Doctor Who News The Comic Strip Companion: the Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who in Comics: 1964 - 1979

Published on August 21st, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

The Comic Strip Companion Preview Sampler!

The Comic Strip Companion: the Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who in Comics: 1964 - 1979Coming in September The Comic Strip Companion: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who in Comics: 1964 — 1979 promises to be a must read for anyone enamoured with the Doctor’s pen and ink adventures – and to celebrate its release author Paul Scoones has released this 13 page preview.

Launched just a year after the show itself in TV Comic this volume of the companion chronicles the first 15 years of the Doctor Who comic strip from its origins to just before the on-going strip was launched as a regular feature in Doctor Who Weekly in 1979.

During this time more than 200 comic strip stories were published in the pages of TV Comic, Countdown, TV Action, TV Century 21, The Dr Who Annual and the Dalek books.

This is the first time that details about the creation and development of the adventures have been documented, alongside comments from some of the original writers and artists.

Founder of fanzine Time Space Visualiser and writer of several Production Information subtitles for various Doctor Who DVD releases Paul Scoones is the perfect host to take you through in exhaustive detail the plot, continuity, points of interest and analysis of these early sequential art additions to the Doctor Who canon.

The Comic Strip Companion: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who in Comics: 1964 — 1979 by Paul Scoones for Telos Publishing is available to pre-order now for £16.99 from Amazon.

(With thanks to Matt)

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About the Author

Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




2 Responses to The Comic Strip Companion Preview Sampler!

  1. Philip Bates says:

    Looks great and well-researched. I might buy this once funds are sufficient!

  2. Desariella says:

    This looks interesting. I can’t wait for Series 7 to start.

    Please check out my DW story “The Aresian Saga” (Just google the title or click on my name)

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