens flare on the 12th Doctor’s glasses is atrocious.

    • WhovianNews

      February 2nd, 2018 - 8:24am

      I agree completely. Hideous work.

  • Anonymous

    January 5th, 2018 - 5:58pm

    Still can’t understand what is going on?

    • Anonymous

      January 6th, 2018 - 10:55am

      Basically, Titan is taking a few months break from publishing Doctor Who comics after February, and this free comic is an “Issue 0” (Prelude) to the new run of comics that we don’t know much about yet.

    • Anonymous

      January 7th, 2018 - 12:12am

      Nope, still doesn’t make any sense?

    • Anonymous

      January 7th, 2018 - 12:17pm

      The company that makes Doctor Who Comics are stopping at the end of February. Then on Free Comic Book Day THIS comic will come out that leads into the new set of Comic Books when they publish them again.

    • Anonymous

      January 7th, 2018 - 12:25pm

      Yes it does! A company called Titan publishes Doctor Who comic books. They are taking a break from publishing those comics at the end of February. On Free Comic Book Day, THIS comic will come out that leads into the new series of comic books when they start publishing then again

    • Anonymous

      January 7th, 2018 - 4:12pm

      I’m sorry that came through twice, it didn’t seem to send last time. Apologies.

    • Anonymous

      January 7th, 2018 - 5:26pm

      Nope, again that doesn’t make any sense? There are FOUR Ongoing Doctor stories (9th. 10th. 11th. 12th.) which are released in the USA as separate Issues (One for each Doctor) the odd Mini-Run for other Doctors like the 3rd. 4th. & 8th. then the Doctor Who Event Day Run of comics. In the UK we currently have ‘Tales From The Tardis’ with 3 Doctors (10th. 11th. 12th. – With the rumour that the 12th. is being dropped, presumably due to Capaldi’s Likeness License) Last year in 2017 the erratic UK Titan Publishing Schedule seemed to drop to 6 Issues. The UK release is about 10 Issues behind the US one, which currently is in Year 3. The Free Comic Book Day Dr Who Issue is more about advertising with a short story than anything else & this Gold Edition is published Worldwide. Titan are notorious for getting the details wrong & they never tell you the truth anyway? I would be extremely surprised to see the 13th. Doctor before the TV show is actually on in a comic? They never showed the 12th. Doctor & when the did it was just an outline in shadow. It’s a total mess! I just wish for once that a company could release accurate, simple information instead of making a total hash of it!

    • Lets do knitting

      January 7th, 2018 - 6:06pm

      Not sure what’s not to understand

      The individual comic series you mention are available in the UK at the same time as the USA and are even featured on this site every month.

      They are not just USA issues as you seem to suggest.

      The Tales from the Tardis (which the USA dont get) is just that “Tales for the Tardis” and is a cheaper compilation of selected stories taken from the main releases no doubt intended for casual buyers who just like comics but don’t want to collect the entire series..

      This new comic day preview is to launch the new ongoing comic series which will be available in the UK in exactly the same way as the USA.

  • Anonymous

    December 23rd, 2017 - 8:42pm

    Seeing as Titan is taking a break from Doctor Who Next year, and it says 0 at the barcode on this, maybe this is an “Issue 0” to the new Doctor Who Comic line?

    • booboo

      December 23rd, 2017 - 9:06pm

      dont think they are taking a break all year May sees the start of a whole new series

      The all-new Doctor Who starts here! Don’t miss out on Titan’s colossal plans for 2018. Everything begins in this amazing #0 issue! Featuring the first chapter in the new Tenth and Eleventh Doctor sagas, by new creative teams too electrifying to spoil here, plus tantalizing glimpses from across the Doctor Who comics universe, including your first look at the Thirteenth Doctor in comics! Perfect for new readers and long-term fans alike, this is the ultimate jumping on point!

    • Anonymous

      December 23rd, 2017 - 9:16pm

      The last known comic for the current series is released in Feburary, so maybe a 3 month break?

    • booboo

      December 23rd, 2017 - 9:22pm

      that seems the most likely thing from the blurb

    • Anonymous

      December 23rd, 2017 - 9:30pm

      I’m wondering how 13 will be involved though considering this shall be released before series 11.

    • booboo

      December 23rd, 2017 - 10:00pm

      suppose it depends on how the “new team” approaches things

      maybe just a preview of things to come

    • Anonymous

      December 24th, 2017 - 8:56am

      Maybe there’s a gap in tomorrow night’s episode with Jodie in a space of time that Titan can pick up on. You know what they did with Ghost Stories, they announced it almost immediately after the episode aired!

  • Anonymous

    December 23rd, 2017 - 8:27pm

    Interesting how it says “The Doctor” not the usual “Doctors”

    • Anonymous

      December 24th, 2017 - 8:57am

      Maybe it’s just there for the TBA Cover as the Synopsis says that it will have at least: 10,11 and 13!

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