Doctor Who Magazine Covers: Readers Top 50 Revealed

Doctor Who Weekly #1

Doctor Who Weekly #1

In the run-up to publication of the landmark Doctor Who Magazine Issue 500 (which is out next week and is a real bumper issue), the current editorial team are asking you to vote for your favourite DWM covers.

Doctor Who Weekly Issue 19

Doctor Who Weekly Issue 19

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 140 - cover by John Higgins

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 140 – cover by John Higgins

One of two Spitting Image-inspired covers I commissioned from Sue Moore and Steve Mansfield, two very talented folk who worked on the Doctor Who TV show

One of two Spitting Image-inspired covers I commissioned from Sue Moore and Steve Mansfield, two very talented folk who worked on the Doctor Who TV show

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 157 - Cover by Colin Howard

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 157 – Cover by Colin Howard

With a massive 54,565 votes cast in the preliminary rounds, the 50 finalists are now ready to be voted on and nedless to say, as one of the title’s former editors, I’m delighted to see that while many favourite covers are photographic, it’s an absolute delight to see several covers I specifically commissioned as editor in the Top 50. Thank you to everyone who voted for these.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 157 - Cover by Colin Howard

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 157 – Cover by Colin Howard

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 239

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 239

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 308 - cover by Adrian Salmon

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 308 – cover by Adrian Salmon

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 311

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 311

They include both Spitting Image-style covers featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace by acclaimed designers by Sue Moore and Steve Mansfield – and art covers by John Higgins, Alister Pearson and Colin Howard, some from my era, some later. It’s great to see Adrian Salmon‘s Zygon cover up there, for example.

Well done to you splendid chaps for creating such iconic art! (And smashing to see so many Doctor Who Weekly covers in the mix, too, which include some of my favourites).

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 345

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 345

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 400

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 400

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 467

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 467

Now you need to choose your favourite five from these covers, which have made it through to this final round.

• Vote at the DWM website right now – the poll ends at midnight on Sunday 22 May – and please share this post! #DWM500: http://www.doctorwhomagazine.com/top50/

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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