Torchwood Magazine

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Torchwood - The Official Magazine
Torchwood Magazine Issue 25.jpg
Torchwood - The Official Magazine Issue 25 (December 2010)
Editor Simon Hugo
Categories Science fiction television
Frequency Every 2 months
First issue 24 January 2008
Final issue 16 December 2010
Company Titan Magazines
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Website Titan listing

Torchwood - The Official Magazine is a British magazine devoted to the BBC science fiction television series Torchwood. The first issue was released on 24 January 2008.[1] The United States version was due to be launched in February 2008.[2] Titan Magazines announced in Issue 24 that the next issue would be the last for a while.[3]

Content[edit]

The magazine includes the latest news from the Torchwood set, cast and crew interviews,[4] behind-the-scenes features on the show's special effects, and ten pages of original Torchwood comic strip fiction.[5] The first few issues featured regular columns from Torchwood's lead writer Chris Chibnall and producer Richard Stokes. Issue 8 saw the introduction of an original piece of short prose every month. Issue 14 saw the magazine become a bi-monthly production with a larger page count.[6] Issue 25 will be the final issue.[7]

Comic strips[edit]

Other than Issue 2, every issue of the Magazine has included a comic strip.

  1. Issue 1 - "The Legacy Of Torchwood One"
  2. Issue 3 - "Jetsam" (Reprinted as part of the Graphic Novel "Rift War")
  3. Issues 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 - "Rift War" (Reprinted in Graphic Novel "Rift War")
  4. Issue 14 - "The Selkie" (Co-written By John Barrowman and his sister Carole)
  5. Issues 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19 - "Broken"

Short stories[edit]

A short piece of fiction has been included in every issue since Issue 8. The Torchwood Magazine Yearbook, published in late 2009, contained a further five exclusive short stories.

  1. Issues 8, 9 & 10 - "Harm's Way" Written by Trevor Baxendale, illustrated by Mike Dowling
  2. Issues 11, 12 & 13 - "The Book Of Jahi" Written by David Llewellyn, illustrated by Mike Dowling
  3. Issues 14 & 15 - "Gordian" Written by Steven Savile, illustrated by Mike Dowling
  4. Issues 16 & 17 - "Closing Time" Written by Andy Lane, illustrated by Mike Dowling
  5. Yearbook 2009 - "Black Water" by Steven Savile, "Mrs Acres" by David Llewellyn, "The Beauty Of Our Weapons" by Andy Lane, "Plant Life" by Trevor Baxendale and "Monster" by Joseph Lidster.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shaun Lyon (16 January 2008). "Torchwood Magazine Debuts". Outpost Gallifrey. Retrieved 14 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "Torchwood - Season 2". BBC America Press. Retrieved 14 March 2008. 
  3. ^ Torchwood Magazine Issue 25. Titan Magazines. 2010. 
  4. ^ "Freema On Cover Of First Torchwood Magazine". Freema Agyeman.com. 4 November 2007. Retrieved 14 March 2008. 
  5. ^ "Titan Books launches brand new comic strip in Torchwood Magazine". UK SF Book News. 1 February 2008. Archived from the original on 8 February 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2008. 
  6. ^ Torchwood Magazine. February 2009 (cover date). 
  7. ^ Torchwood Magazine. December 2010 (cover date).