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TM 1
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Cover date: 24 January 2008
Format: 68 pages stapled
Editor: Simon Hugo
Publisher: Titan Magazines
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The first issue of Torchwood Magazine had a cover date of 24 January 2008.

Contents Edit

Articles and features Edit

Interviews / Profiles Edit

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Alternative 1st cover

Comic strips Edit

Story Previews Edit

Additional features Edit

  • The Hub (News)
Including the new-look BBC website (www.bbc.co.uk/torchwood)
  • Competitions, prizes included
John Barrowman's Anything Goes biography
Torchwood Series 1 DVD Boxset

Credits Edit

Facts Included Edit

  • Captain John Hart was originally going to appear riding the rift on a "pandimensional surfboard", like that seen in TV: Boom Town.
  • Torchwood Season 1 was the highest rated show to be shown on the BBC America channel.
  • A working title for S2.3 To the Last Man was Soldier's Heart, a term used to describe shell shock during the American Civil War.
  • Paul Kasey regular Doctor Who alien played the Blowfish.

Additional details Edit

  • Titan Magazines was well known for its range of predominantly American TV tie-in titles that included Lost, Supernatural, Heroes, CSI: Miami, 24 and Prison Break.
  • Torchwood: The Official Magazine launched with a glossy cover, as a four-weekly title in January 2008 priced £3.75 (UK).
  • A subscription offer included a saving of 30% on 13 issues including one special issue.
  • This first issue included a £6 discount voucher against Getretro new range of limited edition Torchwood stamps exclusive to scificollector.
  • The launch date for the title means that it arrived on the shelves after Season 2 had begun transmission (indeed the previews commence with episode 3).
  • Of the 68 pages, 8 were given over to advertising other titles from the publisher and a further 4 pages of Torchwood related advertising.
  • The next issue page for that published on 21st February 2008 includes the comment "contents subject to change"
  • Aimed at mature fans of the series, the magazines did not shy away from discussions involving sex and violence, topics integral to the success of this "adult" spin-off series from the BBC's more family friendly Doctor Who.
  • The proposed readers' email page was to be headed "Talk Wood!"
  • The "Meet the Team" and "Grand Designs" features from this issue were reprinted in the Torchwood The Official Magazine Yearbook (2008) along with the John Barrowman and James Marsters interviews.
  • An alternative first issue cover was used for promotional purposes.

External links Edit

Official online site for Titan Magazines, publishers of Torchwood Magazine.

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