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July 23rd, 2014 61 comments

SFX Magazine Issue 251

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SFX 251 is here – with a world exclusive look at Peter Capaldi’s first series of Doctor Who! We bring you five collectable covers to celebrate! Plus: all the hottest views, news and features from every outpost of the geek universe!

Get your copy now! Buy your digital issue via Newsstand For iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, or order your print copy from My Favourite Magazines. Also available on Google Play, Zinio,Kindle Fire and Nook!

RED ALERT

The creators of As Above, So Below chat about their brand new horror film. We hear from Felicia Day, explore Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo and dive into Robert Pattinson’s latest, The Rover.

DOCTOR WHO

An unmissable exclusive interview with Steven Moffat! Brace yourself for the most revealing insight into series 8 to date, chatting about Peter Capaldi, the possibility of Peter Jackson directing a story and a sneak-peak preview of each and every episode.

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SUPERHERO TV PREVIEW

A look at the onslaught of superheroes set to appear on your TV this year. We uncover Marvel’s plans for Agent Carter, the new Netflix Daredevil series and Agents of SHIELD series two. And get ready for Batman prequel Gotham, a new take on the Hellblazer comics, The Flash and loads more!

SIN CITY 2

Co-directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez give us the latest on their sequel to Sin City, A Dame To Kill For.

LUCY

Writer/director Luc Besson talks about the creation of his latest movie, Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson as a drug mule who becomes scientifically enhanced with a 100% brain capacity!

REVIEWS

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is the big release this month, followed by The Purge: Anarchy. We also reveal our judgements on Transformers: Age Of Extinction, The Rover, Mood Indigo and many more!

PLUS: It’s not just Mr Capaldi, you know! Choose from these supremely collectable Doctor Who covers!

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61 comments

  • The Monitor

    August 6th, 2014 - 5:23pm

    Well, I have tried about 20 newsagents of which about 8 sell SFX and have 4 out of 5 covers. No one shop had more than one cover. If SFX want to sell multiple copies their distribution is utterly useless.

    This seems to be the case now. With that Radio Times last year, I travelled to over 60 newsagents before getting all 12 covers. 59 Newsagents had 1-2 cover and 1 had 3.

    When Time Out do their 5-10 covers there is no chance whatsover of getting a set from shops. Shame really.

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  • the astronaut of death

    July 24th, 2014 - 7:38pm

    I cant believe it is less than one month until the new series airs

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      July 25th, 2014 - 3:02pm

      29 DAYS TO GO !! 😀

    • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

      August 13th, 2014 - 5:41pm

      10 DAYS TO GO !! 🙂

  • Tardispals

    July 24th, 2014 - 6:18pm

    Has anybody seen the Jenny Flint cover? Been looking for it everywhere 🙁

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    • the astronaut of death

      July 24th, 2014 - 7:39pm

      you will find it the next one dose not come out for another month so you have plenty of time

    • Tardispals

      July 24th, 2014 - 9:01pm

      Thank you for the hope :}

  • the astronaut of death

    July 24th, 2014 - 1:07pm

    what new series images are in this?

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      July 24th, 2014 - 3:27pm

      Another picture of the Doctor in his series 7 part 2 outfit, and Clara in Victorian clothes with the Doctor in another outfit before he wears his actual suit.

    • the astronaut of death

      July 24th, 2014 - 3:46pm

      OK thanks

  • DalekSec

    July 23rd, 2014 - 9:47pm

    got the dr cover today! moffats teasers are quite interesting! *touches nose*

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  • Tardispals

    July 23rd, 2014 - 8:20pm

    I want to get Jenny but can’t find any of these magazines anywhere D:

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      July 24th, 2014 - 7:31am

      WH Smith 🙂

    • Tardispals

      July 24th, 2014 - 7:38am

      Im checking there today… Watch this space!!

    • Tardispals

      July 24th, 2014 - 2:22pm

      Got the Strax one!!

    • Tardispals

      July 24th, 2014 - 6:19pm

      I gave it to my nephew as a birthday present! He loves these magazines 😀

  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

    July 23rd, 2014 - 7:40pm

    It annoys me sometimes with these ‘Variant covers’ because it would cost £25 to get them all if you were a committed collector.

    However I am torn between getting the Doctor one and Vastra

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    • the astronaut of death

      July 23rd, 2014 - 7:42pm

      Go for the dr

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      July 24th, 2014 - 7:28am

      DOCTOR !!

    • Clara Oswin Oswald

      July 24th, 2014 - 10:30am

      12th Doctor

  • ParadigmDalek1325

    July 23rd, 2014 - 6:34pm

    Got the strax cover, as it was the only one in my WHSmith! Ah well the article is interesting!

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      July 24th, 2014 - 7:29am

      There are 2 WH Smith’s in Barking, one at the local train station, the other in the local shopping centre, and both Smith’s have this issue of SFX

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      July 24th, 2014 - 7:30am

      oops, posted by accident, anyway –

      both Smith’s have this issue of SFX Magazine all they all have the Doctor on them and none of the others.

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    July 23rd, 2014 - 3:15pm

    NEW DOCTOR, NEW DANGER.

    Clearly a nod to the old Labour Party campaign poster slogan ‘NEW LABOUR, NEW DANGER’ back in the 1990’s before Tony Blair became Prime Minister of Great Britain.

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  • Owsi

    July 23rd, 2014 - 1:33pm

    Can’t wait for the new series! Hoping to get this! Peter Capaldi looks great as the Doctor and really nice in real life so I have high hopes for this series! 😀

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  • Cara light

    July 23rd, 2014 - 1:17pm

    How much

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    • Owsi

      July 23rd, 2014 - 1:32pm

      It says on the barcode it’s £4.99
      😉

  • Trenzalore

    July 23rd, 2014 - 12:27pm

    Ooh, definitely getting this. Might even get more than one depending on the price 😀 Capaldi looks just amazing!

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  • StetsonDoctor

    July 23rd, 2014 - 12:05pm

    How much is it?

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    • Owsi

      July 23rd, 2014 - 1:31pm

      It says on the barcode it’s £4.99 😉

  • the astroanut of death

    July 23rd, 2014 - 11:59am

    I cant believe series 8 is alsomt here

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  • The Other

    July 23rd, 2014 - 11:32am

    Wow :O
    Every image of Capaldi I see just makes him look even more Bad-ass!
    Those eyes – don’t need anything else, no words needed, they say it all – mess with me and you’re finished!
    He could genuinly stare any foe into total defeat and submission without lifting a finger or saying a word

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    • CassiusX

      July 23rd, 2014 - 11:48am

      Did you know that Capaldi is so cool, he has completed the entire game of Flappy Bird with his eyes shut. Twice.

      Chuck Norris could only do it once.

    • The Other

      July 23rd, 2014 - 11:54am

      XD
      If Capaldi went up against The Demon Headmaster in a staring contest, Capaldi would reduce him to a jibbering wreck within seconds

  • stike

    July 23rd, 2014 - 10:57am

    strax has a similar but new gun

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  • The Twelfth Doctor

    July 23rd, 2014 - 10:49am

    I just got this. I’d definitely buy it. It’s got Steven Moffat’s thoughts on every episode this series and also takes a really good look at Deep Breat. No new episode titles confirmed though.

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    • the astroanut of death

      July 23rd, 2014 - 10:49am

      any new images

    • the astroanut of death

      July 23rd, 2014 - 10:57am

      ?

    • The Twelfth Doctor

      July 23rd, 2014 - 11:06am

      Yes, there are. But seriously, you don’t need to get do impatient. You’d only been waiting 8 minutes.

    • The Twelfth Doctor

      July 23rd, 2014 - 11:07am

      *so

    • the astroanut of death

      July 23rd, 2014 - 11:09am

      I only put a question mark because I forgot to put out on the end of my question 🙂

    • The Twelfth Doctor

      July 23rd, 2014 - 11:11am

      Ah, I see 🙂

  • the astroanut of death

    July 23rd, 2014 - 10:48am

    hmmm could that back ground on the 12th doctor poster be a teaser to the fires of Pompeii?

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    • the astroanut of death

      July 23rd, 2014 - 11:13am

      as capaldi was also in fires of pompeii

  • Clara Oswin Oswald

    July 23rd, 2014 - 10:46am

    OMG GETTING CLARA

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    • Doctor Stu

      July 23rd, 2014 - 11:09am

      Well, I should hope so clara Oswin Oswald as its based on you

    • Clara Oswin Oswald

      July 23rd, 2014 - 4:54pm

      Yeah I’m clara

    • Alan

      July 24th, 2014 - 8:36pm

      Aloha Clara,

      Or should I say Jenna? :0) I love your character….you play Clara so well!!! I hope you’ll be “around” ( Who) for a long, LONG time……which in Who-land may only be 4 or 5 more years at best. :0( Matt made the transition from David so easy…..even though losing David was heart wrenching! The episode with you and the three Doctors was absolutely BRILLIANT, BTW. Looking forward to seeing how #13(is it? if David was 10 AND 11, sort of) “flows” onto the scene…..

      Maybe Who could do an Episode in Hawaii some time……

    • Anonymous

      July 24th, 2014 - 8:39pm

      its not actually her

  • Clara Oswin Oswald

    July 23rd, 2014 - 10:44am

    When’s it on sale?

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    • the astroanut of death

      July 23rd, 2014 - 10:49am

      I think its out now

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      July 23rd, 2014 - 3:15pm

      It is out now.

    • Clara Oswin Oswald

      July 23rd, 2014 - 4:52pm

      Thank you!

  • the astroanut of death

    July 23rd, 2014 - 10:33am

    ooh this is awesome I might get this I will decide in the shops

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  • UDWF1

    July 23rd, 2014 - 10:13am

    Is it just me or is he wearing a black coat in that image rather than a blue one?

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    • Nicholas

      July 23rd, 2014 - 10:26am

      lighting

  • CassiusX

    July 23rd, 2014 - 10:08am

    Capaldi looks epic in the picture, I can definitely see why he was chosen from his picture alone. He just sucks you in with those eyes of his. He must the the Doctor Who equivalent of Chuck Norris; a man who can have a staring competition with a Weeping Angel and win. Maybe we should come up with some more awesome Capaldi facts to emphasis his epicness.

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    • Doctor Stu

      July 23rd, 2014 - 11:10am

      Capaldi doesn’t need weapons, he just looks at a Dalek and it instantly blows up

    • the astroanut of death

      July 23rd, 2014 - 11:12am

      LOL 🙂

    • CassiusX

      July 23rd, 2014 - 11:20am

      Here’s some that I just thought up.

      Capaldi once went fishing and caught Cthulhu.

      Capaldi doesn’t have nightmares. Nightmares have Capaldi.

      Capaldi doesn’t need to fly the TARDIS. He just stares it into submission.

      The lost stories aren’t missing. They’re just afraid of Capaldi.

      Capaldi doesn’t do the moonwalk. The moon walks for him.

  • Doctor Stu

    July 23rd, 2014 - 9:50am

    Hope the alternative covers are released as posters or proper images as its about time we got some proper pictures of vastra, Strax and Jenny

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