Doctor Who Magazine Issue 551 is out this Thursday, leading former showrunners Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat interviewing each other about their work – and there are plenty of other goodies, too!
Inside the 84-page issue, current showrunner Chris Chibnall teases future plans and the Magazine looks back at The Caves of Androzani, the story that rounded off the Peter Davison era on the show. Plus, something I’m really looking forward to – the next episode in the current comic strip, set in 1950s America, “The Piggybackers“, written by Scott Gray, with art by Martin Geraghty, inked by David A. Roach, coloured by James Offredi and lettered by Roger Langridge. The latest Thirteenth Doctor comic strip has been an absolute delight!
I’m also delighted to report I played a very small role in the making of this issue. In conversation with Lew Stringer, I suggested an idea for his regular “Daft Dimension” cartoon strip, which he pitched at the DWM editorial team – and they went for it.
Here’s sneak peek, via Lew’s blog where you can catch up with all his other projects, too, but you’ll just have to buy the Magazine to see the full version!!
• Doctor Who Magazine Issue 551 is on sale Thursday 30th April 2020 and is available in some supermarkets as well as open newsagents and WHSmiths | Or available by post (or digitally) from the magazine’s website: doctorwhomagazine.com
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.