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April 4th, 2018 19 comments

The Complete History Book Collection Issue 71

Available to order in the UK from

Usually available to order in the USA from

The definitive history of BBC’s long-running series Doctor Who continues with volume 54.

Illustrated throughout with photographs from the archives and in full-color, this hardcover volume features story summaries, character and actor profiles, pre- and post-production notes, broadcast reaction, and much more.

For more information visit the official site at

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  • MJS

    May 2nd, 2018 - 5:50pm

    Just received the final graphic novel. Have they announced what happens with the extended range? Will there be a 7th graphic novel or do we get the final bunch at the normal rate?

  • RGB

    April 12th, 2018 - 9:04pm

    have they announced how there continuing the spines?

    • Gareth Pugh

      April 12th, 2018 - 9:08pm

      Yes, a picture of the extended spine image has been floating around on the internet (I think you can see it on Gallifrey Base forum, in their thread for The Complete History).

      It’s the Tardis basically, in front of a big Seal of Rassilon.

    • RGB

      April 18th, 2018 - 9:59am

      regarding gallifrey base the site doesnt like me users I signed up on Saturday and I’m still waiting for access

  • Doctor Mysterio

    April 12th, 2018 - 12:20pm

    I hope they don’t change the logo this close to the end of the collection…

    • Gordon

      April 12th, 2018 - 1:01pm

      They aren’t

  • Tim M

    April 6th, 2018 - 9:00am

    Webley like a poor version of Roald Dahl’s Wonka, Warwick Davis as Porridge seemingly bored, Smith’s awful good v evil (shows just how much better Troughton is at this sort of thing (watch ‘Enemy of the World’)), the platoon from ‘Balamory’, and those kids…enough reasons to dislike this story.

    • Tim M

      April 6th, 2018 - 11:40am

      It’s a shame really, as ‘The Doctor’s Wife’ by the same writer was very good. The ideas behind ‘Nightmare in Silver’ were good, but the direction, casting and overall approach was all wrong.

  • Joe

    April 5th, 2018 - 4:01pm

    I read somewhere this issue was supposed to be Volume 7 (William Hartnell) does this mean it is going to be swapped, if so why, was it delayed or needed further editing. Also will issue 72 still be a Jon Pertwee Volume?

    • Gareth Pugh

      April 5th, 2018 - 5:04pm

      What’s happened is that they have extended from 80 issues to 90 so that they will now Include ALL Peter Capaldi’s episodes (up to Twice Upon a Time). But rather than have a block of all 10 extension issues being wall-to-wall Capaldi, they have moved things around. Issues 70, 72, and 74 (at least) are now 12th Doctor. Volume 7 the Hartnell book is now going to be Issue 73

  • John Baker

    April 5th, 2018 - 1:35pm

    All bad stories
    I think the crimson horror is watchable until half way through, then it went downhill
    Then Nightmare in Sliver is just wrong,
    and the name of the doctor is just build up with more questions than it answers

    • Dominic

      April 14th, 2018 - 5:53pm

      Yeah, The Crimson Horror was great until Mr Sweet was revealed. Although the scene when Mrs Gillyflower betrayed and disowned her daughter was a good scene.

  • MJS

    April 4th, 2018 - 6:36pm

    The Crimson Horror was excellent

  • Tim M

    April 4th, 2018 - 3:08pm

    ‘The Name of the Doctor’ is my favourite story in this book. ‘Nightmare in Silver’ however is awful, featuring a platoon more suited to ‘Balamory’ than ‘Doctor Who’. An embarrassment.

    • Pip

      April 4th, 2018 - 4:04pm

      That was the point of the platoon though, you were supposed to feel that way. I actually love Nightmare.

    • Doctor Stu

      April 4th, 2018 - 10:41pm

      Nightmare was awful with Matt Smith’s cringy evil acting and whipping his face back and fourth and jumping around like a weirdo

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      April 4th, 2018 - 10:45pm

      Nightmare in Silver is probably the worst episode of Nu-Who to date.

    • Anonymous

      April 8th, 2018 - 10:36pm

      No, The Rings of Akhatem was worse…

    • Tim M

      April 9th, 2018 - 10:15am

      I actually liked ‘The Rings of Akhatem’. Very underrated.

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