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- When Doctor Who Magazine began publishing in 1978, the Fourth Doctor (played by Tom Baker) was the current Doctor on television.
- Doctor Who Magazine took over an ongoing regular comic strip presence of the Doctor's adventures from TV Comic.
- Central to the concept of Doctor Who Magazine (or Doctor Who Weekly as it was then), was to offer more mature comic strip adventures than had previously appeared.
- The Doctor Who Magazine comic strip launched with the Doctor travelling on his own. Later a number of new as well as more familiar characters were included. (These decisions were largely determined by the issue of image rights).
- While most of the adventures occur within their own continuity, direct references to the television series make placing these adventures into on-screen continuity problematic.
- While Doctor Who Magazine mostly uses the current Doctor in the regular comic strip adventures, later Fourth Doctor comic strip stories have appeared from time to time in the regular magazine, specials and in other publications.
- The Fourth Doctor's comic strip adventures are the most reprinted of all and the early DWM strips widely regarded as amongst the best.[source needed]
Comic strip companions of the Fourth Doctor Edit
List of stories Edit
- Many of the early comic strip stories did not have individual story titles so there is no "correct" title for many of the strips. Commentary and listings from older sources may use variant titles.
- The titles given below conform to widely accepted titles (as referenced by Jean-Marc Lofficier and revised by comic historian John Ainsworth). The titles below were also adopted and used by Doctor Who Magazine and throughout Doctor Who Classic Comics (to which John Ainsworth was a major contributor).
- The titles used below are by preference taken from the strip itself or, from titles given by the preceding issue. In some cases the writer/artist has provided a title for a given piece of work.
- The listing below shows first publication details only. Reprint details can be found by following the story links.
Annual publications Edit
TV Comic annuals Edit
- Woden's Warriors (TV Comic Annual 1976)
- The Sky Warrior (TV Comic Holiday Special 1977)
- The Tansbury Experiment (TV Comic Annual 1977)
- Jackals of Space (Mighty TV Comic Annual 1978)
- The Sea Devil (TV Comic Annual 1979)
Doctor Who Yearbook Edit
- Under Pressure (Doctor Who Yearbook 1992)
- The Naked Flame (Doctor Who Yearbook 1995 featuring Sarah Jane Smith)
- Rest and Re-Creation (Doctor Who Yearbook 1994 featuring Leela)
- Star Beast II (Doctor Who Yearbook 1996)
- Junkyard Demon II (Doctor Who Yearbook 1996)
TV Comic Edit
- Death Flower (TV Comic issues 1204-1214)
- Return of the Daleks (TV Comic issues 1215-1222)
- The Wreckers (TV Comic issues 1223-1231)
- The Emperor's Spy (TV Comic issues 1232-1238)
- The Sinister Sea (TV Comic issues 1239-1244)
- The Space Ghost (TV Comic issues 1245-1250)
- The Dalek Revenge (TV Comic issues 1251-1258)
- Virus (TV Comic issues 1259-1265)
- Treasure Trail (TV Comic issues 1266-1272)
- Hubert's Folly (TV Comic issues 1273-1279)
- Counter-Rotation (TV Comic issues 1280-1286)
- Mind Snatch (TV Comic issues 1287-1290)
- The Hoaxers (TV Comic issue 1291)
- The Mutant Strain (Mighty TV Comic issues 1292-1297)
- Double Trouble (Mighty TV Comic issues 1298-1304)
- Dredger (Mighty TV Comic issues 1305-1311)
- The False Planet (Mighty TV Comic issues 1312-1317)
- The Fire Feeders (Mighty TV Comic issues 1318-1325)
- Kling Dynasty (Mighty TV Comic issues 1326-1333)
- The Orb (Mighty TV Comic issues 1334-1340)
- The Mutants (Mighty TV Comic issues 1341-1347)
- The Devil's Mouth (Mighty TV Comic issues 1348-1352)
- The Aqua-City (TV Comic issues 1353-1360)
- The Snow Devils (TV Comic issues 1361-1365)
- The Space Garden (TV Comic issues 1366-1370)
- The Eerie Manor (TV Comic issues 1371-1372)
- Guardian of the Tomb (TV Comic issues 1373-1379)
- The Image Makers (TV Comic issues 1380-1385)
Doctor Who Magazine Edit
During Fourth Doctor era Edit
- Doctor Who and the Iron Legion (Doctor Who Weekly issues 1-8)
- City of the Damned (Doctor Who Weekly issues 9-16)
- Timeslip (Doctor Who Weekly issues 17-18)
- Doctor Who and the Star Beast (Doctor Who Weekly issues 19-26)
- Doctor Who and the Dogs of Doom (Doctor Who Weekly issues 27-34)
- Doctor Who and the Time Witch (Doctor Who Weekly issues 35-38)
- Dragon's Claw (Doctor Who Weekly issues 39-43 and continued in Doctor Who issues 44-45)
- The Collector (Doctor Who issue 46)
- Dreamers of Death (Doctor Who issues 47-48)
- The Life Bringer (Doctor Who issues 49-50)
- War of the Words (Doctor Who issue 51)
- Spider-God (Doctor Who issue 52)
- The Deal (Doctor Who issue 53)
- End of the Line (Doctor Who issues 54-55)
- Doctor Who and The Free-Fall Warriors (Doctor Who issues 56-57)
- Junkyard Demon (Doctor Who issues 58-59)
- The Neutron Knights (Doctor Who issue 60)
- Time & Time Again (DWM 207)
Later stories Edit
- Victims (Doctor Who Magazine issues 212-214 featuring Romana II)
- Black Destiny (Doctor Who Magazine issues 235-237 featuring Sarah Jane and Harry)
- Doctor Who and the Fangs of Time (Doctor Who Magazine issue 243)