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The Cruel Sea (graphic novel)

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The Cruel Sea
DW GN 18 The Cruel Sea
Doctor: Ninth Doctor
Companion(s): Rose Tyler
Key crew
Publisher: Panini Publishing Ltd.
Editor: Tom Spilsbury, Scott Gray
Cover pencils: David A. Roach
Cover inker: David A. Roach
Cover colours: James Offredi
Release details
Printed in: Doctor Who Magazine
Release date: 2014
Format: Paperback 132 pages
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The Cruel Sea was the eighteenth volume of the Panini Publishing series of Doctor Who Magazine comic collections, and the complete collection featuring the Ninth Doctor.

It was the first chance readers had of seeing the original version of the comics since they were first published in DWM in 2005 and 2006.

Publisher's summary Edit

Collected Ninth Doctor Comic Strips

From the pages of Doctor Who Magazine, every single comic strip to feature the Ninth Doctor and Rose — in one volume!

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime as the TARDIS travels to London in the swinging Sixties, to a trans-dimensional gallery in the 37th century, to the oceans of Mars in the distant future, and backwards in time to Shakespeare's England.

Featuring five amazing stories:

PLUS! Steven Moffat's short story from the Doctor Who Annual 2006 which inspired the TV episode Blink: What I Did on My Christmas Holidays by Sally Sparrow.

PLUS! A bumper commentary section where the writers, artists and editors reveal the stories behind the strips! featuring never-before-published artwork, original story outlines and much more!

An essential collection for fans of Doctor Who and classic British comics!

Additional features Edit

  • 12 page commentary by writers, artists and editors

Credits Edit

Project Editor: Tom Spilsbury & Scott Gray
Designer: Peri Godbold
Cover pencils and inks by: David A Roach
Cover colours by: James Offredi
Head of Production: Mark Irvine
Managing Editor: Alan O'Keefe
Managing Director: Mike Riddell
Special thanks to: Russell T Davies, Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper, Gary Russell, Richard Atkinson, Peter Ware, John Ainsworth, Mark Wright and all the writers and artists whose work is presented herein.

Notes Edit

  • This volume collects all of the Ninth Doctor's comic strip stories from Doctor Who Magazine issues 355 through to 364.
  • This volume was included in hardback with modified cover art as number 5 with Issue 8 of The Complete History for premium subscribers.
  • This title was priced £13.99 (UK).

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