The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine is on sale from Thursday 29th May and makes the most of its feature on the most popular stories of the first five decades of the series, as voted for by readers of the magazine.
As you can see, the issue comes replete with a smashing gatefold cover and over on the Magazine’s official Facebook page, fans are already playing guessing games about which adventure will be voted the greatest Doctor Who story of all time.
The answers to these questions are revealed as the magazine celebrates the Top 10 stories of each decade, from the 1960s to the 2010s – and gives the ultimate chart placing of each and every one of the Doctor’s 241 adventures to date.
The highlight of the upcoming issue for me, though, will be the conclusion to the final Eleventh Doctor comic strip, “The Blood of Azrael”, written by Scott Gray with art from Mike Collins, inks by David A Roach, colour by James Offredi and lettered by Roger Langridge.
For me, the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip has had an amazing run of late, with simply brilliant scripts, and Scott Gray – one of my favourite comic strip writers – has simply pulled out all the stops for this story, as have the art team.
This giant-sized issue looks like being a cracker. It will be on sale in all good newsagents and a digital edition is also available.
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.