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October 17th, 2018 21 comments

The Complete History Book Collection Issue 89

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 this volume on the twelfth Doctor focusing on three stories from Series 10: “World Enough and Time,” “The Doctor Falls,” and “Twice Upon a Time” (the final twelfth Doctor story).

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.

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  • Geoff Lake

    May 21st, 2019 - 1:43pm

    This company have just sent me the last three issues or rather 88 and 90 with issue 89 missing. A phone call confirms me it is out of stock. WHAT? for a subscriber???? If the missing copy does not arrive ALL 89 issues will be going back for a refund. I feel a solicitors letter coming on.

    • Anonymous

      May 25th, 2019 - 8:55am

      And to make matters worse, just noticed issue 90 has many pages stuck together meaning another replacement.

  • MJS

    October 23rd, 2018 - 8:05pm

    Im still confused as I’m paying subscriber prices but there’s nothing extra for it? The last comic volume was ages ago.

  • Kevin225

    October 19th, 2018 - 7:23pm

    My subscription copies are arriving later and later. Issues 80 and 81 came yesterday, just as issue 82 hits the shops. Shouldn’t subscribers get things earlier? Also is there any plans to extend the collection beyond Issue 90, even at an irregular basis each year? It would be a shame if the collection quickly grew out of date!

    • David William

      May 16th, 2019 - 4:45am

      Same same, since Bissett dropped the ball, it has slowed to a dribble !!!

  • GuyTheZygon

    October 17th, 2018 - 11:36pm

    You could argue that the last book should have Jodie on the cover! After all she is in the closing moments of Twice Upon A Time, even if her new stories can’t be covered at the present time. That would be just as legitimate as the BBC’s own Five Faces of Dr Who season from 1981 when all that there was to include of Peter Davison was his fleeting appearance in the Logopolis regeneration! And not as if there won’t already be a photo of her in the story synopsis in book 89…

  • Yeet Productions

    October 17th, 2018 - 10:54pm

    What’s in issue 90?

  • Anonymous

    October 17th, 2018 - 3:32pm

    I thought they confirmed 90 issues?

    • Anonymous

      October 17th, 2018 - 4:24pm

      The ninetieth is an ‘appendix’ issue, covering all the odds and ends, like Shada and K9 and Company. It’s confirmed, but the cover image just hasn’t been released yet.

    • Tim M

      October 17th, 2018 - 4:40pm

      Instead of a Doctor as the main image on the cover, perhaps it should be the Tardis.

    • Yeet Productions

      October 17th, 2018 - 10:55pm

      Confirmed by Who?

    • allofwho

      October 18th, 2018 - 8:38am

      Mark Wright, editor of The Complete History, according to this article:

      “Wright went on to confirm that there will be a final volume of all the miscellaneous spin-off series which he said will almost certainly include Shada.”

      It was I who wrote the above comment as ‘Anonymous’ assuming K9 and Company would also be included, as I know there is already an Archive feature on it that can be repurposed.

  • Davvrrooss

    October 17th, 2018 - 3:22pm

    Wonder what the cover for the last one will be like…

  • Ryan Pollard

    October 17th, 2018 - 1:51pm

    For me, these last three episodes was the best farewell for a Doctor yet. A fitting end trilogy to a great Doctor.

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      October 17th, 2018 - 3:15pm

      Some would even say “a fitting end to Doctor Who…1963-2017”.

    • Anonymous

      October 17th, 2018 - 8:18pm

      Nah; no, it’s like every movie trilogy
      First is good, second is better, third is what just happened

  • Danny

    October 17th, 2018 - 1:10pm

    So this should be the last of the books in chronological order of stories??

  • Tim M

    October 17th, 2018 - 12:55pm

    ‘Twice Upon A Time’ is my favourite story in this book.

    • Anonymous

      October 17th, 2018 - 1:28pm

      Yeah I think the opposite

    • Tim M

      October 17th, 2018 - 3:13pm

      I loved ‘World Enough and Time’ but ‘The Doctor Falls’ was typical Moffat. Building a story up too high and then following with an unsatisfactory conclusion. The Two Master’s wasted, Bill survived (felt like a retread of ‘Hell Bent’ and Clara’), and story played out on an upper floor of the spaceship. When the lower floor was more interesting and dark. Which also meant the sinister Surgeon was wasted.

    • Anonymous

      October 17th, 2018 - 8:19pm

      You could even say twice upon a time has the same problems, focusing on the most filler plot ever when there were so many loose ends you could have filled in that runtime and the two doctors was wasted

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