Seventh Doctor comic stories

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The Seventh Doctor comic stories is a wide range of comic strip adventures featuring the seventh incarnation of The Doctor, the Time Lord protagonist of the hit sci-fi series, Doctor Who.


Doctor Who Magazine's Seventh Doctor comic stories began shortly after the broadcast of the Seventh Doctor's first televised story, Time and the Rani. While the cancellation of the television series in 1989 was undoubtedly bad news for Sylvester McCoy's longevity in the role, it was an unexpected boon to the Seventh Doctor's comic life. With no new Doctor on the horizon, the Seventh Doctor lived on in the pages of DWM for years after the transmission of his final televised adventure.

In fact, the Seventh Doctor became the first incarnation of the Doctor to be in two regular comic publications simultaneously. Pre-figuring the Tenth Doctor's later "double-duty" in DWM and Doctor Who Adventures, the Seventh Doctor was, briefly, in both DWM and The Incredible Hulk Presents, another Marvel publication.

Several different approaches were taken by DWM during this era. At first, they told stories which had no obvious connection to the television series. Frobisher briefly ushered in the new Doctor's era, before scampering off. The Doctor then travelled around either on his own or with one-off companions.

After the television series ended, and the Virgin New Adventures series began, there was an effort to try to fit the comic stories into the novels' continuity. This period, though, came to a definitive end when DWM killed off Ace in Ground Zero — an act which deliberately returned DWM to its own, separate continuity.

By this stage, however, DWM had taken the editorial decision to consider the Seventh Doctor as a "past" incarnation. They began to use the comic space to tell stories of the other incarnations, which gave modern artists and writers the chance to feature Doctors and companions who hadn't really been a part of the DWM strip before. Thus, though the Seventh Doctor had a much longer reign in comics than television, it was a few years shorter than the gap between Survival and McGann's televised outing.

Comic stories[edit]

Doctor Who Magazine[edit]

# Title Featuring Writer Release Date
1"A Cold Day in Hell"Frobisher and Olla, and Ice WarriorsSimon FurmanNovember 1987 - February 1988
2"Redemption!"OllaSimon FurmanMarch 1988
3"The Crossroads of Time"Death’s HeadSimon FurmanApril 1988
4"Claws of the Klathi"TBAMike CollinsMay - July 1988
5"Culture Shock"TBAGrant MorrisonAugust 1988
6"Keepsake"TBASimon FurmanSeptember 1988
7"Planet of the Dead"Adric, Sara Kingdom, Jamie McCrimmon, Katarina and FrobisherJohn FreemanOctober - November 1988
8"Echoes of the Mogor"Commander HurdDan AbnettDecember 1988 - January 1989
9"Time and Tide"TBARichard Alan & John CarnellFebruary - March 1989
10"Follow That TARDIS"The Meddling MonkJohn CarnellApril 1989
11"Invaders from Gantac"Alex TrenchAlan GrantMay - July 1989
12"Nemesis of the Daleks"The DaleksSteve AlanSeptember - December 1989
13"Stairway to Heaven"TBAJohn FreemanJanuary 1990
14"Train-Flight"Sarah Jane SmithGraham S. Brand & Andrew DonkinApril - June 1990
15"Doctor Conkerer"TBAIan RimmerJuly 1990
16"Fellow Travellers"AceAndrew Cartmel8 September - 31 October 1990
17"Distractions"AceDan AbnettDecember 1990
18"The Mark of Mandragora"Ace and UNITDan AbnettJanuary - April 1991
19"Party Animals"Ace and Dr Ivan Asimoff, and the Sixth DoctorGary RussellMay 1991
20"The Chameleon Factor"AcePaul CornellJune 1991
21"Seaside Rendezvous"AcePaul CornellJune 1991
22"The Good Soldier"Ace and the CybermenAndrew CartmelJuly - October 1991
23"A Glitch in Time"AceJohn FreemanOctober 1991
24"The Grief"AceDan AbnettApril - June 1992
25"Ravens"Christine JenkinsAlan CartmelJuly - September 1992
26"Memorial"AceWarwick GrayOctober 1992
27"Cat Litter"AceMarc PlattOctober 1992
28"Flashback"Bernice Summerfield and The MasterWarwick GrayNovember 1992
29"Pureblood"Bernice and the SontaransDan AbnettNovember 1992 - February 1993
30"Emperor of the Daleks"Bernice, Peri Brown, and Davros and the DaleksPaul CornellMarch - August 1993
31"Final Genesis"Bernice, Ace and the Brigadier, and Silurians and Sea DevilsWarwick GraySeptember - December 1993
32"Time and Time Again"Ace, Bernice, Daleks and the past six DoctorsPaul CornellDecember 1993
33"Cuckoo"Ace and BerniceDan AbnettJanuary - March 1994
34"Uninvited Guests"The EternalsWarwick GrayApril 1994
35"Plastic Millenium"Melanie Bush, and the AutonsGareth RobertsOctober 1994
36"Ground Zero"Ace, Sarah Jane Smith, Peri Brown & Susan ForemanScott GrayMay - August 1996
37"The Last Word"Ace and BerniceGareth RobertsJune 2001

Death's Head[edit]

# Title Featuring Writer Release Date
8"Time Bomb!"Death's Head and Josiah DogbolterSimon FurmanJuly 1989

Titan Comics[edit]

# Title Featuring Writer Release Date
1"Operation Volcano"Ace and Counter-MeasuresBen Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel2018
1"As Time Goes By"Ace and Mags (the werewolf)Richard Dinnick2018

The Incredible Hulk Presents[edit]

# Title Featuring Writer Release Date
1"Once in a Lifetime"TBAJohn Freeman7 October 1989
2"Hungers from the End of Time"Commander LumsdenDan Abnett14 - 21 October 1989
3"War World"Commander DeldranJohn Freeman28 October 1989
4"Technical Hitch"Admiral VayleDan Abnett4 November 1989
5"A Switch in Time"ThyronJohn Freeman11 November 1989
6"The Sentinel"SeneschalJohn Tomlinson18 November 1989
7"Who's That Girl?"Prince LujSimon Furman25 November - 2 December 1989
8"The Enlightenment of Ly-Chee The Wise"TBASimon Jowett9 December 1989
9"Slimmer"TBAMike Collins & Tim Robins16 December 1989
10"Nineveh"Time LordsJohn Tomlinson23 December 1989

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