If you’re a fan of Doctor Who comics there is, simply, no good reason why you would not want copies of Vworp Vworp!, the indispensable comic zine on your shelf – and the team behind this brilliant title have just started teasing Issue Five, on sale early next year.
Named after the TARDIS sound effect created for Doctor Who Monthly/Magazine, Vworp Vworp! is an irregular fanzine celebrating Doctor Who in comic strip form, as well as Doctor Who artwork in general, and the history of Doctor Who Magazine.
The zine takes some time to put together – after all, some of the team are also busy working on the Doctor Who “splinter universe” Cutaway Comics titles, among other things. Issue Four was released to deserved acclaim back in 2021.
But the wait is always worth it, and the cover of the new volume alone, by Adam Moore, should send you scurrying to check out back issues if you haven’t already got them.
Featured items include background on an unmade Doctor Who animated series, an in-depth dive into the DWM strip “Voyager”, written by Steve Parkhouse with art by John Ridgway, new Dalek comic strips, and much, much more.
Teasers for the new edition are also appearing on the project’s social media, and it looks like we are in for some amazing treats…
I’ve said it before, and I’m more than happy to say it again…If you’re a Doctor Who comics fan, then this is fanzine for you. Do not miss out.
• Buy a copy of Vworp Vworp Issue Three, Issue Four and a compendium of Issues One and Two now, and follow the title on social media for Issue Five news on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
Update, 26th December 2022: The team have now teased the variant covers for the upcoming edition…
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.