Since his arrival in the 1960's, Doctor Who has been an icon of science fiction television and comic books. The apperance of Doctor Who in comic form began almost as early as the television serires itself. Doctor Who comics first appeared in TV Comic in the '60's. The in the 1970's it began running in the Countdown comic book, later renamed TV Action Comics. When TV Action Comics stopped publication, Doctor Who returned to TV Comic where he remained until 1978. Doctor Who comics also appeared in World Distributors' Doctor Who Annuals every Year until 1985.
During the same time period Marvel Comics began producing Doctor Who Weekly which quickly became Doctor Who Monthly and eventually Doctor Who Magazine. The rights to Doctor Who Magazine were purchased by Panini Comics who continue to publish Doctor Who comics into the twenty-first century.
In 2007, fledling comic book publisher, IDW, announced their intent to be producing a line of Doctor Who Comics featuring all new stories writen and illustrated by some of the industries top proffesionals. After producing several succesful comic mini-series and one-shots, in 2009 they announced a new ongoing comic book series Featuring Doctor Who and his companions. As of today IDW Comics is publishing three Doctor Who comic book series: Doctor Who, volume 3 which feature adventures of the Eleventh Doctor; Doctor: Who Prisoner of Time which brings together all eleven incarnations for one big epic; and Doctor Who Classics which features re-prints of earlier, BBC Doctor Who comic strips.
Update: The publishing license to create new Doctor Who comic books is now in the hands of British company, Titan Books. So, after many years abroad, Doctor Who comics will be returning to the UK. Titan plans to release two all-new Doctor Who comic book series simultaneously in Summer of 2014. One comic book series will feature the Tenth Doctor and the other will feature the Eleventh Doctor. Two more of Doctor Who's earlier incarnations will receive comic book series later in the year. Once these four comicbook series have each run their course, Titan will launch it fifth Doctor Who series with a comic book featuring the first new adventures of the Twelfth Doctor. Keep checking this page for further developments.
You can find a wide selection of Doctor Who comics for sale here, on our Doctor Who page, including both classic and modern Doctor Who comics, as well as upcoming Doctor Who comics available for pre-order.