Fans of the rich history of Doctor Who Magazine and their long running comic strip will probably be aware of the legend that is Abslom Daak, Dalek Killer, and he takes centre-stage in the new edition of Vworp Vworp! magazine – pre-orders for which are now being taken!
If the prospect of a new Doctor Who fanzine release isn’t enough to get your juices flowing, perhaps the Weetabix-inspired free gift, pictured above, is?
So what else is in it? I’ll let editors Gareth Kavanagh and Colin Brockhurst explain:
- The first half of our exhaustive Abslom Daak tribute, including interviews with writer Steve Moore, and artists Steve Dillon and David Lloyd. Also a Daak comic strip, written for DWM by Steve Moore in 1980 but withdrawn after a disagreement with the editor, now finally brought to the page by DWM artists Martin Geraghty, Adrian Salmon and Roger Langridge.
- We’re kicking off our series of DWM editor interviews with a fascinating chat between Dez Skinn and Tom Spilsbury. We also chat to Paul Neary, Alan McKenzie, Cefn Ridout and the elusive Sheila Cranna.
- Ex-Doctors Tom Baker and Colin Baker talk about their comic strip selves.
- Dave Gibbons, Steve Parkhouse and Mick McMahon discuss The Tides of Time and Junkyard Demon, and we take in The Lodger with Gareth Roberts and Mike Collins.
- We’ve got, The Housekeeper, a comic strip written by Paul Magrs and drawn by Bret M Herholz starring Mrs Wibbesey and the Fourth Doctor.
- And we’ve got an fantastic free gift in the form of a ‘Vworpabix’ board game. Based on the 1970s Weetabix game, ours has 16 character cards by Adrian Salmon and boards by Paul Grist, Jon Pinto, Leighton Noyes and Graeme Neil Reid.
- Two covers: a wraparound Abslom Daak cover by Mike Collins, and an early Doctor Who Monthly pastiche featuring Junkyard Demon (with Jason Fletcher and Ben Willsher’s take on Daak on the back cover).
- … and much more!
So, featuring interviews with Tom Baker, Colin Baker, Dave Gibbons, Paul Cornell, Paul Neary, Dez Skinn, Lee Sullivan and many others, the most professional and polished fanzine you will ever see outside of Panini Towers focuses on various elements of Doctor Who Magazine and its legendary strips – what’s not to love?
We’ve got a hot preview of the magazine coming soon, but in the meantime feast your eyes on the accompanying images and head on over to www.vworpvworp.co.uk, click on Order Vworp Vworp! You can pick up Vworp Vworp! #2 in either of two covers, both £5.99 plus postage.
As for the stunning cover…