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Published on December 26th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

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Comic Crazy

It would seem that David Tennant is a fan of the Doctor Who comic strips found in the various magazines and periodicals devoted to the series, if a recent interview is anything to go by.

Speaking to MTV, the soon to be former Tenth Doctor revealed that he quite likes being illustrated and having comic strip adventures

“In Britain, we have Doctor Who Magazine and we have Doctor Who Adventures, which is for kids and [the magazine] is for a slightly older audience, and they both have comic strips,” he said. “One of the things I’m going to miss is being in a comic strip every week. It tickles a curious part of one’s vanity, and I’ll miss that.”

“I discovered that in America you have a dedicated comic book series,” he added. “I had no idea. We don’t hear about this back home.”

The IDW series of Doctor Who comic books have been quite successful and well received by fans, with Tony Lee among others contributing to the run. Although tricky they’re not impossible to to get hold of in the UK, with big city branches of Forbidden Planet by far the best outlets.

In Doctor Who Magazine, the Tenth Doctor has been involved in the most epic strips since the early noughties and the adventures of the Eighth Doctor – let’s hope the character of the Eleventh Doctor also gets this opportunity.

(Via Digital Spy)

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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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