Doctor Who Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops 2014 Onwards

This is a compilation of estimated sales data of Doctor Who comics shipped to North American Comics Shops, based on reports from Diamond Comic Distributors

Data has been sourced from Diamond, ICV2 and Comichron and is all in the public domain

PLEASE NOTE This page is a work in progress and is only a guide to Doctor Who comic sales based on estimated sales figures

Unless indicated, all titles featured here are or were published by Titan Comics. Publishing data for IDW and Panini collections has also been included and identified

Diamond is not the sole distributor of Titan Comics. Titan’s collections, graphic novels, and bookazines are distributed to comic stores by Diamond Comics Distributors, and to bookstores by Random House Distribution in the United States and Canada, LBS in the UK and NewSouth Limited in Australia.

These figures also do not document sales data for reprints of Doctor Who comics in the UK by Titan, or foreign reprint.

However, they do represent a general indicator of Doctor Who comic sales, although this data has been harder to source in 2020 / 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 and multiple changes in the way comics are now distributed to comic shops and other outlets

I may add earlier sales data for the IDW era at a later date.

2014

Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor #1

Doctor Who 10th #1 – 39,707 (July 2014)
Doctor Who 10th #1 – 2,588 (August 2014 – Reprint)
Doctor Who 10th #1 – 1,504 (September 2014 – Reprint?)

Doctor Who 10th #2 – 10,410 (August 2014)
Doctor Who 10th #2 – 6,024 (August 2014 – Reprint? Final Figure?)

Doctor Who 10th #3 – 14,608 (October 2014)
Doctor Who 10th #4 – 14,296 (November 2014)
Doctor Who 10th #5 – 13,743 (December 2014)

Doctor Who 11th #1 – 41,068 (July 2014)
Doctor Who 11th #1 – 2,594 (August 2014 – Reprint?)
Doctor Who 11th #1 – 1,589 (September 2014 – Reprint?)

Doctor Who 11th #2 – 15,497 (September 2014)
Doctor Who 11th #3 – 14,854 (October 2014)
Doctor Who 11th #4 – 13,411 (October 2014)
Doctor Who 11th #5 – 13,477 (December 2014)
Doctor Who 11th #6 – 14,538 (December 2014)

Doctor Who 12th #1 – 33,891 (October 2014)
Doctor Who 12th #2 – 15,277 (November 2014)
Doctor Who 12th #3 – 14,144 (December 2014)

Doctor Who 3 Volume 4 – Dead Mans Hand – IDW – 793 (July 2014)
Doctor Who 3 Volume 3 – Sky Jacks – IDW – 792 (July 2014)
Doctor Who – Forgotten – IDW – 550

Doctor Who Cruel Sea (Collection) – Panini – 624 (August 2014)

2015

Doctor Who - Eighth Doctor #1 - Emma Viceli Variant cover

Doctor Who 8th #1 – 14,095 (November 2015)
Doctor Who 8th #2 – 9,140 (December 2015)

Doctor Who 9th #1 – 38,983 (April 2015)
Doctor Who 9th #2 – 13,211 (June 2015)
Doctor Who 9th #3 – 12,800 (July 2015)
Doctor Who 9th #4 – 12,035 (October 2015)
Doctor Who 9th #5 – 11,354 (December 2015)

Doctor Who 10th #6 – 13,703 (January 2015)
Doctor Who 10th #7 – 13,296 (February 2015)
Doctor Who 10th #8 – 13,301 (March 2015)
Doctor Who 10th #9 – 12,842 (April 2015)
Doctor Who 10th #10 – 12,800 (May 2015)
Doctor Who 10th #11 – 11,967 (June 2015)
Doctor Who 10th #12 – 12,062 (June 2015)
Doctor Who 10th #13 – 11,668 (July 2015)
Doctor Who 10th #14 – No Data Available
Doctor Who 10th #15 – 10,994 (September 2015)

Doctor Who 10th Year Two #1 – 14,038 (September 2015)
Doctor Who 10th Year Two #2 – 10,847 (October 2015)
Doctor Who 10th Year Two #3 – 10,108 (December 2015)

Doctor Who 10th HC Volume 1 Revolutions Terror – 1,588 (March 2015)
Doctor Who 10th HC Volume 2 Weeping Angels of Mons – 765 (July 2015)
Doctor Who 10th HC Volume 3 Fountains of Forever – 724 (December 2015)

Doctor Who 11th #7 – 15,614 (January 2015)
Doctor Who 11th #8 – 13,154 (February 2015)
Doctor Who 11th #9 – 12,279 (March 2015)
Doctor Who 11th #10 – 11,622 (March 2015)
Doctor Who 11th #11 – 11,676 (April 2015)
Doctor Who 11th #12 – 11,275 (May 2015)
Doctor Who 11th #13 – 10,807 (June 2015)
Doctor Who 11th #14 – 10,416 (July 2015)

Doctor Who 11th Year Two #1 – 13,175 (October 2015)
Doctor Who 11th Year Two #2 – 10,289 (November 2015)
Doctor Who 11th Year Two #3 – 8,997 (December 2015)
Doctor Who 11th Year Two #4 – 8,307 (December 2015)

Doctor Who 11th HC Volume 1 – After Life – 1,514 (March 2015)
Doctor Who 11th HC Volume 2 – Serve You – 769 (June 2015)
Doctor Who 11th Archives Omnibus Volume 1 – 567 (September 2015)
Doctor Who 11th Archives Omnibus Volume 2 – 400 (October 2015)
Doctor Who 11th HC Volume 3 Conversion – 718 (December 2015)

Doctor Who 12th #4 – 13,214 (January 2015)
Doctor Who 12th #5 – 12,140 (February 2015)
Doctor Who 12th #6 – 11,643 (March 2015)
Doctor Who 12th #7 – 11,467 (April 2015)
Doctor Who 12th #8 – 11,086 (June 2015)
Doctor Who 12th #9 – 10,746 (July 2015)
Doctor Who 12th #10 – 9,977 (July 2015)
Doctor Who 12th #11 – 10,021 (September 2015)
Doctor Who 12th #12 – 9,583 (September 2015)
Doctor Who 12th #13 – 9,408 (October 2015)
Doctor Who 12th #14 – 9,398 (December 2015)
Doctor Who 12th #15 – 10,052 (December 2015)
Doctor Who 12th #16 – 8,314 (December 2015)

Doctor Who 12th HC Volume 1 Terrorformer – 1,171 (June 2015)
Doctor Who 12th HC Volume 2 – 690 (October 2015)

Doctor Who 2015 – Four Doctors #1 – 28,772 (August 2015)
Doctor Who 2015 – Four Doctors #2 – 14,414 (August 2015)
Doctor Who 2015 – Four Doctors #3 – 14,248 (August 2015)
Doctor Who 2015 – Four Doctors #4 – 14,583 (September 2015)
Doctor Who 2015 – Four Doctors #5 – 14,329 (September 2015)

Doctor Who 2015 Four Doctors HC – 1,333

Doctor Who Blood of Azrael – 661 (January 2015)

Doctor Who The Good Soldier – Panini – 410 (June 2015)

2016

Doctor Who The Third Doctor #2 (Of 5) - Cover A
Doctor Who The Third Doctor #2 (Of 5) – Cover A

Doctor Who 3rd #1 – 7,722 (September 2016)
Doctor Who 3rd #2 – 5,159 (October 2016)
Doctor Who 3rd #3 – No Data Available

Doctor Who 4th #1 – 14,129 (March 2016)
Doctor Who 4th #2 – 8,521 (April 2016)
Doctor Who 4th #3 – 7,412 (June 2016)
Doctor Who 4th #4 – 7,187 (July 2016)
Doctor Who 4th #5 – 5,805 (September 2016)

Doctor Who 4th HC Gaze of Medusa – 441 (December 2016)

Doctor Who 8th #3 – 8,048 (January 2016)
Doctor Who 8th #4 – 7.759 (February 2016)
Doctor Who 8th #5 – 6,906 (March 2016)

Doctor Who 8th HC Volume 1 Matter of Life and Death – 651 (May 2016)

Doctor Who 9th #1 – 10,576 (April 2016)
Doctor Who 9th #2 – 7,380 (May 2016)
Doctor Who 9th #3 – 6,194 (May 2016)
Doctor Who 9th #4 – 6,397 (August 2016)
Doctor Who 9th #5 – 5,973 (September 2016)
Doctor Who 9th #6 – 5,573 (October 2016)
Doctor Who 9th #7 – 4,928 (November 2016)
Doctor Who 9th #8 – 5,359 (November 2016)

Doctor Who 9th HC Volume 1 Weapons of Past Destruction – 723 (March 2016)
Doctor Who 9th SC Vol. 1 Weapons of Past Destruction – 531 (September 2016)

Doctor Who 10th Year Two #4 – 8,438 (January 2016)
Doctor Who 10th Year Two #5 – 9,595 (January 2016)
Doctor Who 10th Year Two #6 – 9,618 (February 2016)
Doctor Who 10th Year Two #7 – 8,019 (March 2016)
Doctor Who 10th Year Two #8 – 8,241 (April 2016)
Doctor Who 10th Year Two #9 – 7,587 (May 2016)
Doctor Who 10th Year Two #10 – 7,367 (May 2016)
Doctor Who 10th Year Two #10 – 6,082 (May 2016) – NB listed over two consecutive months (second final figure?)
Doctor Who 10th Year Two #11 – 7,295 (June 2016)
Doctor Who 10th Year Two #12 – 7,410 (July 2016)
Doctor Who 10th Year Two #13 – 6,722 (August 2016)
Doctor Who 10th Year Two #14 – 6,512 (September 2016)
Doctor Who 10th Year Two #15 – 6,130 (October 2016)
Doctor Who 10th Year Two #16 – 5,921 (November 2016)
Doctor Who 10th Year Two #17 – 5,931 (December 2016)

Doctor Who 10th Volume 1 Revolutions of Terror – 729 (March 2016)
Doctor Who 10th HC Volume 4 Endless Song – 587 (April 2016)
Doctor Who 10th Archives Omnibus Volume 2 – Random House – 321 (May 2016)
Doctor Who 10th Archives Omnibus Volume 3 – 283 (July 2016)
Doctor Who 10th Volume 3 Fountains of Forever – 462 (August 2016)
Doctor Who 10Th HC Volume 5 Arena of Fear – 436 (August 2016)

Doctor Who 11th Year Two #5 – 7,254 (January 2016)
Doctor Who 11th Year Two #6 – 8,228 (March 2016)
Doctor Who 11th Year Two #7 – 6,981 (March 2016)
Doctor Who 11th Year Two #8 – 7,419 (April 2016)
Doctor Who 11th Year Two #9 – 6,996 (May 2016)
Doctor Who 11th Year Two #10 – 6,062 (June 2016)
Doctor Who 11th Year Two #11 – 7,494 (July 2016)
Doctor Who 11th Year Two #12 – 6,257 (August 2016)
Doctor Who 11th Year Two #13 – 6,134 (September 2016)
Doctor Who 11th Year Two #14 – 5,710 (October 2016)
Doctor Who 11th Year Two #15 – 5,713 (December 2016)

Doctor Who 11th Volume 1 – After Life – 703 (March 2016)
Doctor Who 11th HC Volume 4 Then and Now – 540 (April 2016)
Doctor Who 11th Volume 3 HC Conversion – 457 (August 2016)
Doctor Who 11th Volume 2 SC Serve You – 395 (October 2016)

Doctor Who 12th Year Two #1 – 10,611 (January 2016)
Doctor Who 12th Year Two #2 – 8,683 (February 2016)
Doctor Who 12th Year Two #3 – 7,554 (March 2016)
Doctor Who 12th Year Two #4 – 7,178 (April 2016)
Doctor Who 12th Year Two #5 – 7,522 (May 2016)
Doctor Who 12th Year Two #6 – 7,381 (May 2016)
Doctor Who 12th Year Two #7 – 6,582 (June 2016)
Doctor Who 12th Year Two #8 – 5,798 (August 2016)
Doctor Who 12th Year Two #9 – 5,584 (September 2016) – listed as #7 on Comichron
Doctor Who 12th Year Two #10 – 6,343 (October 2016)
Doctor Who 12th Year Two #11 – 5,842 (November 2016)

Doctor Who 12th HC Volume 3 Hyperion – 544 (March 2016)
Doctor Who 12th Volume 1 – Terrorformer – 615 (June 2016)
Doctor Who 12th Volume 2 Fractures – 490 (August 2016)
Doctor Who 12th SC Volume 3 Hyperion – 502 (September 2016)

Doctor Who 2015 Four Doctors HC – 1,333 (January 2016)
Doctor Who 2015 SC Four Doctors – 804 (August 2016)

Doctor Who Supremacy of the Cybermen #1 – 11,183 (June 2016)
Doctor Who Supremacy of the Cybermen #2 – 7,516 (August 2016)
Doctor Who Supremacy of the Cybermen #3 – 6,950 (September 2016)
Doctor Who Supremacy of the Cybermen #4 – 6,505 (October 2016)
Doctor Who Supremacy of the Cybermen #5 – 6,466 (November 2016)

Doctor Who Prisoners of Time – 1,019 (January 2016)

2017

Doctor Who 11th Year Three #1 Cover B - Will Brooks Variant
Doctor Who 11th Year Three #1 Cover B – Will Brooks Variant

Doctor Who 3rd #4 – 4,517 (January 2017)
Doctor Who 3rd #5 – 4,618 (February 2017)

Doctor Who 9th #9 – 4,822 (January 2017)
Doctor Who 9th #10 – 4,637 (March 2017)
Doctor Who 9th #11 – 4,639 (March 2017)
Doctor Who 9th #12 – 4,421 (April 2017)

Doctor Who 9th HC Volume 2 Doctormania – 352

Doctor Who 10th Year Three #1 – 6,507 (January 2017)
Doctor Who 10th Year Three #2 – 5,161 (February 2017)
Doctor Who 10th Year Three #3 – 4,930 (March 2017)
Doctor Who 10th Year Three #4 – 4,714 (April 2017)
Doctor Who 10th Year Three #5 – No Data Available (May 2017)
Doctor Who 10th Year Three #6 – 4,555 (June 2017)
Doctor Who 10th Year Three #7 – No Data Available
Doctor Who 10th Year Three #8 – No Data Available
Doctor Who 10th Year Three #9 – No Data Available
Doctor Who 10th Year Three #10 – No Data Available
Doctor Who 10th Year Three #11 – No Data Available
Doctor Who 10th Year Three #12 – 1,368 (December 2017)

Doctor Who 11th Year Three #1 – 6,514 (January 2017)
Doctor Who 11th Year Three #2 – 5,122 (February 2017)
Doctor Who 11th Year Three #3 – 4,812 (March 2017)
Doctor Who 11th Year Three #4 – 4,571 (April 2017)

Doctor Who 12th Year Two #13 – 5,511 (January 2017)
Doctor Who 12th Year Two #14 – 5,003 (February 2017)
Doctor Who 12th Year Two #15 – 4,879 (March 2017)

Doctor Who 12th Year Three #1 – 5,857 (April 2017)
Doctor Who 12th Year Three #2 – 4,724 (April 2017)
Doctor Who 12th Year Three #3 – No Data Available
Doctor Who 12th Year Three #4 – No Data Available
Doctor Who 12th Year Three #5 – No Data Available
Doctor Who 12th Year Three #6 – No Data Available
Doctor Who 12th Year Three #7 – No Data Available
Doctor Who 12th Year Three #8 – No Data Available
Doctor Who 12th Year Three #9 – No Data Available
Doctor Who 12th Year Three #10 – 3,587 (December 2017)

Doctor Who Ghost Stories #1 – 5,513 (April 2017)
Doctor Who Ghost Stories HC – 331 (September 2017)

Doctor Who Lost Dimension Special #1 – 4,185 (October 2017)

Doctor Who Supremacy of the Cybermen HC – 564 (October 2017)

Doctor Who Highgate Horror – Panini – 275

2018

Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor - Operation Volcano #1 - Cover by Christopher Jones
Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor – Operation Volcano #1 – Cover by Christopher Jones

Doctor Who 7th #1 – 3,944 (June 2018)
Doctor Who 7th #2 – 2,842 (July 2018)
Doctor Who 7th #3 – 2,804 (August 2018)

Doctor Who 10th Year Three #13 – 3,498 (January 2018)
Doctor Who 10Th Year Three #14 – 3,490 (March 2018)

Doctor Who 10Th Facing Fate Volume 1 – Breakfast At Tyrannys – 260 (February 2018)

Doctor Who 11th Sapling Volume 1 – Growth – 238 (January 2018)

Doctor Who 12th Year Three #11 – 3,265 (January 2018)
Doctor Who 12th Year Three #12 – 2,211 (January 2018)
Doctor Who 12Th Year Three #12 – 3,159 (February 2018)- NB listed over two consecutive months (second final figure?)
Doctor Who 12th Year Three #13 – 3,260 (January 2018)
Doctor Who 12th Year Three #13 – 3,272 (March 2018) – NB listed over two consecutive months (second final figure?)

Doctor Who 12th – Time Trials Volume 1 Terror Beneath – 249 (March 2018)

Doctor Who Road to 13th Doctor #1 – 4,820 (July 2018)
Doctor Who Road to 13th Doctor #2 – 4,208 (August 2018)
Doctor Who Road to 13th Doctor #3 – 4,147 (September 2018)

Doctor Who 13th #0 – 5,821 (September 2018)
Doctor Who 13th #1 – 18,256 (November 2018)
Doctor Who 13th #2 – 6,930 (December 2018)

Doctor Who – Lost Dimension HC Volume 1 – 295 (February 2018)
Doctor Who – Lost Dimension HC Volume 2 – 234 (February 2018)
Doctor Who – Lost Dimension SC Volume 1 – 318 (September 2018)

Doctor Who – Ghost Stories – 263 (March 2018)

LCSD 2018 Doctor Who 13th Doctor 1 Set – 434 (November 2019)

2019

Doctor Who 13th #3 – 6,478 (Jan 2019)
Doctor Who 13th #4 – 6,300 (February 2019)
Doctor Who 13th #5 – 6,177 (March 2019)
Doctor Who 13th #6 – 5,691 (April 2019)
Doctor Who 13th #7 – 5,535 (May 2019)
Doctor Who 13th #8 – 5,252 (May 2019)
Doctor Who 13th #9 – 5,233 (June 2019)
Doctor Who 13th #10 – 4,941 (July 2019)
Doctor Who 13th #11 – 4,870 (August 2019)
Doctor Who 13th #12 – 4,846 (September 2019)
Doctor Who 13th Volume 1 – 888 (June 2019)

Here are recent estimated sales figures for Titan Comics Doctor Who through Diamond:

Doctor Who 13th Holiday Special 1 – 6,150 (November 2019)
Doctor Who 13th Holiday Special 2 – 5,611 (December 2019)

Doctor Who 13th Volume 1 – 842 (May 2019)
Doctor Who 13th Volume 2 – 388 (August 2019)
Doctor Who 13th Volume 3 – Old Friends – 264 (November 2019)

2020

Doctor Who 13th Season Two #1
Doctor Who 13th Season Two #1

Doctor Who 13th Season Two #1 – 6,367 (January 2020)
Doctor Who 13th Season Two #2 – 4,681 (March 2020)
Doctor Who 13th Season Two #3 – 4,426 (March 2020)
Doctor Who 13th Season Two #3 – No Data Available (May 2020)

NB Full data for monthly comic sales has not been released by distributor Diamond since May 2020, in part due to COVID-19 pandemic changes

Season Two saw the 13th Doctor lead the title with the Tenth Doctor guest star. Even with this added sales factor sales are still lower than last year but a publisher has to consider every which way it can to make a title sell and gain pre-orders.

Doctor Who 13th Holiday Special #2 – 760 (January 2020)
Doctor Who 13th Holiday Special – 423 (February 2020)

Doctor Who 13th Volume 4 Tale of Two Time Lords – No Sales Data (October 202)

Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious #1 6,600 (Low Estimate) | 8,400 (High Estimate) (September 2020)
Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious #2 6,000 (Low Estimate) | 7,200 (High Estimate) (October 2020)

Doctor Who Comics #1 – No Data Available (November 2020)
Doctor Who Comics #2 – No Data Available (December 2020)

2021

Doctor Who Comics #3 – Titan – No projected rankings (January 2021)
Doctor Who Comics #4 – Titan – No projected rankings (February 2021)

Doctor Who Missy #1 – No Sales Data (April 2021) – No Sales
Doctor Who Missy #2 – No Sales Data (May 2021)
Doctor Who Missy #3 – 4,846 (June 2021)
Doctor Who Missy #4 – 4,708 (July 2021)

This is a compilation of estimated sales data of Doctor Who comics shipped to North American Comics Shops, based on reports from Diamond Comic Distributors

Data has been sourced from Diamond, ICV2 and Comichron and is all in the public domain

PLEASE NOTE This page is a work in progress and is only a guide to Doctor Who comic sales based on estimated sales figures and sales through comic shops are not the only sales route

Doctor Who © BBC

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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