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There are exceptions, however. However, these are recoloured digitally while the Marvel era were hand-coloured, so the Marvel Graphic Novels retain a certain uniqueness. From later years of DWM when the strip was colourised beginning issue in , there were also two Panini era ‘Special Editions’ —present that reprinted comic strips for the Ninth Doctor April and some of the mid-period Tenth Doctor April , although these strips went on to also be collected in the ‘Collected Editions’.
During the late s Marvel UK Comics decided to expand its ranges, and created a number of ‘experimental’ comics. The Death’s Head situation was far more complex as it was constituted as crossover stories. The already established character of Death’s Head featured in a main strip of Doctor Who Magazine , before going on to have its own comic Deaths Head launched where the Doctor went on to appear in one of the stories.
Subsequently, Death’s Head would return to have another guest appearance in the Doctor Who Magazine main strip. Both publications suffered poor sales, and were soon cancelled. The content also included a non-Death’s Head Doctor Who Magazine story again specially colourised , as well as a newly created coda starring the Doctor in the final pages of the final issue. It launched in September with issue 1, and lasted twelve issues in total.
All the reprinted US strips were in colour. The only original content was the Doctor Who strip, which was, however, produced in black and white. When he found out, John Freeman took issue with the plan, arguing that while the strips had merit for the intended younger audience IHP was aimed at, they were inappropriate for DWM , which was trying to tailor more for Doctor Who fans, instead of the mainstream audience previous editors had aimed for’.
The two part strip “Hunger at the Ends of Time! Andy Seddon, editor of IHP , says that the comic folded quite quickly as ‘a result of poor sales. I think everyone involved at the editorial level didn’t think it was a coherent offering’. According to Furman, Death’s Head was simply a ‘throwaway character’ which would ‘be discarded down the line probably at the end of the first story arc ‘.
In this short strip, Death’s Head was a noir-ish contract killer of human proportions thus anticipating the character’s size and occupation post- Transformers appearances. The idea was that the strip would be published in a number of Marvel UK titles prior to appearing in The Transformers — although there is no evidence of any such an early publication. Death’s Head made his debut as the giant robotic bounty hunter in the weekly The Transformers comic beginning with issue 16 May , and appearing during this initial run in 13 issues in total: , , , and ending 6 February In this story the Doctor and Death’s Head clashed, the former reducing the latter from a giant robot to human size with ‘one of the Master’s Tissue Compression Eliminators!
The publication was issued monthly, with each edition featuring one long comic strip story starring Death’s Head. In issue 8 July , the story “Time Bomb! Death’s Head picks up the contract from a long term Doctor Who Magazine character and adversary to the Doctor, uber-capitalist Josiah W. Despite the first issue of Death’s Head comic prompting a letter from Stan Lee praising the character and creative team, the publication soon folded. This was reported to be a consequence of distribution problems and the comic being of a smaller size causing it to be obscured by larger comics on the shelf.
The Death’s Head publication was cancelled at issue 10 September The following year, Death’s Head returned in the Fantastic Four comic issue ; March , with a story titled “Kangs for the Memories!!! Or Guess Who’s Coming to Diner”.
Beginning in issue 13 August and ending in the final issue of the publication November the story was later republished as a Death’s Head graphic novel Death’s Head: The Body in Question This strip not only resolved the cliffhanger at the end of the cancelled Death’s Head series, but also outlined an origin story although confusingly, perhaps, Death’s Head was human sized prior to his confrontation with the Doctor.
In the story, the Seventh Doctor attends a party populated by a number of his foes, and witnesses a bar fight explode, in which Death’s Head plays a contributing factor. This was essentially the end of original stories in Death’s Head initial run. In an autumn interview with Comic World , Neary was dismissive about the original character, saying ‘I didn’t think there was much future in Transformers-style robots and I thought we could do an awful lot better.
The simplest way to do this quickly was to reprint the original Death’s Head comic series. The job was given to editor John Freeman. That didn’t mean he liked it I suggested the “wraparound story” featuring DHII to help convince him’. However, it did not only repeat the original series, but also included a number of other Death’s Head strips from Marvel publications, pretty much in order of release, the exception being The Transformers stories and The Body in Question series.
Strangely, the publication also incorporated a non-Death’s Head story early-run issues 4 and 5 , the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip “Keepsake” DWM ; September once again starring the Seventh Doctor, and once again colourised.
This was possible due to way the whole series was framed with the wraparounds, with Death’s Head II witnessing these past events in an effort to learn more about his original incarnation. In this way, the Doctor’s status of arch-nemesis of the original Death’s Head is heightened even before “Time Bomb” appears in issue 9 — the only original Death’s Head series strip featuring the Doctor. Indeed, the final few pages of the final issue — as an untitled coda — have a fourth encounter with the Doctor, specially produced for the publication.
In summary, all of the Doctor Who and Death’s Head material is included in The Incomplete Death’s Head series and subsequent graphic novel in colourised form. The aim was, as editor Gary Russell stated in the Editorial of the first issue, ‘to reproduce every one of the Doctor Who strips produced in Britain’.
Over the 27 issues, the publication reprinted strips predominately from the early Polystyle Doctor Who comic strip and the early TV Century 21 Dalek comic strip, but also from a number of sources including, later in the run, DWM itself. As well as reprints, the ‘Autumn Special’ featured the comic strip “Evening’s Empire”, an unfinished story from DWM issue , here completed for the first time.
The sources were:. The comic strips in Doctor Who Classic Comics were presented in full colour, meaning strips were colourised when not originally released in colour. There, assistant editor Marcus Hearn alluded to a ‘big finale’ the following month; continuing ‘We’re going out in style with Issue 27 — a special collector’s edition with a wrap-round cover’ and various other features.
Other projects beckon for us’. The situation was even worse with respect to the fifteen or so years of Doctor Who Magazine strips and admitted far, far shorter run of The Incredible Hulk Presents strips. Between and Marvel UK published a number of Doctor Who Yearbooks — essentially annuals — containing articles, comic strips, and short fiction. These continued the tradition of Doctor Who Annuals that had been issued under a separate licence from the BBC by World Distributors between and for the years to ; renaming themselves World International, Ltd.
Between and Marvel UK published a number of Doctor Who Poster Magazines , produced in full colour with visual image based articles, each with a specific theme. After the first six issues the format of the magazine was changed, but only ran for another two issues before being cancelled. From Doctor Who Magazine has been producing a regular series of “Special Editions”, generally released three times a year.
These are stand alone magazines themed around a specific topic and carrying a much higher page count than the regular magazine. Over the run, so far, there have been eight themes:.
Panini rebooted these in with the return of Doctor Who to television as an annual. Due to the success of the annual, BBC publishing retrieved the license for that designation, but allowed Panini to continue publishing a yearly Storybook, which they did for another four years. The Dave Gibbons Collection was also released in an oversized hardback edition. A North American publication that ran for nine issues, with two specials. It was features and articles based, with a more visual approach than Doctor Who Magazine.
It also carried no comic strip. For the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who in three “bookazines” were published under the Doctor Who — 50 Years banner, featuring articles on the Doctor, his companions and the Daleks. These continued into and beyond, renamed The Essential Doctor Who , again with three issues released annually. In , with the advent of the Thirteenth Doctor, a special one-off edition bookazine was released as part of the series called The Story of Doctor Who.
After this, the range continued on with the title The Essential Doctor Who for one final release in February The series was replaced by The Doctor Who Companion range, with the same release schedule, beginning in June Beginning on 9 September , Panini published a fortnightly partwork documenting the production of every Doctor Who TV story.
Content in the partwork was largely based on Andrew Pixley’s Archive features which were initially published in Doctor Who Magazine throughout the 80s, 90s and early s and continue in numerous special editions see above , however a considerable amount of new material was written exclusively for the books.
The part work was published in a multi-volume hardback form, in association with the BBC and Hachette. As is common with part-works, the volumes were not being released in chronological order by broadcast date, but in an order chosen “to reflect the variety and breadth of the series. Panini has been collecting the comic sections of the magazines into a number of Collected Editions trade paperbacks since , beginning with the Fourth Doctor title The Iron Legion.
Panini have published two or three of these Collected Editions each year from to , except and when the Collected Editions were put on hold for reasons unknown. As of December there have been 29 volumes released, the most recent being Ground Zero , which features strips from the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Seventh Doctors.
As Panini have now collected all the main strips up to the end of the Twelfth Doctor continuity, they began focusing upon the ‘past Doctors’ period of the magazine —, between the end of the Seventh Doctor continuity and beginning of the Eighth Doctor continuity and other strips from across its publications throughout the years while they built up enough Thirteenth Doctor strips for a Collected Edition.
The first Thirteenth Doctor Collected Edition volume 30 is due in The list of volumes below is placed in the original order of their publication in Doctor Who Magazine , which parallels the continuity of the television series, except for the ‘past Doctors’ period — when the publication began seeding one-off stories from all the past Doctors from the period prior to and including the Seventh.
The Collected Editions with these stories are thus placed between the Seventh and Eighth Doctor continuities, except for irregularities, the most substantial being volume 28 The Clockwise War , which leads with the final strip of the Twelfth Doctor period, but also includes past Doctor stories from the Doctor Who Yearbooks published between and Many of the Collected Edition also feature bonus material, such as specially commissioned commentaries by the authors and artists, and sometimes short stories the latter taken from Doctor Who Magazine — these are signalled in the ‘Notes’ of the below table.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. British magazine. Unlike the main strip, however, it did not begin by reprinting the secondary strip from the first issue of Doctor Who Weekly. Rather, K-9’s Finest Hour came from issue 12 2 January These publications thus skipped the third story of the run, “Timeslip” issues 17—18; 6—13 February Perhaps this was because while it was a Fourth Doctor strip, it also featured the First, Second, and Third Doctors, and was felt not to be an appropriate way to launch the new publication.
These three strips were, however, reprinted later in the run, although not in the original order. In effect, from this point on Doctor Who Marvel USA freely selects from the remaining DWM secondary strips abandoning tracking of original order of publication entirely. Regular original DWM secondary strips finished as of issue 64, and became less frequent over the last few of these issues.
This is due to the high percentage of the page count given over to comic strips. In addition, the 10th Special issue which comes out in addition to the two seasonal Specials in reprints these same two strips again now colourised — see note below without the articles, and there is no way that cannot be considered a Graphic Novel.
However, date is confirmed on the cover alongside the Special designation. They were first collected and reprinted in the first edition of the Specials: Doctor Who Magazine Summer Special .
Soon after they were then colourised by Andy Yanchus for Marvel Premiere : Doctor Who , the Marvel USA try-out publication, used to determine if a character or concept could attract enough readers to justify launching their own series.
Accordingly, the reprints here in the ‘ Summer Special Classic’ are collected reprints of colourised reprints of an original black and white strip that had also been collected in its original black and white in an earlier edition of the same run of Specials! Things will only get more convoluted here on in However, this is the situation. However, Special designation date is confirmed on the cover. The second of these attributes appears on the cover and above the editorial, the second is assumed in the first.
A Doctor Who Magazine Summer Special’, thus seemingly indicating it is a summer Seasonal Special, although one of these had already been released this year hence the use of the indefinite article ‘A’ rather than the definite article ‘The’. However, some titles were given in the preceding issue’s “coming next time” closing caption.
After doing research and interviewing those involved in the original strips, John Ainsworth proposed the sequence titles, which were later used by Doctor Who Magazine. This run eventually went to colour, but never completed. It began again in DWM in colour with the first episode of The Dalek Chronicles in issue 27 November but only ran for a few episodes before transferring to Doctor Who Classic Comics — in its first issue to completion. This is a repeat of the mistake from the Doctor Who Classic Comics — reprints.
It is worth noting that in a response to a letter to Doctor Who Classic Comics issue 4 in , the designation is a ‘one-off’, as is the title Doctor Who Collected Comics GN, directly above. However, this is the situation, and Doctor Who: Voyager does not appear in the Specials list. Neither is DWM mentioned on the credits page, however, the back cover blurb does indeed cite the source material. Note TVC21 originally ran these as a part one pager comic epic, which was only later renamed ‘The Dalek Chronicles’ with formalised sequence titles by Doctor Who Magazine.
While some titles were given in the preceding issue’s “coming next time” closing caption, after doing research and interviewing those involved in the original strips, John Ainsworth proposed the sequence titles. It began again in DWM in colour with the first episode of The Dalek Chronicles in issue 27 November but only ran for a few episodes before transferring to Doctor Who Classic Comics — in this first issue. Doctor Who Classic Comics thus reprinted the first two originally coloured episodes in issue 3; then printed the remaining episodes in issue 4, now freshly colourised.
Who and the Daleks” was the first American produced comic strip, and this one-off adaptation of Dr. Comic historian Paul Scoones goes with “Doctor Who meets the Frog People” writing this title appeared as the ‘synopsis’ submitted to the BBC for sign-off prior to publication, but mentions that the ‘Comics Checklist’, first printed ‘in Doctor Who Monthly 62’ , calls the story “Shark Bait”. The inference being here that DWM made the title up seeing as not all the early strips were given names on the page , and that DWCC went with this name too.
This was the first two pages of issue In the list of Marvel era ‘Graphic Novels’ see ‘Doctor Who Magazine Graphic Novels — ‘ sub-section above, where it appears as eighth in a list of ten it is the first to present mostly original material rather than reprints, with only the final ‘Graphic Novel’ of this era, Age of Chaos , presenting wholly original material. DWM editor, at the time of original production, John Freemen comments ‘for a combination of reasons, too lengthy to go in to’.
The radical change appeared in issue 15 with the introduction of the Telesnap Archive of lost TV episodes. Comic historian Paul Scoones goes with “Home to Hamelin” writing this title appeared on the original scripts, but mentions that the ‘Comics Checklist’, first printed ‘in Doctor Who Monthly 62’ , calls the story “Challenge of the Piper”. Comic historian Paul Scoones goes with “In Reverse” writing this title appeared on the original scripts, but mentions that the ‘Comics Checklist’, first printed ‘in Doctor Who Monthly 62’ , calls the story “Time in Reverse”.
The inference being here that DWM augmented the title seeing as not all the early strips were given names on the page , and that DWCC went with this name too. These articles do not list or explore the tertiary strips of reprints from other Marvel publications included in the publication over pretty much the same period. This was a reprint of a secondary strip from DWMM issue 58, as there were problems delivering part 2 of “The Moderator”.
The story has not yet been reprinted in a Collected Edition. There were 10 stories over 12 issues. The second two part story “Hunger from the Ends of Time! The first story “Abslom Daak The follow-up stories “Star Tigers” [I] and [II] were also secondary strips and appeared later that year.
This caused problems with filling the main strip in the following months. Accordingly, issues and December and January featured reprints: a Doctorless secondary strip “The Fires Down Below” ; originally 64 ; and a Fourth Doctor strip “Spider-God ; originally However, it was held up by customs, and so the magazine was forced to reprint another old strip.
Running from issue May to issue September , it ended when the magazine began its Eighth Doctor strip in the wake of the Doctor Who TV movie. This story is included in this collection as ‘the story tied-in to the Seventh Doctor comic story Emperor of the Daleks!
It was set between the first and fourth parts of “Emperor of the Daleks! The Land of the Blind Edited Collection also refers to this as part of the multi-Doctor comic strips. These are listed between the Seventh and Eight Doctor Collected Editions here as they only contain ‘past Doctors’ comic strips; the Multi-Doctor comic strips Volume 2 is included in the Twelfth Doctor section below as it leads with the final Twelfth Doctor comic strip from May—November In addition, it doesn’t contain any strips from the main strip of Doctor Who Magazine , rather publishing strips from the Doctor Who Yearbook — Thus, it is best thought of as a part of the Eighth Doctor narrative, rather than a one-off Doctor-less adventure.
Crucially, it re-introduced the character of Kroton , who had debuted in one of the early s DWM backup comic stories. Kroton would play a vital role in the series of strips that culminated in “The Glorious Dead”. The previous stories featuring Kroton both secondary strips are included at the end of this Collected Edition: “Throwback: The Soul of a Cyberman” issues 5—7 and “Ship of Fools” issues 23— It ‘celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Virgin New Adventures.
Consequently, it featured the Seventh Doctor, Benny and an older Ace’. It is included in this Collected Edition out of main run order at the end of the publication. The first episode of the rebooted comic strip appeared in issue April Davies ; 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.
This came between the end of the Eleventh Doctor continuity and before the Twelfth Doctor run in Doctor Who Magazine , and appears out of order in the Collected Editions. These are listed between the Seventh and Eight Doctor Collected Editions above as they only contain ‘past Doctors’ comic strips; while this publication — the Multi-Doctor comic strips Volume 2 — leads with the final Twelfth Doctor comic strip from May—November Volume 1 and 3 of the Multi-Doctor comic strips publishes strips from the main run of Doctor Who Magazine , while this volume rather publishes strips from the Doctor Who Yearbook — Audit Bureau of Circulations.
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Bleeding Cool. Marvel’s anthropomorphic duck, Howard, was given his own series, the first issue of which featured a guest appearance by Spider-Man to help ease new readers into the satirical title. M w , Sharp, Liam p , Sharp, Liam i.
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