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Doctor Who Magazine issue 469

Doctor Who Magazine issue 469

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doctor-who-magazine-469-3About Doctor Who Magazine

Doctor Who Monthly (DWM) Magazine is associated with the BBC science fiction show based in the UK called Doctor Who. The magazine started out as a weekly in 1979 but became a monthly magazine in 1990. The ‘tie in’ magazine DWM now holds the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running based on a TV show publication.

Doctor Who Monthly magazine which is sanctioned by the BBC, managed to survive after BBC cancelled Doctor Who in 1989 which was not revived again until 2005. In the intervening years when there was no television series the publication ran new stories as comics. The magazine was originally targeted at children but has now widened its appeal to adults. As the official magazine of the BBC show the publication grew to feature more insider information on the show including interviews the actors and production staff.

In 2006 the magazine changed again as the BBC launched their own version of Doctor Who magazine known as Doctor Who Adventures in the form of comics with the focus again on the younger set. DWM survived and published its 400th issue in September 2008 and celebrated its 30th anniversary in October 2009.

DWM continues to run the Doctor Who comic strip. Famous artists and authors have contributed to the publication over the years including John Wagner, Pat Mills, Dave Gibbons, Mike McMahon, John Ridgway and Ian Edginton. In addition to the Doctor Who comic strip there are also other humorous sidebar comics entitled ‘Doctor Who?’s’ and ‘Doctor Whoah!’ both based on the original story.


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  • The Funky Chicken

    February 6th, 2014 - 10:49am


    I had the christmas special and in the comic strip
    the villan sort of killed the doctor. Whoever got this issue can you tell me what happend to him please?


    • DoctorWhoFan101

      February 8th, 2014 - 3:10pm

      Is that the one where there’s that space magician thing? Cos’ I wanna know the ending too.

    • The Funky Chicken

      February 21st, 2014 - 10:03am

      Please? doesn’t anyone know!?!?!?!

    • The Funky Chicken

      February 21st, 2014 - 10:04am

      @DoctorWhoFan101 yes

    • The Funky Chicken

      February 28th, 2014 - 10:38am


    • Anonymous

      February 28th, 2014 - 10:41am

      Yes, then he regrew himself from a single cell that survived, for a man with no regenerations left he certainly seems to be able to pull of a lot of tricks with it…

    • The Funky Chicken

      February 28th, 2014 - 5:30pm

      Thank you so much for telling me!

  • So it started like this

    January 24th, 2014 - 4:57pm

    Mighty 241 here we come I think some thing from series 7 will be below twin delema

  • gxdgd

    January 21st, 2014 - 7:18pm

    has the underwater menace dvd cover coming out???

  • gxdgd

    January 21st, 2014 - 7:17pm

    I love this mag!!!

  • VespiformsSting

    January 15th, 2014 - 1:02pm

    Worth it for the splendid shawcraft pics even if they haven’t been displayed to their best in the mag……

  • The Flying Shark

    January 11th, 2014 - 12:47pm

    I got this today, along with a pack of Alien Attax 50th cards, Dalek lunch bag, a Matt Smith calendar and more.

  • the astronaut of death

    January 9th, 2014 - 4:08pm

    next week they look back at the long life of the 11th doctor

    form leadworth to trenzelor


      January 9th, 2014 - 4:35pm

      It’s not out next week. it’s every 4 weeks.


    January 9th, 2014 - 3:59pm

    Love the latest ‘Doctor Whoah !’ by Baxter 😀

    Clara – Doctor, what are you doing ?.


    I thought to myself last year that if the Doctor wants to be Ginger, then why don’t he just get some red hair dye, and that’s exactly what his doing in the funny cartoon image on page 14 😀

  • Mickeysmith07

    January 9th, 2014 - 9:49am

    I just got this from the post office. Having a quick read on the bus before college. I did hope for capaldi’s costume to be in there but it wasn’t. The rest is really good.

  • Anonymous

    January 8th, 2014 - 9:23pm


    Wish it was still £4.75, I know 24p isn’t much of a rise, but when you put it together that’s a big difference!

    • WFK DVD Collector 14

      January 8th, 2014 - 10:28pm

      Even though it has gone up 24p, I’m still going to collect them! I love DWM!

    • Anonymous

      January 9th, 2014 - 12:11pm

      It may aswell be 4.99

      what are you going to do with the change? keep it and add it up every time?

  • Anonymous

    January 8th, 2014 - 9:22pm


    Wish it was still £4.75, I know 24p isn’t much of a rise, but when you put together that’s a big difference!

    • Anonymous

      January 8th, 2014 - 9:24pm

      Sorry posed that twice! 😳

    • Tenth Doctor

      January 11th, 2014 - 11:51pm


  • the astronaut of death

    January 8th, 2014 - 4:10pm

    the bbc should release the costume any day now

    • matt9982

      January 8th, 2014 - 5:53pm

      Yh, I’m hoping for something really new and different like Tom Baker when he chose something completely bonkers but made it work 🙂

  • the astronaut of death

    January 8th, 2014 - 4:04pm

    according to reports clara wont get along with the 12th doctor and not like him

    • Trenzalore

      January 8th, 2014 - 4:06pm

      I think this is only for the first few episodes hopefully 😉

    • the astronaut of death

      January 8th, 2014 - 4:09pm

      well jenna is staying for the whole series so I imagine they will get along eventually

  • Anonymous

    January 8th, 2014 - 12:23pm

    needs more matt smith 🙁


      January 8th, 2014 - 6:37pm

      His old news now.

    • videogamemad00

      January 8th, 2014 - 11:00pm

      Urgh, needs less Matt.

    • Anonymous

      January 12th, 2014 - 12:38am

      No more he’s the besti doctor ever!


    January 8th, 2014 - 8:54am

    NEW YEAR !!





  • matt9982

    January 8th, 2014 - 7:49am

    Can’t wait to get this! 🙂

  • ParadigmDalek1325

    January 8th, 2014 - 6:26am

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this issue!

  • Anonymous

    January 7th, 2014 - 10:39pm

    Always nice to start a mass debate. DW fans are a funny bunch. Its only a TV show. If only we were so passionate about important stuff, the world may be a better place 🙂

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    January 7th, 2014 - 10:12pm

    will pick this up on Thursday when out shopping! love this magazine so much!

  • the astronaut of death

    January 7th, 2014 - 9:26pm

    david and capaldi have both been doctor who fans in the past just like us

    • Sam Bentley

      January 7th, 2014 - 9:28pm

      So was Colin Baker. Everyone forgets that Colin was a huge fan of the show long before he got the part. His favourite Doctor was Patrick, so when he got to do The Two Doctors with him, he was ecstatically excited!

    • 76 Totters Lane

      January 7th, 2014 - 9:59pm

      And Peter Davison.

  • Anonymous

    January 7th, 2014 - 9:25pm

    looks a bit like a golden issue

  • Anonymous

    January 7th, 2014 - 9:14pm

    bring on capaldy

    • Anonymous

      January 7th, 2014 - 9:17pm


  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    January 7th, 2014 - 8:31pm

    Those clothes and some sort of long black jacket would suit him well.

  • matparks08

    January 7th, 2014 - 8:02pm

    The traditional ‘intro to a new doctor’ cover – great – but is he the twelfth doctor – is that his official title then?

    • JaffaCakes

      January 7th, 2014 - 8:19pm

      Apparently – I think it’s simpler

    • the astronanut of death

      January 7th, 2014 - 8:23pm


      the 1st doctor (first body)
      the 2nd doctor (second body)
      the 3rd doctor (third body)
      the 4th doctor (fourth body)
      the 5th doctor (fifth body)
      the 6th doctor (sixth body)
      the 7th doctor (seventh body)
      the 8th doctor (8th body)
      the war doctor (9th body)
      the 9th doctor (10th body)
      the tenth doctor 1 (11th body)
      the 10th doctor 2 ( 12th body)
      the 11th doctor ( 13th body)
      the 12th doctor ( 14th body )

    • Mark Simmons

      January 8th, 2014 - 2:17am

      Don’t you mean…
      1st Doctor
      2nd Doctor 1st regeneration
      3rd Doctor 2nd regeneration
      4th Doctor 3rd regeneration
      5th Doctor 4th regeneration
      6th Doctor 5th regeneration
      7th Doctor 6th regeneration
      8th Doctor 7th regeneration
      9th (War Doctor) 8th regeneration
      10th Doctor known as 9th:- 9th regeneration
      11th Doctor (1)10th regeneration
      12th Doctor (2) 11th regeneration
      13th Doctor 12th regeneration
      14th Doctor 13th regeneration

  • the astronanut of death

    January 7th, 2014 - 7:40pm

    cant wait to get this

  • Trenzalore

    January 7th, 2014 - 7:18pm

    Steven Moffat: “It’s time for the show to flip around a bit” well to be honest, I’m sick of it flipping around as it is, I want some good old down to Earth Pertwee style episodes, tired of the story arcs of Matt Smith era which ruined some episodes I thought.
    Anyway with that out of the way, really like this cover and really hoping the Capaldi era is a success 🙂

    • the astronanut of death

      January 7th, 2014 - 7:22pm

      the show has flipped round so much ever since moffat started it is making me dissy

    • drjakeyoung

      January 7th, 2014 - 7:45pm

      Hopefully this will be like the Tom Baker era and will stay mostly the same until near the end.

    • Anonymous

      January 7th, 2014 - 7:49pm

      You have to be kidding the Jon Pertwee era was the most boring phase in the shows history. I didnt enjoy it at the time and find it to painful to watch again…have you ever tried watching an 3rd Doctor Episode recently and seeing how much they have dated (far more the the 1st and 2nd Doctor stories) The only thing that keeps you awake is laughing at Jon Pertwee’s old man fighting skills and trying to figure out what year they are in. More Moffat Magic if you please.

    • Thomas Jennings

      January 7th, 2014 - 8:18pm

      Don’t diss the Pertwee, Sir!

      I would like it to go all pertwee with Earth set episodes…
      Mind you, I’ve been loving Matt’s stories so I’m not too worried either way…
      But I love a good, creepy,tale set in this present World- ideally in some small unassuming villiage! Then, suddenly, BANG!- AUTONS! AXONS! CYBERMEN! SILURIANS! SEA DEVILS!

    • the astronanut of death

      January 7th, 2014 - 8:24pm

      I agree the pertwee eara did bore me a bit due to it all being set on earth and unit

    • Meddler65

      January 7th, 2014 - 8:26pm

      @Anonymous, anyone who uses the phrase “Moffat Magic” should keep quiet.

    • the astronanut of death

      January 7th, 2014 - 8:32pm

      he dose have a point moffat dose come up with some amazing stuff

    • booboo

      January 7th, 2014 - 8:37pm

      each to their own, Pertwee was of my era and i can watch many of his stories over and over, far more so than anything 2005 onwards

    • the astronanut of death

      January 7th, 2014 - 8:44pm

      yeah my fav classic bit was the baker era

      hopefully capaldi series is not all about saving money and they actually take time and put 100% effort in

    • Trenzalore

      January 7th, 2014 - 8:50pm

      I didn’t realise the Matt Smith era was all about saving money 😆 On the contrary I love the set’s and effects of the Smith era.

    • the astronanut of death

      January 7th, 2014 - 8:52pm

      a few doctor who wrters have said in interviews there episodes have been crammed down into one episode making them not as good as they hoped

    • I Froze Gallifrey

      January 7th, 2014 - 8:52pm

      Are you kidding me? How can a whole era be ‘ boring ‘ just because it was mostly set on Earth? Have you even seen Colony in Space, Curse of Peladon, The Mutants, Carnival of Monsters, Frontier in Space, Planet of the Daleks, Death to the Daleks or Monster of Peladon? So no, the astronaut of death, you’re wrong in saying it was all set on Earth. Plus some of his Earth based stories are his best eg. Spearhead from Space, The Daemons, Day of the Daleks, The Green Death. So I’m afraid I disagree entirely with Anonymous and the astronaut of death.

    • Trenzalore

      January 7th, 2014 - 8:55pm

      Ah I see, I don’t think that’s about saving money though, by the looks of it I’d say it’s Moffat trying to fit all his plans in making a few episode rushed. But there isn’t any real answer and you may be right 🙂

    • the astronanut of death

      January 7th, 2014 - 8:57pm

      the time of the doctor should have been a 2 parter 2 series worth of answers were said in a sentence (rushed)

    • the astronanut of death

      January 7th, 2014 - 8:59pm

      I did not say the whole are was boing I said a bit of it

    • Trenzalore

      January 7th, 2014 - 9:00pm

      Yeah I agree there, that’s kind of what I was getting at in my first post, just the writing I don’t really like definitely not the acting or effects.
      And I also agree with you I Froze Gallifrey, the 3rd doctor era really is great, Carnival of Monsters is my second favourite episode ever. (which surprises a lot of people).

    • I Froze Gallifrey

      January 7th, 2014 - 9:02pm

      You said and I quote “I agree the pertwee eara did bore me a bit due to it all being set on earth and unit”. So no, it wasn’t all set on Earth, which was what I said. 🙂

    • Anonymous

      January 7th, 2014 - 9:05pm

      most then

    • I Froze Gallifrey

      January 7th, 2014 - 9:09pm

      And also, why is Earth boring? It doesn’t really make a difference to the story at all in my opinion. Plus when they do other worldly episodes, the sets look so fake anyway.

    • Anonymous

      January 7th, 2014 - 9:15pm

      well I think space is just a bit more exiting

    • Drjakeyoung

      January 8th, 2014 - 12:49pm

      Personally, I think every episode between spearhead from space to the invasion of time is great. Some may disagree, but I just think most 70s episodes are the best of dr who.

    • Anonymous

      January 8th, 2014 - 3:51pm

      My favourite era of Doctor Who was the 60s. Most my favourite episodes are from that era.

  • DrWhoTwins

    January 7th, 2014 - 7:13pm

    Want this!

  • Sam Bentley

    January 7th, 2014 - 6:53pm

    Before anyone asks, they have said that Capaldi’s costume doesn’t feature in the magazine, and therefore it IS Matt’s shirt and waistcoat that he’s wearing.


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