Christmas is coming early this year with Issue 9 of Doctor Who Adventures, which is set to materialise in a newsagent today – Thursday 3rd December!
This issue comes with a free hand painted mega poster of Skaro from Robot City’s Paul Collicutt.
THE MINISTRY OF TIME
Scream Street’s Tommy Donbavand scripts this issue’s comic strip, in which the TARDIS gets clamped for contravening several time and space laws as laid out by the Ministry of Time. Art by Russ Leach, coloured by John Burns.
Get ready for a look back at some of the Christmas dangers the Doctor has faced over the last ten years, before finding out if you’ve got what it takes to Save Christmas!
RIVER SONG’S CRAFT STUDIO
River shows you how to decorate your Christmas tree with some fiendish Snowmen Baubles.
UNIT ALIEN ARCHIVES
Delve into the UNIT Alien Archive and find out all about the duplicitous Leandro from Delta Leonis.
STRAX’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
This month, Strax takes you to Trenzalore, Zygor, Ember and Tiaanammat for some Christmas space exploration.
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
And Christmas isn’t Christmas without a cool board game to play, and this time you can be River or the Doctor as you race through the night to Christmas morning facing all manner of dangers including the Sycorax, the Racnoss, Dream Crabs and Robot Angels.
THE PATERNOSTER GANG INVESTIGATES
Then get ready for a real Victorian mystery as James Peaty relates the tale of how the Paternoster Gang came up against the horrifying Dissolving Man!
Doctor Who Adventures #9 – Let the festivities begin!
• Doctor Who Adventures Issue Nine with a Free Dalek Blaster and mega poster is on sale in all good newsagents – and also now available once again as a digital edition through Pocketmags.com here and for iPad via iTunes here (although of course you don’t get the blaster with the digital edition and it’s hard to nail an iPad to your wall instead of a poster)
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.