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June 8th, 2016 16 comments

Doctor Who The Essential Guide #8 Adventures in History

In this packed issue, Andrew Pixley reveals Donald Cotton’s notes for the 1965 story The Myth Makers, timelines chart the Doctor’s adventures from the creation of the Earth through to 1963, and 15 trips into history are revisited, from the era of the First Doctor right through to that of the Twelfth.

Editor Marcus Hearn says: “History in Doctor Who is about much more than the purely historical stories that were made in the 1960s. We decided to follow the Doctor’s entire journey through Earth history, with some of our best writers and designer Peri Godbold as our guides. We’ve never done anything quite like this before, and some of the rare pictures we’ve uncovered are amazing.”

The Essential Doctor Who: Adventures in History is on sale now at WH Smith and all good newsagents, price £9.99.


Categorised under: Doctor Who Magazine, Magazine


  • Bill

    June 17th, 2016 - 6:17am

    That cover is amazing

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    June 15th, 2016 - 12:30am

    Has anyone got a copy of this via a shop? Nowhere near me has it yet.

    • The Contessa

      June 15th, 2016 - 12:10pm

      Got mine in my local Tesco Extra store a few days ago.

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      June 15th, 2016 - 12:55pm

      Thank you.

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      June 16th, 2016 - 5:58pm

      Picked one up today in Tesco. Thanks once again for the heads up Contessa.

    • The Contessa

      June 18th, 2016 - 1:22pm

      You’re welcome!

  • doctor who

    June 14th, 2016 - 1:36pm

    when will it come out in shops

  • The ergon

    June 9th, 2016 - 11:43am

    I thought they might have done one on robots and androids. Looks an interesting read.

  • David

    June 8th, 2016 - 11:38pm

    They have sort of done this – When the Doctor Who Magazine Specials started in 2002 they did the doctors under the sub heading “The Complete xth Doctor”. They did the 5th in issue 1, 3rd in issue 2, 6th in issue 3, 2nd in issue 4, 8th in issue 5, 1st in issue 7, 4th volume 1 in issue 8, 4th volume 2 in issue 9, and the 7th in issue 10. (Issue 6 was a 40th anniversary special called “We “heart” Doctor Who”

    • Anonymous

      June 12th, 2016 - 7:25pm

      These are totally different.

  • The super whovian

    June 8th, 2016 - 9:17pm

    Looks like a good way to keep track of doctor who Earth history

  • Coolicle

    June 8th, 2016 - 8:26pm

    Any idea when this is out?

    • booboo

      June 8th, 2016 - 8:27pm

      tomorrow i think

  • Doom Dalek

    June 8th, 2016 - 7:48pm

    Looks great! didn’t think they would be able to publish any more issues of these because there would be nothing left to do, but they always manage to publish brilliant issues/bookazines.

    • Phil

      June 8th, 2016 - 9:50pm

      I think they could do one for each doctor and have an actor bio including a list of other Non who related acting parts. Then it could have a list of story titles along with a good 3X4 inch photo of each adventure and a synopsis. Then each companion could have a photo with a list of other non who acting parts. And then finally some fan art photos or alternate dvd cover art that you can cut out and attach to your dvd collection.

    • TheMoonbase

      June 9th, 2016 - 4:40pm

      An Essential on UNIT is what I am really hoping for.

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