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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 29 October 2018 at 5:02pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Thinking of buying this:





The strips were originally published in 1979, within the pages of DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE.

I'm 50% in favour of buying them, 50% against. I haven't always enjoyed the Doctor's comic exploits, but as these are the first, and I am a fan of the Fourth Doctor, I am tempted.

Anyone read them?
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 29 October 2018 at 5:26pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Yes! I liked them. Great Dave Gibbons art as well
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Andrew Saxon
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Posted: 30 October 2018 at 7:02am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Dave Gibbons' art is a delight but I always felt those early Doctor Who Weekly strips were more like watered down 2000AD stories with the Doctor grafted on.

On a related note, I do wish someone would release a high quality graphic novel reprinting the 1970s Jon Pertwee stories from Countdown (and later TV Action) comic.
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Craig Bogart
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Posted: 30 October 2018 at 7:14am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

These were the same stories that appeared in Marvel Premiere and Marvel's 1980s Doctor Who series, if you've seen those.  IDW recently reprinted them as well.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 30 October 2018 at 12:34pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I have read some classic DR WHO strips, but I can't say I enjoyed them. There was a Sixth Doctor strip published in 1987 (anyone remember Frobisher?). I didn't enjoy that, either.

In recent years, I have. Google the name Scott Gray. He has written some great DW strips.
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