Doctor Who Adventures, the biggest-selling UK pre-teen magazine for boys, has linked up with a new companion – the mobile-augmented reality and image recognition platform Blippar – to produce an edition that comes to life.
Helping celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BBC science fiction show, Doctor Who Adventures 334 – on sale now – enables readers to interact with its content in a completely new way. After downloading the free Blippar App and pointing a smartphone or tablet at the magazine pages, readers can use their device to discover an awesome moving cover with a swirling vortex featuring all the Doctors, put their face on a monster and watch a top tip from everyone’s favourite Sontaran, Commander Strax.
The comic strip also comes alive in the Blippar-enhanced edition, and, once the younger reader has put on the Doctor dress-up set being given away as the physical gift with the issue, your picture can be taken with the TARDIS, Clara, Cybermen, Strax or Daleks.
Also included is a 3D monster fact file, super-scary Weeping Angel poster and amazing 3D Dalek poster which uses Blippar to bring it to life.
Plus, don’t miss the exclusive interview with David Tennant and Matt Smith which features a link to watch a video of them talking about what’s next for Doctor Who, and a behind-the-scenes feature showing the First Doctor’s TARDIS being constructed at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff.
The Eleventh Doctor dress-up set includes a sonic screwdriver, a fez, a bow tie and 3D glasses.
Doctor Who Adventures magazine is a fortnightly magazine for young boys and girls who love Doctor Who. With a core age of 9 years old, the magazine immerses readers into the world of the Doctor, taking them on an adventure into time and space.
“We pride ourselves on bringing our readers closer to the action-packed world of their favourite show,” says magazine Editor Moray Laing, “and this time we’ve taken the magazine to another dimension. Blippar has allowed us to play around with some of the scariest monsters in the universe to create fantastic interactive content which we know our imaginative readers will love!”
• Issue 334 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale until 9th December 2013, priced at £3.99
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.