Marvel UK fans often comment on the lack of Marvel UK’s “Genesis 1992” related collections, but as we have reported down the years, at least some Marvel stories created in the UK have been reprinted, by Marvel US and Panini. Here’s a quick checklist – additions are welcome. This guide includes a checklist of all Marvel UK and Panini Doctor Who Collections.
This article was last updated on Tuesday 7th March 2023
All the links on the book titles are to AmazonUK if still available, and the descriptions are largely taken from associated sales copy.
This list doesn’t include early collections of strips from Marvel UK, only titles still available – although currently, some collections can be bizarrely very expensive, such as the first Panini Death’s Head collection published in 2007.
Hulk: From the UK Vaults
by Steve Parkhouse, Steve Moore, Steve Dillon, John Bolton, Dave Gibbons
Published in 2013
In 1979, Marvel UK launched Hulk Comic, a weekly magazine published across the pond that featured all new stories starring the green goliath, produced by a host of up-and-coming British talent.
Bolstered by the popularity of the live-action TV show, the Hulk was a hot property on both shores, spawning original UK-created comic and text stories.
Marvel UK’s vaults are opened and these classic tales, most never before seen on US shores are collected into one massive volume. Collecting: Hulk Comic 1-6, 9-20, 26-28 and more
• Read our Hulk: From the UK Vaults news item
Night Raven: From the Marvel UK Vaults
by Alan Moore, Steve Parkhouse, David Lloyd
Published in 2017
Who is Night Raven? Find out in this complete collection of classic tales from the Marvel UK archives! Join the mystery masked vigilante in his pulp-era war on crime, as this lone man of justice stealthily stalks his villainous prey on the streets of New York City…and branding criminals with the mark of the deadly Night Raven!
Follow this dark avenger into battle with mob bosses, murderers and miscreants like the Taxman, the Assassin, Dragonfi re and more -in rarely-seen stories by some of Marvel UK’s finest talents!
Collecting Night Raven material from Hulk Issue 1 – 20, Savage Action Issues 1 – 4, 6, 8, 12-15; Marvel Super-Heroes Issues 382-386, 389-395; Daredevils Issues 6-11; Might World of Marvel Issues 7-17; Savage Sword of Conan Issues 85-92; and Captain Britain (1985) Issues 10-12
• Read our Night-Raven: From the UK Vaults news item
Captain Britain Volume 1: Birth Of A Legend
by Chris Claremont, Herb Trimpe and others
Published in 2007 by Panini
Collects Captain Britain weekly Issues 1-39, Super Spider-Man 231, and Marvel Team-Up #65-66
Captain Britain Volume 2: Hero Reborn
by Gary Friedrich, Jim Lawrence
Published in 2007 by Panini
The Lion of London returns in this eagerly anticipated second volume. The UK’s very own Marvel Super Hero exploded onto newspaper stands back in 1976. Now, for the first time ever the classic adventures of the Guardian of the Sceptred Isle and the Defender of the Omniverse are reprinted for fans of all ages to enjoy.
Reprints Captain Britain Weekly #24-39 and Spider-Man & Captain Britain Weekly #239-245.
Captain Britain Volume 3: The Lion and the Spider
by Chris Claremont, Steve Parkhouse, Jim Lawrence, Larry Lieber, John Byrne, John Stokes, Paul Neary, Ron Wilson
Published in 2009 by Panini
The Lion of London returns in this eagerly awaited third volume. The United Kingdom’s very own Marvel super hero, Captain Britain, exploded onto newspaper stands way back in 1976. now, for the first time ever, comes this classic collection of adventures from the guardian of the sceptred isle.
Captain Britain Volume 4: The Siege of Camelot
by Alan Moore, Steve Parkhouse, Alan Davis, Dave Thorpe
Published in 2010 by Panini
Captain Britain returns to fight alongside the Black Knight and Merlyn to save the fabled Camelot and Otherworld from the hideous hordes of Necromon! Plus, Captain Britain is reborn, as the acclaimed Alan Moore and Alan Davis begin their momentous run and Britain’s hero faces the terrifying Fury!
Collects Hulk Weekly #42-55, 56-63, Marvel Super-Heroes #387-388, Daredevils #1-11 and The Mighty World of Marvel #7-13.
Captain Britain Volume 5: End Game
by Alan Moore, Alan Davis
Published 2010 by Panini
Captain Britain returns once more, as he battles the terror of the ultimate superhero slayer, the Fury, as well as the Crazy Gang and Gatecrasher and her Technet. The Lion of London also contends with the machinations of the vile Vixen and a final showdown with Slaymaster! Plus, his adventures transport him to an alternative universe where he encounters a dark, twisted version of himself.
• A new Captain Britain Omnibus is in preparation for hardback release in late 2021 – new story here
Published by Marvel Comics (April 2022)
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Follow the United Kingdom’s greatest champion from the streets of London to the mystic realm of Otherworld! Brian Braddock, hand-picked for greatness by the sorcerer Merlyn, has made the fateful choice between the sword of might and the amulet of right – and become a hero!
Now, thrill to a complete collection of Captain Britain’s iconic UK adventures – from questing alongside the Black Knight, to battling Jim Jaspers and the Fury to prevent Earth from becoming a crooked world! But when Brian suffers a crisis of faith, will his sister Betsy inherit the mantle? Featuring the Special Executive, the Warpies, the Captain Britain Corps, Meggan and more!
Collecting: Material from Captain Britain (1976) #1-39; Super Spider-Man & Captain Britain (1977) #231-247; Hulk Comic (1979) #1, #3-46; Incredible Hulk Weekly (1980) #47-55, 57-63; Marvel Super-Heroes (1972) #377-388; Daredevils (1983) #1-11; Mighty World of Marvel (1983) #7-16; Captain Britain (1985) #1-14; Marvel Tales (1964) 131-133; Marvel Team-Up (1972) #65-66; New Mutants Annual (1984) #2; X-Men Annual (1970) #11
Captain Britain: Legacy of A Legend
by Chris Claremont, Steve Parkhouse, Dave Thorpe, John Stokes and others
Published in 2016 by Marvel
Honour four decades of myth and majesty with the United Kingdom’s greatest hero! Follow Brian Braddock – handpicked for greatness by the sorcerer Merlyn – from the fateful decision that imbues him with the might of right on the path to glory that will make him protector of the Omniverse!
Along the way, he’ll make a splash stateside in a team-up with Spider-Man and fight alongside the Black Knight in the name of King Arthur! Things go from fantasy to far-out as Brian goes Multiversal – facing Slaymaster, the Crazy Gang, Mad Jim Jaspers and the Fury! He’s Britain’s champion – now and forever!
Collecting Captain Britain (1976) #1-2; Marvel Team-Up (1972) #65-66; and material from Hulk Comic #1 and #3-5, Hulk Weekly #57-59, Marvel Super-Heroes #377-384 and #386, Daredevils #3-4, Mighty World of Marvel (1983) #8-12 and Captain Britain (1985) #14.
by Alan Moore, Alan Davis
Published in 2002 by Marvel
Captain Britain By Alan Moore & Alan Davis Omnibus
by Alan Moore, Alan Davis, Dave Thorpe, Paul Neary, Michael Carlin, Steve Craddock, Mike Collins , Jamie Delano, Chris Claremont
Published in 2009 by Marvel
One of the Marvel Universe’s most staggering sagas from two of Britain’s most remarkable writers, reprinted in total for the first time! Captain Britain fights to save a universe…and fails! But a single reality is small change in the game Merlyn’s playing against Mad Jim Jaspers, who’s rewriting reality so he’s the centre of the universe! Worlds collide, heroes and villains die, and Captain Britain’s beside himself – except when he’s fighting himself…to the death!
Featuring the first appearances of the metamorphic Meggan, Opal Luna Saturnyne, the Captain Britain Corps, and more! Plus: Psylocke joins the X-Men, and the X-Men join Captain Britain on a cosmic quest into the secrets of life and death! The fiendish Fury, the horrific Horde, and the malevolent Mojo are only a few of the adversaries who await within! Also guest-starring the New Mutants and Captain America!
Collects Marvel Super-Heroes (UK) #377-388, The Daredevils (UK) #1-11, Captain America #305-306, Mighty World of Marvel (UK) #7-16, Captain Britain (UK) #1-14, New Mutants Annual #2, and Uncanny X-Men Annual #11.
Captain Britain Volume 1: Birth of a Legend
Published 2011 by Marvel
The most recent collection of the early Captain Britain stories from Captain Britain Weekly etc
Captain Britain Volume 2: Siege of Camelot
by Steve Parkhouse, Jim Lawrence, Larry Lieber
Published 2011 by Marvel
The adventures of Marvel UK’s first all-original super hero continue! Captain Britain thought he had it rough facing foes like the alien Star-Creature, the shape-shifting Black Baron, the mad Doctor Claw and the vicious Slaymaster. But that’s nothing compared to what awaits him when travels to America and teams up with Spider-Man to battle the villainous Arcade, and then battles side-by-side with the Black Knight as they plunge into the heart of Otherworld – where they encounter the mystical Merlyn, the evil Modred and the ancient Nethergods…and must resurrect King Arthur himself!
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SOME UK AND US CAPTAIN BRITAIN COLLECTIONS
Collectors should note that the reprints of the Hulk Comic Black Knight strip/Otherworld Saga in the Captain Britain collections differs slightly between the US/Marvel and UK/Panini editions. The UK collections skipped the stories published in Hulk Comic #31 through 41, the origins and early histories of the Black Knight and Captain Britain; they were told via panels clipped from Marvel US titles (Black Knight) and early Captain Britain Weekly (“Captain Britain”), so a lot of people overlook them as just reprints anyway, but they actually contained small amounts of modified and supplemental text that showed how those past stories tied to the Otherworld Saga, such as revealing that Captain Britain’s early foe Hurricane had been empowered by Otherworld’s Nethergods. The US trades included those stories because of those amendments.
• Marvel have also published collections of their Captain Britain and MI13 series by Paul Cornell
Death’s Head: Freelance Peacekeeping Agent
Published 3rd March 2020
Published by Marvel Comics
Meet one of Marvel UK’s biggest stars… the robot for hire known as Death’s Head. Just don’t call him a bounty hunter, yes?
Join the android assassin in this pulse-pounding collection of his original adventures, from distant dimensions to the far future. Death’s Head has his sights locked on an array of enemies… and will encounter familiar faces including the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, She- Hulk and Arno Stark, the ruthless Iron Man of the future.
But are you ready for Death’s Head’s mind-bending origin? For that matter, is he?
Buy this book and stay healthy, yes?
Collecting: Dragon’s Claws (1988) #5; Death’s Head (1988) #1-7, 9-10; Death’s Head: The Body In Question (1990) GN; Fantastic Four (1961) #338; Sensational She-Hulk (1989) #24; What If? (1989) #54; Marvel Heroes (2008) #33; material from Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #76
• A collection of the Marvel Comics Death’s Head mini series by Tini Howard and Kei Zama was released in December 2019
Death’s Head: Volume 1
by Simon Furman, Geoff Senior, Bryan Hitch
Published in 2007 by Panini UK
Death’s Head: Volume 2
by Simon Furman, Walter Simonson, Steve Parkhouse
Published in 2007 by Panini UK
The cult British freelance peacekeeping agent, Death’s Head returns once again in a collection of his greatest adventures that take him into the far future and into the past as he locks blasters with a host of enemies both villainous and noble, including the Fantastic Four and the corrupt Iron Man of 2020.
Once more, the characters’ creator returns with an exclusive introduction.
Reprints Death’s Head #8-10, The Sensational She-Hulk #24, Fantastic Four Vol.1 #338, Marvel Comics Presents Vol.1 #76, Strip #13-20 and What If… Vol.1 #54
Death’s Head: Clone Drive
by Tini Howard (Writer), Kei Zama (Artist)
Published by Marvel Comics, 7th January 2020
Rising stars Tini Howard and Kei Zama take on Marvel UK’s hottest character, Death’s Head. When intergalactic mech merc Death’s Head botches a job and wakes up half assembled at a punk show, he goes on a rampage.
He’s not the only one feeling broken down and obsolete, however, as former Young Avengers Wiccan and Hulkling are on the scene with a plan of their own. There’s no way the best robot bounty hunter – oops, we mean ‘freelance peacekeeping agent’ – in this universe is getting taken down by a couple of C-list heroes still wearing their teenage tights. No, if anybody’s gonna take out Death’s Head, it’s gonna be… Death’s Head, yes? It’s time for an upgrade – meet the adolescent new model who’ll turn Death’s Head’s world upside down…
Collecting: Death’s Head 1-4
by Simon Furman, Geoff Senior
Published in 2008 by Panini
The elite law enforcement team of the far future returns! In the dystopian year of 8162 Greater Britain desperately needs heroes; warriors willing to do whatever it takes to safeguard mankind. Consequently, the shadowy government agency N.U.R.S.E. (National Union of Retired Sports Experts) reinstates “”the greatest game players in the world”” to bring order to chaos.
• Issue 214 of Hachette’s Marvel Ultimate Graphic Novels Collection (2012) – Marvel UK Presents: Dragon’s Claws reprinted the published series – details here
THE KNIGHTS OF PENDRAGON
Knights Of Pendragon: Omnibus (Davis First Series Cover Hardcover)
Published by Marvel in 2023
Since the days of King Arthur, the mystical Green Knight has been the protector and embodiment of Britain. Now, as Earth faces environmental disaster, several unlikely champions – including detective Dai Thomas, reporter Kate McClellan and writer Ben Gallagher – find themselves empowered to protect the land!
But what are the mysterious spirits of the Pendragon? And can these newly minted heroes – along with Union Jack and World War Two hero Albion – unravel the mystery of the Omni-Corporation and stave off the arcane evil of the Bane? It’s a moody and suspenseful thriller as only Marvel UK can provide!
And when the Knights formally become a superteam, they’ll face the menaces of Mys-Tech, Baron Blood, Death’s Head II – and the Bane’s terrifying master, the Red Lord!
Marvel Omnibus is a line of large-format graphic novel editions published by Marvel Comics., reprinting comics that have previously been printed in single-issue format. Unlike Marvel’s Essentials line, these collections are printed on higher-quality paper stock and provide full-color compilations of multiple comics. They often contain complete runs, either by collecting multiple consecutive issues or by focusing on the works of a particular writer. Many of them also reprint the letter pages as originally found in the comics.
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Collecting: Knights of Pendragon (1990) 1-18, Knights of Pendragon (1992) 1-15, Mys-Tech Wars (1993) 1-4, Dark Guard (1993) 1-4, and the one-off KoP story from Marvel Comics Presents #122
• Check out Knights of Pendragon on AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)
The Knights of Pendragon Volume One
by Dan Abnett, John Tomlinson and Gary Erskine
Published in 2009 by Panini
Steeped in British folklore and Arthurian myth, the Knights of Pendragon are a new team of heroes charged with saving the planet from the destructive forces of the corrupt Bane! Collects The Knights of Pendragon #1-9.
• Issue 212 of Hachette’s Marvel Ultimate Graphic Novels Collection (2012) – Marvel UK Presents: Knights of Pendragon reprinted the published series – details here
Marvel Frontier Comics: The Complete Collection
Published by Marvel in 2016
A forgotten gem from Marvel UK is uncovered, dusted off and collected in its entirety for the first time! Who is Bloodseed? And what is his mission in a barbarian world of talking pterodactyls, giant lizards and remnants of technology from a long-lost civilisation? Something is haunting author Sam Wantling’s dreams – could he be a Child of the Voyager?
Collecting: Children of the Voyager 1-4, Dances With Demons 1-4, Mortigan Goth: Immortalis 1-4, Bloodseed 1-2, Marvel Frontier Comics Unlimited 1
• Read our news item on the Frontier collection here
• Check out our Marvel UK “Genesis 1992” feature – a guide to published and unpublished Marvel UK titles of the 1990s
THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS
Selected stories from hugely-popular The Real Ghostbusters comic, launched in March 198 and running for 193 issues,were collected by Titan Books
The Real Ghostbusters: A Hard Day’s Fright
by Dan Abnett (Writer), Anthony Williams (Artist)
Paperback – 26 Aug. 2005
WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Unorthodox scientists Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler decided to go into business, forming a company specialising in paranormal investigations. Now, along with Winston Zeddemore and their “pet” ghost Slimer, they protect the world from the supernatural – as the Ghostbusters!
In this first volume, collecting the Real Ghostbusters comic and based on the smash-hit cartoon, creators including Dan Abnett (Majestic) and artist Anthony Williams (2000AD) bring the zany fun of the cartoon series to the comics page! With spooks on the loose – not to mention a bucket-load of ectoplasm – the Ghostbusters are busier than ever! But don’t worry…they ain’t afraid of no ghosts!
The Real Ghostbusters: Who You Gonna Call?
by Dan Abnett (Writer), Anthony Williams (Artist)
Paperback – 24th November 2006
There’s more spooky action in this second volume as the gang take on more netherworld ne’er-do-wells, sinister spectres and rotten revenants!
Collecting more never-before-collected strips from the Real Ghostbusters comic… you’ll be gripped by the ghoulies!
The Real Ghostbusters: Which Witch is Which?
by Dan Abnett (Writer), Anthony Williams (Artist) et al
Paperback – 21st July 2006
The Ghostbusters are back in action against another horde of horrible haunters, wicked witches, very nasty vampires and grim ghouls in this spook-tacular collection!
The Real Ghostbusters: This Ghost is Toast!
by Dan Abnett (Writer), Anthony Williams (Artist) et al
Paperback – 21st April 2006
Unorthodox scientists Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler decided to go into business, forming a company specialising in paranormal investigations. Now, along with Winston Zeddemore and their “pet” ghost Slimer, they protect the world from the realm of the supernatural – as the Ghostbusters!
There’s something strange afoot in this volume of comic tales as the gang charge their proton packs once again to take on the world’s most ghastly ghouls, foolish phantoms and diabolical demons!
• The Real Ghostbusters books on AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)
STAR WARS UK
Star Wars: The Marvel UK Collection Omnibus (Star Wars: Legends)
Published in 2017 by Marvel
A gigantic hardcover book running to over 800 pages with a price tag of just over £70 in the UK ($100), featuring stories by, among others, Alan Moore, Steve Moore, Archie Goodwin and Chris Claremont, and art by John Stokes, Walt Simonson, Dave Cockrum and Carmine Infantino.
Edited by Jeff Youngquist, the Collection features all your favourite Star Wars characters – from Luke Skywalker to Darth Vader to the Ewoks, in sensational adventures first published by Marvel UK in the 1970s and 80s.
• Read our Star Wars: The Marvel UK Collection Omnibus news item
We shouldn’t forget, either, that Panini have collected and continue to collect, the Doctor Who strips from Doctor Who Weekly, Monthly and Doctor Who Magazine.
This list, presented in publication order of the original strips, not the order of publication of the graphic novels, only features the main Panini collections, not Special Editions of the colour collections by IDW. You can find these collections here on Amazon.
This list also does not include Titan Comics Doctor Who collections.
The Fourth Doctor
Join the Doctor, that immortal traveller in time and space, on five of his wildest and wittiest comic strip adventures: “The Iron Legion,” “City of the Damned,” “The Star Beast,” “The Dogs of Doom,” “The Time Witch.”
Featuring work from the award-winning Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Pat Mills, and John Wagner (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog), and Steve Moore (Abslom Daak), this special collection celebrates forty years of the Doctor Who comic strip.
Join the heroic Time Lord in eleven wild and witty sci-fi stories: “Dragon’s Claw,” “The Collector,” “Dreamers of Death,” “The Life Bringer,” “War of the Words,” “Spider-God,” “The Deal,” “End of the Line,” “The Free-Fall Warriors,” “Junk-Yard Demon,” and “The Neutron Knights”.
Featuring artwork from the award-winning Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) and scripts from 2000 AD‘s Steve Moore and Steve Parkhouse — plus a bonus strip from Mike McMahon.
The Fifth Doctor
• Doctor Who: The Tides of Time
The Sixth Doctor
The Sixth Doctor and Frobisher find themselves in trouble as a nightmare and a visit to Antarctica result in them stumbling upon the rogue Time Lord Astrolabus, who has stolen the forbidden star charts from the ancient cosmic horror known only as the Voyager. And the Voyager wants them back…
• Doctor Who: The World Shapers
More thrilling adventures in time and space for the Sixth Doctor, Peri, and their penguin pal Frobisher in this concluding volume of their complete comic strip run from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine.
This book features the following digitally restored stories, reprinted in their original episodic format for the first time: “Exodus,” “Revelation,” “Genesis,” “Nature of the Beast,” “Time Bomb,” “Salad Daze,” “Changes,” “Profits of Doom,” “The Gift,” and “The World Shapers.”
• Doctor Who: The Age of Chaos
The Age of Chaos reprints an epic full-colour comics adventure starring the Sixth Doctor, written by Colin Baker. Plus: stories starring the Third, Fourth and Seventh Doctors! All stories are from the publishers of the official Doctor Who Magazine.
The Seventh Doctor
• Doctor Who: A Cold Day in Hell!
The Seventh Doctor embarks on more thrilling adventures in time and space in this first volume of collected comic strips from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine.
This book features eleven stories: “A Cold Day in Hell!,” “Redemption!,” “The Crossroads of Time,” “Claws of the Klathi!,” “Culture Shock!,” “Keepsake,” “Planet of the Dead,” “Echoes of the Mogor!,” “Time and Tide,” “Follow that TARDIS!,” and “Invaders from Gantac!”
Includes an Introduction from comic strip editor Richard Starkings, an overview from former DWM editor John Freeman, and a special seven-page commentary section where the writers, artists, and editors reveal the stories behind the strips
• Doctor Who: Nemesis of the Daleks
Abslom Daak, Dalek Killer, returns – and he’s far from happy. Well, not until the Daleks arrive…
• Doctor Who: The Good Soldier
The Seventh Doctor and Ace are pitted against the Cybermen, in a story written by Doctor Who Script Editor Andrew Cartmel, with art by Mike Collins and Steve Pini. Plus other stories and commentary.
• Doctor Who: Evening’s Empire
Evening’s Empire, a Doctor Who comic strip from the 1990s written by Andrew Cartmel, was never completed in the pages of Doctor Who Magazine. Although a version was printed subsequently, this new collection contains the first publication of the full story as originally intended, with brand-new artwork from the original artist, Richard Piers Rayner.
• Doctor Who: Emperor of the Daleks
Emperor of the Daleks collects together stories by leading writers and artists, from the highly acclaimed comic strip in Doctor Who Magazine. Includes a wealth of exclusive, brand-new material revealing how the strips were created, featuring contributions and commentary from the writers and artists.
The Eighth Doctor
Six more astonishing adventures of the time-travelling doctor in his eighth incarnation: Endgame, The Keep, Fire and Brimstone, Tooth and Claw, The Final Chapter and Wormwood plus two bonus stories: A Life of Matter and Death and By Hook or by Crook.
With new companions sci-fi geek Izzy and super-cool spy Fey Truscott-Sade by his side, the Doctor must confront an armada of his deadliest enemies! Classic foes the Daleks and the Celestial Toymaker are joined by high society vampires, killer chimpanzees, psychic parasites, the dreaded Elysian Cult and the transdimensional conspirators known as the Threshold.
The heroic Time Lord is also joined by old friends UFO-spotter Maxwell Edison and the mysterious Matrix agent Shayde in a series of amazing voyages ranging from the strange village of Stockbridge to the Doctor’s fabled homeworld of Gallifrey. Plus a special 16-page behind-the-scenes feature.
• Doctor Who: The Glorious Dead
The Eighth Doctor faces new perils in this bumper collection of classic comic adventures! This volume features eight amazing stories: “The Fallen,” “Unnatural Born Killers,” “The Road to Hell,” “The Company of Thieves,” The Glorious Dead,” “The Autonomy Bug,” “Happy Deathday,” and “TV Action!”
Also included are two bonus stories from the early days of Doctor Who Weekly, “Throwback: The Soul of a Cyberman” and “Ship of Fools,” telling the origins of Kroton the Cyberman! And, a special six-page, behind-the-scenes feature where writers Scott Gray, Alan Barnes, and Adrian Salmon reveal background information on the stories’ origins, alongside never-before-seen sketches and character designs from Salmon and fellow artists Martin Geraghty and Roger Langridge.
The Eighth Doctor clashes with a new host of enemies in this latest collection of classic adventures! This volume features seven amazing stories: “Ophidius,” “Beautiful Freak,” “The Way of All Flesh,” “Children of the Revolution,” “Me and My Shadow,” “Uroboros,” and “Oblivion!”
Includes a newly-extended conclusion to the poll-winning Dalek strip “Children of the Revolution,” a bonus strip (“Character Assassin”) featuring the Doctor’s arch-enemy the Master, plus a fascinating, 22-page, behind-the-scenes feature in which writer Scott Gray reveals background information on the stories’ origins, alongside never-before-seen sketches and character designs from artists Martin Geraghty, Lee Sullivan, John Ross and Adrian Salmon.
The Eighth Doctor’s adventures reach a shattering conclusion in this final volume of classic strips! This book features eight amazing stories: “Where Nobody Knows Your Name,” “Doctor Who and the Nightmare Game,” “The Power of Thoueris,” “The Curious Tale of Spring-Heeled Jack,” “The Land of Happy Endings,” “Bad Blood,” “Sins of the Fathers,” and “The Flood!”
This collection features newly-extended conclusions to “Sins of the Fathers and “The Flood”, plus a 20-page, behind-the-scenes article in which writers Scott Gray and Gareth Roberts reveal the background and origins to each story, alongside never-before-seen sketches from artists Martin Geraghty, Roger Langridge, John Ross, Mike Collins, Anthony Williams, and Adrian Salmon.
The Ninth Doctor
The the complete DWM published adventures of the Ninth Doctor (played on TV by Christopher Eccleston) and Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine. (Excluding Time Lord Victorious).
Featuring five complete stories from the acclaimed writers of the Doctor Who TV series Gareth Roberts and Robert Shearman, and also by Doctor Who Magazine writer Scott Gray, this volume includes a wealth of exclusive, brand-new material revealing how the strips were created, featuring contributions and commentary from the writers and artists.
The Tenth Doctor
• Doctor Who: The Betrothal of Sontar
Collecting the Tenth Doctor and Rose’s first adventures from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine. This book features eight amazing stories: The Betrothal of Sontar, The Lodger, F.A.Q., The Futurists, Interstellar Overdrive, Opera of Doom! The Green-Eyed Monster, and The Warkeeper’s Crown!
Fresh from his regeneration, the Tenth Doctor needs all his wits about him as he battles the war-loving Sontarans on a remote ice planet, while Rose finds herself facing her worst fears in front of her family – and live on TV! Also: Mickey spends a maddening week with a Time Lord in his spare room; an ordinary boy creates an extraordinary world of deadly monsters; an intergalactic rock band seems doomed to die over and over again; and the Doctor catches up with his oldest friend, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, on an alien world where war is eternal!
Contains extra features on the making of every story within.
• Doctor Who: The Widow’s Curse
Collected from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine and the Doctor Who Storybook, the Time Lord meets gigantic monsters with Martha Jones, fights zombies and the Sycorax with Donna Noble, and battles sinister Skith in the freezing wastes of the Antarctic! The original colour strips by creators including Ian Edgington, Rob Davis, Mike Collins, and others are digitally mastered and collected in graphic novel form for the first time ever!
• Doctor Who: The Crimson Hand
In this third volume of comic strips collecting the Tenth Doctor’s adventures in the pages of Doctor Who Magazine, the famous Time Lord joins forces with his newest companion, Majenta Pryce, and embarks on his most remarkable series of adventures yet!
Collecting her first appearance in “Hotel Historia,” her return in “Thinktwice,” and then the adventures that she and the Doctor share that bring them into a terrifying encounter with the Crimson Hand, this volume concludes the Tenth Doctor’s comic strip era.
Features an Introduction by Russell T. Davies.
The Eleventh Doctor
• Doctor Who: The Child of Time
In this, the first volume of comic strips collecting the Eleventh Doctor’s complete adventures from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine, the famous Time Lord and his companion Amy Pond have their most exciting adventures yet thoughout the infinity of time and space!
Contains nine complete, interconnected stories: Supernature, Planet Bollywood, The Golden Ones, The Professor, the Queen and the Bookshop, The Screams of Death, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Forever Dreaming, Apotheosis, and The Child of Time.
• Doctor Who: The Chains of Olympus
The Doctor is tasked with searching for the answer to a question: “What is buried in man?”, a question and plot line resolved in the next collection, Hunters of the Burning Stone.
The Eleventh Doctor, travelling with Amy and Rory, visits Athens in 410 BC in “The Chains of Olympus” where the Doctor is determined to meet his hero, Socrates. But what he finds is a city under attack – from the gods?
Also included are “Sticks and Stones”, in which Rory’s trip to the late night superette becomes a mission to save the world, and “The Cornucopia Caper”, where the time travellers prove unwelcome visitors….
• Doctor Who: Hunters of the Burning Stone
In “Hunters of the Burning Stone,” the famous Time Lord meets old friends — and some very old enemies — in an epic adventure through time and space.
“What is buried in Man?”
It is a question that has echoed through the centuries, one the Doctor has been told he mustanswer – or disaster will fall. The time-travellers are pulled into a deadly game of espionage in 1989 Czechoslovakia. An alien menace is resurrected, and history itself is threatened…
The creatures that have manipulated humanity for millennia are revealed, and the Doctor is reunited with his first companions – Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright…
Includes bumper commentary section where the writer and artists reveal the stories behind the strips! Featuring never-before-published artwork, original story outlines and much more!
• Doctor Who: The Blood of Azrael
A full-colour volume of the comic strip adventures of the Doctor, as portrayed by Matt Smith. Contains five linked stories by writer Scott Gray: “A Wing and a Prayer,” “Welcome to Tickle Town,” “John Smith and the Common Men,” “Pay the Piper,” and “The Blood of Azrael.” Includes a wealth of exclusive, brand new material revealing how the strips were created, featuring contributions and commentary from the writer and artists.
The Twelfth Doctor
• Doctor Who: The Eye of Torment
Join the Doctor and Clara on their amazing adventures in space and time in these collected comics from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine.
Featuring three incredible stories: The Eye of Torment, The Instruments of War, and Blood and Ice! Plus: The Crystal Throne, a special Victorian adventure starring Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint and Strax! The Doctor and Clara clash with creatures from their darkest nightmares as they voyage across the Sun… An encounter in 1941 with Field Marshal Erwin Rommel leads to a full-scale alien war in North Africa… A journey to the Antarctic brings the Doctor and Clara face-to-face with the ghosts of their grim pasts… The Paternoster Gang investigates a threat to Queen Victoria, and must battle to save the empire…
Including in-depth commentary section where the comics creators reveal the secrets behind the stories! Featuring never- before-published art, photos, character designs and much more.
• Doctor Who: The Highgate Horror
Join the Doctor and Clara on their amazing adventures in space and time for seven incredible stories, including a special adventure celebrating the history of the DWM strip with guest artists Dave Gibbons and John Ridgway. In “Highgate Horror”, The Doctor and Clara are trapped in Highgate Cemetery in 1972, and become prey to a force that feeds on death itself… A strange visitor to Coal Hill School on Halloween sends Clara on a terrifying journey to the time of the witch trials… A team of mercenaries enters a lethal alien jungle – and the Doctor and Clara discover a familiar face…
Plus, an in-depth commentary section where the comics creators reveal the secrets behind the stories. Featuring never-before-published art, photos and character designs.
Featuring five stories… “The Pestilent Heart”, “Moving In”, “Bloodsport”, “Be Forgot” and “Doorway to Hell”.
The Doctor finds himself in Brixton, London, in 1972. He is reunited with Jess Collins, a young woman who first encountered him on a terrifying night in Highgate Cemetery… The Doctor and Jess investigate a mystery beneath the city streets and uncover an ancient, deadly force. The Doctor has no choice but to make a terrible sacrifice – and finds himself stranded on Earth… Jess’ family gives the Doctor shelter, and he begins to enjoy the temporary halt to his travels. But there are still dangers lurking – a ruthless pair of alien hunters, and someone else: a figure the Doctor never expected to see again… The original Master is back – and he has dark plans for the Doctor and his new family…
• Doctor Who: The Phantom Piper
Featuring “four amazing stories… ”The Soul Garden”, “The Parliament of Fear”, “Matildus” and “The Phantom Piper”.
The Doctor is now travelling with Bill Potts, a bright young woman he is tutoring at St Luke’s University — and he’s giving her an education she’ll never forget… The Doctor and Bill land on Titan, a moon of Saturn – and meet crazy quadrillionaire Rudy Zoom, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the deadly plant creatures called the Haluu! A journey into the heart of the Wild West leads the Doctor and Bill into a lethal showdown with the legendary Stikini! Bill finds herself in the alleyways of the spaceport Cornucopia, and meets the streetwise Kaballus Kids! The time-travellers arrive in Athenia, the lunar home of Alan Turing and the android race known as the Galateans. But a malevolent creature from humanity’s darkest dreams is ready to strike… The Phantom Piper!
• Doctor Who: The Clockwise War
The Clockwise War presents the final Twelfth Doctor adventure, by Scott Gray and John Ross] Also, classic tales of the First, Fourth and Fifth Doctors – as played on televison by William Hartnell, Tom Baker and Peter Davison – from the long-running comic strip in the official Doctor Who Magazine and the Doctor Who Yearbooks.
The Thirteenth Doctor
• Doctor Who: The Mistress of Chaos
Mistress of Chaos is the first Panini Doctor Who graphic novel to feature the 13th Doctor, as played on TV by Jodie Whittaker
• Doctor Who: Land of the Blind
Land of the Blind collects together stories featuring the first five Doctors – as played on television by William Hartnell, Partrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker
Classic comic strips from the pages of the official Doctor Who Magazine, featuring adventures of the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th Doctors. Ground Zero collects a range of classic black-and-white comic strip tales featuring four different Doctors, all digitally remastered!
The title story involves the death of the Doctor’s companion Ace, and marks the point where the DWM comic strip took the utterly bizarre and misguided decision to follow its own continuity.
• Daleks: The Ultimate Comic Strip Collection Volume 1
Pitiless war machines committed to universal conquest, the Daleks have terrified and enthralled Doctor Who fans for generations.
Collected together for the first time, Panini Comics proudly presents the first volume of Dalek stories taken from Doctor Who Magazine’s 40 years of award-winning comic strip.
Contains six complete adventures: “The Return of the Daleks”, “Abslom Daak – Dalek Killer”, “Star Tigers”, “Doctor Who and the Dogs of Doom”, and “Metamorphosis”.
Also includes a comprehensive appendix featuring contributions and commentary from the artists and writers, plus a wealth of other behind-the-scenes details.
• Daleks: The Ultimate Comic Strip Collection Volume 2
Across all of space and time, the Daleks wage an endless war of conquest! Discover more of their greatest comicbook tales as the Doctor clashes with these cold-hearted killing machines and their equally merciless creator, Davros!
Collecting six incredible tales: “Emperor of the Daleks”, “Bringer of Darkness”, Up Above the Gods”, “Daleks versus the Martians”, “Fire and Brimstone” and “Children of the Revolution”.
Plus commentary from the artists and writers, along with a wealth of other behind-the-scenes details, including sketches, scripts and more.
• The TARDIS Data Core site has more information on Doctor Who collections here
• Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Deluxe Edition
Publisher – Panini, 7th July 2022
• Available here from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)
Earth’s mightiest heroes, including Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, are abducted by The Beyonder, an omnipotent being from another dimension, and transported to Battle World to fight their deadliest foes in a war that will determine the fate of the universe!
Collecting MARVEL SUPER HEROES: SECRET WARS (1984) #1-12, originated covers and Marvel Secret Artist feature by Marvel UK
An unexpected source of Marvel UK reprints, Panini’s fantastic hardback edition (which is not to be confused with the Marvel US Omnibus) includes all the “Secret Artist” strips and accompanying artistic assassinations from the British edition.
As we reported back in 2015, the strips written then Marvel UK editor Ian Rimmer, the strip’s art was actually the work of two artists. Future 2000AD artist Simon Jacob drew the comic strip page, while Richard Green – now better known for his work on a huge number of advertising campaigns for companies such as Volkswgen and Billingtons – drew the very non-Marvel like caricatures of the superheroes that inspired the strip.
Cyril the Editor Droid makes a guest appearance in the strips. It also has a complete thumbnail cover gallery of the UK fortnightly/ weekly (until it became Secret Wars II).
This collection does not, however, include the Spider-Man strip created on TV-am’s Wide Awake Club, which has never been reprinted.
IDW Publishing’s Transformers Classics
Titan Books published a number of Transformers UK collections and most of these are noted in Ian Wheeler‘s “Robots in Disguise: A Tribute to Marvel UK’s “Transformers” article we published back in 2014, which includes an issue checklist.
In 2011, IDW Publishing began a series of eight collections under the title The Transformers Classics UK, aiming to reprint the Marvel UK Transformers stories in order of publication, including the Annuals. Note that Volume 3 reprints “Robo-Capers“, the humour strip by Lew Stringer.
Unfortunately, only five of the planned books in the series were published, with Volume Six announced as cancelled after numerous delays in November 2018
Within each volume, writer James Roberts (whose departure from IDW may have been one reason for the cancellation of the series run) provided an in-depth historical introduction which chart the development of the Marvel UK universe over the period of time the book’s stories cover, as well as presenting each individual story with an introductory essay covering its creation, chronological placement in relation to the US stories, and any previous re-printings it may have had, among other goodies such as an original cover gallery.
Artist Andrew Wildman also provided brand new cover art for each book.
Note: The books are ‘US format’, so the reproduced comics are in smaller form than when originally printed and the Titan reprints.
• Transformers Classics UK Volume 1
Collects issues #1-44
Features the work of: Simon Furman (Author) • Steve Parkerhouse (Author) • James Hill (Author, Artist) • Mike Collins (Author, Artist) • John Ridgway (Artist) • Jeff Anderson (Artist) • John Stokes (Artist) • Barry Kitson (Artist) • Mike Farmer (Artist) • Will Simpson (Artist) • Geoff Senior (Artist)
“Man of Iron!”
“The Enemy Within!”
“Raiders of the Last Ark”
“The Wrath of Guardian!”
“The Wrath of Grimlock!”
“Robot War II”
“Crisis of Command!”
“Plague of the Insecticons!”
“And There Shall Come…a Leader!”
“Missing in Action”
Features: A Complete History of Transformers UK, Part 1; adverts and ephemera
• Transformers Classics UK Volume 2
Collects issues Transformers #45-59
Features the work of Simon Furman (Author) • Ian Mennell (Author) • Wilf Prigmore (Author) • James Hill (Author) • Jamie Delano (Author) • Barry Kitson (Artist) • Will Simpson (Artist) • Tim Perkins (Artist) • John Stokes (Artist) • Jeff Anderson (Artist) • Geoff Senior (Artist)
“The Icarus Theory”
The Special Teams Have Arrived
“Robot War III”
“In the National Interest”
“In the Beginning…”
“To a Power Unknown!”
“The Return of the Transformers”
Features: A Complete History of Transformers UK, Part 2; Optimus Prime fact file from Transformers Annual 1986, Megatron fact file from 1986 Annual, “And Now… The Dinobots” fact file from issue #74
• Transformers Classics UK Volume 3
Features the work of Simon Furman (Author) • James Hill (Author) • Geoff Senior (Artist) • Jeff Anderson (Artist) • Ron Smith (Artist) • Will Simpson (Artist) • Andrew Wildman (Artist)
“Cybertron: The Middle Years!” (not listed on the contents page)
“…The Harder They Die!”
Features: A Complete History of Transformers UK, Part 3; A-Z Fact Files, Robo-Capers by Lew Stringer and adverts and ephemera
• Transformers Classics UK Volume 4
Collects #113-145 and include the 1987 Transformers Annual and the Transformers/Action Force crossover, “Ancient Relics!”
Features the work of: Simon Furman (Author) • Ian Rimmer (Author) • Geoff Senior (Artist) • Will Simpson (Artist) • Dan Reed (Artist) • Jeff Anderson (Artist)
“Wanted: Galvatron — Dead or Alive!”
“Fire on High!”
“What’s in a Name?”
“Doomsday for Nebulos”
“The Final Conflict”
Features: A Complete History of Transformers UK, Part 4; a Transformers Trivia Quiz from the 1988 Annual, A-Z Fact Files, adverts and ephemera and Geoff Senior’s art for pages 11-14 of issue #113
• Transformers Classics UK Volume 5
Collects the UK-specific stories in issues #145 – 179
Features the work of Simon Furman (Author) • Ian Rimmer (Author) • Richard Starkings (Author) • Jeff Anderson (Artist) • Geoff Senior (Artist) • Dan Reed (Artist) • Bryan Hitch (Artist) • Lee Sullivan (Artist) • Robin Smith (Artist)
“The Legacy of Unicron!”
“City of Fear!”
“Legion of the Lost”
“The Saga of the Transformers So Far”
Features: A Complete History of Transformers UK, Part 5, Adverts and Ephemera, and a European Comic Catalogue
• Transformers Classics UK Volume 6
Collects issues #181 – #214 of Transformers UK
Featuring the work of Simon Furman (Author) • Ian Rimmer (Author) • Dan Abnett (Author) • Dan Reed (Artist) • Dougie Braithwaite (Artist) • Lee Sullivan (Artist) • Jeff Anderson (Artist) • Andrew Wildman (Artist) • Robin Smith (Artist)Volume 6 – had it been published – would have included the following stories
“The Big Broadcast of 2006”
“Cold Comfort and Joy!”
“All in the Minds!”
“The Fall and Rise of the Decepticon Empire”
Announced features included in-depth interviews with Transformers UK’s creative team, unused artwork, original scripts, and reproductions of Transformers UK’s feature pages, covers, and free gifts information
• The Transformers Wiki has much more detail about these releases
British Transformer Collections
Hachette published a Transformers hardback partwork – the Definitive Transformers G1 Collection – a few years ago which also reprinted all the UK strips, dropped into their correct places in the overall Marvel run. I believe some (all?) of the black and white UK strips were coloured for this reprint,” notes Jon Carpenter, publisher of the Starlogged blog.
Marvel UK Transformers writer Simon Furman, who has surely written more comics featuring the Autobots and Deceptions on the planet, oversaw the collection and most books included supplementary articles with background for context. We covered the launch of the project here on downthetubes back in January 2017.
The print runs for the partwork probably dropped over time, as is the way with that publishing model, so some may be harder to find than others.
There were also the earlier Titan UK reprints, published in the early 2000s, which reproduced the pages closer to their original sizes and also included new introductions with background to events at MUK. “Both runs are presumably now out-of-print, the Titan ones definitely,” Jon notes, “but they might still pop up on eBay and lurk in Local Comic Shops.
With thanks to Philip Ayres, Jon Carpenter and Stuart Vandal
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I’d like to see The Black Knight strip from Hulk weekly reprinted. It had an epic feel to it and the artwork was great.
It has been, in the second and third volumes of the Captain Britain collections published by Panini and the second volume “Siege of Camelot” published by Marvel
I’ve looked for it so many times! Thanks, I’ll find it.