Thanks to TARDIS technology (and the generosity of Panini UK) here's a quick preview of the Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition: The Art of Doctor Who that will be in the shops tomorrow!
Even better than expected, the summer special features a wealth of information and artwork of the history of Doctor Who in comics, annuals, sweet cigarette cards, Target novelizations and more.
There's even a few images shot directly from the artwork which show off the brush strokes as well as the margin notes. Naturally the Doctor's more predominant appearances in titles such as TV Comic and Countdown are covered but it also shows covers to publications such as TV Tornado and Judy which featured the Time Lord.
Where possible, quotes from the artists involved have been included and there's a new interview with Dave Gibbons on his time drawing the strip for the early issues of Doctor Who Weekly.
Editor Marcus Hearn and his team of writers have been very thorough in researching their subjects. As well as covering the history of the comic strips over the last 51 years there are also features on the DVD sleeve design, fanzine artwork, concept art of the series and much more.
The 100 page special is an excellent publication packed with information. Essential summer reading for any Doctor Who fan and/or fan of British comics history.
Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition No.40 - The Art of Doctor Who published Thursday 16th April 2015. £5.99.