Seventh Doctor Comic Collection

Set for release in May, A Cold Day in Hell is the title of the first set of Seventh Doctor comic strips from Doctor Who Magazine to be released in graphic novel format.

The collection obviously features the title strip, A Cold Day in Hell in which the Doctor encounters none other than the Ice Warriors!

Comprising every Seventh Doctor adventure across the issues 130-150 inclusive, the collection also includes the Doctor’s first encounter with Death’s Head, the robot bounty hunter created in The Transformers comic series in the old Marvel UK days (which gets me wondering why I sold my 10 issues of the original Death’s Head. Ho hum…)

Among those responsible for the strips in the A Cold Day in Hell collection are Simon Furman (usually inextricably linked with The Transformers, even now), Grant Morrisson, Bryan Hitch, Geoff Senior, Lee Sullivan and John Freeman.

The collection includes the following:

• A Cold Day in Hell by Simon Furman, pencils by John Ridgway, inks by Tim Perkins
Ice Warriors on the rampage! The last regular Frobisher story
• Redemption by Simon Furman, pencils by Kev Hopgood, inks by Tim Perkins
• The Crossroads of Time by Simon Furman, art by Geoff Senior
The Seventh Doctor has a brush with the original Death’s Head
• Claws of the Klathi by Mike Collins, pencils by Kev Hopgood, inks by Dave Hine
Victorian adventure
• Culture Shock! by Grant Morrison, art by Bryan Hitch
• Keepsake by Simon Furman, art by John Higgins
• Planet of the Dead by John Freeman, art by Lee Sullivan
Every Doctor from the classic series features in this special story — or do they?
• Echoes of the Mogor! by Dan Abnett, art by John Ridgway
First appearance of Dan’s Foreign Hazard Duty, a futuristic version of UNIT
• Time and Tide by Richard Alan (Richard Starkings) and John Carnell ; art by Dougie Braithwaite & Dave Elliott
• Follow that TARDIS! by John Carnell, art by Andy Lanning, Kev Hopgood, Dougie Braithwaite and Dave Elliott
The Sleeze Brothers and the Time Meddling Monk feature in this zany ‘jam’ strip featuring a plethora of Marvel UK talent
• Invaders from Gantac! by Alan Grant, pencils by Martin Griffiths, inks by Cam Smith

With an RRP of £15.99 the collection is available from Amazon for £10.55

(With thanks to John Freeman)

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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