Doctor Who ‘zine, Plaything of Sutekh, Issue Three released

Plaything of Sutekh Issue 3

Issue 3 of the Doctor Who fanzine Plaything of Sutekh is now available. The new issue features:

·     Don’t Shoot – He’s British! – Matt Kilburn looks at the cultural influences on the Doctor’s identity.

·     Matt Finish – John Connors looks at 2013’s new episodes and Matt Smith’s final episodes

·     Messiah! – Greg Bartlem looks at the changing depiction of the Doctor in the post-2005 series

·     Seasonal Gear Changes – Jez Strickley spots similarities between Terror of the Zygons and The Seeds of Doom

·     Pat’s Back – Were they worth the wait? A look at the two recently recovered Troughtons

·     Secret Who – underrated stories Enlightenment and The Invisible Enemy

·     DWDVD – a new angle on stories recently released on DVD The Tenth Planet and The Mind of Evil

·     plus – The Liverpool Connection, David Whitaker’s Dalek novel, the return of the Eighth and more

Plaything of Sutekh Issue 3, a non-profit publication. is 40 A5 pages, fully illustrated with colour covers. To order, please send a Paypal payment (via or to Please add your address in the Paypal ordering notes section. Price £2.40 – UK postage is included but for orders elsewhere in Europe: add £1.70 for 1 issue or £3.00 for two or threee issues; outside Europe, add £3.90 for up to three issues.

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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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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