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|Cover date:||19 June 2008|
|Format:||68 pages stapled|
Articles and features Edit
- Torch Songs. Complete Series 1 and 2 popular song soundtracks.
- Production Notes from Chris Chibnall Head Writer and Co-producer.
Interviews / Profiles Edit
- John Barrowman Actor who played Captain Jack Harkness
- Rift Manipulator: Ben Foster Series Composer
- Kai Owen Actor who played Rhys Williams
- Tom Price Actor who played PC Andrew "Andy" Davidson
- Root of all Weevils: Paul Kasey Actor, Performer, and Weevil
- Where's Your Head At? (Q&A): James Marsters who played John Hart
Comic strips Edit
- Rift War! - Part Three (11 coloured pages)
Additional features Edit
- The Hub (News)
- Competition, prizes included
- Complete Series 2 DVD boxset.
- 2008 Torchwood Magazine Readers Award Results.
- Editor: Simon Hugo
- Deputy Editor: Neil Edwards
- Comics Editors: Steve White
- Designers: Philip White
- Assistant Editor Sarah Herman
- Admin Assistant: Hannah Tibbetts
- Managing Editor: Brian J Robb
Facts included Edit
- The Hub Convention, the first (unofficial) Torchwood Convention, takes place on Friday 17th October to Sunday 19th October at the Park Inn Hotel, Northampton.
- Composer Ben Foster has done 23 of the 26 episodes of Torchwood, the others by Murray Gold, composer for Doctor Who, who was originally offered the job.
- In End of Days, Bilis Manger was to have fatally stabbed Rhys Williams.
- Actor Tom Price, aka PC Andrew "Andy" Davidson, is also a stand-up comedian.
- The original concept for the Weevil was a cross between a vicious dog and an ape.
- Readers voted for Captain Jack Harkness (favourite Series 1 story), and Fragments (favourite Series 2 story). Favourite magazine feature is the interviews with most requested magazine features being posters, concept art and prose fiction.
- James Marsters' favourite guitar is called Malcolm.
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.
- Of the 68 pages, 10 were given over to advertising with 8 pages for other titles from the publisher.
- 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 next issue page for that published on 17th July 2008 includes the comment "contents subject to change".