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Doctor Who Magazine
Doctor Who Weekly 1.jpg
Doctor Who Weekly issue 1, cover dated 17 October 1979
Editor Tom Spilsbury
Categories Science fiction television
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 36,151 (ABC figure as of 14 February 2014)[1]
First issue 17 October 1979 (476 issues as of 24 July 2014)
Company Panini Comics
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Website Official website
ISSN 0957-9818

Doctor Who Magazine (abbreviated as DWM) is a magazine devoted to the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Its current editor is Tom Spilsbury. It is the current Guinness Book of World Records holder of the longest running TV tie-in magazine.

History[edit]

Officially licensed by the BBC, the magazine began life as Doctor Who Weekly in 1979, published by the UK arm of Marvel Comics. The first issue was released on Thursday 11 October with a cover date of 17 October and priced 12p.

The magazine moved from weekly to monthly publication with issue 44 in September 1980, becoming Doctor Who (the tagline "A Marvel Monthly" was not part of the name, but simply a description which appeared on many of Marvel UK's monthly titles at that point) and a cover price of 30p. The title changed to Doctor Who Monthly with issue 61 and The Official Doctor Who Magazine with issue 85 in February 1984. It became The Doctor Who Magazine with issue 99 in April 1985, and simply Doctor Who Magazine with issue 107 in December 1985. The magazine has remained under that title ever since, although an exception was made for issue 397 in June 2008 when the cover only featured the words Bad Wolf following transmission of the Doctor Who episode "Turn Left" on Saturday 21 June. In 1990 the magazine started appearing once every four weeks (13 times a year). Despite the BBC discontinuing production of Doctor Who in 1989, the magazine continued to be published, providing new adventures in the form of comics. The television programme was revived in 2005, providing a new generation of fans which the magazine was seeking to attract.

Originally geared towards children, DWM has grown into a more mature magazine exploring the behind-the-scenes aspects of the series.[citation needed] Due to its longevity, it is seen as a source of 'official' and exclusive information, sharing a close relationship with the television production team and the BBC. In 2006, however, it lost its exclusivity when BBC Worldwide launched its own comic, Doctor Who Adventures, aimed at a younger audience.

DWM is now published by Panini Comics, which purchased the title along with the rest of the Marvel UK catalogue in 1995. Panini has begun to digitally restore and reprint older DWM comics in trade paperback format. Fourteen volumes have been printed so far: two featuring the comics adventures of the Fourth Doctor, one with the adventures of the Fifth Doctor, two featuring the Sixth Doctor, two with the adventures of the Seventh Doctor, four focusing on the Eighth Doctor, three featuring the Tenth Doctor, and one collecting the adventures of the Eleventh Doctor. Panini also published a one-shot magazine-format reprinting of the complete Ninth Doctor strips in 2006 and most of the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones strips in 2008. DWM issue 426 reported that the series had been postponed; it eventually resumed with the publication of "The Crimson Hand" in May 2012.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 417 (January 2010)

DWM's 400th issue was published in September 2008, and the publication celebrated its 30th anniversary in October 2009. In April 2010, it was confirmed in issue 420 that Doctor Who Magazine now holds the Guinness World Record for "Longest Running Magazine Based on a Television Series."[2]

In April 2011, Panini Comics released a new monthly magazine titled Doctor Who Insider; although it was made in Britain the magazine was published for North America. It was announced on 27 January 2012 that Doctor Who Insider had ceased publication after nine issues. Doctor Who Insider returned for a special edition issue in November 1, 2012.

Content[edit]

DWM features an ongoing comic starring the current incarnation of the Doctor, though for a period between 1989 and 1996, when the series was off the air, it featured previous Doctors. Notable writers and artists who have worked on the comic include John Wagner, Pat Mills, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Dave Gibbons, Mike McMahon, John Ridgway and Ian Edginton. Selected stories from the comic were also reprinted in North America by Marvel Comics. Supporting characters that have crossed over from the comic to other spin-off media include Frobisher, the shape-changing companion of the Sixth and Seventh Doctors; Abslom Daak, the Dalek Killer; the Special Executive, who would later appear in Marvel's Captain Britain; and the villainous Beep the Meep.

The magazine has also featured other comics over the years, most notably "Doctor Who?", a humorous look at the series by Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett. This was principally a three-panel comic strip, though occasionally page-long parodies were featured. A currently running strip, and Doctor Who?'s spiritual successor, is a single-panel strip "Doctor Whoah!", by 'Baxter'. Embedded into the Galaxy Forum letters page, it lampoons a recent episode, DVD release of stories or other such event by showing alternative, exaggerated and expanded versions of Doctor Who scenes. For example, after the broadcast of "Partners in Crime", the strip portrayed the Doctor's arrival on the "Planet of the Hats", referred to in the episode. The strip is known for its characters who are depicted as having no pupils in their eyes. Between 1989 and 92 "The Comic Assassins" was a series of parody strips by Steve Noble and Kev F. Sutherland.

In the 1990s a secondary serious comic was featured on the inside cover; for many issues this was "The Cybermen", a series of tales set on Mondas prior to the events of The Tenth Planet, explaining the back-history of the Cybermen. The TV Century 21 comic "The Daleks" was also resurrected, continuing the story from where it had left off by showing the Daleks attacking Earth; it was drawn in the same style as the 1960s original.

Other regular features of the magazine include the news section "Gallifrey Guardian", which has run since nearly the beginning of the magazine; the letters page "Galaxy Forum" which - as well as containing the "Doctor Whoah!" strip - features a small section called "Ask DWM!" where readers' questions about the show are answered; reviews of television episodes and merchandise (in "The DWM Review", known for a time as "After Image", "Off the Shelf", and "Shelf Life"); the "Time Team", which involves four fans watching every Doctor Who story in order from the beginning; and, since production restarted on the series in 2004, a regular column "Production Notes" by the show's executive producer. From 2004 to 2009 the column was written by Russell T Davies, and since January 2010, Steven Moffat has taken over the page, although other writers and production staff have from time-to-time written the column. Also, on the final page of magazine, there is a section called "Wotcha!" (compiled by 'The Watcher'), a comedy page with such recurring features as, 'A History of Doctor Who in 100 Objects', 'Supporting Artist of the Month', a spoof 'Top Ten' and a true or false quiz "The Six Faces of Delusion". Prior to this, the slot was taken up by a page called "Who on Earth is...", featuring a short interview with someone previously (or currently) involved in Doctor Who (say, a member of the cast).

A single-page 'opinion' column has often been part of the magazine's mix – past columns have included "Fluid Links" by Matt Jones, "The Life and Times of Jackie Jenkins" by 'Jackie Jenkins', "It's the End... But" by 'The Watcher' and "You Are Not Alone" by Jonathan Morris as Neil Harris.

The format has changed over the years, but the news, letters, reviews, and comic strip have all been present consistently since the early 1980s.

The magazine also features interviews with the cast and crew of the television show (including the old episodes), and reports from the set of the current series, written by Benjamin Cook or Jason Arnopp. The behind-the-scenes stories of all of the 1963–1989 episodes have been documented in Andrew Pixley's "DWM Archive", and detailed analysis of certain significant serials are covered in "The Fact of Fiction", usually written by former DWM editor Alan Barnes or David Bailey. "The DWM Review" is currently written predominantly by Graham Kibble-White, former editor Gary Gillatt, Vanessa Bishop, and Matt Michael. Previous reviewers include the late Craig Hinton (who went on to write Doctor Who novels), and Gary Russell, who subsequently became the magazine's editor.

In 2004 Russell T Davies offered to let the magazine write and publish the official regeneration scene from the Eighth to the Ninth Doctor as part of its ongoing comic strip prior to the relaunch of the TV series. Although work was done on this storyline, then editor Clayton Hickman and writer Scott Gray eventually turned down the offer as they felt they couldn’t do such an important event justice under the constraints imposed by the TV series' continuity.[3]

Editors[edit]

Editor Duration Issues Range Total
Dez Skinn 1979–1980 1–22 22
Paul Neary 1980–1981 23–48 26
Alan McKenzie 1981–1985 49–96 48
Sheila Cranna 1985–1988 97 & 107–136 31
Cefn Ridout 1985 98–106 9
John Freeman 1988–1992 137–185 49
Gary Russell 1992–1995 186–222 37
Gary Gillatt 1995–2000 223–254, 256–292 69
Sophie Aldred 1997 255 1
Alan Barnes 2000–2001 293–312 20
Clayton Hickman 2002–2007 313–386 74
Tom Spilsbury 2007–incumbent 387-incumbent 90*

* Ongoing (up to Issue 476)

Special editions[edit]

From 2002 Doctor Who Magazine began producing an irregular series of "Special Editions" – stand alone magazines themed around a specific topic and carrying a much higher page count than the regular magazine. Previously, the magazine had released seasonal and irregular one-shot special editions with various titles.

  1. The Complete Fifth Doctor (March 2002, 68 pages): A detailed look at the complete run of Fifth Doctor stories and their various spin offs. This included in-depth articles on the production the seasons and updates on DWM 's original Archive features on the serials (by Andrew Pixley), a short essay on a specific aspect of each of the TV stories (by various fan/writers) and detailed overviews of the Fifth Doctor's appearances in comics (by John Ainsworth), novels (by Matt Michael) and audio plays (by Gary Gillatt; authorships of these features are consistent across the range of original TV programme's Complete _ Doctor volumes).
  2. The Complete Third Doctor (July 2002, 84 pages): A detailed look at the complete run of Third Doctor stories and their various spin offs. This included in-depth articles on the production of each of the seasons covered and Archive updates on each serial, a short essay on a specific aspect of each of the TV stories and detailed overviews of the Third Doctor's appearances in comics, novels and audio (in this case, strictly radio) plays.
  3. The Complete Sixth Doctor (September 2002, 68 pages): A detailed look at the complete run of Sixth Doctor stories and their various spin offs. This included in-depth articles on the production of each of the seasons covered and Archive updates on each serial, a short essay on a specific aspect of each of the TV stories and detailed overviews of the Sixth Doctor's appearances in comics, novels and audio plays.
  4. The Complete Second Doctor (January 2003, 84 pages): A detailed look at the complete run of Second Doctor stories and their various spin offs. This included in-depth articles on the production of each of the seasons covered and Archive updates on each serial, a short essay on a specific aspect of each of the TV stories and detailed overviews of the Second Doctor's appearances in comics and novels.
  5. The Complete Eighth Doctor (July 2003, 84 pages): A detailed look at the Eighth Doctor and his various spin offs. This included a detailed archive feature on the making of the 1996 TV movie, a look at the history of Doctor Who in the intervening years following the end of the TV show and a detailed overview of the Eighth Doctor's appearances in comics, novels and audio plays.
  6. We Love Doctor Who (November 2003, 84 pages): Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first broadcast of the TV show readers of Doctor Who Magazine had been asked to vote for their all time favourite aspects of the show in various categories. This magazine published the results and essays on the most popular TV stories, books, comics, writers and contributors.
  7. The Complete First Doctor (January 2004, 100 pages): A detailed look at the complete run of First Doctor stories and their various spin offs. This included in-depth articles on the production of each of the seasons covered and Archive updates on each serial, a short essay on a specific aspect of each of the TV stories and detailed overviews of the First Doctor's appearances in comics and novels.
  8. The Complete Fourth Doctor – Volume One (July 2004, 84 pages): A detailed look at the run of the first four seasons of Fourth Doctor TV stories. This included in-depth articles on the production of each of the seasons covered and Archive updates on each serial, plus a short essay on a specific aspect of each of the TV stories.
  9. The Complete Fourth Doctor – Volume Two (October 2004, 84 pages): A detailed look at the final three seasons of the Fourth Doctor TV stories. This included in-depth articles on the production of each of the seasons covered and a short essay on a specific aspect of each of the TV stories and Archive updates on each serial, plus a detailed overview of the Fourth Doctor's appearances in comics and novels.
  10. The Complete Seventh Doctor (February 2005, 100 pages): A detailed look at the complete run of Seventh Doctor stories and their various spin offs. This included in-depth articles on the production of each of the seasons covered and Archive updates on each serial, a short essay on a specific aspect of each of the TV stories and detailed overviews of the Seventh Doctor's appearances in comics, audio plays and novels. There was also an errata section correcting some errors in the previously published volumes.
  11. The Doctor Who Companion – Series One (July 2005, 100 pages): A guide to the production of the recently aired first series of the revived TV show. This included a detailed look at the production of each of the episodes by Andrew Pixley, articles on aspects of the design work on various episodes, a look at some of the special effects, a profile of the Ninth Doctor and the original series pitch with annotated notes by show runner Russell T Davies.
  12. In Their Own Words – Volume One 1963–1969 (November 2005, 100 pages): A chronological commentary on the making of the TV series in the 1960s by those involved in its production. This is collated from extracts of interviews previously published in Doctor Who Magazine with the individuals concerned.
  13. The Ninth Doctor Collected Comics (April 2006, 100 pages): A reprint of all the Ninth Doctor comic strip stories published by Panini Comics. This includes:
  14. The Doctor Who Companion – Series Two (August 2006, 108 pages): A guide to the production of the recently aired second series of the revived TV show. This included a detailed look at the production of each of the episodes by Andrew Pixley and the original second series pitch with annotated notes by show runner Russell T Davies.
  15. In Their Own Words – Volume 2 1970–1976 (November 2006, 100 pages): A chronological commentary on the making of the TV series in the first part of the 1970s by those involved in its production. This is collated from extracts of interviews previously published in Doctor Who Magazine with the individuals concerned.
  16. In Their Own Words – Volume 3 1977–1981 (April 2007, 100 pages): A chronological commentary on the making of the TV series in the latter part of the 1970s and start of the 1980s by those involved in its production. This is collated from extracts of interviews previously published in Doctor Who Magazine with the individuals concerned.
  17. The Doctor Who Companion – Series Three (August 2007, 132 pages): A guide to the production of the recently aired third series of the revived TV show. This included a detailed look at the production of each of the episodes by Andrew Pixley and an overview of the development of the series by show runner Russell T Davies.
  18. In Their Own Words – Volume 4 1982–1986 (November 2007, 100 pages): A chronological commentary on the making of the TV series in the 1980s by those involved in its production. This is collated from extracts of interviews previously published in Doctor Who Magazine with the individuals concerned.
  19. The Tenth Doctor Comics (April 2008, 100 pages): A reprint of most of the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones comic strip stories published by Panini Comics. This includes:
    • "The Woman Who Sold the World" (Doctor Who Magazine issues 381–384, written by Rob Davis, art by Mike Collins)
    • "Bus Stop!" (Doctor Who Magazine issue 385, written by Rob Davis, art by John Ross)
    • "The First" (Doctor Who Magazine issues 386–389, written by Dan McDaid, art by Martin Geraghty)
    • "Death to the Doctor!" (Doctor Who Magazine issue 390, written by Jonathan Morris, art by Roger Langridge)
  20. The Doctor Who Companion – Series Four (August 2008, 148 pages): A guide to the production of the recently aired fourth series of the revived TV show. This included a detailed look at the production of each of the episodes by Andrew Pixley and an introduction by show runner Russell T Davies.
  21. In Their Own Words – Volume 5 1987–1996 (November 2008, 100 pages): A chronological commentary on the making of the TV series in the latter part of the 1980s, the events following the initial cancellation in 1989, and the making of the TV Movie in 1996. This is collated from extracts of interviews previously published in Doctor Who Magazine with the individuals concerned.
  22. 200 Golden Moments (May 2009, 148 pages): To mark 200 television stories with the broadcast of "Planet of the Dead", at least one 'golden moment' was chosen from each story, with an essay to celebrate the chosen scene.
  23. Sarah Jane Smith (October 2009, 100 pages): A guide to the production of The Sarah Jane Adventures, covering holiday special "Invasion of the Bane", the first and second series, and the Comic Relief special. This included a detailed look at the production of each of the episodes by Andrew Pixley and an interview with Elisabeth Sladen who played Sarah Jane.
  24. In Their Own Words – Volume 6 1997–2009 (February 2010, 116 pages): A chronological commentary on the events following the TV Movie in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and the making of the revived series from 2005 to 2009. This is collated from extracts of interviews previously published in Doctor Who Magazine with the individuals concerned.
  25. The Doctor Who Companion – The Specials (April 2010, 100 pages): A guide to the production of the 2008-2010 specials starring David Tennant, from "Planet of the Dead" to The End of Time, plus the Proms special "Music of the Spheres" and the animated episode "Dreamland". This included a detailed look at the production of each of the episodes by Andrew Pixley.
  26. The Doctor Who Companion – The Eleventh Doctor Volume One (October 2010, 100 pages): A guide to the production of the first half of the recently aired 2010 series, from "The Eleventh Hour" to "The Vampires of Venice". This included a detailed look at the production of each of the episodes by Andrew Pixley.
  27. The Doctor Who Companion – The Eleventh Doctor Volume Two (December 2010, 100 pages): A guide to the production of the second half of the recently aired 2010 series, from "Amy's Choice" to "The Big Bang", plus DVD extras "Meanwhile in the TARDIS". This included a detailed look at the production of each of the episodes by Andrew Pixley.
  28. Sarah Jane Smith – Volume Two (April 2011, 116 pages): A guide to the production of The Sarah Jane Adventures, covering the third and fourth series. This included a detailed look at the production of each of the episodes by Andrew Pixley.
  29. The Doctor Who Companion – The Eleventh Doctor Volume Three (September 2011, 84 pages): A guide to the production of the next five Eleventh Doctor episodes, from "A Christmas Carol" to "The Doctor's Wife", plus the 2010 Doctor Who Prom, "Doctor Who Live" and the Comic Relief mini-episodes "Space / Time". This included a detailed look at the production of each of the episodes by Andrew Pixley.
  30. The Doctor Who Companion – The Eleventh Doctor Volume Four (December 2011, 84 pages): A guide to the production of the next six Eleventh Doctor episodes, from "The Rebel Flesh" to "The Girl Who Waited", plus the specially-made sequence that introduced the National Television Awards. This included a detailed look at the production of each of the episodes by Andrew Pixley.
  31. The Doctor Who Companion – The Eleventh Doctor Volume Five (April 2012, 84 pages): A guide to the production of the next four Eleventh Doctor episodes, from "The God Complex" to "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe", plus the interactive attractions The Doctor Who Experience and The Crash of the Elysium. This included a detailed look at the production of each of the episodes by Andrew Pixley.
  32. The Sarah Jane Companion Companion - Volume Three (August 2012, 84 pages): A guide to the production of the fifth and final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures, including outlines from the unmade stories, contributions from Russell T Davies, and a previously unpublished interview with Elisabeth Sladen.
  33. The Doctor Who Companion - The Eleventh Doctor Volume Six (December 2012, 100 pages): A guide to the production of the next five Eleventh Doctor episodes, from "Asylum of the Daleks" to "The Angels Take Manhattan", plus DVD extras "Night and the Doctor", 'Script to Screen' winners "Death Is the Only Answer" and "Good as Gold", the 2011 Children in Need feature, and the online mini-series "Pond Life". This included a detailed look at the production of each of the episodes by Andrew Pixley.
  34. The Missing Episodes - The First Doctor (March 2013, 100 pages): A guide to the missing episodes of Doctor Who from the First Doctor's era, collecting the available telesnaps for stories with missing episodes (covering Marco Polo, The Crusade, The Savages, The Smugglers, and The Tenth Planet).[4]
  35. The Missing Episodes - The Second Doctor Volume One (July 2013, 116 pages): A guide to the missing episodes of Doctor Who from the Second Doctor's first six stories, collecting the telesnaps for the missing episodes (covering The Power of the Daleks, The Highlanders, The Underwater Menace, The Moonbase, The Macra Terror, and The Faceless Ones).
  36. The Missing Episodes - The Second Doctor Volume Two (December 2013, 132 pages): A guide to the missing episodes of Doctor Who from the Second Doctor's remaining stories, collecting the available telesnaps for the missing episodes (covering The Evil of the Daleks, The Abominable Snowmen, The Ice Warriors, The Web of Fear, Fury from the Deep, and The Wheel in Space).
  37. The Official Guide to the 2013 Series (April 2014, 132 pages): A guide to the production of the next nine Eleventh Doctor episodes, from "The Snowmen" to "The Name of the Doctor". This included a detailed look at the production of each of the episodes by Andrew Pixley.
  38. The Year of the Doctor: The Official Guide to Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary (August 2014, 100 pages): A guide to the production of 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor" and 2014 Christmas special "The Time of the Doctor", plus the online mini-episode "The Night of the Doctor", the drama-documentary "An Adventure in Space and Time", the online spoof "The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot", and the 2013 Doctor Who Prom, including a detailed look at their production by Andrew Pixley. It also included an overview of various other TV and radio tie-in programmes for the anniversary.

Comic Strip: Collected editions[edit]

Panini has been collecting the comic sections of the magazines into a number of trade paperbacks.

Due to its comparatively short run, the Ninth Doctor comic strips collection was first published as a magazine format Special Edition (issue 13, above).

The available collections are:

Doctor Title & Authors Contents Pages Published ISBN
4 The Iron Legion

Written by Pat Mills/John Wagner (1–16 and 19–34) and Steve Moore (35–38), with art by Dave Gibbons (1–16 and 19–38)
"The Iron Legion" (issues 1–8)
"City of the Damned" (issues 9–16)
"The Star Beast" (issues 19–26)
"Dogs of Doom" (issues 27–34)
"The Time Witch" (issues 35–38)
Bonus feature: Interview with Dave Gibbons, originally printed in Doctor Who Classic Comics issue 11.
164 2004 ISBN 1-904159-37-0
4 Dragon's Claw

Written by Steve Moore (39–52) and Steve Parkhouse (53–60), with art by Dave Gibbons (39–57 and 60) and Mike McMahon/Adolfo Buylla (58–59)
"Dragon’s Claw" (issues 39–45)
"The Collector" (issue 46)
"Dreamers of Death" (issues 47–48)
"The Life Bringer!" (issues 49–50)
"The War of Words" (issue 51)
"Spider-God" (issue 52)
"The Deal" (issue 53)
"End of the Line" (issues 54–55)
"The Freefall Warriors" (issues 56–57)
"Junkyard Demon" (issues 58–59)
"The Neutron Knights" (issue 60)
164 2005 ISBN 1-904159-81-8
5 The Tides of Time

Written by Dez Skinn (17–18) and Steve Parkhouse (61–84 and 86–87), with art by Paul Neary (17–18), Dave Gibbons (61–69), Mick Austin (70–83) and Steve Dillon (84 and 86–87)
"The Tides of Time" (issues 61–67)
"Stars Fell on Stockbridge" (issues 68–69)
"The Stockbridge Horror" (issues 70–75)
"Lunar Lagoon" (issues 76–77)
"4-Dimensional Vistas" (issues 78–83)
"The Moderator" (issues 84 and 86–87)
Bonus feature: "Timeslip" (issues 17–18) - This story actually features the Fourth Doctor but was included to complete the run from Doctor Who Weekly.
212 2005 ISBN 1-904159-92-3
6 Voyager

Written by Steve Parkhouse (88–99) and Alan McKenzie (101–107), with art by John Ridgway (88–107)
"The Shape Shifter" (issues 88–89)
"Voyager" (issues 90–94)
"Polly The Glot" (issues 95–97)
"Once Upon A Time-Lord" (issues 98–99)
"War-Game" (issues 100–101)
"Funhouse" (issues 102–103)
"Kane's Story" (issue 104)
"Abel's Story" (issue 105)
"The Warrior's Story" (issue 106)
"Frobisher's Story" (issue 107)
Bonus feature: Interview with John Ridgway, reprinted from Doctor Who Classic Comics issue 16.
172 2007 ISBN 978-1-905239-71-9
6 The World Shapers

Written by Alan McKenzie/John Ridgway (108–110), Simon Furman (111–113, 117), Jamie Delano (114–116, 123–126), Grant Morrison (118–119, 127–129) and Mike Collins (120–122), with art by John Ridgway (108–129) and Tim Perkins (inks, 120–129)
"Exodus! / Revelation! / Genesis!" (issues 108–110)
"Nature of the Beast!" (issues 111–113)
"Time Bomb" (issues 114–116)
"Salad Daze" (issue 117)
"Changes" (issues 118–119)
"Profits of Doom!" (issues 120–122)
"The Gift" (issues 123–126)
"The World Shapers" (issues 127–129)
Bonus feature: Interview with Frobisher, reprinted from Doctor Who Magazine issue 148.
188 May 2008 ISBN 978-1-905239-87-0
7 A Cold Day in Hell

Written by Simon Furman (130–135, 140), Mike Collins (136–138), Grant Morrison (139), John Freeman (141–142), Dan Abnett (143–144), Richard Alan/John Carnell (145–146), John Carnell (147) and Alan Grant (148–150), with art by John Ridgway/Tim Perkins (130–133), Kev Hopgood/Tim Perkins (134), Kev Hopgood/Dave Hine (136–138), Bryan Hitch (139), John Higgins (140), Lee Sullivan (141–142), John Ridgway (143–144), Dougie Braithwaite/Dave Elliott (145–146), Andy Lanning/Kev Hopgood (147) and Martin Griffiths/Cam Smith (148–150)
"A Cold Day in Hell!" (issues 130–133)
"Redemption!" (issue 134)
"The Crossroads of Time" (issue 135)
"Claws of the Klathi!" (issues 136–138)
"Culture Shock!" (issue 139)
"Keepsake" (issue 140)
"Planet of the Dead" (issues 141–142)
"Echoes of the Mogor!" (issues 143–144)
"Time and Tide" (issues 145–146)
"Follow that TARDIS!" (issue 147)
"Invaders from Gantac!" (issues 148–150)
Bonus feature: Introduction by Richard Starkings, the comic strip's editor at the time.
Bonus feature: Commentary on all of the included strips by writers, artists and editors involved, with overview by John Freeman.
180 May 2009 ISBN 978-1-84653-410-2
7 Nemesis of the Daleks

Written by Richard Starkings/John Tomlinson (152-155), John Freeman/Paul Cornell (156), John Freeman (The Incredible Hulk Presents 1, 4, 6), Dan Abnett (The Incredible Hulk Presents 2-3, 5), John Tomlinson (The Incredible Hulk Presents 7, 12), Simon Furman (The Incredible Hulk Presents 8-9), Simon Jowett (The Incredible Hulk Presents 10), Mike Collins/Tim Robins (The Incredible Hulk Presents 11), Andrew Donkin/Graham S. Brand (159-161), Ian Rimmer (162) and Steve Moore (17-20, 27-30, 44-46), with art by Lee Sullivan (152-155), Gerry Dolan (156), Geoff Senior (The Incredible Hulk Presents 1, 6, 11), John Ridgway (The Incredible Hulk Presents 2-3; Doctor Who Magazine 159-161), Art Wetherell/Dave Harwood (The Incredible Hulk Presents 4), Art Wetherell (The Incredible Hulk Presents 5), Andy Wildman (The Incredible Hulk Presents 7, 10), John Marshall/Stephen Baskerville (The Incredible Hulk Presents 8-9). Cam Smith (The Incredible Hulk Presents 12), Mike Collins (162), Steve Dillon (17-20) and Steve Dillon/David Lloyd (27-30, 44-46)
"Nemesis of the Daleks" (issues 152-155)
"Stairway to Heaven" (issue 156)
"Once in a Lifetime" (The Incredible Hulk Presents issue 1)
"Hunger from the Ends of Time!" (The Incredible Hulk Presents issues 2-3; reprinted in Doctor Who Magazine issues 157-158)
"War World!" (The Incredible Hulk Presents issue 4)
"Technical Hitch" (The Incredible Hulk Presents issue 5)
"A Switch in Time!" (The Incredible Hulk Presents issue 6)
"The Sentinel!" (The Incredible Hulk Presents issue 7)
"Who's That Girl!" (The Incredible Hulk Presents issues 8-9)
"The Enlightenment of Ly-Chee the Wise" (The Incredible Hulk Presents issue 10)
"Slimmer!" (The Incredible Hulk Presents issue 11)
"Nineveh!" (The Incredible Hulk Presents issue 12)
"Train-Flight" (issues 159-161)
"Doctor Conkeror!" (issue 162)
Bonus feature: "Abslom Daak... Dalek Killer" (issues 17-20), a Doctor-less story featuring the first appearance of Abslom Daak.
Bonus feature: "Star Tigers" (issues 27-30, 44-46), a Doctor-less story featuring Abslom Daak.
Bonus feature: Commentary on all of the included strips by writers, artists and editors involved, with overview by John Freeman.
196 8 Apr 2013 ISBN 978-1-84653-531-4
8 End Game

Written by Alan Barnes (244–255 and 257–265) and Scott Gray (256 and 266–271), with pencils by Martin Geraghty (244–249 and 251–255 and 266–271) and inks by Robin Smith/Robin Riggs (244–249 and 251–255 and 266–271), with art by Sean Longcroft (250) and Adrian Salmon (256)
"End Game" (issues 244–247)
"The Keep" (issues 248–249)
"Fire and Brimstone" (issues 251–255)
"Tooth and Claw" (issues 257–260)
"The Final Chapter" (issues 262–265)
"Wormwood" (issues 266–271)
"A Life of Matter & Death" (issue 250)
"By Hook or By Crook" (issue 256)
Bonus feature: "The Threshold" by Scott Gray - an introduction to The Threshold and a recap of events in the Seventh Doctor strip "Ground Zero".
Bonus feature - Commentary by Alan Barnes and Scott Gray on all featured stories with character designs and early drafts of artwork.
212 2005 ISBN 1-905239-09-2
8 The Glorious Dead

Written by Scott Gray (273–276 and 284–299), Adrian Salmon (277), Alan Barnes (278–283) and Steve Moore (5–7 and 23–24), with pencils by Martin Geraghty (273–276 and 278–282 and 287–296) and inks by Robin Smith (273–276 and 278–282 and 287–296) and Fareed Choudhury (278–286), with art by Adrian Salmon (277 and 284–286), Roger Langridge (283 and 287–299), Steve Dillon (5–7 and 23–24)
"The Fallen" (issues 273–276)
"Unnatural Born Killers" (issue 277)
"The Road to Hell" (issues 278–282)
"TV Action!" (issue 283)
"The Company of Thieves" (issues 284–286)
"The Glorious Dead" (issues 287–296)
"The Autonomy Bug" (issues 297–299)
"Happy Deathday" (issue 272)
Bonus feature: Commentary on all the featured Eighth Doctor strips by Scott Gray and Alan Barnes along with designs and early drafts of artwork.
Bonus feature: "Throwback: The Soul of a Cyberman" (issues 5–7), a Doctor-less story featuring the first appearance of Kroton the Cyberman.
Bonus feature: "Ship of Fools" (issues 23–24), a Doctor-less story featuring Kroton the Cyberman.
244 2006 ISBN 1-905239-44-0
8 Oblivion

Written by Scott Gray (300–304, 306, 308–310, 312–328), with pencils by Martin Geraghty (300–304, 306, 308–310 and 323–328), and inks by Robin Smith (300–304, 306 and 308–310) and David A. Roach (323–328), with art by Lee Sullivan (312–317), John Ross (318–222) and Adrian Salmon (311)
"Ophidius" (issues 300–303)
"Beautiful Freak" (issue 304)
"The Way of All Flesh" (issues 306 and 308–310)
"Children of the Revolution" (issues 312–317)
"Me and My Shadow" (issue 318)
"Uroborus" (issues 319–322)
"Oblivion" (issues 323–328)
"Character Assassin" (issue 311)
Bonus feature: Commentary on all included stories by Scott Gray with character designs and early drafts of artwork.
228 2006 ISBN 1-905239-45-9
8 The Flood

Written by Scott Gray (329, 333–353) and Gareth Roberts (330–332), with pencils / art by Roger Langridge (329), Mike Collins (330–332), Adrian Salmon (333), Anthony Williams (334–336), Martin Geraghty (337 and 346–353) and John Ross (343–345)
"Where Nobody Knows Your Name" (issue 329)
"The Nightmare Game" (issues 330–332)
"The Power of Thoueris!" (issue 333)
"The Curious Tale of Spring-Heeled Jack" (issues 334–336)
"The Land of Happy Endings" (issue 337)
"Bad Blood" (issues 338–342)
"Sins of the Fathers" (issues 343–345)
"The Flood" (issues 346–353)
Bonus feature: Commentary on all featured stories by their authors plus early designs and drawings for each.
Bonus feature: "Flood Barriers" by Clayton Hickman: A description of the difficulties of changing from the Eighth to the Ninth Doctor with the script for an alternative version of the final part of The Flood.
228 2007 ISBN 978-1-905239-65-8
9 The Cruel Sea

Written by Gareth Roberts/Clayton Hickman (story for 355-357), Gareth Roberts (script for 355-357, 363-364), Mike Collins (358), Robert Shearman (359-362), Scott Gray (Doctor Who Annual 2006) and Steven Moffat (Doctor Who Annual 2006), with pencils by Mike Collins (355-364), and inks by David A. Roach (355-357, 359-364) and Kris Justice (358), with art by John Ross (Doctor Who Annual 2006) and illustrations by Martin Geraghty (Doctor Who Annual 2006)
"The Love Invasion" (issues 355-357)
"Art Attack" (issue 358)
"The Cruel Sea" (issues 359-362)
"Mr Nobody" (Doctor Who Annual 2006)
"A Groatsworth of Wit" (issues 363-364)
Bonus feature: "What I Did On My Summer Holidays By Sally Sparrow" (Doctor Who Annual 2006), a Ninth Doctor prose story.
Bonus feature: Commentary on all featured stories by writers, artists and editors involved, plus early designs and drawings for the comics.
132 May 2014 ISBN 978-1-84653-593-2
10 The Betrothal of Sontar

Written by John Tomlinson/Nick Abadzis (365–367), Gareth Roberts (368), Tony Lee (369–371), Mike Collins (372–374), Jonathan Morris (375–376, Doctor Who Storybook 2007), Nev Fountain (377) and Alan Barnes (378–380), with pencils by Mike Collins (365–376) and Martin Geraghty (Doctor Who Storybook 2007, 378–380), and inks by David A. Roach (365–376, Doctor Who Storybook 2007, 378–380), art by Roger Langridge (377)
"The Betrothal of Sontar" (issues 365–367)
"The Lodger" (issue 368)
"F.A.Q." (issues 369–371)
"The Futurists" (issues 372–374)
"Interstellar Overdrive" (issues 375–376)
"Opera of Doom!" (Doctor Who Storybook 2007)
"The Green-Eyed Monster" (issues 377)
"The Warkeeper's Crown" (issues 378–380)
Bonus feature: Commentary on all featured stories by their authors plus early designs and drawings for each.
180 2008 ISBN 978-1-905239-90-0
10 The Widow's Curse

Written by Rob Davis (381–385, 395–398), Dan McDaid (386–389), Jonathan Morris (390, Doctor Who Storybook 2008, Doctor Who Storybook 2009, 399) and Ian Edginton (391–393), with pencils by Mike Collins (381–384), John Ross (385), Martin Geraghty (386–389, Doctor Who Storybook 2008), and inks by David A. Roach (381–389, 391–393, 394–398, Doctor Who Storybook 2008), with art by Roger Langridge (390) and Rob Davis (Doctor Who Storybook 2009, 399)
"The Woman Who Sold The World" (issues 381–384)
"Bus Stop!" (issue 385)
"The First" (issues 386–389)
"Sun Screen" (Doctor Who Storybook 2008)
"Death to the Doctor!" (issue 390)
"Universal Monsters" (issues 391–393)
"The Widow's Curse" (issues 395–398)
"The Immortal Emperor" (Doctor Who Storybook 2009)
"The Time of My Life" (issue 399)
Bonus feature: Commentary on all featured stories by writers, artists and editors involved, plus early designs and drawings for each.
220 2009 ISBN 978-1-84653-429-4
10 The Crimson Hand

Written by Dan McDaid (394, 400-420) and Jonathan Morris (Doctor Who Storybook 2010), with pencils by Martin Geraghty (400-402, 408-411, 416-420) and Mike Collins (403-405, 413), and inks by David A. Roach (400-405, 408-411, 413, 416-420), with art by Dan McDaid (394), Rob Davis & I. N. J. Culbard (Doctor Who Storybook 2010), Sean Longcroft (406-407), Rob Davis (412) and Paul Grist (414-415)
"Hotel Historia" (issue 394)
"Space Vikings!" (Doctor Who Storybook 2010)
"Thinktwice" (issues 400-402)
"The Stockbridge Child" (issues 403-405)
"Mortal Beloved" (issues 406-407)
"The Age of Ice" (issues 408-411)
"The Deep Hereafter" (issue 412)
"Onomatopoeia" (issue 413)
"Ghosts of the Northern Line" (issues 414-415)
"The Crimson Hand" (issues 416-420)
Bonus feature: Introduction by Russell T. Davies
Bonus feature: Commentary on all featured stories by writers and artists involved, plus early designs and drawings for each, and initial plans, with commentary, for the Majenta Pryce story arc.
260 May 2012 ISBN 978-1-84653-451-5
11 The Child of Time

Written by Jonathan Morris (421-441), with pencils by Mike Collins (421-423) and Martin Geraghty (425-428, 438-441), and inks by David A. Roach (421-423, 425-428, 438-441), with art by Roger Langridge (424), Rob Davis (429), Dan McDaid (430-431, 435-437), David A. Roach (432) and Adrian Salmon (433-434)
"Supernature" (issues 421-423)
"Planet Bollywood!" (issue 424)
"The Golden Ones" (issues 425-428)
"The Professor, the Queen and the Bookshop" (issue 429)
"The Screams of Death" (issues 430-431)
"Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night" (issue 432)
"Forever Dreaming" (issues 433-434)
"Apotheosis" (issues 435-437)
"The Child of Time" (issues 438-441)
Bonus feature: Commentary on all featured stories by the writer and artists involved, plus early designs and drawings for each.
244 October 2012 ISBN 978-1-84653-460-7
11 The Chains of Olympus

Written by Scott Gray (442-450), with pencils by Mike Collins (442-445) and Martin Geraghty (446-447), and inks by David A. Roach (442-447), and art by Dan McDaid (448-450)
"The Chains of Olympus" (issues 442-445)
"Sticks & Stones" (issues 446-447)
"The Cornucopia Caper" (issues 448-450)
Bonus feature: Commentary on all featured stories by the writer and artists involved, plus early designs and drawings for each.
132 October 2013 ISBN 978-1-84653-558-1
11 Hunters of the Burning Stone

Written by Scott Gray (451-461), with pencils by Martin Geraghty (451-454, 456-461) and Mike Collins (455), and inks by David A. Roach (451-461)
"The Broken Man" (issues 451-454)
"Imaginary Enemies" (issue 455)
"Hunters of the Burning Stone" (issues 456-461)
Bonus feature: Commentary on all featured stories by the writer and artists involved, plus early designs and drawings for each.
164 October 2013 ISBN 978-1-84653-545-1
11 The Blood of Azrael

Written by Scott Gray
tbc 176 October 2014 ISBN 978-1-84653-625-0

Doctor Who Classics[edit]

In January 2008, IDW Publishing, an American comic book company, launched Doctor Who Classics, a monthly comic book series reprinting digitally colourised Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctor strips from the early issues of DWM.[5] The series is being collected in trade paperbacks. The Dave Gibbons Collection was also released in an oversized hardback edition.

Title Contents Pages Published ISBN
Volume 1 "The Iron Legion" (issues 1–8)
"City of the Damned" (issues 9–16)
"Timeslip" (issues 17–18)
"The Star Beast" (issues 19–26)
112 July 2008 ISBN 978-1-60010-189-2
Volume 2 "The Star Beast" (issue 26 only)
"The Dogs of Doom" (issues 27–34)
"The Time Witch" (issues 35–38)
"Dragon’s Claw" (issues 39–45)
"The Collector" (issue 46)
"Dreamers of Death" (issues 47–48)
120 December 2008 ISBN 978-1-60010-289-9
Volume 3 "Changes" (issues 118–119)
"Culture Shock!" (issue 139)
"The World Shapers" (issues 127–129)
"The Life Bringer" (issues 49–50)
"War of the Worlds" (issue 51)
"The Spider-God" (issue 52)
"The Deal" (issue 53)
"End of the Line" (issues 54–55)
"The Freefall Warriors" (issues 56–57)
128 May 2009 ISBN 978-1-60010-425-1
Volume 4 "Junk-Yard Demon" (issues 58–59)
"The Neutron Knights" (issue 60)
"The Tides of Time" (issues 61–67)
"Stars Fell on Stockbridge" (issues 68–69)
"The Stockbridge Horror" (issues 70–75)
152 November 2009 ISBN 978-1-60010-534-0
Volume 5 "Lunar Lagoon" (issues 76–77)
"4-Dimensional Vistas" (issues 78–83)
"The Moderator" (issues 84, 86–87)
"Skywatch-7" (issue 58)
104 March 2010 ISBN 978-1-60010-608-8
Volume 6 "The Shape Shifter" (issues 88–89)
"Voyager, Parts 1–5" (issues 90–94)
"Polly The Glot" (issues 95–97)
"Once Upon A Time Lord" (issues 98–99)
"War-Game, Parts 1 & 2" (issues 100–101)
"Fun House" (issues 102–103)
"Kane's Story" (issue 104)
"Abel's Story" (issue 105)
"The Warrior's Story" (issue 106)
"Frobisher's Story" (issue 107)
148 December 2010 ISBN 978-1-60010-793-1
Volume 7 "A Cold Day in Hell!" (issues 130-133)
"Redemption!" (issue 134)
"The Crossroads of Time" (issue 135)
"Claws of the Klathi!" (issues 136-138)
"Keepsake" (issue 140)
"Planet of the Dead" (issues 141-142)
"Culture Shock!" (issue 139)
"Echoes of the Morgor!" (issues 143-144)
128 September 2011 ISBN 978-1-61377-045-0
The Dave Gibbons Collection The Iron Legion (issue 1-8)
City of the Damned (issue 9-16)
The Star Beast (issue 19-26)
Dogs of Doom (issue 27-34)
The Time Witch (issue 35-38)
Dragon’s Claw (issue 39-45)
The Collector (issue 46)
Dreamers of Death (issue 47-48)
The Life Bringer! (issue 49-50)
The War of Words (issue 51)
Spider-God (issue 52)
The Deal (issue 53)
End of the Line (issue 54-55)
The Freefall Warriors (issue 56-57)
The Neutron Knights (issue 60)
The Tides of Time (issue 61-67)
Stars Fell on Stockbridge (issue 68-69)
372 December 2011 ISBN 978-1-61377-063-4
Volume 8 "Exodus" (issue 108)
"Revelation" (issue 109)
"Genesis" (issue 110)
"Nature Of The Beast" (issue 111-113)
"Time Bomb" (issue 114-116)
"Salad Daze" (issue 117)
"Changes" (issue 118-119)
"Profits Of Doom" (issue 120-122)
"The Gift" (issue 123-126)
152 23 October 2012 ISBN 978-161377484-7
Volume 9 "Time And Tide" (issues 145-146)
"Follow That TARDIS!" (issue 147)
"Invaders From Gantac" (issues 148-150)
"Nemesis Of The Daleks" (issues 152-155)
"Stairway To Heaven" (issue 156)
"Hunger From The Ends Of Time" (issues 157-158)
"Train-Flight" (issues 159-161)
140 December 2013 ISBN 978-161377806-7
Omnibus 1 Collects volumes 1, 2 & 3 356 April 2010 ISBN 978-1-60010-622-4
Omnibus 2 Collects volumes 4, 5 & 6 400 September 2011 ISBN 978-1-60010-998-0
Omnibus 3 Collects volumes 7, 8 & 9 TBC 2014 TBC ISBN TBC

Other reprints[edit]

The DWM comic strip has also been reprinted in other formats:

  • From October 1984 to August 1986, Marvel Comics published a monthly comic book series in America that reprinted the Fourth Doctor strips and some of the Fifth Doctor strips. For the purposes of the comic book, the strips were colourised.
  • In 1989, Marvel published a graphic novel entitled Doctor Who: Voyager which reprinted the Sixth Doctor strips that originally appeared in DWM 88 to 99, again colourised. As with the comic book, the graphic novel was compiled for American readers.
  • Between 1992 and 1994, Marvel UK published Doctor Who Classic Comics, which reprinted Fourth and Fifth Doctor strips from DWM, as well as strips featuring earlier Doctors from comics such as TV Action. Doctor Who Classic Comics ran for 27 issues, plus a 1993 Autumn Special which reprinted and completed the unfinished Seventh Doctor story "Evening's Empire" from DWM 180. The stories in Doctor Who Classic Comics were colourised.
  • In 1993, Virgin Publishing published a graphic novel entitled Doctor Who: Mark of Mandragora which reprinted the Seventh Doctor stories that originally appeared in DWM 159–162 and 164–172, as well as the text story "Teenage Kicks" by Paul Cornell originally published in DWM 163. The strips were colourised.

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