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Doctor Who Magazine Issue 592

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • A 20-page supplement featuring Four Hours of Doom’s Day – a new comic-strip adventure including Autons, Cybermen and lots of surprises!
  • A giant double-sided poster.
  • Voice of Doom – Sooz Kempner, aka Doom the assassin, discusses playing the lead character in the new cross-media adventure Doom’s Day.
  • Day of Reckoning – the complete guide to Doom’s Day, with insights from the people who have created the stories.
  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies looks forwards to the new episodes of Doctor Who, and recalls the revived series’ launch back in 2005.
  • The Doctor’s Wife – actor and author Elizabeth Morton on being the wife of the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, and the mother-in-law of the Fourteenth, David Tennant!
  • Working Wonders – colleagues and family recall the pioneering visual effects created by the late Peter Day.
  • The DWM 60th Anniversary Poll – the analysis of the results continues, with this issue looking at the rankings of the Seventh and Ninth Doctor’s adventures.
  • Memory Worm – Dalek writer Robert Shearman puts his knowledge of his Doctor Who career to the test.
  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ.
  • Quick Draw – John Erasmus reveals what it’s like to work as a storyboard artist on the new series of Doctor Who.
  • Liberation of the Daleks Part Nine – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.
  • 60 Objects, 60 Years – the latest instalment of the series that tells the story of one object from every year of Doctor Who’s history.
  • The Fact of Fiction concludes it exploration of the Second Doctor’s encounter with the Cybermen aboard The Wheel in Space.
  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news, including cast announcements.
  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to new stories in Doctor Who’s expanded universe.
  • Previews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 592 is on sale Thursday 22 June from and WH Smith priced £10.99 (UK).

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  • anon

    June 25th, 2023 - 6:45pm

    What is actually pictured on both sides of the giant poster?

    • Anon

      June 25th, 2023 - 10:03pm

      You can see it above. One side is caves of androzani and revelation of the daleks the other is remembrance of the daleks and the TV movie

  • pupbenny

    June 23rd, 2023 - 12:15pm

    Looking at the comic, they even made her squareness gun goofy, looks like a kid’s hairdryer toy.

  • Anonymous

    June 23rd, 2023 - 11:42am

    Just bought my issue. Noticed that there was no mention of when issue 593 is out. Looking for the next date is the first thing I do. Hope we can get an answer

    • Daniel Seymour

      June 23rd, 2023 - 1:07pm

      Hiya, according to Twitter: In DWM 593 (out 20 July) we’ll be celebrating the 10th & 11th Doctors.

      So expect Blink and The Day of the Doctor to top the votes for each of those given how predictable these polls are.

    • Mac

      June 24th, 2023 - 12:26am

      It’s in the editors message

  • Whoo-Who!

    June 23rd, 2023 - 6:15am

    I can’t for the life of me understand why this was considered a good idea. Absolutely nobody is even vaguely interested in it. An unusual misstep for RTD.

    There’s so much real buzz around the 14th and 15th, this seems a whole lot of… well, what IS it exactly?

    Please make it go away.

    • atl

      June 23rd, 2023 - 4:56pm

      i do not think the idea of RTD it was the BBC trying to
      get more money out of the fans

    • Anomie

      June 24th, 2023 - 1:14am

      RTD will have signed it off, he is in charge.

    • Fred

      June 25th, 2023 - 2:31pm

      It’s not exactly “getting more money out of fans”. The effect this has will be negligible, if anything at all (given there’s… what, *zero* merchandise?). It’s more likely a woefully misjudged attempt at boosting the show’s profile by giving it more breadth than depth. Either way it’s fallen completely flat, except worse than that because it seems to be actively disliked in a way that is harder to ignore.

  • Lewis frisby

    June 22nd, 2023 - 11:11pm

    In the last page where it usually says what’s next time there is no release date or anything does anyone know the release or what’s next issue

    • Exasperated

      June 23rd, 2023 - 7:37am

      Hiya, according to Twitter: In DWM 593 (out 20 July) we’ll be celebrating the 10th & 11th Doctors.

      So expect Blink and The Day of the Doctor to top the votes for each of those.

      The Doomsday Comic with this issue left me feeling “eh?” it made no sense at all,

  • rich

    June 22nd, 2023 - 2:13pm

    Well I paid an extra three quid for this and why? For a poster I don’t want and a comic supplement that I also don’t want. It was 84 pages, is that more than normal?

  • me

    June 22nd, 2023 - 1:20pm

    i have just ordered this and chronicles 1963 64 from the panini web site for the first time (i cant get to the shops broken lag) just wondering how long does it usually take to arrive

    • Richard

      June 22nd, 2023 - 2:12pm

      Usually arrives swiftly.

  • me

    June 22nd, 2023 - 1:20pm

    i have just ordered this and chronicles 1963 64 from the panini web site for the first time (i cant get to the shops broken lag) just wondering how long does it usually take to arrive

  • PJH1971

    June 22nd, 2023 - 1:08pm

    Am only interested in the posters and you’d need to buy 2 x copies as they are double sided – why can’t they print them single sided?

    Is no way am I paying 10.99 for this, leave alone double!

    • James

      June 22nd, 2023 - 2:38pm

      Could buy a frame with glass each side and display then flip over to display other side

  • MIKK89

    June 22nd, 2023 - 1:14am

    kind of shocked that like most Deluxe/Special issues of Doctor Who Magazine, this doesn’t have a free Big Finish Download…

  • Richard

    June 21st, 2023 - 6:47pm

    Any mention of the next The Collection set on Blu-ray?

    • ScottyFalcs

      June 21st, 2023 - 9:08pm

      Not in this issue unfortunately.

    • Richard

      June 22nd, 2023 - 12:47pm

      That’s very disappointing.

  • I’m Batman

    June 21st, 2023 - 5:27pm

    I’ve only just subscribed so this will be the first issue that is sent to me. Will it have all the goodies with it? Presumably it will be in that other “wrapping” with this cover, and inside will be the textless magazine even in the shops?

    • Anonymous

      June 23rd, 2023 - 1:30am

      Nope, it’ll come in a white postage envelope with the magazine and the bonus material loose inside. No extra bag. Hope this helps

  • Bookcollector

    June 21st, 2023 - 4:22pm

    I’ve actually just cancelled the doom’s day novel that is released in August. I’m not excited by the idea of doom’s day and I thought that I won’t know what happened in the plot from before the novel and I’ll not find out how it ends either so I reluctantly cancelled it. Reluctantly because I collect books, not just who, but I’ve collected the books since 1977 so to not buy an official novel is hard. I might get it in paperback if they do one or if I see it reduced massively. I don’t mind paying the money for books but really it has to be something I’m interested in. I hope they stop these multimedia crossovers as I feel they just don’t work.

  • Anonymous

    June 21st, 2023 - 4:20pm

    not interested in dooms day at all but i got all of dwm so i got to pay an extra £3 for something i do not want

    • Anonymous

      June 21st, 2023 - 4:38pm

      Always the way. Understand completely. An absolute rip off once or twice a year. Should do the usual issue plus a deluxe edition of anyone who wants a folded poster, a few stickers or any other tat they throw in.

    • Jack

      June 22nd, 2023 - 10:52am

      I’m with you. Doomsday seems a bit of a pointless cash grab, as does this issue of DWM.

  • James

    June 21st, 2023 - 3:56pm

    Wish it just stay at one price. Used to be 3.99 when I started getting it. If you want to grt the
    Posters, dioramas etc you could send off for them via the post. The comic should be separately sold. They should also do subscriptions like the newspapers where you pay and get coupons to get it in the shops. Keep the newsagents and independent shops in business and more footfall on the high streets.

    • Bookcollector

      June 21st, 2023 - 4:09pm

      That’s inflation for you. Everything is constantly going up. The target books went from £4.99 in 2011 to £9.99 this year. Everything costs more to make and distribute. It was 12p when I started buying it but of course the price has gone up, we can’t expect to pay the same prices as 5 years ago now.

    • Anon

      June 21st, 2023 - 4:12pm

      Magazines, books, merchandise have to increase prices. We as fans have to accept we will be paying more for what are luxury items. We don’t have to buy but we want to so we do. Everything is going up in price so why not doctor who merchandise? I sometimes feel we fans want everything for nothing…

  • Andy R

    June 21st, 2023 - 3:49pm

    So remembrance of the daleks wom the 7th dr poll (looking at the poster image). Pity they don’t do a regular issue and ‘bells and whistles’ copy for those that want the extras. Can’t say freebies if they charge extra 🙁

    • bryan

      June 21st, 2023 - 4:41pm

      They have not used FREE since before 2020. The big bonus packs have alway cost more, but it doesn’t say free.

      It’s a hard time for magazines in general print media all over. A lot of books are printed in….Italy,Poland,even Australia, even though they are effectively UK books. Cost have gone through the roof all over.

    • James

      June 22nd, 2023 - 2:43pm

      Bryan..very true. Less people buying physical magazines and newspapers now as can get online. Used to work in a big news retailer and we used to sell 300 daily mail on Saturdays, 150 of each tv guide. My friend who works still says it’s, ore like 30 and 30 these days. Shame. Obviously less people interested in going to a shop and picking up items in person or just glue themselves to the mobiles.

  • Thereyougo

    June 21st, 2023 - 3:45pm

    £10.99 make or break time for the old girl of Doctor Who publications hopefully it gets supported

  • Anon

    June 21st, 2023 - 3:44pm

    I’d thought about getting this for the comic but at £10.99 I just can’t. I’d rather buy a novel with the money and just miss the comic.

    • the 15th doctor

      June 23rd, 2023 - 5:01pm

      by the end of this year i bet the complete comic will be in one special magazine