Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Doctor Who bonanza from Panini
News of three new Doctor Who publications from Panini UK:
First up, rapidly approaching its 30th Anniversary, Doctor Who Magazine No.414 is out this Thursday. Unusually for DWM, the issue is bagged (see above) with a free gift: four packets of the new Doctor Who Alien Armies cards (25 cards in total, including a limited edition one exclusive to DWM). The 68 page issue also features a wealth of interviews and features plus part one of a new comic strip Ghosts of the Northern Line. Here's the actual cover, unbagged:
Comic strips featuring the 10th Doctor from recent issues have been collected in a few graphic novels, the latest of which is Doctor Who: The Widow's Curse, which collects nine stories:
THE WOMAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD
DEATH TO THE DOCTOR!
THE WIDOW’S CURSE
THE IMMORTAL EMPEROR
THE TIME OF MY LIFE!
As a bonus, the book contains a bumper commentary section where the writers, artists and editors reveal the stories behind the strips, featuring never-before-published sketches, unused and deleted scenes, original story outlines and more. Available now from all good bookshops priced £15.99 or from Amazon currently at £11.19.
Also available now, from newsagents and comic shops, priced £5.99, is the Autumn Doctor Who Special Edition, Doctor Who Magazine Special 23: Sarah Jane Smith. No comic strips in this one unfortunately but for fans of the series DWM takes you behind the scenes of The Sarah Jane Adventures, with an in-depth episode guide, including original storyline ideas, deleted scenes, and hundreds of facts – all illustrated with never-before-seen photographs. Plus an extensive brand new interview with Elisabeth Sladen, who plays Sarah Jane Smith. (A new series of the Sarah Jane Adventures starts this Thursday on BBC1.) On sale now, priced £5.99.
Thanks to DWM editor Tom Spilsbury at Panini UK for permission to run the images.
Next year, Doctor Who gets a complete facelift; new Doctor (Matt Smith), new companion (Karen Gillan), new/retro TARDIS (based on the exterior design of the original Hartnell one), and a brand new logo. Expect to see this logo on all new Doctor Who merchandise in 2010, including Doctor Who Magazine. Click the video below for a preview...