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June 8th, 2016 60 comments

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 500

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The longest running TV-tie in magazine in the world, as recognised by Guinness World Records, reaches its 500th issue on Thursday 26 May 2016!

Doctor Who Magazine, which began life as Doctor Who Weekly in October 1979, has continued to grow and thrive ever since, becoming an essential read for die-hard Doctor Who fans and general viewers alike. The highly collectable issue 500 comes packaged in a striking card envelope, and is a bumper 116-pages long.

Below is the cover featuring Peter Capaldi recreating the Tom Baker pose from the cover of the very first issue.


Highlights include:

• EXCLUSIVE interviews with: the current Doctor, Peter Capaldi; the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker; and showrunner, Steven Moffat, about the future of the show.

• A message to readers from new companion Pearl Mackie

• A letter from the Doctor

• Peter Capaldi answers questions once put to William Hartnell

• The biggest-ever comic strip the magazine has ever published: a glorious 20-page adventure, illustrated by a host of returning artists from Doctor Who Magazine’s past

• An in-depth feature on the story that fans voted the best Doctor Who story of all time: the 2013 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor.

• An article celebrating the most memorable moments from 500 issues of Doctor Who Magazine

• A look at how Doctor Who might have returned to TV in 2001, as imagined by award-winning writer Mark Gatiss

• Competitions to win HUGE prizes, including over £500 of DVDs and Blu-rays!

• Plus News, Reviews, Coming Soon, Wotcha and LOTS of surprises!

Issue 500 is also accompanied by a wealth of extra goodies:

• An additional 116-page magazine, charting the history of magazine and containing images of every single cover, from issue 1 to the present day, with a fascinating commentary from the magazine’s past editors and designers

• A sticker sheet featuring memorable images from DWM’s 500 issues

• A double-sided A1 poster

• The first in a series of nine collectable art cards



You can keep up to date with Doctor Who magazine, see larger images of this and other covers on their Facebook Page Here Or you can now follow them on twitter.

Information can also be found on their website

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  • Marta

    June 10th, 2016 - 2:44pm

    How could I get it from Italy? I’m desperately in need of it. 🙁

  • BlueBoxJackie

    June 9th, 2016 - 3:36pm

    I wondered why they had an extremely large pile of these instore

  • The super whovian

    June 8th, 2016 - 9:23pm

    Its an amazing read hope we get a poster of the page 17

  • DavidH

    June 2nd, 2016 - 9:05pm

    Got it today. I think the first issue I bought since… about 4 years ago? Not usually a DWM fan but, come on, it’s the 500th issue, how could I say no? 😀


    June 1st, 2016 - 7:46pm

    I still remember buying the very first issue when I was 12. I kept the free transfers for ages but when I moved house in 1991, I lost the whole collection ….. 🙁

  • Simon W

    May 31st, 2016 - 11:49am

    Yes its finally here in the Bristol area after a 5 day wait its here.

    • Doctorgeorgebaker

      June 11th, 2016 - 8:22am

      Mate I’m also in Bristol and whsmith and Tesco had them on the first day

  • Smeg Head

    May 29th, 2016 - 11:33pm

    Has it been delayed as I can’t find it anywhere.

    • Tom

      May 30th, 2016 - 10:08pm

      there were loads in sainsburies today

  • T4RD1S

    May 29th, 2016 - 10:07pm

    It’s kind of weird how long this has been running, yet it’s still only on it’s 500th issue, probably because it’s monthly


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