There’s an ever-growing selection of Doctor Who-based graphic novels (or “comic books” if you prefer, since the term is a little controversial among comics fans).
During the 80s and 90s, only a handful were produced — but from the mid-2000s onwards, their numbers increased dramatically and have formed a constant part of the Doctor Who publishing landscape ever since.
Note: This category only lists graphic novels that have literally been published as books (i.e. with hardback or paperback-style cover/binding and an ISBN) — not magazine anthologies, of which there have been several over the years, such as 1994’s The Age of Chaos and The Dalek Chronicles, which being “magazine specials” were sold on magazine shelves and without an ISBN number. Pictures of many of these “magazine specials” can be found at Tony’s Trading site.
|Graphic novels listed by range:|
|Panini, publisher of Doctor Who Magazine, have for over 15 years published a long series of graphic novels reproducing classic comic strips from Doctor Who magazine in their original black-and-white format.|
|Since 2015, Titan Comics have been the main publisher of Doctor Who graphic novels, collecting their ongoing comic series featuring the 10th-13th Doctors, plus a selection of older Doctors.|
|American publisher Idea & Design Works held the Doctor Who comic licence between 2008 and 2013, producing a series of original graphic novels mainly featuring the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors.|
|Alongside their original comic series, between 2008 and 2013, IDW also published a series of “Classics” graphic novels containing colourised versions of classic 1980s & 1990s strips from Doctor Who Magazine.|
|Titan Comics have published several graphic novels based on Doctor Who spinoff show Torchwood.|
|Graphic novels which don't belong in any of the above ranges.|
|Books listed by category:|
|Colouring books, diaries, sticker books, cookbooks, role-playing games, and any other type of book designed for an activity other than reading.|
|These slim hardback books containing a mixture of fact and fiction have been a staple of British childrens’ Christmas stockings for decades.|
|Biographies, autobiographies and memoirs of well-known Doctor Who cast and crew.|
|Non-fiction books about Doctor Who, ranging from behind-the-scenes production information, histories of the programme, media studies books, etc. etc.|
|A selection of original graphic novels and collections of Doctor Who Magazine comic strips republished in book form.|
|A wide selection of books giving a humorous slant on Doctor Who, and also a selection of unofficial comedic parodies.|
|Original Doctor Who fiction novels and novellas, i.e. not based on TV episodes.|
|Adaptations of Doctor Who TV episodes in book form.|
|A selection of books containing the original scripts from Doctor Who TV stories and audio dramas.|
|Anthologies of short stories and short fiction related (directly or indirectly) to Doctor Who.|