[Doctor Who comics on the iPad]With a new ‘Doctor Who’ season upon us, IDW Publishing and BBC Worldwide America have announced the global digital launch of IDW’s critically acclaimed Doctor Who comic book series. ‘Doctor Who’ fans worldwide can now follow the Doctor’s comic book adventures on their Apple iPads and iPhones, and Sony PSPs, along with IDW Publishing’s entire catalog of Doctor Who comics, which is now out in digital form. IDW’s extensive catalog of Doctor Who comics features both original stories and reprints of classic adventures. Currently, IDW’s Doctor Who brings readers all-new adventures of the Eleventh Doctor continuing the on-screen excitement.

‘Doctor Who’ is one of BBC Worldwide’s most successful franchises and the longest running science-fiction television series in the world. The series follows the adventures of the mysterious time traveler known as ‘the Doctor’ and his human companions. They journey throughout all of time and space, facing villains and righting wrongs with the help of the Doctor’s trusty TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space).

“We’re excited to bring out Doctor Who comics on the PSP, as it’s a perfect comic for the game audience,” stated Jeff Webber, IDW’s director of ePublishing. “For Apple devices, while all of the issues are also available in our IDW Comics app for our regular readers, there are many ravenous Doctor Who fans that may not be familiar with the comics. So we created a stand-alone Doctor Who Comics app that lets us feature the Doctor at the top level of the app store, offering users worldwide a completely focused experience. Plus, it’s just awesomely fun to build an app that keeps the look and feel of something that could be a part of the TARDIS itself. It’s just possible that the app might start pulling in comics from the future that haven’t even been created yet!”

Prior to this digital launch, IDW’s Doctor Who comics were only available in print in North America. Available to international readers for the first time, Doctor Who digital series presently includes over forty issues, with more added each month. The full catalog is available for iPads and iPhones as a custom branded app, and as individual issues on the PSP.

Ed Casey, Director of Licensing, BBC Worldwide America, said: “Doctor Who fans are loyal and passionate and I’m sure they’ll love the fact that they can now get their favorite Time Lord in this 21st century format.”

If you haven’t checked out any of the various comic book apps, the Doctor Who Digital Comics seems like a great place to start, and don’t forget to tune into the all new season this spring. Doctor Who returns to BBC AMERICA in the U.S. on Saturday, April 23, please check your local listings for information.

Doctor Who Comics are through the below links:
Apple apps:
Doctor Who Comics    http://itunes.com/apps/idwpublishing/doctorwhocomics
IDW Comics    http://itunes.com/apps/idwpublishing/idwcomics