Sheila Cranna continued as editor of the magazine.
1988 was the first full year to feature two variations of the the Doctor Who logo for the magazine's titling/logo. It was based on the logo used for Sylvester McCoy's Seventh Doctor on television. From DWM 130 to issue 133 it was an orange and red styled logo. With April's issue 135 it became a slightly more colourful logo with a star field set behind the logo.
With issue 139 in August it rose to one pound 25 pence (£1.25), it remained at this price for the rest of the year.