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Doctor Who Magazine issue 470

Doctor Who Magazine issue 470

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dwm-dAbout 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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  • Ollie

    February 8th, 2014 - 8:05pm

    If all magazines and books die I will be out of a job as will tens of thousands of other people in this country alone, I’m a printer by the way. I understand the whole cloud thing but be careful what you wish for. The printed word has been and is a very powerfull thing. As for more trees etc.. Good point although the magazine paper will be FSC certified (google it). I love mg collection of DWM magazines and when the power goes out one day I’ll be reading them by candlelight not sure how you’ll be reading off the cloud though.

    • Anonymous

      February 8th, 2014 - 10:29pm

      Here ‘here!

  • The Flying Shark

    February 6th, 2014 - 7:14pm

    I got this today, it is brilliant. I also got a pack of Alien Attax 50th Anniversary cards.

  • Anonymous

    February 5th, 2014 - 5:05pm

    Great ian levine interview.

  • DW2014

    February 5th, 2014 - 3:19pm

    Got mine today! :mrgreen:

    • DW2014

      February 5th, 2014 - 3:51pm

      Just read the comic its Epic!

    • The Surgeon

      February 5th, 2014 - 4:18pm

      Does the comic follow on from Pay the Piper?

    • Anonymous

      February 5th, 2014 - 4:18pm


    • DW2014

      February 5th, 2014 - 4:19pm

      Sorry that was forgot to sign in 😳

    • The Other

      February 5th, 2014 - 8:43pm

      What happens at the end of Pay the Piper?
      I missed last issue and don’t paticularly want to back order it just for the story
      thanks in advance!
      🙂 😉

    • StopthatTARDIS

      February 6th, 2014 - 7:38pm

      The doctor has to put tarsis up for auction to get Clara back and he loses the tarsis as it’s bought mrs ghost returns

  • Haydenp

    February 5th, 2014 - 3:05pm

    getting it on saturday!

  • Desamo

    February 5th, 2014 - 1:38pm

    Great cover I like it.

  • bigfin20

    February 5th, 2014 - 11:55am

    Has anyone got a cut by touching Matt Smith’s face yet? Just wondering.


      February 5th, 2014 - 8:28pm

      How do you mean? A paper cut?

    • Haydenp

      February 5th, 2014 - 8:45pm

      In the tenth doctors words “What??

    • Trenzalore

      February 5th, 2014 - 8:59pm

      I think it’s a joke about Matt Smith’s chin… at least I hope it’s a joke 😆

    • Obsie

      February 6th, 2014 - 8:43pm

      It’s a perfectly decent chin!

    • Anonymous

      February 6th, 2014 - 9:00pm

      Let’s just be pleased that doctor who magazine to not do 3D issues

    • 100000BC

      February 7th, 2014 - 10:15pm

      Well we were warned by 10 at the beginning of the 3D cinema screenings about it!!!

  • DrWhoTwins

    February 4th, 2014 - 11:02pm


  • Anonymous

    February 4th, 2014 - 8:45pm

    I’m a subscriber so would I get it tomorrow or on the Thursday it comes out?

    • Some bloke

      February 4th, 2014 - 9:29pm


    • Anonymous

      February 5th, 2014 - 2:45pm

      Ok its just when I got them last year, i got them the day before

  • 11matt

    February 4th, 2014 - 8:14pm

    can’t wait 🙂

  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

    February 4th, 2014 - 7:52pm

    I love this cover.

    • Danny

      March 15th, 2014 - 10:38am

      Nice profile pic

  • Fiona Ting

    February 4th, 2014 - 7:45pm

    I think the front cover of dwm with
    matt smith without his his doctor who clothes is very good

  • Anonymous

    February 4th, 2014 - 7:44pm

    Do people still do paper? Outdated news, inflexible, non interactive and worst of all….you end up with grubby fingers. 🙂

    • Trenzalore

      February 4th, 2014 - 7:45pm

      Sometimes I worry about what the future will be like…

    • Anonymous

      February 4th, 2014 - 9:15pm

      It will have more trees and less grubby fingers 😉

    • Trenzalore

      February 4th, 2014 - 9:36pm

      Yeah good point, but for me I love books, and really don’t want to be reading them via ‘brain-vision’ or whatever they will use in the future.
      Also books are usually cheap which is good. I guess it just comes down to personal preference 🙂
      Anyway If there’s anyone you should be talking about paper to it should be my history teacher, filled up a whole book with print out’s last term 😆

    • The TARDIS

      February 4th, 2014 - 10:36pm

      Nothing – and I do mean that – nothing can replace the feeling of having a book or magazine made of paper being held in your hands.

    • The TARDIS

      February 4th, 2014 - 10:36pm

      Personally, obviously. But a kindle just doesn’t do it for me.

    • Anonymous

      February 4th, 2014 - 11:20pm

      People said that about Vinyl when CDs arrived….and now CDs are being left behind….it’s all about the cloud my friends. Cheap, convenient and immediate.

      I loved getting magazines but I resent paying £5 to read something that I read online 3 weeks earlier….for nothing.

    • Anonymous

      February 4th, 2014 - 11:37pm

      CDs are indeed being left behind… for vinyl. You can never kill of a format entirely, someone will keep it going.

    • Anonymous

      February 5th, 2014 - 12:26am

      Niche markets…there no mass produced vinyl….the same will happen with mags. It will die. It’s not cost effective.

    • VespiformsSting

      February 5th, 2014 - 1:29am

      Now I know why theres no coverage of collecting photographic material on the site.

      I still get excited when I see new photos from the classic era are try to get prints myself if I can.

      The thrill in the pre video 70s of seeing bbc monochrome stills from the Hartnell Troughton serials and then visiting the BBC photo library on the very day they had the first stills of Davison in his outfit is seldom recaptured nowadays…..

    • The TARDIS

      February 5th, 2014 - 8:01am

      I don’t use downloads either. If you can’t hold it in your hands, you don’t really own it. And for fans of things like DW, you like to be able to collect the items, and you can’t really have a collection of downloads. Sure, you can look at them, read or listen, but you don’t get the satisfaction of seeing the spines line up.

    • Anonymous

      February 5th, 2014 - 5:04pm

      Ram ya cloud. I have every dr who magazine ever and if it comes for sustainable trees fine. But I suppose the guy moaning about trees drives a car.


    February 4th, 2014 - 7:33pm

    Seems a bit strange seeing Matt as himself and not as the Doctor on the cover.

    Allons-y Matt Smith !! 🙂

    • VespiformsSting

      February 5th, 2014 - 2:46pm

      Do people ever think you look like from Chris O’Dowd from ‘The IT Crowd ‘?


      February 5th, 2014 - 3:38pm

      I look nothing like that guy 😛


      February 5th, 2014 - 3:41pm

      I was told late last year I look like the late ‘Only Fools and Horses’ actor Roger Lloyd-Pack who played the Cybercontroller John Lumic in Doctor Who – Series 2, but I don’t think I look like him either.

  • Anonymous

    February 4th, 2014 - 7:31pm

    Don’t like the cover much

    • Anonymous

      February 4th, 2014 - 7:34pm

      It looks cheap

    • Alex The Geek

      February 5th, 2014 - 6:23am

      It looks hot.

  • doc fan

    February 4th, 2014 - 7:31pm



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