For those of you who’ve only taken a passing glance at the work of Alan Moore, you may well have only been aware of his longer works such as Watchmen, The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V For Vendetta.
But before any of that, there was Doctor Who…
For a brief time in the 1980s (little more than a year), Moore served as writer on the Doctor Who Weekly comic strip (not the main one; the shorter one featuring monsters from the show), writing about Cybermen, some sort of sentient doomsday machine called the Apocalypse Device and the Time Lords coming under attack from a future organisation for something they’ve not done yet.
However, renowned Who author Lance Parkin has covered this subject so much better in an essay for Comics Forum. It goes into more details about the subject mentioned above and really is a fascinating read. It’s the first in a series of articles (ingeniously given the umbrella title of “Rummaging Around In The Shorts Of Alan Moore”) guest-edited by Dr. Maggie Grey on the shorter works of Alan Moore.