Doctor Who Weekly Issue 1

Doctor Who Weekly Issue 1


The Monsters of Doctor Who: Day of the Daleks by B. Aldrich and G. Blows

Comic content

Doctor Who and the Iron Legion – Part one

Writers: Mills + Wagner
Art: Dave Gibbons
Editor: Dez Skinn

The Return of the Daleks – Part one
Tales from the TARDIS: War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells – Part one


Entry 2481/B-3: The Doctor’s escape from the Vorgan Space Platform.
Entry 3512/A-7: The Doctor escape from Magnon 5.


The Story of Doctor Who.

Interviews / Profiles

William Hartnell (Photo-file Number 1)

Additional features

A Letter from The Doctor
Crazy Caption Competition (£5 to be won)

Additional details

The Doctor’s first words in the main comic strip were: “I must stock up with provisions. I haven’t had a thing to eat since I took off from Zaggar-Six!”
The supporting comic strip presented under the heading ‘Tales from the TARDIS’ featured previously issued material with opening and closing boxes redrawn and tailored specifically for inclusion in the pages of Doctor Who Weekly.
Unlike previous Doctor Who comic strips, the lead character was referred to as ‘The Doctor’ and not ‘Doctor Who’.
This Fantastic First Issue had free transfers sellotaped to the cover that could be used on Dave Gibbons’ full-colour page panoramas on the inside cover (see above Fiction).
The photo-file feature on William Hartnell carries a note that reads “to the memory of whom this first issue is respectfully dedicated.”
The cover uses a publicity shot taken for the new Fourth Doctor, with a Dalek from Genesis of the Daleks.
Published every Thursday, this issue had a cover price of 12p (UK).
This issue was reprinted in December 2004 as a free gift with DWM 350.

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