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  • Trenzalore

    May 16th, 2016 - 5:23pm

    Cannot find this anywhere in Leeds. Tried a few supermarkets, WHSmith and specialist magazine stores a few times since it came out and nothing, just hope I can get issue 500.

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  • Savethecoffeeboysavetheworld

    April 29th, 2016 - 7:56am

    Sooooo looking forward to dwm 500. It looks even better than 474

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  • Demdike@CultLabs

    April 29th, 2016 - 12:39am

    Issue 499 could be the best cover they’ve ever produced. It looks magnificent in your hand.

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  • The Flying Shark

    April 28th, 2016 - 7:05pm

    Got this today, great issue. Can’t wait for issue 500 though, looks spectacular!

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  • mick

    April 28th, 2016 - 3:45pm

    cant find this in any shop has it come out today?

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    • Savethecoffeeboysavetheworld

      April 28th, 2016 - 5:35pm

      Yes

  • Weeping Angel

    April 24th, 2016 - 8:53am

    Omg! Issue 500 is £9.99 (double the normal price) but it has some artcards and 116 extra pages (or some sort of mini mag) find more at forbidden planet.com

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    • Demdike@CultLabs

      April 29th, 2016 - 12:38am

      The next mag – issue 500 – is indeed £9.99. There are actually two magazines, both 116 pages each, a giant poster, (one side looks like it’s a Dalek so i’m happy, not that i put posters up but it’s always nice to unfold them and look at them from time to time), a sticker sheet, and an art card.

      Subscribers like myself should be dead happy getting it all for about £3.50.

  • TARDIS DUDE

    April 23rd, 2016 - 11:04am

    when is it out???

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    • ahunter8056

      April 23rd, 2016 - 1:30pm

      Thursday 28th April 2016.

    • TARDIS DUDE

      April 23rd, 2016 - 1:59pm

      Thank You ahunter8056 for the reply

  • CyberGuy500

    April 22nd, 2016 - 9:01pm

    When you subscribe to DWM how early do you usually recieve the issues? And are there dispatch emails for each issue?

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    • Anonymous

      April 22nd, 2016 - 10:18pm

      Used to we the day before they were out in shops (a Wednesday) or the Monday before if it was a bank holiday on the Thursday. Usually not its just the day it comes out

    • Zygon63

      April 23rd, 2016 - 8:15am

      Mine always arrive on the day before, if not earlier… And no, there’s no dispatch email (but their customer services reply quickly if you have any issues).

  • The Monitor

    April 22nd, 2016 - 6:09pm

    Best magazine cover for a very very long time. I have just been over about 200 previous covers; you have to go back that far to get artwork rather than poses and dreadful close ups. I think one could safely say that this is the best cover in at least ten years.

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    • Zygon63

      April 23rd, 2016 - 8:16am

      I agree, I hate all the close up photos they stick on the front every issue!

  • Anonymous

    April 22nd, 2016 - 7:13am

    WOW – now that’s a fantastic cover!

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    • Zygon63

      April 22nd, 2016 - 7:14am

      ^that was me

  • Floppy Who

    April 21st, 2016 - 6:43pm

    That’s the cover of the first ever “proper” book I read in the mid seventies. I’m hoping to get a copy of the reprint of Genesis of the Daleks signed by Terrance Dicks and Chris Achilleos this Saturday…

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    • Floppy Who

      April 23rd, 2016 - 10:46pm

      To quote Shakespeare on this anniversary of his passing: ” I have done the deed…!”

  • ahunter8056

    April 21st, 2016 - 6:20pm

    Love the cover. Very concerned about “How to have a Doctor Who wedding” though. I really hope they don’t start making the same mistakes as the official BBC Doctor Who Twitter of pandering to the wrong demographic.

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    • TheFishmonger

      April 22nd, 2016 - 5:44pm

      How is it the wrong demographic? When partners share an interest if often becomes part of the wedding. I’m a photographer, I’ve seen a lot of themed weddings, so I’m not sure what point you are making

    • Andrew

      April 22nd, 2016 - 6:07pm

      Sorry.
      Wrong demographic?
      Doctor Who is universal. End of.

    • PedroPete (MasterWhovians)

      April 22nd, 2016 - 9:09pm

      Yeah, I agree with ahunter8056. Completely wrong to have something like this. DWM is turning out the way DWA and the official Twitter page are going, appealing to the nu-who tumblr obsessed fans, if i had to stereotype.

    • ahunter8056

      April 23rd, 2016 - 12:07pm

      Being as respectful as I can, I don’t think either of you realise how demographics work. Target audience demographics have to be specific. You can’t say “we’re aiming this product at everyone”. It just doesn’t work like that. A wide range of people may watch that product, but you still have to aim it at a specific range of people.

      TheFishmonger, I think you misread my comment. At no point did I say “Doctor Who themed weddings don’t exist”.

      But this type of article is the same type of thing you’d find on Tumblr. The same type of thing the official BBC Doctor Who Twitter would share now, which has resulted in lots of users unfollowing them and criticising them. It may be something that appeals to the minority of fans who use Tumblr, but for the fanbase as a whole, it’s not.

      Going back to audience target demographics, would you expect the majority of DWM’s buyers to be in the 15-26 year old demographic? No, you’d expect the majority to be nearer the 24-38 demographic. Do you think the majority of DWM’s readers are the type of fans to use Tumblr? No. So would you expect DWM to appeal directly to them? No. It’s all about target audience and understanding your actual audience. You may call it stereotyping, but that’s simply how demographics work.

      I just thought I’d end this post by saying that no offence was intended from any of the points raised, and as such I hope none has been taken.

  • The super whovian

    April 21st, 2016 - 6:15pm

    One of the best covers they have ever done

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  • The Legend Doctor

    April 21st, 2016 - 3:56pm

    Next issue is number 500?! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Floppy Who

      April 21st, 2016 - 9:57pm

      Yep. Doesn’t seem that long ago when I bought issue 1. Sadly it was almost 37 years ago….

    • prototype dalek

      April 22nd, 2016 - 8:03am

      I have the first original 12 1979 Doctor who Weekly’s I do

  • CG

    April 21st, 2016 - 12:54pm

    Love the Cover! I am a massive collector of the Target Novelisations and this is a very suitable cover for issue 499!

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  • Shaun

    April 21st, 2016 - 12:46pm

    £4.99 for issue 499! I think this has only happened four times before in the magazine’s history (numbers 12, 340, 399 & 420). How long till it happens again I wonder…

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    • cyberdoctor42

      April 21st, 2016 - 4:56pm

      Well, for Americans, in 500 issues.

    • Shaun

      April 22nd, 2016 - 2:54pm

      I’d love to believe it’ll still cost $9.99 in 500 issues’ time!

  • DoctorOsgoodTARDIS

    April 21st, 2016 - 11:43am

    That is an amazing cover, and an interview with Clare Higgins, can’t wait to pick this up

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