“Highgate Horror” story debuts in new Doctor Who Magazine, drawn by David Roach

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 492

The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine is on sale from today in all good newsagents (Thursday 15th October, priced £4.99) and not only features articles on the latest episodes of the show but the first episode of a two-part comic strip, “The Highgate Horror”, written by Mark Wright and drawn by David A. Roach, with colours by James Offredi and lettering by Roger Langridge.

Art from "The Highgate Horror" by David Roach

Art from “The Highgate Horror” by David Roach

Mark’s numerous writing credits include numerous audio stories for Big Finish and the DWM strip “Space Invaders” which ran in Issue 484. He’s also been one of the magazine’s editorial assistants since issue 448.

David (whose  numerous comics credits span far more than Doctor Who and is a dedicated archivist of the very best in comic art) is a long-time creator on the DWM comic strip since 2011, often working with Mike Collins as inker, but “Highgate Horror” marks his first pencil work on the Doctor Who strip – and Mark is full of praise for his work.

“I am in awe of the work David Roach has performed on the pencils and inks,” he says. “He’s a true alchemist of comic art.

Doctor Who: The Eye of Torment - Final Cover“It’s a real privilege not only to contribute to the ongoing DWM strip, but to work with such talented artists.”

David’s work for Doctor Who Magazine also includes covers for their numerous strip collectors and the next – The Eye of Torment – is officially released on 12th November, but available to order now from bookshops and online stores.

The story, set on a space station in close orbit around the sun, features the Twelfth Doctor’s first DWM strip, written by Scott Gray and drawn by Martin Geraghty (inked by David), which featured one of the creepiest Doctor Who comic strip monsters ever, the Umbra, creatures capable of devouring minds. It was a fantastic debut for the Twelfth Doctor on all fronts, with a superb script – do check out the collection!

Oh, and DWM also features yet another gem of a humour strip by Lew Stringer on its as ever entertaining letters pages. Great stuff!

Doctor Who Magazine – and Doctor Who Adventures – are available from all good newsagents. Subscribe to Doctor Who Magazine here | Subscribe to Doctor Who Adventures here

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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