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DW84 9
DW USA 9
Cover date: June 1985
Format: 36pp stapled
Editor: Jim Salicrup
Publisher: Marvel Comics, USA
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DW84 9 had a cover date of June 1985.

Contents Edit

The Doctor's comic strip stories Edit

Fourth Doctor Comic Strip Stories:

First Appeared: DWM (Issue 49-51)

Back-up comic strip stories Edit

First Appeared: DWM (Issue 27-28)

Articles Edit

  • "A Probable History of the Daleks" (by Patrick Daniel O'Neill)
  • A curiously untitled page about Editor Jim Salicrup attending a New York City Convention with a very dark photo which you can just about make out Louise Jameson at a signing (with the editor on the right).

Also featuring Edit

  • Who Cares (Letters Page)
  • Who Knows (News)

Credits Edit

Editor in Chief: Jim Shooter
Editor: Jim Salicrup
Art Director: John Romita
Art Assistants: Phil Lord
Assistant Production Coordinator: Ron Zaime
Production: Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Phil Felix, Morrie Kuramoto, John Morelli and Barry Shapiro
Typesetting: Brenda Mings
Cover Artist: Dave Gibbons
Cover Colorist: George Roussos
Colorist: Andy Yanchus
Traffic Manager: Virginia Romita
Visiting Fang Rock: Irving Forbush

Additional details Edit

  • Following the success of the Doctor's comic strip adventures in the UK's Doctor Who Magazine and the trial period in Marvel Premiere, this separate title was released in the USA and ran for twenty-three issues.
  • This all colour, monthly title was priced $1.50 (US).
  • Dave Gibbons provided all-new cover artwork for this issue.
  • All the comic strips reprinted in this title were cleaned up, with many being presented in full colour for the first time.
  • The reprinted comic strip material is now sourced.
  • The cover flags up a new column "Who Knows with all the latest news."
  • Given that photographs are included elsewhere, it seems likely that the decision to draw them (badly) to illustrate the Dalek article was a financial one. The illustration of the Dalek creator Stravos (sic) is particularly scary, along with the Fourth Doctor's very brightly coloured scarf, which incidentally also was commented on in the letters page.

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